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Deal: Department of the Treasury designates Qualified Opportunity Zones in Georgia

Deal: Department of the Treasury designates Qualified Opportunity Zones in Georgia

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Gov. Nathan Deal: Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have approved all of Georgia’s nominations for Qualified Opportunity Zones. The Qualified Opportunity Zone distinction was created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to spur economic growth in low-income […]

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Execution Date Set for Baldwin County Murderer

Execution Date Set for Baldwin County Murderer

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

GDOC Press Release: FORSYTH, Ga. – The Baldwin County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Robert Earl Butts, Jr. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between May 3 and May 10, 2018. Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier has set the date for Thursday, May […]

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Georgia Port Authority Reports Growth for March

Georgia Port Authority Reports Growth for March

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia Ports Authority Press Release: Savannah, Ga. – The Georgia Ports Authority achieved 14 percent growth in March container volumes, moving 355,208 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers. For the fiscal year to date (July-March), TEU container trade grew by 9 percent, or 255,786 additional units for a total of 3.08 million, a new record for Savannah. “Savannah’s […]

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Georgia’s peach crop expected to be better than last year’s

Georgia’s peach crop expected to be better than last year’s

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: Associated Press  MACON, Ga. (AP) – Middle Georgia peach growers are expecting a bumper crop this summer, though the start of peach season will be slow. The Telegraph reports peach growers got plenty of beneficial “chill hours” this winter for the first time in three years. That means growers have emerged from the spring […]

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GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Carroll County

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Carroll County

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

GBI Press Release: Carrollton, GA – On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting that resulted in the death of Jessie Thedford, age 32. Preliminary information from Carroll County authorities indicates that at approximately 10:21 AM, the Carroll […]

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Senator David Perdue: Assad’s Inhumane Actions Will Not Be Tolerated

Senator David Perdue: Assad’s Inhumane Actions Will Not Be Tolerated

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of David Perdue: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on President Trump’s response to Syria’s chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians, and urges the United Nations to prevent Syria from taking its turn as president of the Conference on Disarmament, the UN body […]

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Trump announces “precision” strike on Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities, coalition with France, Great Britain

Trump announces “precision” strike on Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities, coalition with France, Great Britain

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

By: CBS News April 13, 2018 The U.S. on Friday launched “precision” military strikes against targets inside Syria linked to recent chemical attacks, said President Trump in a statement from the White House. The strike is the culmination of days of threats by President Trump against the Syrian government over a suspected chemical attack against […]

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Isakson, Perdue Praise Passage of Senate Resolution Honoring Zell Miller

Isakson, Perdue Praise Passage of Senate Resolution Honoring Zell Miller

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., praised the Senate passage of a resolution they offered honoring the life of former U.S. Senator and Georgia Governor Zell Miller. Miller passed away on March 23, 2018, in Young Harris, Ga., at the age of 86. The resolution, S.Res.454, details the life […]

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Rep. Austin Scott: 2018 Farm Bill to Address Economic Challenges, Implement New Opportunities for SNAP Recipients

Rep. Austin Scott: 2018 Farm Bill to Address Economic Challenges, Implement New Opportunities for SNAP Recipients

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Austin Scott: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), a Member of the House Agriculture Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, released the following statement upon the Committee today releasing text of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the “farm bill”: “For the […]

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Deal: Taurus USA to create 300 jobs in Bainbridge

Deal: Taurus USA to create 300 jobs in Bainbridge

| April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the Office of Gov. Nathan Deal: Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Taurus USA, a leading firearms manufacturer, will create 300 jobs and invest more than $22.5 million in infrastructure and operations to establish a firearms manufacturing plant in Bainbridge. “Georgia’s strong manufacturing sector and business-friendly climate continue to attract industry-leading manufacturers like Taurus […]

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