Tag Archives: Sally Bethea

Seeing the year out with some good people

Noting the names of a few people whose efforts helped make the state a better place this year . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Allen Peake , Sally Bethea , Stacey Evans , William Jacobs

Political Notes – Roberts, Bethel head GHSA oversight committee

Rep. Jay Roberts and Sen. Charlie Bethel will head up a legislative committee that monitors the GHSA; Southern Co. CEO unloads most of his company stock . . .

Tags: Charlie Bethel , Charlie Sutlive , GHSA , Jay Roberts , legislative oversight committee , Nathan Deal , Sally Bethea , Southern Co. , Tom Fanning , University System

Vote on new hog farm rules is delayed

EPD puts off a vote on proposed changes in the state regulations governing the operation of large hog farms . . .

Tags: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper , EPD , hog farms , Sally Bethea , water pollution

Enviros release their latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

Environmental coalition releases this year’s list of threatened waterways . . .

Tags: Dirty Dozen , Georgia Water Coalition , Joe Cook , pollution , Sally Bethea

Political Notes – Deal reappoints Oxendine ally to GWCC board

Delos Yancey III, who was caught up in a controversy involving contributions to John Oxendine’s campaign for governor, is named to another term on the board of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority . . .

Tags: Augusta , Chattahoochee Riverkeeper , Delos Yancey , Georgia Regents University , GWCC , John Oxendine , Nathan Deal , Sally Bethea

Political Notes – They still don’t like that ‘Regents University’ name

Opposition still rages in Augusta to the selection of the name “Georgia Regents University” for a local college; why isn’t the Deal administration talking about the current drought? . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , Charles Hall , Drought , farm labor , Georgia Regents University , immigration law , Nathan Deal , Neill Herring , Sally Bethea , state climatologist

Political Notes – With access to Lanier assured, does Georgia still need new reservoirs?

Now that Georgia will be able to get water from Lake Lanier, there may be less pressure to impound new reservoirs in North Georgia, an environmentalist contends . . .

Tags: Corps of Engineers , Court of Appeals vacancy , Georgia 400 , Lake Lanier , Nathan Deal , reservoirs , Sally Bethea , termination of tolls

The makeover of the DNR board is completed

The state Board of Natural Resources has evolved over the past decade from a commission that encompasses business and conservation interests to a business development agency . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: conservationists , Department of Natural Resources , DNR board , Earl Barrs , Environmental Protection Division , Georgia Power , Jim Butler , Jud Turner , Kevin Greene , lobbyists , Rob Leebern , Sally Bethea , Troutman Sanders , Warren Budd

One year later, little progress in water wars

It’s one year down, two years to go on finding a solution to the Lake Lanier water allocation issue . . .

Tags: Georgia , Judge Paul Magnuson , Neill Herring , roy barnes , Sally Bethea , Sonny Perdue , tri-state water negotiations