Sheriff Candidate Haynes Responds to Gwinnett Sheriff Conway’s Retirement

Ben Haynes, Democratic candidate for Gwinnett County Sheriff, has also responded to the announcement of Gwinnett County Republican Sheriff Butch Conway’s retirement: Today, longtime Gwinnett County Republican Sheriff, Butch Conway, announced his retirement. Upon this announcement, Ben Haynes, a veteran law enforcement professional and Democratic candidate for Sheriff released the following statement: “The retirement of

Kirkland Carden Responds to Retirement of Gwinnett Co. Sheriff

Kirkland Carden, candidate for Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, had some harsh words in response to the announcement that Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway will be retiring and not seeking re-election in 2020. Carden stated: “The man who forced our county into 287(g) and invited the leader of an SPLC-identified hate group to represent his office has announced that he

Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 28

Good morning! Georgia’s junior Senator offers insight into how to win colleagues and influencing president. Or something. Meanwhile, in Atlanta… a resolution to change November’s jungle primary to a good, old-fashioned partisan primary in May won bipartisan support from a House subcommittee. Whenever the election happens, it’s increasingly clear that Rep. Doug Collins is ready

Congressman Doug Collins Is In For Senate

The Daily Caller has confirmed through an aide that Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09) is, indeed, running for US Senate against Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA): Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins plans to run for the battleground Senate seat in Georgia, the Daily Caller confirmed Monday. Collins will likely face the newly appointed Republican Georgia Sen. Kelly

Local Control? Or, To the People…

This week’s Courier Herald column: Much of what is done and not done in government has a common root or theme.  It’s difficult to educate the public and keep a couple hundred citizen legislators on message on every technical matter considered for law or policy.  Slogans are easier to remember than white papers. One of

Morning Reads for Monday, January 27, 2020

“Budget Week” is officially over and this week promises to be a busy one under the Gold Dome. Longtime auto dealer launching new transportation service Several events across Georgia scheduled to highlight National School Choice Week 2 dead after small plane crash in Georgia State praises “record year” for jobs, work force in Georgia Georgia

Gov. Kemp Announces Record Low Unemployment

Gov. Kemp announced today that Georgia added more than 70,000 jobs during the last twelve months. This brings the number of Georgia jobs to 4.65 million, a record for Georgia, and unemployment at 3.2%, another record. 1 out of 7 of the new jobs included three critical areas: education and health services; leisure and hospitality;

Morning Reads for Friday, January 24, 2020

Remember the definition of insanity.  That would buy a whole lotta chicken.  The dire predictions of Thunder Dome, but worse, are greatly exaggerated.  Prayers for a blog friend, Kathy.  Invest in some of those germs masks, they said.  My face.  My business.   Beautiful, brilliant Cardiff.  Faster, please.  Yet another reason to hate dementia. RIP Terry