Category Archives: Government

Georgia DOT Celebrates 100th Birthday

100 YEARS OF THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Celebrating a Century of Safety, Service and Innovation ATLANTA – Today is the 100th birthday of Georgia Department of Transportation. Exactly a century ago—on August 16, 1916— the seeds were planted for what would grow into the Georgia DOT. The rutted dirt roads, not fit for bicycles and automobiles, were… Read More »

Press Release: NOAA Predicting Strong Ending to 2016 Hurricane Season

PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 11, 2016 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ASSOCIATION In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent, from the initial outlook issued in May. The season is still expected to be the most… Read More »




Vote Today! Runoff Election is Today

The runoff election between Heather Lanier and Ryan Cleveland for Superior Court Judge will be held today, Tuesday, July 26. All voting precincts in Decatur County will be open until 7:00 p.m. tonight with the Superior Court Judge the only race on the ballot. In the May general election, Ryan Cleveland received 4094 votes, Heather Lanier garnered 4061,… Read More »

Representative Sanford Bishop Announces Photo Contest

In a Facebook post Thursday afternoon, Representative Sanford Bishop’s office announced a photography contest that will see several lucky winners’ work recognized in a big way! The post read: Attention ‪#‎Photographers‬! The GA-02 ‪#‎PhotoContest‬ is back! Submit your favorite high quality‪#‎photos‬ taken in Middle and Southwest ‪#‎Georgia‬ to be posted above as the banner! To submit, please send… Read More »