Saluting the unsung heroes of the ice storm

Our state's elected leaders have received well deserved recognition for the effective, coordinated response to last week's winter storm. As a result of comprehensive planning, some lessons learned, and the dedication of thousands of heroes on the front lines, Georgians remained safe, the roads were clear, and children were home with their families.

As ice accumulated on trees and power lines, our state's utility employees were ready. Having left their own families at home, they staged in parking lots and temporary facilities — ready to start working first to prevent outages and then to restore power to the many Georgians who lost it. While it may have taken longer in some cases than anyone would have liked — it was not for lack of determination or commitment. The same of which can be said for our public safety and transportation workers. They got ahead of the storm and did not rest — or go home — until the danger had passed.

The Georgia Chamber is proud to salute these unsung heroes who exemplify everything that is great about our state and remind us all that when we work together, we can accomplish incredible results.

Sincerely,

Chris Clark

President and CEO

Georgia Chamber of Commerce



More Opinion

Georgia Says

The Savannah Morning News on state's beer laws: Once upon a time in Georgia, most beer drinkers had two choices when they wanted a cold one ... Read More


Where’s the ice?

Let’s call it the storm that wasn’t. Predictions of 1-3 inches of snow, freezing rain leading to the dreaded black ice and a who ... Read More


Why conservatives get mad at the mainstream media

It is an ongoing feature in modern-American politics that rears its head every day and consistently draws the ire of Conservatives. Look no ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!? Javier Garcia, who “resigned” as Grantville’s police ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Gainesville Times on Gov. Deal's plan for schools: For decades, conservative leaders in Washington and Atlanta have preached the goal o ... Read More

Coweta’s economic situation continues on right path

A lot of times it seems economic gurus use a litany of crystal balls, chicken feet, dice rolls and sometimes even monkeys to figure out what ... Read More