AZZIZ HEADS TO LAS VEGAS FOR INTERVIEW THIS WEEK This is the week that Georgia Regents University President Dr. Ricardo Azziz heads to Las Vegas for a job interview. Azziz is one of three finalists to be the next president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Board of Regents there could decide to […]
CONGRESSMAN BARROW SELLING AUGUSTA HOME Congressman John Barrow has put his home in Augusta on the market. A Barrow spokesman confirmed that the Democratic Congressman decided to list his house after losing his re-election bid to local business man Rick Allen last week. Barrow reportedly plans to move back to Athens, where his children live […]
GRU NAMED A 2015 MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL Georgia Regents University has been named to Victory Medias’ Military Friendly Schools list for the second year in a row. Victory Media, a global military media firm, ranked GRU among the top 15 percent of institutions doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses […]
POSTAL SERVICE SAYS IT’S A VICTIM OF HACKING ATTACK The U.S. Postal Service says it’s the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised. Personal information that may have been obtained in the attack includes employees’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, emergency […]
NOVEMBER 4TH ELECTION RESULTS Georgia Governor Nathan Deal wins a second four-year term, defeating Democratic challenger Jason Carter and Libertarian challenger Andrew Hunt. He had 53% of the vote. Casey Cagle will serve another term as Lieutenant Governor. Republican David Perdue will be Georgia’s next U.S. Senator. He defeated Democrat Michelle Nunn and Libertarian Amanda […]
RICK ALLEN HEADED TO WASHINGTON Republican Rick Allen will become the new 12th District Congressman after defeating John Barrow with 55% of the vote yesterday. Barrow was seeking a 6th term in office. Allen takes office in January. Barrow made no comment about his future plans.
ONLY COLUMBIA COUNTY HAD VOTER TURNOUT OVER 50% Columbia County Board of Elections Director Nancy Gay says 53.3% of the registered voters in Columbia County voted in the general election. The initial number reported was just over 35%, but Gay said the number hadn’t been updated on the county’s website until this morning. Meanwhile, voter […]
FORMER DEPUTY OPENS FIRE IN WALMART A former Richmond County deputy is being evaluated after opening fire in the Walmart store on Deans Bridge Road early this morning. Jessie Jackson, a 24-year veteran of the sheriff’s office before he was fired 3 years ago, had been working as a store security manager for Walmart. Sources […]