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U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Addresses Georgia College

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Addresses Georgia College

 

Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will present a commencement address to nearly 200 Georgia Military College graduates on Friday, June 10, 2011, 7:00 p.m., on Grant Parade.

That's according to a Georgia College news release.

In addition to those from the Milledgeville campus, graduates from the Madison, Sandersville, and Columbus campuses will also participate in the ceremony.

 

Retired U.S. Army General Eric K. Shinseki was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 7, 2008 to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. His nomination was confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 2009, and he was sworn in as the seventh Secretary of Veterans Affairs on January 21, 2009.

 

Shinseki holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Arts degree from Duke University, and is a graduate of the National War College.

Gov. Launches Design Contest for New Car Tags

 

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the Department of Revenue will host a contest to design for a new Georgia license plate.

The design contest will begin on Monday, May 23. The deadline is Friday, June 17. 

Individuals are asked to submit original artwork. Any Georgian citizen or business authorized to do business in the state of Georgia is welcome to enter the contest.

The public will be given a chance to choose three semi-finalists through an online vote from June 24-July 8. After the online voting, the three semi-finalists will be presented to Gov. Deal.

He will then announce the winning design on July 15.

See the rules, guidelines, design template and an entry-waiver form for the contest.

 

 

Contest submissions may be sent to:

 

Deal Renames Local to Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission

Gov. Deal is reappointing Henry Craig to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission.

That's according to a Governor's Office news release.

Craig served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. During his military career he served a year of combat duty in Vietnam and completed 345 combat flying hours.

Craig also served in Europe and Asia.

After retiring from the military, he worked for Continental Airlines as assistant chief pilot.

Craig managed pilots and aircraft involved in domestic and international aviation operations.

Craig has degrees from Georgia Military College, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Webster University.

He and his wife, Celia, have two children and four grandchildren. They live in Milledgeville.

The State Supreme Court Ruling and Our Educational Choice

The State Supreme Court Ruling and Our Educational Choice

Hello, I want to welcome you to Georgia Cyber Academy ( GCA through out article.), our virtual online school. At GCA our Learning Coaches ( what our parents, our at home teachers are called), our certified teachers and our administrators provide us with an exceptional education.

We are taught and treated like we are the only child on earth. We are given one on one lessons in an elluminate room when we are having difficulty with a subject or just need extra help. Our teachers and learning coaches are always available. I have never been told, "no you must wait" or "I am to busy." Classroom overload is not a problem at GCA.

State Art Council Moves to Georgia Department of Economic Development

Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation May 12 that officially moves Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) under the operational umbrella of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) beginning July 1, 2011, the start of the state’s fiscal year. House Bill 264, which contained specific language regarding the transfer, was passed virtually unanimously by the House and Senate during the 2011 legislative session.

That's according to a Governor's Office news release.

bin Laden photo thoughts?

CBS News just reported that President Obama told their reporter he would not release photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse.

"We don't trot out this stuff as trophies," Obama told CBS, according to quotes provided by White House press secretary Jay Carney. "We don't need to spike the football."

Obama also said release of the gruesome photos could become "an incitement to additional violence" and be used by jihadists as "a propaganda tool."

"That's not who we are," Obama said.

How do you feel about this? Are we owed this information? Why or why not?

Should the White House release photos of bin Laden's corpse?