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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - This morning, Governor Kemp joined Fox and Friends to discuss the rise of crime in Atlanta.
The below op-ed from Governor Kemp appeared in The Macon Telegraph on Sunday, June 20.