This session, I had the privilege of helping pass legislation that I believe will help secure justice for crime victims and help enhance public safety for all Georgians. A summary of these legislative measures is set forth below, for your review and information:
As a pro-military state, Georgia has a close relationship with active duty soldiers, reservists and guardsmen as well as with veterans. This relationship has been demonstrated in steadfast support for military bases around the state, especially in times where base evaluations were taking place. Every year, the Governor and General Assembly address issues facing military families and try to improve conditions for those on duty, for those leaving the service and for veterans.
There is a terrorist living in my neighborhood and I couldn't be prouder. You may remember that I shared with you the story of Col. Frank Gleason sometime back, but as we prepare to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, his is a tale worth repeating.
You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan. But you can't just create these strategies – you also have to communicate them. Specifically, you need to inform your spouse and your grown children what you have in mind for the future - because the more they know, the fewer the surprises that await them down the road.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 5.5 percent, unchanged from March. The rate was 6.1 percent in April 2015.
As we near our country's Memorial Day celebration, I am reminded of a phrase that epitomizes the profound sense of loyalty we see among those who serve in the armed forces. The phrase, "I have your back," we believe, derives from the military.
Last Wednesday, 11 South Effingham High School band students took the next step with their band careers and signed to play in college at SEHS' band college signing day. Sean McBride, South Effingham band director, started Band College Signing Day to honor all of the students who are pursuing band in college.
Katlyn Davis, a member of the South Effingham Middle FFA chapter, was elected to serve as the 2016-17 Area 4 Junior Representative during the Area 4 Awards Ceremony held at East Georgia College. Selected to serve as treasurer was Abby Dickerson of Effingham County. Also serving this year are: Area 4 president - Hannah Cheek, Cross Creek; vice president - Brittany Brady, Montgomery County; Secretary - Laura Beth Bland, Southeast Bulloch; high reporter - Chloe Lynch, Islands; sentinel - Macy Coker, Jenkins County; Jr representative - Ethan Fields, Johnson County.
SAVANNAH-Parker's recently donated $8,000 to the Effingham County School System through the company's popular Fueling the Community program. The check donation took place at a special ceremony during the annual Field Day celebration at Guyton Elementary School on May 6.