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Senator Perdue Praises Trump’s Ag Secretary Pick

President-elect Donald Trump late yesterday named as his Agriculture Secretary nominee none other than former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.


Atlanta’s Peach Drop: Poised to Write a New Chapter in its History in 2017

By Robert Pitts –

For the 28th consecutive year, Atlanta’s famous 800-lb Peach made its way down the tower at Underground Atlanta, signifying the end of 2016 and celebrating the beginning of 2017. Despite the rain and cold of the evening, the crowd’s enthusiasm remained undampened.

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Trump, Price and Hill GOP at odds on Obamacare

By Burgess Everett (Politico) –

Donald Trump and his pick to lead the Obamacare repeal effort, Rep. Tom Price, share a vision that the current health care system needs to be completely uprooted.


Tennessee governor’s race percolates

By Hastings Wyman –

Incumbent Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, is term-limited and as soon as the presidential election was over, Volunteer State politicos and pundits began to look toward the 2018 election to succeed him. Tennessee is solidly Republican, with the GOP controlling the governor’s office, both the state house and senate, both US Senate seats and six of its eight congressional seats. Last year, Donald Trump carried the state with 61% to Hillary Clinton’s 35%; Clinton carried three counties to Trump’s 92.


Georgia’s Deal ‘accentuates the positive’ in State of the State address

Governor Nathan Deal strove to keep positive in his annual State of the State address, which he gave yesterday at the State Capitol before a joint session.

The Governor first looked back on his early years in office when the state, still not out of the recession, had an unemployment rate over 10% and a critically low rainy day fund. Here six years later, unemployment is down near 5%, the rainy day fund has grown to over $2 billion, and the economy continues to excel.

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