April 2014

Putting the Peach back in the Bowl

The bowl once know as the Peach Bowl before it was the Chick-fil-A Bowl once again has Peach in its name. The change, announced earlier this month, was necessary since the the use of a traditional moniker is required for the six top-tier bowls hosting the new football playoffs.

Berry adds 18 more recruits

Berry College has added 18 more recruits for its upcoming second season of play. The new recruits, which include a quarterback, a pair of running backs and five offensive linemen, join the 15 Berry announced earlier this year.

Deal declares state of emergency for Georgia

In preparation for severe storms that have caused extensive damage in states to the west, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency, which will free up all state resources needed for preparation and response in the counties targeted by the storm.

Georgia governor signes FY2015 budget

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed a $10.8 billion Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Deal, running for re-election in November and facing a primary challenge next month, said the budget includes the largest single year increase in k-12 funding in seven years.

Deal signs bill to honor wounded veterans

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law Senate Bill 276, legislation proclaiming Aug. 7 of every year Purple Heart Day in Georgia to honor men and women wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. Armed Services. All public officials, schools, private organizations and citizens are encouraged to observe the day and actively participate in honoring those wounded or killed during combat.