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

Can we have our hospital now?

Reading Superior Court Judge Emory Palmer’s ruling Wednesday against the Georgia Department of Community Health is the legal equivalen ... Read More


There’s no need

(Editor’s Note: The following editorial was written before news broke that Judge Emory Palmer had ruled in favor of a Certificate of N ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RAVE: It’s official. The ribbon cutting (actually four such ceremonies in ... Read More


Kick it, ladies. It’s your time (again)

Two years ago, Hannah Murray, then co-captain of the Northgate Lady Vikings soccer team, sent a note to her teammates prior to the Final Fou ... Read More


Go West

There is an almost sure-fire recipe for disaster. One improper measurement, leaving out a single ingredient, and it's Lucille Ball in the ki ... Read More

Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!? Two serious wrecks on Interstate 85 caused some major traffic jams, bu ... Read More