Gov. Kemp Names Charles Brooks Clayton Co. Solicitor General

ATLANTA – On October 10th, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of Charles A. Brooks as Solicitor General of the State Court of Clayton County. Brooks will replace Tasha M. Mosley, Kemp’s pick for Clayton County Judicial Circuit District Attorney following Tracy G. Lawson’s retirement from public office. Brooks has served as Chief Assistant Solicitor of the Clayton County Solicitor General’s Office since 2016.

Gov. Kemp Names Matthew Williamson Walker Co. Solicitor General

ATLANTA – On October 10th, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of J. Matthew Williamson as the new Solicitor General of the State Court of Walker County. Williamson’s appointment fills the vacancy created by Chris Townley’s recent resignation. In accepting this appointment, Williamson will leave his current role as Legal and Policy Director for Walker County.

Coca-Cola UNITED to Build New Facility in Tift County, Create 200 Jobs

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (UNITED), the second largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in North America, will build a new sales center in Tifton, creating 200 jobs and investing $60 million in the project.

September Net Tax Revenue Up 0.7%

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in September totaled roughly $2.25 billion for an increase of $15.7 million, or 0.7 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled $2.23 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $5.83 billion for an increase of $21.1 million, or 0.4 percent, compared to September Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.

Georgia Dept. of Public Health Issues Vaping Health Advisory

Atlanta, GA – Following confirmation of Georgia's second vaping-associated death, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a public health advisory on the risks of vaping and use of e-cigarettes.

Gov. Kemp Names Thirteen Appointments

Atlanta, GA – Yesterday afternoon, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced thirteen (13) appointees to serve on various state boards, authorities, commissions, and councils.

Georgia Receives $180 Million for Literacy

Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Education has been awarded nearly $180 million to support literacy efforts in the state’s K-12 public schools through the federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today.

Kemp, Duncan, Ralston, Melton Announce Georgia Behavioral Health Reform & Innovation Commission Members

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced nine appointees to the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission along with Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan and Speaker David Ralston, who each named six appointees, and Supreme Court of Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton, who announced three appointees.

JNC Recommends Candidates for Enotah Judicial Circuit

The Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted recommendations to fill a vacancy within the Superior Court of the Enotah Judicial Circuit.  The vacancy was created by the resignation of the Honorable N. Stanley Gunter.  Gov. Kemp will fill the vacancy from the recommendations provided.  The Governor’s Office will contact candidates to schedule interviews.

The following names were submitted to Gov. Kemp:

Jeremy D. Clough – Judge, Juvenile Courts, Enotah Judicial Circuit

T. Buckley Levins – Senior Assistant District Attorney, Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit

Kerry B. Morris – Special Assistant Attorney General, Department of Family and Children Services; attorney, Law Office of Todd L. Lord

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Breaks Jobs Records in August

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today applauded record August job and employment numbers for 2019. Georgia added 20,800 jobs last month, marking the strongest August in the last twenty years and doubling the number of new jobs created in August of 2018. The 20,800 jobs added push Georgia's total job number to a new state record of 4.64 million jobs.