April 16, 2012
This job sometimes makes one's head spin.
Today I got word from several sources, including from the lips of a local state representative, that Governor Nathan Deal would be in town April 25 to sign a bill "that would be a big deal for Albany and SWGA," out at Doublegate Country Club.
So, following a directive from my bosses, I started calling around, checking with my sources at the city, the county, even in the Governor's office, only to be met with looks of bewilderment and sounds of utter discombobulation at the idea that Deal might not only be coming to Albany but what bill he would be signing.
Deal has been busy signing a boat-load of bills into law this week. Tuesday alone he penned his name to legislation requiring drug tests for parents on welfare and new rules making it tougher to peddle scrap metal.
But according to his own office of communication, Deal has nothing on his calendar for April 25.
Apparently, wherever and whatever the governor is doing that day is a big enough deal that previously scheduled items at Doublegate are being rescheduled to allow for attendance of such a yet-to-be-determined event.
So, in an effort to better inform the masses, I'm reaching out to you, the Internet-browsing public to fill me in on the "big deal" that is supposed to happen on Wednesday, April 25.