Category: Other News

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 […]

August 17, 2021

      MARIETTA, GA—Republican Gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones will be in Cobb County on Wednesday, Aug. 17, to support Wellstar Corporation employees and others at the Stop the Mandate protest in Marietta. The demonstration will be held at11 a.m. at Wellstar Corporate Office, 793 Sawyer Road. “This decision from Wellstar Corporation and others to mandate vaccines for […]

August 17, 2021

ATLANTA—Georgia Power crews are responding to scattered outages this morning as a result of heavy rain and gusty winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred. As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, approximately 8,000 customers statewide were without power as the weather system continues to move north through the state.    Crews are finding downed […]

August 2, 2021

Applications from local educational entities accepted Aug. 1-31   Atlanta, GA –Gov. Brian P. Kemp has announced the availability of $47 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), beginning August 1. The Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) will distribute these resources through an application process. The purpose of the GEER II Fund is to provide […]

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