Gov. Nathan Deal appointed two Gainesville men to statewide boards Friday. Philip Wilheit Jr. was named to the board of directors for the Department of Natural Resources, and Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada will serve on the Georgia Board of Public Safety. Wilheit replaces Dwight Davis, who resigned Jan. 10 from the 4th Congressional District seat to join the Judicial Nominating Commission. "I got a call a week ago to ask if I would be ...
Gainesville resident Harris Blackwood is the new face of Georgia's road safety. Sworn in Tuesday as the director for the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, Blackwood served on Gov. Nathan Deal's campaign and inaugural team. He said he felt emotional as he took his oath of office next to his wife, daughter, mother-in-law and several friends. "Having been through all we've been through in this campaign and being one of the first employees in the ...
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. Deals, Mallards, Woodrums and plenty of friends gathered in the ballroom to support Nathan Deal before his first day as Georgia's 82nd governor. The Deals held a friends and family reception at their new home on West Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, taking the time to take a picture with each guest who arrived and toured the three-floor, 30-room house. "This is so great," Deal ...
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.
Butch Miller could be a professional juggler. The Jan. 10 legislative session hasn't started yet, but District 49's state senator already has the schedule down - zipping to Atlanta for impromptu meetings, answering endless phone calls and e-mails, and somehow still squeezing in gym time in the mornings and family time in the evenings. "It's amazing the letters, calls and e-mails you get," Miller said Wednesday, pointing out ones from local residents asking about their trash ...