Thursday, August 30, 2012
Speaking from party's national convention, Georgia senator also says it's time for those who were initially were lukewarm on Romney to "get on board."
TAMPA, FL -- As Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepares to give the most important speech of his life Thursday night, U.S. Senate Johnny Isakson offered some advice to his party's nominee: Focus on your strengths. Isakson, in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, told Patch that Romney has had numerous successes in his career — as a businessman, former governor of Massachusetts and head of the Salt Lake City Olympics. And he shouldn't be shy about letting people know about those achievements, Isakson said. "He is a very accomplished man who has done very, very many things and has been successful," the senator said. "He’s been maligned a lot by many in the other party and many on the outside, but he’s the real deal. …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The week's top headlines for August 22-26, 2011
Vinings Would Join Cherokee, Bartow in Redrawn District. Seismic Images of Virginia Earthquake. Locals Report Feeling Earthquake in Metro Atlanta. Earthquake Tremor Felt in Atlanta. Apartment Fire in Sandy Springs. Police Detonate Suspicious Package, Find Nothing Inside Box. Dunwoody Prep Shooting: Neuman's Estranged Wife Takes Witness Stand. Isakson Outlines Deficit Reduction Steps. Cascade Firefighter Among Cyclists Leaving for Ground Zero. Freedom Ride Kickoff Dinner.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The day's top stories for Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Locals Report Feeling Earthquake In Metro Atlanta. Seismic Images of Virginia Earthquake. Tremors Felt in Atlanta. Isakson Gives Deficit Reduction Steps. Permit OK'd For Old Theater. Police Detonate Suspicious Package, Find Nothing Inside Box. Atlanta Police Seek Two Following Carjacking. City Finalizes Purchase of 16-Acre 'PVC Farm' Property For $5 Million. Dunwoody Enters Into Purchase Agreement For 24 Acres in Georgetown Area.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
It’s said that charity begins at home. For one group of Stone Mountain adults age 62-plus, home is Park Springs, a country club-inspired continuing care retirement community. Some of Park Springs’ members have Alzheimer’s, and in the past few years the community’s employees and members have raised $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. For the first time this summer Park Springs is organizing several fundraising events that are open to neighbors in Stone Mountain and surrounding areas. “Our community knows first-hand how important the [research] work is that is being done by the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Kara Johnson, the Social Services Coordinator for Cobblestone at Park Springs. “Alzheimer’s touches so many lives. By helping us …
Monday, July 18, 2011
First day of classes at the GMC extension is August 8, and the college is offering free tuition to 2011 graduates for the first term.
The city of Stone Mountain celebrated the opening of Georgia Military College in the village Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Marking the significance of the event for the city, Mayor Patricia Wheeler declared July 18 to be Georgia Military College Day. "I'm looking forward to enrolling students and getting this campus buzzing," Janis Anderson, the director of the extension, said before cutting the big red ribbon stretched in front of the door of the newly renovated building that houses the extension. State representatives Billy Mitchell and Michele Hanson were on hand for the ceremony, and both remarked on the vision and foresight of the city's government in bringing the college to the historic village. U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson and …