Reporters gathered at Middle Georgia Regional Airport asked Deal about the ruling Sunday morning when he briefly touched down to sign a bill making changes to the Macon-Bibb County Community Enhancement Authority.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a state of emergency declaration for the entire state of Georgia. In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Deal urged Georgians who have to drive to use extreme caution while on the roads. "Once at your destination, if at all possible, please stay off the roads until conditions improve. State DOT crews will work around the clock to get roads clear; in addition, the National Guard, the Department of Public Safety and GEMA will work to get the state back to normal as quickly as possible.”
State Schools Superintendent John Barge officially launched his bid to unseat Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday. Teachers say it will put school issues at the heart of the 2014 gubernatorial election. But GOP strategists believe it’s a Hail Mary pass by Barge.
After years of battling between environmental groups and federal officials, a federal judge in South Carolina has approved a settlement allowing Savannah's harbor deepening to proceed. The settlement approved by U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel in Charleson allows the project to move forward with additional protections for water quality.
Georgia will no longer be a haven for pain clinics that authorities say are fronts for illegal distribution of prescription pain medication. Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law new regulations that require all pain clinics to get licenses from the state medical board. The new law also tightens regulations of the physicians who own and work in the clinics.