Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson acted quickly Thursday to clear the way for state Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, to vote by proxy in next week's vote for speaker and other party officers of the GOP.
There was a 63 percent increase in illegal immigrants deported from Georgia and the Carolinas in the 12 months ending in October, and thousands of criminals were tagged for removal from the country upon their release from prison, federal officials said Thursday.
November 10, 2008|
From staff, wire reports
Sporting a dark United States Air Force pilot suit, Maj. Jason Rue told Lanier Career Academy students of his days in combat in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan at an assembly emphasizing the importance of Veterans Day.
A state representative from Hall County who is on active duty in Iraq sent an e-mail to his Republican colleagues Wednesday saying he is being kept from making an absentee vote for speaker and other leaders of the Georgia House.
Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, a captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, has been on active duty in Iraq since September. His assignment is expected to end in January, in time for the legislative session in Atlanta.