The Governor has asked the Legislature to boost K-12 education spending by $542 million in FY2015
Educators pleased with Gov. Deal’s proposed FY2015 budget which will add $542 million to K-12 coffers.
The Georgia Peanut Commission honored Chambliss during its 38th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show in Tifton
Sen. Saxby Chambliss became just the fifth person in 32 years inducted into the Georgia Peanut Commission’s Peanut Hall of Fame
In his State of the State address, the governor points to initiatives from the coming fiscal year
Education spending will get its largest boost in seven years under Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed state budget.
Peanut producers have chance to visit more than 100 exhibitors
Farmers will have the opportunity to earn credit toward their private or commercial pesticide applicators certification at two seminars at the one-day peanut farm show.
Health care not likely to dominate legislative agenda
Primary care physicians, who have waited for years to get a pay raise for Medicaid services, are overdue to get one under the Affordable Care Act, but it may be March before they see it.
Rates of obesity rising in much of the world
UGA nutrition researcher Clifton Baile and his research group are using phytochemicals to turn immature white fat cells into beige ones. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring chemicals found in plants.
More physicians straddling the world of science and medicine
As Athens’ new medical school campus – the Georgia Regents University-University of Georgia (GRU-UGA) medical partnership – enters its fourth year of operation, possibilities exist for more dual-degree students.
A Facebook page dedicated to complaints against the state health care plan exploded with new members
The controversy over the State Health Benefit Plan erupted after the agency chose Blue Cross to provide a statewide health plan for members of the SHBP, which covers state employees, teachers, other school personnel, retirees and dependents.
Georgia Board of Regents releases results of a limited four-month audit of Darton State College
The Georgia Board of Regents recently released the findings of a 2013 audit of Darton State College, which cites six areas of “material” concern dealing with issues ranging from not properly keeping track of the academic progress of students receiving federal financial aid to improper use of grant money.
The long-time U.S. representative from the 2nd District says he is cancer-free
Rep. sanford Bishop, D-Albany, says he will remain bald for an indefinite time as a show of solidarity with fellow cancer survivors.
The K-12 Achievement Index is one indicator in the Quality Counts report that measures key education outcomes
Georgia’s K-12 Achievement ranks 17th in the nation, according to an Education Week report released Thursday
The eagle cam can be viewed on Berry College and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources websites
A pair of bald eagles nesting at Berry College in north Georgia are gaining a following on the Internet.
News shorts from around the Peach State.
Georgia has nearly 220,000 children who are uninsured
Although the percentage of Georgia children who are uninsured has declined, the state still has the fourth-highest actual number of kids without coverage, according to a recent report.
Young adults targeted by this year's flu strain
Nine in the state have died from flu and another 400 have been hospitalized.
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