Thursday, May 16, 2013
Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday overturned a decision from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to remove Bibles from the cabins and lodge rooms of state parks. Tell us what you think of the decision.
If you stay in a cabin or lodge room at a Georgia state park, you can take in the native flora and fauna outside. Inside, you shouldn’t have to look hard to find a Bible—at least for now. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources this week had been set to remove Bibles from such rooms across the state following a citizen’s complaint. "Recently, due to a citizen concern, Georgia Department of Natural Resources management directed Parks staff to remove Bibles from cabins and lodge rooms until management can fully investigate the issue and make an informed decision," a DNR spokeswoman told the news station. On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal instructed DNR officials to return the Bibles to cabins and lodge rooms. His…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A nonprofit organization is taking Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to task for his neutral position on teens in Wilcox County organizing an integrated prom. Tell us what you think, if anything, Deal should do.
Better Georgia, a progressive nonprofit organization, is criticizing Gov. Nathan Deal for "not taking sides" on an effort by four teenage girls to organize its first integrated prom in Wilcox County, Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal was asked last week whether he'd supported the high school students' efforts, which he declined through a spokesman. "This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we're not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt," spokesman Brian Robinson said. Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Last week, Gov. Nathan Deal proposed lowering the required GPA for the HOPE Grant back to 2.0. Tell us what you think of the proposal.
Students pursuing technical school degrees could soon face a lower GPA threshold. Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced a proposal to lower the required GPA of the HOPE Grant from its current 3.0 back to its original level—2.0. The aim of the proposed change is to strengthen Georgia’s workforce development efforts by expanding access to the HOPE Grant, which goes to students in the technical college system. “After talking with many members of the General Assembly and crunching the numbers at our budget office, I’m glad to report that we’ll be able to lower the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant back to 2.0 after raising it to 3.0 for budgetary reasons two years ago,” Deal said in a release from his office on Thursday. “I believe this …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
James G. Cunningham, owner of Superior Plumbing, is one of five picked by Nathan Deal to serve on the State Construction Industry Licensing Board.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
James G. Cunningham, a Powder Springs resident and owner of Superior Plumbing in Kennesaw, is one of five named last week by Gov. Nathan Deal to the State Construction Industry Licensing Board. Cunningham is a licensed master plumber. He serves on the Cobb Schools Foundation Board, the Must Ministries Board, the Plumbing and Mechanical Association of Georgia Board, the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia Board, the Governor’s Workforce Development Committee, and the Cobb Chamber Workforce Development Committee. Cunningham is a graduate of North Cobb High School. He and his wife, Wendy, have seven children. The other four picked are Howard Mazier of Atlanta, Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller of Douglasville, Judson Smith of Winder…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
You're invited to join Patch's live coverage of Nathan Deal's State of the State address Tuesday night.