Archive for January, 2017

Sen. Kennedy Honors the Life of Sergeant Sondron and Deputy Smallwood

ATLANTA (January 31, 2017) | Sen. John F. Kennedy (R – Macon) honored the life and career of Sergeant Patrick Michael Sondron and Deputy Daryl Wayne Smallwood with a presentation of Senate Resolution 59 and Senate Resolution 61 in the Senate today. (more…)

Baldwin County Receives AP STEM Grant Award

ATLANTA (January 31, 2017) | Governor Nathan Deal announced yesterday that Baldwin County would receive a grant reward as part of the Georgia Rural AP STEM Initiative. This initiative, which supports the implementation of AP programs in computer science and statistics, is the result of a partnership between the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and the College Board. It is designed to create a vertical pathway to student success in AP STEM courses in high-need rural areas throughout Georgia. (more…)

Sen. Albers Commends Director Gary George

Director George_Sen. AlbersATLANTA (January 26, 2017) | Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) recognized Gary D. George, Director of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, for his 50 years of service and leadership with a presentation of Senate Resolution 44 in the Senate today. (more…)

Sen. Brandon Beach Introduces Destination Resort Act

ATLANTA (January 26, 2017)  |  Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta) today introduced Senate Bill 79, the Destination Resort Act, which would make the operation of two resort style casinos legal in Georgia. Rep. Ron Stephens (R – Savannah) also introduced House Bill 158, a companion bill to SB 79.   (more…)

Sen. Mike Dugan Attended State of Tourism Breakfast

State of Tourism PhotoATLANTA (January 26, 2017)  |  Chairman of the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Senator Mike Dugan (R – Carrollton), attended Georgia Chamber’s 2017 State of Tourism Breakfast Tuesday to learn about what is driving the tourism industry in Georgia. (more…)