Voters across Georgia went to the polls Tuesday for municipal elections. In two special elections, they were there to elect two new state lawmakers. Both Representative Donna Sheldon, R-Dacula, and Senator Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, stepped down from their positions earlier this fall to run for U.S. Congress.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said Thursday he would announce his appointments to a review panel in the case of state Representative Tyrone Brooks on Friday. Friday marks exactly two weeks since the Governor received a certified copy of the indictment against Brooks from the Attorney General’s Office.
A day after the General Assembly adjourned for the session, water watchdogs are celebrating the failure of a bill that could have barred property owners from irrigating on their own land. The bill would have given the state the power to implement water augmentation program to increase the flow of the river, but would block those down river from the project from accessing the water.
Middle Georgia lawmaker James “Bubber” Epps Monday became the latest Democrat to jump ship to the state Republican Party. He is the eighth to do so since the general election. Kennesaw State political scientist Kerwin Swint says these moves aren’t philosophical or ideological.