Category Archives: Government

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 »

Georgia DOT announces new contracts in our area, part of U.S. 84 to be resurfaced

ATLANTA (June 10, 2016) | On June 8, 2016, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced it awarded 37 contracts for statewide construction projects totaling over $82.7 million. These projects were advertised for bids in May and awarded on June 3. The projects include resurfacing 13.3 miles of SR 38 in Grady and Thomas counties and 18.3 miles… Read More »