Our network

Politics

Ralston, Isakson to address UWG graduates

Ralston, Isakson to address UWG graduates

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The University of West Georgia will hold its spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Coliseum.

The morning ceremony will feature a commencement address by Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston. The attorney from Blue Ridge has served in the House of Representatives since 2002 and was elected speaker on Jan. 11, 2010.

The afternoon ceremony will feature a commencement address by Senator Johnny Isakson. The Marietta businessman began serving in the U.S. Senate in 2004. Prior to that, he served 17 years in the Georgia legislature and three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

UWG's 9 a.m.

Georgia Attorney General deplores 2010 domestic violence deaths

Georgia Attorney General deplores 2010 domestic violence deaths

ATLANTA -- Attorney General Sam Olens has joined the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence to issue the 7th annual Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report.

The Report analyzes homicides and near-deadly results, provides strategies for ending domestic violence and spotlights communities that have successfully implemented recommendations from previous reports.

"Domestic violence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in Georgia," said Olens. "I appreciate the important role that the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and its partners play in raising awareness of domestic violence and offering concrete recommendations for reducing its occurrence in our communities.

Separation of Church & State Seminar

WACO, GA -- On Thursday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct. 22, there will be seminars on the separation of church and state, held at the Murphy Campus of West Georgia Technical College (176 Murphy Campus Boulevard, Waco, 30182).

Dr. Dave Miller of Apologetics Press will be speaking on "The Silencing of God: The Dismantling of America's Christian Heritage."

This seminar will address several key questions, including:

* Did the Founding Fathers advocate "separation of church and state?"

* Did the Founding Fathers oppose public expression of religion?

* Was America originally intended to be a Christian nation?

The seminars are free and open to the public. They will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both nights.

For more information, call Patrick Gray at 678-469-0726.