Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said this week the state might face some unintended consequences with its new immigration law. He said he wanted Georgia to be known as a state that was friendly and welcoming to people.
Governor Sonny Perdue has announced which rural areas are getting funds from this year's tobacco settlement money. And the big winner isn't rural at all. Metro Savannah gets the largest award in this year's grants from the One Georgia Authority. The grant will help Gulfstream Aerospace build a new facility that's designed to add 1,000 new jobs.
State officials marked the official start of construction on the centerpiece of Jekyll Island's multi-year revitalization project. The Jekyll Island Convention center will cost the state about $50 million. But officials say, that investment will help bring more tourists to the state-run island.
A consultant working on a joint port project being developed by the states of Georgia and South Carolina says, it could be just two years before the port seeks its permits. The consultant also says, the Jasper Ocean Terminal, on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River, could be up an running by 2025.
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed the director of Georgia's beleaguered public defender system as a Superior Court judge on the Griffin Judicial Circuit. The governor appointed Mack Crawford to the bench on Wednesday. Crawford was a member of the Georgia House before he was named the director of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council.