Roger Harrison, the chamber's leading economic development recruiter, has been in the business for several years but just recently graduated from a specialized, three-year program at the University of Oklahoma in the hopes of becoming an even more effective recruiter.
While the country remembers its veterans this weekend, retired Lt. Gen. John M. Brown III spent Tuesday focusing on what lies ahead for the U.S. Military, specifically a more increased focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
Adrian and Elaine Brown and their three youngest children were one of the first families that entered the Newton/Rockdale (NewRock) network of the nationwide Family Promise program, which involves a network of 13 churches in Newton and Rockdale counties taking turns to house families in need a week at a time.
Interim president Rob Watts released a letter to the faculty and staff of Georgia Perimeter College today, outlining his plan to get the college back on track after it was announced President Anthony Tricoli was stepping down and the college was facing a $16 million budget deficit.
Traffic is expected to be heavy throughout the state during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday travel period and the Georgia State Patrol is asking motorists to make sure everyone is buckled up as they travel. Colonel Mark McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said the 78-hour holiday period begins Friday at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Memorial Day.
"This coming weekend, there are many graduations, festivals, holiday travelers, and family gatherings that will increase the volume of traffic on our highways," he said. "The extra traffic can also increase the chances of you being involved ...