A Lesson On Distracted Driving

This week’s Courier Herald column: Sunday was Father’s Day, and I spent the morning giving my niece a driving lesson. She’s been doing quite well, and is almost ready for her driver’s test next month – even if her mother and grandmother are not. She’s not terribly interested in politics at her age, but she

Monday Morning Reads – June 18

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. As silly as this sounds, I agree with that video game addiction is real. Know your fireworks law. Also, don’t be a jerk on July 4th. Jackson Street Bridge has long been a meeting ground for suburban whites and tacky tourists. Now they’ll have a

Republican SoS Candidates Don’t Support Gambling/Boxing in Georgia

If the Republican Secretary of State hopefuls defeat John Barrow, there will be no heavyweight title fights in Georgia. One of the may facets of the SoS office, and unfortunately the most forgotten one, is that s/he is the boxing commissioner for the state of Georgia. Georgian boxing aficionados were intrigued by the Chris Christie

Georgia Hitting Records in Employment and Job Creation

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia achieved records in employment and job creation during May. The highlights of the jobs report: The number of employed Georgians is at an all-time high, after increasing by 13,552 to 4,929,241 The labor force has grown to an all-time high of 5,144,777, after adding

Gov. Barnes Endorses Stacey Abrams

If anyone thought there might be some lingering bitterness from the two Stacies primary that thought was put to rest this morning as Governor Roy Barnes endorsed Stacey Abrams. Barnes was an early and enthusiastic backer of the other Stacey–Ms. Evans. From an Abrams campaign press release, Barnes’ quote: “I understand first hand how vital

Morning Reads

Tomorrow, two juggernauts of world football collide: yes, the world truly awaits Russia vs. Saudi Arabia. Atlanta could host the 2026 World Cup! You still gonna pretend you’re holier-than-thou about soccer?  With my voice still gone, time for Jamie Dupree 2.0 How GA congresscritters reacted to the North Korea deal.  Valdosta mayor learnin’ kids how