SAVANNAH - Following a note of cautious optimism for the first quarter and a healthy gain in the second, the third quarter Coastal Empire Economic Monitor shows a continued, robust upswing in the area's economy and improvements across the board.
MONROE - A large contingent of South Effingham High School football fans made the lengthy trek to the town lodged between Atlanta and Athens and stayed to congratulate and console the Mustangs players after the conclusion of their season.
Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is catching heat from right-wingnuts for doing exactly what he should be doing - trying to help the federal government find a way out of the financial morass the country is in. The wingnuts want him to honor a 20-year-old no-tax pledge. The senator says he is not talking about tax increases, but tax reform and cites loopholes that need to be closed like the current $6 billion annual tax credits for ethanol production. Good for him. I support his efforts 100 percent. Maybe the wingnuts would rather see some moron representing us who thinks rape is ...
Congress has a lot of unfinished work before the end of the year. But if the last election has taught us anything - especially the election in the 12th Congressional District - it's that folks are tired of business as usual in Washington.
My voting record as a member of the House, and now as a member of the Senate, confirms that I am not in favor of tax increases. I have never supported or voted for tax increases, and I don't intend to start now.
December 03, 2012|
By Sen. Saxby Chambliss
In a newly published report on the state's K-12 finance system, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has recommended that the state transition to a new school funding system that would tie the majority of the state's $7.5 billion in spending directly to student need.
Gov. Nathan Deal has named Rick Jeffares (R-Locust Grove) and Charlie Bethel (R-Dalton) as new state Senate floor leaders. Jeffares and Bethel will join Sen. Bill Jackson (R-Appling) and serve as liaisons between Deal and the state Senate when lawmakers return Jan. 14.
December 03, 2012|
Effingham County 4-H'ers tested their knowledge in consumer trends at the Southeast District 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Contest. The annual competition is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Science's Cooperative Extension Service.