Kemp named 30 appointments last week

Governor Brian P. Kemp recently conducted swearing-in ceremonies for thirty (30) Georgians to serve on various state boards, councils, and commissioners.

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Child abuse, neglect up nationally for first time since 2015

Each state has its own definitions of child abuse and neglect based on standards set by federal law. Most states recognize four major types of maltreatment: neglect, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment and sexual abuse.

Secretary Perdue: China Phase I Deal is a Bonanza for American Agriculture

"This agreement finally levels the playing field for U.S. agriculture and will be a bonanza for America’s farmers, ranchers, and producers,” said Secretary Perdue.

Master Beekeeping Program to begin at Lee State Prison

There are currently six GDC Beekeeping programs in facilities across the state, with more than one hundred offenders who are now Certified Beekeepers.


Amazon to Launch New Fulfillment Center, Create 500 Jobs in Georgia

Starting on day one, the e-commerce retail company will create 500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits at the new facility.

United Airlines to Pay $321,000 and Fight Internet Harassment to Settle EEOC Discrimination Suit

The EEOC's lawsuit alleged that, over the course of many years, a United captain frequently posted explicit images of a flight attendant to multiple websites, without her consent, making reference to her name, home airport, and the airline's tagline "Fly the Friendly Skies."

Ga-based Memorobilia Company Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

According to the EEOC's suit, Heritage unlawfully discriminated against a female custom framer, when it fired her after she disclosed that she has mental disabilities and advised her supervisor and one of Heritage's owners that she may need an accommodation.