Archive for May, 2014

National Leadership Program Announces Augusta Chapter Graduates

AUGUSTA (May 23, 2014) |  Sen. Hardie Davis (Augusta) and the New Leaders Council – Augusta Chapter congratulates the Inaugural Fellows Class on the successful completion of the New Leaders Council Institute.  A graduation ceremony will be held at Jim Hudson Lexus (3520 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30909) on Sunday, May 25 at 3:00 p.m. The fourteen graduates hosted a highly successful fundraising event, “Movers, Shakers and Change Makers,” on Saturday, May 3, and will also present capstone projects on Saturday, May 24. (more…)

Senator Cecil Staton Announces Resignation from the State Senate

ATLANTA (May 22, 2014)  |  Sen. Cecil Staton ( R- Macon) announced today that he has submitted to Governor Nathan Deal a letter of resignation from the State Senate effective midnight, May 31, 2014. Staton’s resignation is prompted by his accepting the position of Vice Chancellor for Extended Education with the University System of Georgia effective June 1. (more…)

Sen. Nan Orrock Leads Push For Reasonable Pentagon Spending Cuts

nanATLANTA (May 16, 2014) |  State Senator Nan Grogan Orrock (D-Atlanta) joined Rep. Sheila Jones (D-Atlanta), Rep. Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta), and Rep. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) in a meeting with Congressman David Scott (D-GA13) to present him with a letter signed by twenty-two Georgia women legislators. In the letter the delegation asked Congressman Scott to lend his support to sensible reductions in wasteful Pentagon spending and an increase in Pentagon accountability. (more…)

Sen. Jeff Mullis Announces New Tax Incentives for Local Amusement Park

ATLANTA (May 12, 2014)  |  Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) is proud to announce that as of April 18, 2014, the South’s favorite family amusement park – Lake Winnepesaukah of Rossville – is the first tourism destination approved for a tax incentive under the Georgia Tourism Development Act. With the addition of their $5 million new water park expansion, SOAK YA, Lake Winnepesaukah is helping Georgia continue to both draw new visitors and keep familiar ones returning. The ten year agreement involves a partial sales tax refund for Lake Winnepesaukah on the increased revenues due to the addition of SOAK YA Water Park in 2013. (more…)

Mercer University Confers Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree on Sen. Cecil Staton

ATLANTA (May 10, 2014)  |  In recognition of 10 years of public service and dedication to higher education in Georgia, Mercer President William Underwood conferred an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree on Sen. Cecil Staton (R – Macon) during Mercer University’s Commencement Ceremony in Macon on May 10, 2014. (more…)