Category: Other News

September 20, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) provided the following statement before the House Rules Committee today (Sept. 20) offering an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to reform the Pentagon’s 1033 Program, which sends local law enforcement agencies free military weapons and equipment straight from battlefields aboard to the streets, colleges and […]

September 17, 2021

ATLANTA – Georgia Power’s storm teams, dispatched to help restore power through the Mutual Assistance Network after Hurricane Ida’s devastating landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi, have returned safely to Georgia this week after a 17-day deployment.   “Our teams did incredible work, replacing literally hundreds of broken poles and nearly two-thousand spans of downed wire […]

September 14, 2021

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist   Nicholas made landfall as a hurricane, packing 75-mph winds, on the coast of Texas on Monday night, and AccuWeather forecasters say the slow-moving storm will unleash life-threatening flooding along the Texas Gulf Coast, around the greater Houston area and across parts of Louisiana. Due to the significant threat of flooding the storm will […]

September 13, 2021

By Nicole LoBiondo, AccuWeather meteorologist   AccuWeather meteorologists are keeping a close eye for the possibility of tropical development along the southern Atlantic coast of the United States during the middle to late week that could stir up dangerous surf and trigger tropical downpours along the Carolina coast. While Tropical Storm Nicholas takes aim at coastal Texas this […]

September 7, 2021

        2020 partnership with state, local organizations set record with nearly 23,000 Georgia jobs   ATLANTA– For the 23rd consecutive year, Georgia Power has been named a “Top U.S. Utility for Economic Development” by Site Selection magazine. Of more than 3,300 utilities across the country, Georgia Power was one of only 20 chosen for this […]

September 5, 2021

        WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement regarding Labor Day: “We come to this second Labor Day of the ongoing pandemic having made great progress, and at the same time, acknowledging our continued losses. We honor the workers who, at great personal peril, have carried us […]

August 22, 2021

  DECATUR, GA– The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced that the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA) has named Commissioner Tyrone Oliver the 2021 President’s Award recipient. Oliver received the award at the CJJA Summer Meeting on Aug. 14 in Nashville, Tenn. “Commissioner Oliver has proven himself to be a strong leader in […]

August 19, 2021

Georgia will have more pumps in Fayette, Cobb and Clayton counties   ATHENS, GA– Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced Aug. 19  that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $26 million to build infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable biofuels by 822 million gallons annually in 23 states including Georgia […]

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