First Lady Marty Kemp Joins Georgia Wholesalers in Partnership to End Sex Trafficking in Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Today, First Lady Marty Kemp announced a partnership with leaders of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia and the Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association to help end sex trafficking in Georgia. Through the partnership, wholesaler delivery vehicles will be fitted with bumper stickers that read “See Something. Say Something. End Sex Trafficking in Georgia.” along with the national anti-human trafficking hotline 1-888-373-7888. In the coming months, Georgia wholesalers and their staffs will also complete the Human Trafficking Awareness Training Program created by First Lady Kemp and the Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education (GRACE) Commission.

Gov. Kemp Announces Irwin EMC Partnership with Conexon Connect to Expand Internet Access to Rural Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Kemp announced Irwin EMC's plans to provide access to reliable, affordable, high-speed fiber broadband service for its 8,400 members. The cooperative has selected Conexon Connect, the internet service provider subsidiary of rural fiber-optic network design and construction management leader Conexon, to lead the project and serve EMC members with fiber broadband.

Gov. Kemp Announces Georgia Jobs and Infrastructure Committees

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian Kemp named members of the Georgia Jobs and Infrastructure Committees, which will be responsible for receiving applications and making recommendations to the Governor regarding federal coronavirus relief funds allocated to Georgia through the American Rescue Plan. State government entities, units of local government, industries, and nonprofits will be eligible to apply.

Gov. Kemp Announces Gerlda Hines to Lead Department of Human Services

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Gerlda Hines will be sworn in as the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services (DHS) on June 30 and begin her duties as Commissioner on July 1. Hines, who previously served as Chief of Staff for DHS, will replace outgoing Commissioner Robyn Crittenden. Commissioner Crittenden was recently appointed to serve as the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue.

Gov. Kemp Issues Statement in Response to U.S. Department of Justice Lawsuit

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit in opposition to Georgia’s Election Integrity Act, S.B. 202.

Gov. Kemp Announces Freshly Inc. to More than Double Workforce in Georgia, Creating 665 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that fresh-prepared meal delivery service Freshly Inc. is more than doubling their planned workforce in Georgia and investing $52 million in expanding to Clayton County. The new distribution facility will create 665 jobs in Ellenwood, Georgia.

Gov. Kemp Appoints Dep. Chief of Staff to Lead Department of Community Health

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Caylee Noggle, would begin serving as the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) on July 1. Current DCH Commissioner Frank Berry is retiring following decades of service to the state of Georgia in various capacities.

Gov. Kemp Issues Final Public Health State of Emergency Executive Order

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the final executive order extending the public health state of emergency, which will now expire on Thursday, July 1 at 12:00 AM.

ICYMI: Governor Kemp Joins Fox and Friends to Discuss Crime in Atlanta

ATLANTA - This morning, Governor Kemp joined Fox and Friends to discuss the rise of crime in Atlanta.

Gov. Kemp Op-Ed: Delivering on Our Promise to Expand Rural Broadband

The below op-ed from Governor Kemp appeared in The Macon Telegraph on Sunday, June 20.