Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate. The candidate made his announcement to supporters via a phone app, saying -- quote -- "Mitt's Choice for VP is Paul Ryan."
Former House speaker and Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich took a giant step Saturday toward becoming the Republican alternative to Mitt Romney that tea partyers and social conservatives have been seeking for months. Gingrich's come-from-behind win in the South Carolina primary snatches away the quick and easy way for the GOP to pick its presidential nominee.
The president of Georgia Highlands College says he plans to retire at the end of the year. J. Randy Pierce announced Thursday that he will retire December 31st after 10 years at the helm of the two-year college with campuses in Rome, Cartersville and other parts of north Georgia. A search to replace Pierce will be launched in coming weeks.
The 67-year-old Gingrich is widely expected to take another step toward a presidential run this week. He and his wife, Callista, have scheduled a meeting Thursday with a key supporter -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.