Thursday, August 30, 2012
Speaking from party's national convention, Georgia senator also says it's time for those who were initially were lukewarm on Romney to "get on board."
TAMPA, FL -- As Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepares to give the most important speech of his life Thursday night, U.S. Senate Johnny Isakson offered up a bit of advice to party's nominee: Focus on your strengths Isakson, in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, told Patch that Romney has had numerous successes in his career — as a businessman, former governor of Massachusetts and head of the Salt Lake City Olympics. And he shouldn't be shy about letting people know about those achievements, Isakson said. "He is a very accomplished man who has done very, very many things and has been successful," the senator said. "He’s been maligned a lot by many in the other party and many on the outside, but he’s the real deal…
Friday, March 16, 2012
"Manufacturing is not only alive in Georgia, it's growing in Georgia." -- Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Caterpillar broke ground on its Athens area manufacturing plant on March 16, 2012.
Gov. Nathan Deal, Sen. Johnny Isakson and Congressman Paul Broun joined other officials in welcoming Caterpillar to its newest location on March 16.
Caterpillar held a groundbreaking event for its new Oconee-Athens facility on Friday, March 16. Gray Construction has been contracted to build the one-million-square-foot plant that will employ 1,400 and manufacture small track-type tractors and mini hydraulic excavators. Production is slated to begin in late 2013.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Former presidents and elected officials from Georgia weigh-in on the news.
Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, has been killed by U.S. forces, President Barack Obama confirmed Sunday night. "Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body," he said in a televised speech at the White House. Read the full text from the president's speech. Former presidents congratulated the American forces and President Obama. "This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the…