News Archives: February 2014

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Georgia Golf & Travel Founder visits Rep. Kirby at State Capitol

ATLANTA – State Representative Tom Kirby (R-Loganville) recently welcomed Doug Hollandsworth, Founder of Georgia Golf & Travel LLC, to the State Capitol. “I was pleased to visit with Doug at the State Capitol. He is doing a fantastic job in promoting Georgia as a great golf destination,” said Rep. Kirby. “As home to the Master’s Tournament, Georgia already has a great reputation for golf. However, I believe that golf tourism has the potential to bring even more revenue and tourism…


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Georgia General Assembly Celebrates Gilmer County – The Apple Capitol of Georgia

ATLANTA— House Speaker David Ralston and the Georgia House of Representatives celebrated Thursday, February 20 as Apple Day at the Capitol.  A group of just over 50 people traveled to the capitol, including apple growers, members of the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, Ellijay Downtown Development Authority, Gilmer County Economic Development Authority, and current members and past graduates of Leadership Gilmer.  Apple Capitol beauty queens also made the trip, including Junior Apple Queen Shali King, Apple Queen Molly Parks, and…


House Caucus Report, February 17-21

HB 744, the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Sponsor: Speaker David Ralston (HD-7) Passed: February 18, 2014 by a vote of 169-4 Summary: $20.8 billion budget that funds state operation from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Breakdown of designated revenue: 54.1 % for Education 23.1% for Health and Human Services agencies 8.4% for public safety agencies HB 875: The Safe Carry Protection Act Sponsor: Rep. Rick Jasperse (HD-11) Passed: February 18, 2014 by a vote of 119-56 Gives local…


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