The role of the State Charter School Commission in GA education

The role of the State Charter School Commission in GA education

By Jose Perez –

Charter schools are public schools of choice, meaning that families choose them for their children. They operate with waivers from some of the regulations normally imposed upon district schools. Georgia voters by approving the constitutional amendment have turned public education into a two-sector system. One is a traditional school district, centrally managed.

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Gov. Deal willing to spend to grow port

Gov. Deal willing to spend to grow port

By Cosby Woodruff –

Gov. Nathan Deal’s commitment to spending an additional $20 million in state money to deepen and expand the Port of Savannah is likely to spur additional visits to the port from the largest container ships in the world.

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Alabama Senate race ready to roll

Alabama Senate race ready to roll

By Hastings Wyman –

Last week when the filing date had passed for this year’s special US Senate election in Alabama, the late entry of US Rep. Mo Brooks (R) created a new race. Incumbent Luther Strange (R), appointed by disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley (R), is under fire, or at least suspicion, that his appointment was designed to interrupt the investigation of Bentley by Strange as the state’s attorney general. The vacancy was created when Jeff Sessions (R) resigned to become Attorney General in President Trump’s administration.

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Georgia Chamber opens South Georgia office

Georgia Chamber opens South Georgia office

While the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has served Peach State business interests for over 100 years, it’s easy to think of it as an Metro Atlanta institution. After all their headquarters are downtown, their biggest members are in and around the city, and most of their advocacy goes on under the Gold Dome. Well think again.

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South Georgia Fire Continues to Grow

South Georgia Fire Continues to Grow

By Baker Owens –

From a simple lightning strike in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on April 6, a wildfire in south Georgia has now grown to 143,893 acres. What exactly does that mean? For some perspective, that equals approximately 224 square miles. The city of Atlanta is approximately 134 square miles. The North Georgia fires last fall/winter, the Rough Ridge Fire and Rock Mountain Fire, burned approximately 50,000 acres.

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Corey Stewart’s Lost Cause

Corey Stewart’s Lost Cause

By Kevin Robillard (Politico) –

On April 24, as cities from New Orleans to Charlottesville were considering tearing down statues of Confederate heroes, a long-shot Republican candidate for Virginia governor penned his umpteenth tweet defending the honor of Dixie: “Nothing is worse than a Yankee telling a Southerner that his monuments don’t matter.”

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Dixie’s Senate incumbents bringing in the dough

Dixie’s Senate incumbents bringing in the dough

By Hastings Wyman –

Republicans presently control the Senate by a narrow margin of 52 seats to 46 Democrats plus two independents who vote with the Democrats. But in 2018, 25 Democratic seats will be up for election, including the two independents; only eight Republican seats will be up. Thus, the math favors, but does not guarantee, the GOP keeping control.

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