A U.S. district court ruling that Atlanta has no right to pull drinking water from Lake Lanier should serve as a wake-up call to state leaders concerned with economic development.
Peach State officials should respond with a three-pronged effort: Promoting other Georgia cities as potential sites for new and growing businesses; requiring stricter water conservation standards in new construction in metro Atlanta; and improving Georgia's water resource infrastructure.
Security Bank of Macon, the state's fourth largest lender, was shuttered today by federal authorities. The bank operated 20 branches in middle and north Georgia but bad real estate loans took it down.
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In an email sent to all school employees by Dr. Bill Truby this morning major news effecting the Lamar County school system has recently been delivered.
Governor Perdue called all superintendents to inform them that state education funding, QBE, had been hit by another loss of 3% or roughly $450,000. Additionally, school employees have been mandated to take 3 furlough days.
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Much has been made of President Obama’s repeated promise that under Democrats’ health care reforms, as he restated just Monday, “If you have health insurance, and you like it, and you have a doctor that you like, then you can keep it. Period.”
The point is crucial to his claim that a taxpayer-funded health insurance program will be just a single, solitary, tiny, unobtrusive new option that you can totally ignore if you wish.