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More Than 100 City Officials Endorse Kemp for Re-election

For Immediate Release
Monday, September 13, 2021

ATLANTA - Today the Kemp for Governor campaign released the following list of endorsements from current city officials.

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Kemp for Governor Rolls Out Elected Officials for Kemp

For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 2, 2021

ATLANTA - Today the Kemp for Governor campaign released the following list of endorsements from current members of the Georgia General Assembly.

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Kemp for Governor Rolls Out 2022 Grassroots Army and Staff

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Kemp for Governor Rolls Out 2022 Grassroots Army and Staff

Atlanta, GA - Today the Kemp for Governor campaign officially rolled out its network of grassroots leaders across all 159 counties in Georgia as well as initial staff. The campaign will hold an official kick-off event later this summer.

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Gov. Kemp: Manufacturer to bring 150 jobs, $123 million plant to south Georgia

ALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A company that makes glass containers says it plans to build its first U.S. factory in south Georgia.

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Arglass Yamamura says the $123 million plant in Valdosta will employ more than 150 workers once it’s complete. The project was announced by Gov. Brian Kemp’s office.

Kemp said in a statement the manufacturing plant “will generate exciting opportunities for hardworking Georgians.”

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Gov. Brian Kemp helps to cut ribbon on PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie

Gov. Brian Kemp, with the help of officials from Moultrie, Colquitt County and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, officially cuts the ribbon on the new PCOM South Georgia campus at 2050 Tallokas Road in Moultrie on Tuesday. The campus, which sits on 31 acres, will be a home base for 55 students when they begin classes toward earning their medical degrees. More than 30 faculty and staff have been preparing the campus, for which a groundbreaking took place more than 400 days ago, for the first class of students.

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Georgia receives A+ for small business friendliness; Kemp says they are 'backbone' of state's economy

ATLANTA — A nationally-known website and app that helps consumers find local professionals for projects says Georgia is at the top when it comes to small business friendliness. 

Small business owners on the website Thumbtack awarded Georgia an A+ this year, ranking fourth in a survey in 49 states.

With more than 5,000 small business owners surveyed, it is the largest continuous study of small business perceptions of local government policy in the United States, according to a press release. 

Georgia was previously ranked sixth in the 2018 Thumbtack Survey.

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Kemp unveils ‘laborious’ plan to dismantle Common Core standards

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to eliminate Common Core won’t involve a swift overhaul of education policy, but rather what he called a “laborious” process to review the reading, writing and math standards.

The governor wrote in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution op-ed this week that three separate panels will be involved in his push to “dismantle” Common Core, an effort that resurrects a long-simmering debate in Georgia politics. 

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Opinion: Back to school, not the status quo

In the coming weeks, thousands of Georgia students will return to school and officially begin the 2019-2020 academic year.

While many of the classrooms may look familiar and the cafeteria food tastes the same, there are plenty of changes underway to improve teacher retention rates, address lingering mental health challenges, enhance educational outcomes, and keep our students safe from violence and fear.

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