Monthly Archives: June 2011

I’ll Be On “Newsmakers with Tim Bryant” Thursday 6/30

Tweet If you are in the Athens area around 9:15 – 9:30 tomorrow morning (6/29/11) tune in to AM 1340 as I’ll be a guest on “Newsmakers with Tim Bryant.” If you aren’t in Athens, you can listen online. Audio from the show should be available some time tomorrow. When it is I’ll post it.…

Court Gives Georgia A Win In Water Wars

Tweet Today the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a 2009 ruling saying Georgia could not use Lake Lanier for drinking water. In its decision Tuesday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that one of the purposes of the man-made reservoir about 45 miles upstream of Atlanta was to supply water to…

Gwinnett Schools Reach Agreement With Ivy Preparatory Academy

Tweet Earlier this week, Ivy Preparatory Academy accepted an offer from Gwinnett County Public Schools to become a Gwinnett Charter school. Ivy Prep will receive $4368 per full time equivalent. As I understand it, the agreement will last for one year. The Gwinnett Daily Post reports: Following the Supreme Court’s decision, Gilbert sought approval from…

Judge Issues Injunction Against Georgia’s Illegal Immigration Law

Tweet A Federal Judge today issued an injunction preventing several key parts of Georgia’s Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011 passed earlier this year and signed into law by Governor Deal. A quick reading of the order shows that section 7, targeted toward “coyotes” and other human traffickers, and section 8 dealing with…

HOT Lane Construction Moving Right Along

Tweet I met yesterday with Gena Evans, Executive Director of the State Road and Tollway Authority. She’s busy updating people about the HOT Lanes being constructed along I-85 and since part of my district includes 85 she wanted to bring me up to speed. The construction is going well and the HOT lanes should be…

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