Sanctuary Movement Is A Sign Of Stress

This week’s Courier Herald column: America is a country that was founded on concepts of personal freedoms and limits on government intervention.   Our Constitution enumerates specific powers given to the federal government.  The remaining powers lie to the states, or to the people. The Constitution has set the guiding principles of our Government for 232

Morning Reads for Monday, February 17, 2020

Happy Monday! The Georgia General Assembly is not is session today in observance of Presidents Day. They reconvene tomorrow morning at 10AM. Two Cobb Judges stepping down to leave open seats in 2020 elections Bartow County School Board Chairman Fred Kittle will not seek re-election this year. Mass timber construction technology holds promise for Georgia

Gov Kemp Promotes Griffin Circuit D.A. To Superior Court; Names New D.A., Another Judge Coming Soon

It’s been a busy week in the Griffin Judicial Circuit, which covers Fayette, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties. Governor Brian Kemp announced the appointment of the circuit’s District Attorney, Benjamin Coker, to a new, fifth judgeship. From a press release: Benjamin D. Coker holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Risk Management, and Insurance from the

Biden Leads in Georgia Primary

Vice President Joe Biden is poised to comfortably win the Georgia POTUS Primary. The latest poll from Landmark Communications/WSB has Biden with more than twice the amount of his two closest rivals, Senator Bernie Sanders and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The triumvirate have 32.1%, 14.2% and 14% respectively. However, the most dangerous foe is

Morning Reads for Friday, February 14, 2020

Be sweet to your Valentines. Remember they watch you sleep. RIP Dr. Betty Siegel. SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas in town to dedicate judicial building. James Brown’s death being investigated. Lowest bidder.  (Too soon?) Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice… oh wait.  Did it happen thousands of years ago? Or about to happen now, and no one will see

Sen. Loeffler Touts Second Amendment Work

One of the concerns voiced when Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s name was announced as the next U.S. Senator from Georgia was where she stood on the Second Amendment. If her first month is any indication, she is definitely committed to being an Second Amendment advocate. Sen. Loeffler has already co-sponsored three Second Amendment bills since joining

Gurtler announces for Congress

In an exclusive for WJRB/WJUL’s Mountain Mornings, State Representative Matt Gurtler announced his intention to seek the 9th Congressional seat currently held by Congressman Doug Collins. With Collins challenging Senator Kelly Loeffler, the open seat has attracted State Senator John Wilkinson, State Representative Kevin Tanner, former Congressman Paul Broun and now Representative Gurtler. Speculation continues

Speaker Gingrich Endorses Sen. Loeffler

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has endorsed Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the forthcoming “jungle primary” U.S. Senate race in November. Gingrich: “Kelly Loeffler is exactly the type of political outsider we need in Washington. As a conservative businesswoman and strong supporter of President Trump, Kelly has a proven record of creating jobs