The annual 40-day session of the Georgia General Assembly has come to a close – and now Governor Deal has the same number of days to sign or veto the bills that were passed. Like the members of the legislature, he will decide what action he will take based on what he believes is in the best interest of the people he serves. We are confident he, as a governor who has pledged to do all he can to make Georgia the best possible place for business, will make those decisions based on what he believes is best for our economy.
Many school systems are furloughing teachers and can't provide a 180-day school year for their students. Our elected leaders at the Capitol say they just don't have the money to spend on public education.
They are the best University of Georgia athletic team you have likely never heard of. They have won five national titles and go into next week's national championships one of the favorites to win it all again. Their home record is 44-1. They are a model for what all intercollegiate athletics should be but, alas, are not. They bring great credit to their university but have had a hard time getting the recognition due them from the media and from those who claim to bleed red-and-black. They deserve better because their record is better than most of the other ...
The General Assembly passed HB 284, known as "The Return to Play Act of 2013," to help raise awareness of concussions in youth sports, and give better protection to kids suffering from concussions. HB 284 requires that all local school boards, public and private, and sports leagues send out an information sheet pointing out the signs and risks associated with concussions before a child participates in a sanctioned sport.
Ashley Kieffer, director of the Business Logistics Management program at the Effingham College and Career Academy, told the Sunrise Rotary Club about the first high school logistics class in Georgia, at the Career Academy.
Students from the Effingham College and Career Academy competed March 21-23 at the Georgia SkillsUSA Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta. This year the Effingham College and Career Academy was awarded the "largest increase in membership" of 1,500 percent.
Not long ago, I was in Los Angeles and visiting Tink on the set of a television show that he was executive producing. We sat side-by-side in director chairs, watching as the scene was set up and actors took their place. I looked across Tink to see a woman studying me carefully. I smiled.