Latest Nathan Deal News

Governor: Norfolk Southern moving headquarters to Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2018 5:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta, bringing with it 850 jobs and more than $500 million in economic investment, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday. The company plans to build a new headquarters campus with 750,000...

Weather to delay start for schools, government, businesses

Dec. 10, 2018 5:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Schools, government offices and some businesses are delaying their openings Tuesday because of potential slippery conditions. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday announced that state government wouldn't open until 10 a.m. Tuesday. He said the delay was based on a National Weather Service...

Atlanta celebrates a title, but revelry won't last long

Dec. 10, 2018 1:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Despite cold, drizzly weather, thousands of fans turned out Monday for a downtown parade and rally to celebrate the city's first championship since 1995. The revelry won't last long. Atlanta United must find a coach to replace Tata Martino and likely cope with the loss of star midfielder...

Poultry producer expanding into Georgia's smallest county

Dec. 9, 2018 11:55 AM EST

CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia-based poultry producer is expanding with a new facility planned for the state's smallest county. Harrison Poultry Inc. recently began construction on a $70 million feed mill and hatchery in Taliaferro (TOL-eh-vur) County. Gov. Nathan Deal's office announced the...

Gov.-elect Kemp names floor leaders for 2019 legislature

Dec. 8, 2018 10:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov.-elect Brian Kemp has chosen six Georgia lawmakers to shepherd his agenda during the 2019 legislative session. Kemps' transition office announced his legislative floor leaders in a news release. Republican state Reps. Jodi Lott of Evans, Terry Rogers of Clarkesville, Bert Reeves of...

Online retailer planning 1,000 jobs in coastal Georgia

Dec. 1, 2018 11:19 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An online retailer of furniture and home decor says it plans to bring 1,000 jobs to coastal Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal's office said Wayfair Inc. plans to build a new facility exceeding 1 million square feet (90,000 sq. meters) in Savannah. About $45 million is expected to be invested...

South Korean company to make batteries in Georgia

Nov. 28, 2018 7:07 AM EST

JEFFERSON, Ga. (AP) — A South Korean company plans to create more than 2,000 jobs as it builds a battery plant in Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal said in a news release Tuesday that SK Innovation plans to spend up to $1.7 billion on a plant to make lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles at the plant...

Candidate-backed group challenges Georgia election process

Nov. 27, 2018 3:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A political organization backed by Democrat Stacey Abrams filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging the way Georgia's elections are run, making good on a promise Abrams made as she ended her bid to become the state's governor. State elections officials "grossly mismanaged" the 2018...

Mac Collins, pioneering rural Georgia Republican, dies at 74

Nov. 22, 2018 5:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians are remembering Mac Collins, a truck driver-turned-lawmaker who helped build Georgia's Republican Party. Collins died Tuesday and a funeral is scheduled Sunday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the cause of death of the 74-year-old Collins wasn't immediately known. "Mac was...

Georgia legislature passes hurricane aid, $40M airline perk

Nov. 17, 2018 12:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers ended their special legislative session Saturday with the state Senate giving final approval to $470 million in emergency aid and tax incentives to victims of Hurricane Michael while also passing a $40 million tax break for airlines. The Senate voted unanimously to approve...