A campaign event April 16 turned into a screaming match as Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Dalton Mayor David Pennington held a news conference inside the state Capitol. Pennington said he was going to make a “major announcement” that Wednesday. But the fairly standard conference took a quick turn. when Randy Martin, Governor Nathan Deal’s attorney, jumped in. The heated exchange appeared to be about campaign financial disclosures.
 
Former Senator Sam Nunn says Congress should repeal the militaries' “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and allow gay men and women to serve openly in the military. Nunn was instrumental in crafting the original policy.
The Georgia Farm Bureau adopted a policy that opposes any new laws that could threaten their workforce. Farmers say immigrant labor necessary to pick crops. Most Americans not willing to do the job.
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mike Thurmond, who recently lost a bid for the U.S. Senate, has been mentioned as a possibility to succeed Kidd.
Governor Sonny Perdue has nominated a Southeast Georgia state lawmaker to be the next Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Jesup State Representative Mark Williams will see his nomination go before the DNR board. Perdue noted...
As a Republican, McKillip says he hopes to protect Athens' interests, including funding for the University of Georgia and HOPE scholarship.
Newt Gingrich says he is inclined to run for the 2012 election and will make a final decision in February or March.
Teresa Tomlinson wins runoff. She says new administration will be younger and more diverse. Hopes to make city more efficient.
U-S Congressman Jack Kingston is angling to fill a powerful post in the House G-O-P leadership. Kingston is one-of-three Republicans who want the position of Appropriations Committee Chair. It has huge influence over the federal budget. Kingston,...
Sellier was recently reelected to his third term. Served on agriculture, consumer affairs, defense, veteran's affairs, education, health and human services committees. Sellier is survived by his wife Judye and three grown children.
Georgia environmental groups are praising a decision by the Obama administration to reverse itself on offshore oil. Back in March, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the administration would open up the East Coast to offshore drilling. Now --...