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Senator Tolleson: Update from the Capitol

Senator Tolleson: Update from the Capitol

By: Sen. Ross Tolleson (R- Perry)
Week 9 Column

It is that time of year again, the time of the year when Dublin is filled with visitors to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the end of the legislative session is near. The pace is continuing to move quickly as we completed the 38th day of the legislative session on Thursday, March 13th.  The 40th day, also referred to as Sine Die, will be on Thursday, March 20th, until then we will continue to pass legislation and work on the balanced budget late into the night.

Five Republicans qualify to challenge Barrow

Five Republicans qualify to challenge Barrow

Five Republican candidates have already qualified to challenge U.S. Rep. John Barrow.

Barrow, a Democrat from Augusta, is seeking a sixth term in Congress. He represents the 12thCongressional District, which includes Treutlen, Laurens, Wheeler.

Through noon Tuesday, these candidates have qualified to challenge him:

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Tolleson: Update from the Capitol

Tolleson: Update from the Capitol

We are continuing to move quickly in Atlanta as the Georgia General Assembly moved through day 19 of the legislative session.  This week, bills continued to move through the legislative process, the Senate took up the amended budget and multiple special guests made visits to the Capitol. 

On Monday President of the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber M.H. “Woody” Woodside and members of the Chamber visited the Capitol.  As the Jekyll Island bill continues to move through the legislative process, this group remains a contributor to the ongoing discussions regarding conservation.

Tolleson: Update from the Capitol

Tolleson: Update from the Capitol

We started this week with the best of intentions of vetting bills and amending the budget, however, Mother Nature had other plans in mind.  As a result of the severe winter storm that hit portions of Georgia this week, the Georgia General Assembly did not convene as regularly scheduled. However, as required by state law, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle gaveled in at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday to complete days 12 and 13 of the session.

Throughout the hardships of this week, it was encouraging to see the outpouring of Southern hospitality and generosity demonstrated by Georgians across the state. Now that the snow has melted and things are getting back to normal here in Atlanta, the Georgia General Assembly resumed business on Friday, January 31 with the Senate gaveling in for Day 14 of the legislative session. The appropriations subcommittees will continue to meet in order to prepare the amended budget for a Senate floor vote next week.     

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Warm up this weekend with a Visit to Dublin. From performing arts at Theatre Dublin to dancing at CLUB 604, Dublin will get you moving! 

1. Travel through time with a visit to Tumpie’s Steakhouse. Located at 1049 Snellbridge Road, Stumpie's Steakhouse  was built in 1888. Once home to the late Mrs. Tumpie Clark, Tumpie’s daughter Linda Shay and her husband, Wayne, transformed this farm-style historic home into Tumpie’s Steakhouse. From delicious onion blooms to delectable prime-rib, Tumpie’s offers something for every palette. Don't miss Tumpie’s delectable desserts. Open Thursdays from 5 pm-8:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 5 pm-9:30 pm. Call 478-272-2994 for more information.

Herschel Walker kicks off talent auditions in Dublin

Herschel Walker kicks off talent auditions in Dublin

Former NFL star, Heisman Trophy winner and University of Georgia standout Herschel Walker kicked off his raw talent search in Dublin Saturday. Walker had the idea of showcasing videos of people from small towns and combining it with ecommerce. That means consumers can watch a video online and buy a product at the same time. In turn, the performer can make money.