Political Notes — In early 6th District poll, one frontrunner and many undecided

They’re already polling the 6th Congressional District race; the water wars trial has wrapped up in Maine . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District race , Tom Price , water wars

Carvajal in line for Valdosta State presidency

The interim president of Darton State College, Richard Carvajal, is the sole recommendation for the presidency of Valdosta State University . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , Richard Carvajal , Valdosta State

TCSG will create 3 ‘College and Career Academies’

The Technical College System will work with local school districts to set up three new career academies in Georgia . . .

Tags: career academies , Technical College System

Supreme Court smacks down JQC over open courtrooms issue

The Georgia Supreme Court orders the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which will be terminated at the end of December, to reconsider one of its advisory opinions . . .

Tags: Georgia Supreme Court , JQC , private courtrooms

Supreme Court reverses Burrell Ellis conviction

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is entitled to a new trial on his fraud and extortion charges, the Georgia Supreme Court rules . . .

Tags: Burrell Ellis , criminal convictions , Georgia Supreme Court

Political Notes — A new combat unit announced for Ft. Stewart

The U.S. Army will add an armored brigade combat unit at Ft. Stewart; Georgia dominates a list of America’s poorest cities . . .

Tags: America's poorest cities , Buddy Carter , combat unit , Ft. Stewart , Johnny Isakson

The JQC – in a new form – will take effect Jan. 1

A new Judicial Qualifications Commission will take effect on Jan. 1, but the structure of that new agency is still being worked out . . .

Tags: Judicial Qualifications Commission , Wendell Willard

Political Notes — Electing a replacement for Price could be tricky

It could be a tricky process to elect a replacement for Tom Price when he steps down from his congressional seat . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District , cityhood commisions , Special Election , Tom Price

Lawmakers again face debate over certificate of need law

Legislators grapple with the certificate of need issue at a House committee hearing; the issue will come up again in the new session . . .

Tags: certificate of need , CTCA , Ed Rynders , Ethan James , Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals , Georgia Hospital Association , Monty Veazey

Appeals Court rules against Ga. Power in fee case

Georgia Court of Appeals reinstates a lawsuit challenging the fees Georgia Power charges customers for construction of the Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors . . .

Tags: Court of Appeals , Georgia Power , lawsuit , Plant Vogtle fees