Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has joined a nonprofit organization to work with a bipartisan group of former governors. The Bipartisan Policy Center announced Wednesday that Perdue would work "to bring pragmatic state-based perspectives to national issues."
A taxpayer-funded program to build 17 jumbo boat ramps and a fishing education center in Georgia is drawing criticism for underperforming. But officials say it’s still too early to condemn the Go Fish Initiative. Fourteen of the 17 ramps are complete. Half have hosted some kind of tournament with more than 2,500 anglers participating.
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.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel wants to create more charter schools in Georgia, expand online classes for K-12 education and give teachers merit pay.Handel released her plan for Georgia education Monday as she pushes toward her Aug. 10 runoff election with opponent Nathan Deal.