Archive for June, 2014

Sen. Vincent Fort to Speak at Thomaston Community Rally to Call for Firing of Suspended Officer

ATLANTA (June 30, 2014)  |  Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) will join community leaders and civil rights activists, TOMORROW, July 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.  to call on the City of Thomaston to fire Officer Phillip Tobin, who is on paid leave after he tasered a local citizen earlier this month. Tobin has an astonishing record of citizen complaints going back many years.


Sen. Josh McKoon Receives Clean Water Champion Award

ATLANTA (June 25, 2014) – The Georgia Water Coalition recognizes Sen. Josh McKoon (R – Columbus) with a Clean Water Champion Award for his support of Georgia’s rivers, lakes, groundwater and streams during the 2014 legislative session. (more…)

Sen. Ross Tolleson Attends NCSL North Dakota Energy Tour

ATLANTA (June 17, 2014) |  Sen. Ross Tolleson (R- Perry) attended the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) summer North Dakota Energy Tour last week in Bismarck, N.D.  Legislators from across the country were invited to tour modern coal mines and power plants to see how the industry is addressing environmental issues and using advanced technologies to produce power with lignite coal more cleanly. (more…)

Sen. Unterman Releases Statement on Bobby Cagle’s Appointment to Head Division of Family and Children Services

ATLANTA (June 12, 2014) | Sen. Renee Unterman (R –Buford) issues statement regarding Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointment of Bobby Cagle to serve as interim director of Division of Family and Children Services: (more…)

Sen. Donzella James Dedicates Douglas County Bridge in Honor of Fallen Vietnam Solider

ATLANTA (June 10, 2014)  |  Today, Sen. Donzella James (D-Atlanta) held a commemorative ceremony to honor Private First Class Melvin Johnson, the first African American solider from Douglas County to lose his life in the Vietnam War.  She was joined by members of his family has they dedicated the bridge on state Route 166 over Anneewakee Creek to be renamed in his honor. (more…)