The one time dean of the State Senate is returning to the Georgia Capitol as a lobbyist. Three non-profit groups interested in Georgia history have hired former Democratic State Senator George Hooks to lobby for them. Hooks will work for the Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Georgia Humanities Council.
Authorities say much of central and south Georgia will once again be under a flash flood watch as more heavy rains are expected. The watch includes the cities of Americus, Dublin, Macon, Milledgeville and Vidalia. It is scheduled to be in effect from noon Tuesday through Tuesday evening.
Friday a group of innovative young Georgians unveiled recommendations on how southwest Georgia’s Americus and Sumter County can grow and thrive. The goal of the pilot project of Young Gamechangers is to bring the voice of those under 40 to local decision makers.
State Senator George Hooks of Americus says he won’t run for re-election in the fall. Known as the “Dean of the Senate,” the rural Democrat has served in the General Assembly since 1980, first as a representative and then later as a Senator.
Georgia's home-grown liquor industry is getting a new player. Officials at Milledgeville-based Georgia Distilling Company say, they now have federal and local permits and soon expect their state permit to begin operation. A company official says, the state permit follows the federal and local ones, so he's planning on opening in two months.
EPA Administrator in Americus for "Environmental Justice Tour." Lisa Jackson partnering with Congressional Black Caucus for the event. Officials say poor, rural, and minority communities being disproportionately targeted.