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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Deal to sign Lanier safety bill in Buford

Camie Young

Camie Young

Gov. Nathan Deal made two trips to Gwinnett last week, but if you missed him, you have a chance to see him again on Tuesday.

Deal will be in Buford Tuesday to sign a bill into law involving public safety at Lake Lanier.

While a press release wasn't specific, the General Assembly tackled a few bills that fit the description this winter, after a caucus of legislators met following the deaths of two Suwanee brothers last summer and some other high profile cases.

Last week, Deal came to Lawrenceville campus of Georgia Gwinnett College to sign into law a bill that gives equal weight to college courses taken under dual enrollment as high school advanced placement classes, as far as the HOPE Scholarship is concerned.

On Saturday, he attended the GOP's 7th District convention in Buford.

With U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall scheduled to speak, the crowd was treated to a full slate of politicians seeking office.

U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston all made appearances, as Broun and Gingrey are officially in the hunt for next year's open U.S. Senate seat and Kingston is expected to mount a campaign.