A University of Georgia political scientist said that the race for governor in 2010 will come with a price tag of eight figures, a likely reason Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is beginning his exploratory campaign more than two years before the vote.
"He's lining up a date for the prom," said Charles Bullock, a UGA professor who analyzes state politics. He said Cagle is making sure that potential supporters don't commit to another candidate, such as Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, the only other Republican in the race.
The state Board of Education is reviewing a report by the Committee for School Board Excellence that proposes local school board members be held to statutory requirements that could include drug tests and the completion of a high school education.
Casey Cagle's political career began in 1994 when he ran what many considered an uphill race against first-term state Sen. Jane Hemmer, D-Gainesville.
Like Cagle, Hemmer had deep roots in Hall County, and had served as a county commissioner before running in 1992 for the Senate seat being vacated by Nathan Deal. Deal was elected that year to his first term in U.S. Congress.
After hearing concerns from city package store owners, the Gainesville City Council will discuss this morning possible changes to the city's recently passed alcoholic beverage ordinances.
Package store owners have expressed concerns about one of the changes to the alcoholic beverage ordinance that requires them to pay the fees to renew their annual alcoholic beverage licenses by Nov. 15 of each year.
As Sept. 11 passes each year, people across America stop to remember the tragic events that happened on that day in 2001.
And today, seven years later, a new memorial will open at the Pentagon that will give people a place to sit and remember where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the government building, killing 184 people.