Well, it’s not late afternoon yet, but your morning reads are late. Here we go:
Yesterday, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Kubota Industrial Equipment will add 200 jobs to the current 500 in its plant in Jefferson, Georgia. Added to the November announcement of 900 new jobs with
Bloodbath Bed, Bath & Beyond, this is huge for Jackson County and may have an impact on the race for Congress in the new 9th Congressional District.
In Gwinnettia, former Superior Court Judge Richard Winegarden, who lost his 2008 re-election bid, has announced he’s running for State Court of Gwinnett County. Previously announced candidate include Emily Brantley, Pam Britt, Norman Cuadra and Greg Lundy.
Also in suburgatory, Gov. Nathan Deal said that HOT lanes appear to be accomplishing their goal of
feeding the beast that is SRTA relieving congestion. Apparently you can tell it’s working because the HOT lanes have reached capacity.
The cities of Milton and Johns Creek are negotiating with Fulton County for the return of $221,000 of money subject to disputed ownership.
Senator Vincent Fort will introduce legislation to abolish the death penalty in Georgia. It wouldn’t be a Vincent Fort bill if it’s announcement didn’t include a rally at the State Capitol to attract
media attention for Fort support for the bill.
Georgia Power has announced that they expect a license for reactors 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle to be issued within weeks.
Southern Company’s Plant Bowen in Cartersville was named the tenth dirtiest US power plant and Georgia the 7th dirtiest state in the nation. This is why they call it the “Dirty South,” right? Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols has voiced concerns about the impact of closing coal plants on local employment.
OccupyAthens has announced that they will end their 24-hour camping trip and return to the couch in Mom’s basement. Did they burn out or fade away?
Last week, Georgia DNR announced that the mighty Right Whales are returning to Georgia. These are one of the rarest marine mammals, and they migrate from New England and Canada to warmer southern water to calve each winter.