Last week, family and friends gathered in the small town of Chattahoochee Hills, south of Atlanta, to celebrate a life well-lived. Our late grandson, Zack Wansley, was honored at the dedication of "Zack's Glade," a pristine and picturesque piece of Cochran Mill Park near where he died while training for the Atlanta Marathon in 2008.
Effingham County High School faculty have worn apple-green "Ask Me About My College" buttons this week as teachers introduce high school seniors to their own alma maters in preparation for Apply to College Week next week.
Wesley Corbitt from the City of Rincon and Forrest Floyd from the Effingham County Board of Commissioners graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's 2013 Region 12 multi-day training program.
Last week, we looked at agencies' proposed requests for additional funding in the amended fiscal year 2014 budget and the general FY15 budget. Of course, these amounts are subject to the governor's review through the Office of Planning and Budget in preparation for his two budget presentations in early January 2014.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has wisely resisted the lure of federal Medicaid dollars. Doubling down on faulty, unsustainable federal programs is what got this country into its current fiscal mess. What's disappointing is that governors like Deal who request the flexibility to try new solutions are denied that opportunity. It's "my way or the highway" with the federal government.