State lawmakers are heading back to the Capitol on Monday, gearing up for a stronger start to the 2011 legislative session.
Gov. Nathan Deal appointed two Gainesville men to statewide boards Friday.
Gainesville resident Harris Blackwood is the new face of Georgia's road safety.
The first discussions on Georgia's budget began in the legislature Tuesday, with Chancellor Errol B. Davis telling lawmakers a tuition hike is likely for Georgia's universities.
Committee assignments were made in the Georgia House of Representatives this past weekend, reflecting few changes for Hall County representatives.
State legislators may not be taking a step into the House and Senate chambers again for more than a week, but most are still driving to the Capitol for the rest of this week and next week.
Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday he wants to cut vacant positions and slash state agencies' budgets but provide more money for education.
The state Senate Committee on Assignments released its list of committee chairmen and assignments Wednesday, and Sen. Butch Miller landed five spots.
Lt. Governor, Mr. Speaker, President Pro Tem Williams, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, Members of the General Assembly, Constitutional Officers, Members of the Judiciary, my fellow Georgians:
Gov. Nathan Deal put education at the top of his list Monday, appointing Gainesville resident Philip Wilheit to the Board of Regents shortly after his own inauguration.
After fighting through snow and ice to attend the first day of the 2011 legislative session Monday, lawmakers are trekking back to the Capitol today for the State of the State address.
Sunday felt like a family reunion at the Governor's Mansion.
ATLANTA - Days before he will be sworn in as Georgia's 82nd governor, Gov.-elect Nathan Deal took a different kind of oath Friday morning at the Georgia State Capitol.
The Governor's Mansion was ready for the Deals to arrive Thursday afternoon, with all the furniture in place and everything squeaky clean.
People in pain need care. The hungry need to be fed. And area nonprofits providing those services in Gainesville welcome volunteers ready to boost humanitarian missions.
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