Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
February 27, 2007
In the last couple of presidential elections, many candidates all but ignored the Peach State. Republican lawmakers say that our state can attract more campaigners if the state's presidential primaries were earlier in the year.
They're considering moving the state's presidential primaries up a month from March 4th to February 5th, making those elections more meaningful.
Who says democrats and republicans can't agree on something?
This particular issue crosses party lines, and locals involved say moving the presidential primary to an earlier date will give Georgia more influence.
If the state can play a greater role in the presidential primary. We agree this is a good move.
House Majority Leader Jerry Keen, a sponsor of the measure filed last week, said it would move the 2008 primary from March 4th to February 5th in hopes of creating a "national primary day."
Arkansas, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arizona and Utah are already planning primaries for February 5th.
California, New Jersey, & Illinois, are among other states looking at moving up to early February.
Keen says legislative leaders want Georgia "to be a player."
The current presidential lineup starts with the Iowa and Nevada caucuses, followed by the New Hampshire primary. Then candidates head to South Carolina.
Let's hope this earlier primary will give Georgia, more of a voice on which candidates end up vying for the Presidency.