At the Georgia Ports Authority board meeting Monday, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported a 16.6 percent calendar year to date increase in container volumes, as well as capital projects necessary for future growth.
New fees and tax revenues started showing up on the state's revenue report for August and made a good month look even higher. Total state revenues of $1.58 billion were 13.6 percent up over August of a year ago. The increase of $190 million for the month contained increased fuel tax collections totaling $43.6 million, highway impact fees of $844,000 and hotel/motel room fees totaling $14.9 million.
Mark Gintert might just have the best job in America. An avid outdoorsman and a successful businessman, Gintert is the national youth director of The Bass Federation, which means he gets to work with young people across the land to introduce them to the joys of fishing through high school fishing clubs.
Would you respond honestly at a public meeting in your community if the speaker asks you to raise your hand if you support gay marriage, a ban on abortion, restrictions on gun purchases or legalization of marijuana?
I will never forget the young man who came to see me years ago about a friend of his. It seemed that every time this young man, who I will call "Joe," began to move forward in his life or career, his friend - who struggled with a substance abuse problem - would have a crisis and Joe would put everything on hold to help him. It was like clockwork, he told me.
September 22, 2015|
By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi