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Sen. Wilkinson Defends Gas Tax Increase

Habersham State Senator John Wilkinson says raising the tax on gasoline wasn't the easy thing to do, it was the necessary thing to do....
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Clarkesville woman’s bill passes Georgia Legislature

Shelby Nicole Wrenn of Clarkesville helped write Georgia House Bill 62 to provide state scholarships for special needs children of active duty military personnel....

Georgia building cannabis oil infrastructure

A bill to decriminalize possession and transport of oil made from marijuana is waiting to be signed by Governor Nathan Deal this week. Deal...

Rep. Gasaway supports new laws to benefit ailing children

Habersham County State Representative Dan Gasaway(R) says two important bills designed to help ailing children may become a reality in the final days of...

Georgia collects more taxes in February

Tax revenue for the State of Georgia rose 12.6 percent in February, thanks to increases in revenue from individual income, corporate and sales taxes. The...

Legislative committee dilutes abuse victims’ bill

A bill designed to provide justice to the victims of “hidden” child predators passed out of the Georgia House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Like...

GA House passes road funding bill

New restrictions on how Habersham County Commissioners and School Board members can spend your tax dollars passed the Georgia House today. House Bill 170 is...

Wilkinson Re-Appointed Chair of Senate Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee

ATLANTA - Sen. John Wilkinson (R- Toccoa) has been named chair of the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee for the 2015- 2016 legislative...

GA State Legislature convenes today

Habersham County's legislative delegation is back in Atlanta under the gold dome today for the start of the 153rd Georgia General Assembly. State Representatives Terry...

Rogers Named Floor Leader

Deal announces 2015 floor leaders December 30, 2014 Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Reps. Robert Dickey (R-Musella) and Terry Rogers (R-Clarkesville) will join Reps. Chad Nimmer...

Habersham’s Butterworth to lead GEMA

Adjutant Gen. Jim Butterworth, who was appointed to lead the Georgia National Guard in 2011, will take over as director of the Georgia Department...

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