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Ga. AG joins coalition to defend Trump order reducing regulations and regulatory costs

Attorney General Chris Carr, 14-State Coalition Defend Trump Order to Reduce Regulation and Control Regulatory Costs 

April 19, 2017

ATLANTA, GA –The Office of the Attorney General recently joined a 14-state coalition to defend President Donald Trump’s “1-in 2-out” Executive Order to reduce regulation.

“I commend President Trump for using his executive authority to conduct a review of agency rulemakings and to examine the costs and the effects of regulations on state and local governments,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “This action is critical because the long-term consequences of federal regulatory overreach are largely borne by the States and their citizens. We will continue to advocate for relief from burdensome overregulation, and we appreciate President Trump’s leadership in addressing this issue.”

13 states also signed the amicus brief which was filed in the United States District Court for The District of Columbia: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana,  Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The amicus brief can be found here.

Gas prices down

   Georgia, GA, April 24- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $2.42/g, according to gasoline price website

Dr. Carlton Wilson named superintendent finalist

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 Dr. Carlton Wilson

     Dr. Carlton Wilson has been named the single finalist for superintendnet of Pickens County Schools in a 3-2 vote from the school board. Dr. Wilson was selected as the sole finalist from a pool of 49 applicants. Dr. Wilson joined the Pickens County School District in 1996 as a teacher at Pickens County Middle School, where he taught for four years. In 2000 he began his administrative career as Assistant Principal of Jasper Primary School. He became principal of Hill City Elementary School in 2002, where he remained for 11 years. Most recently he worked as principal of Japser Elementary. The board anticipates finalizing Dr. Wilson as superintendent after the mandated 14-day public comment period.        See full coverage of the superintendent selection and surprising 3-2 vote in next week's edition. 


Armed robbery suspect sought by Cherokee Sheriff


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     Cherokee County, Ga. May 5, 2017.   On Friday, May 05, 2017 at approximately 0349 hours Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to an armed robbery call at the Quik Trip convenience store located at 4865 Holly Springs Pkwy in Canton.  It was reported that a black male entered the store and made contact with the clerk.  The male displayed a knife and demanded the cash out of the registers.

Atlanta taxicab drivers lose lawsuit; Supreme Court upholds statute that regulates Uber and Lyft services



Published Monday, May 15, 2017


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