Archive for August, 2014

Sen. Mike Dugan Attends Georgia’s First Walmart Primary Care Clinic Opening

ATLANTA (August 29, 2014) | Sen. Mike Dugan attended the opening of one of Georgia’s first Walmart corporate-operated primary clinics today to introduce the pilot program.  The Carrollton Walmart, located at 1735 S. Highway 27, is one of seven pilot stores testing the clinic nationwide and one of two stores in Georgia. (more…)

Sen. Vincent Fort Requests Meeting with Secretary of Army to Discuss Fort McPherson Redevelopment

ATLANTA (August 20, 2014) | Senator Vincent Fort (D — Atlanta) has requested a meeting with the Secretary of Army John McHugh in light of the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority’s (MILRA) decision to proceed with the sale of 330 acres of the historic military base to Tyler Perry. (more…)

Sen. Renee Unterman Appointed to High School Athletics Overview Committee

ATLANTA (August 8, 2014)  |  Sen. Renee Unterman (R- Buford) has been appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to serve on the High School Athletics Overview Committee. The High School Athletics Overview Committee was created pursuant to Senate Bill 288 and is tasked with periodically reviewing the operations of Georgia’s high school athletic associations. (more…)

Sen. Vincent Fort Implores Secretary of Army to Intervene in Fort McPherson Redevelopment

ATLANTA (August 7, 2014) | Senator Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) has sent the following letter to the Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army,  in response to the McPherson Planning Local Reuse Authority’s (MPLRA) decision to enter into secretive, exclusive negotiations for the sale of hundreds of acres at Fort McPherson: (more…)

Senate Long-Term Aquifer Storage Study Committee Holds First Meeting

ATLANTA (August 6, 2014) | Senator Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) chaired the first meeting of the Senate Long-Term Aquifer Storage Senate Study Committee on Monday, August 4, 2014 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.  Interested stakeholders and state agencies attended to discuss the moratorium on aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) in Georgia; ASR allows for water to be manually pumped into an aquifer for recharging and/or storage, and allows the stored water to be withdrawn in time of need. (more…)