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.
State arts officials are getting back into the award-giving business. For the first time since the 1990's, the state-run Georgia Council for the Arts is asking for nominations for Governor's Awards in the Arts. It's acutally now a combined honor for the Arts and Humanities.