Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to 16 children of employees at the company's sites in California, Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin. The students were recognized at a special event at Gulfstream's Savannah headquarters.
Since July 3, as part of its Secure ID initiative to comply with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005, the Department of Driver Services has required first-time and renewing license holders to provide original documentation to prove identity, social security number and two proofs of residency.
As students statewide prepare to go back to school, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency encourages parents to be prepared as well. Just last month, a survey commissioned by GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign revealed that only 40 percent of the polled parents were aware of the protocol for any emergency at their children's school.
What in the world was State School Superintendent John Barge thinking when he endorsed the reelection campaign of State Sen. Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock)? Chip Rogers, in case you are not aware, is not exactly public education's best friend.
In the 2012 legislative session, the House and Senate passed a revision of the Quality Basic Education Equalization (QBE) formula (HB 824), which assists low-wealth K-12 school systems in funding an adequate classroom education. While this goal was a good one, some issues with the formula had cropped up in recent years that made it difficult for the equalization funding to achieve its objective. These issues include the following:
Incumbent Effingham County tax commissioner Linda McDaniel fended off a challenge from local businessman John Kieffer, winning with nearly 62 percent of the vote. McDaniel, who beat incumbent Lisa Wright four years ago, said she was surprised at the margin of victory and was relieved the campaign was over.