Rep. Matt Hatchett New House Majority Whip

State Representative Matt Hatchett (R-Dublin) was elected today as the House Majority Whip. He will serve for the remainder of the 2021-2022 legislative term. From a press release: “I am honored to have been elected by my Republican colleagues to serve in this new capacity,” said Majority Whip Hatchett. “I am thankful for the residents

Morning Reads for Friday, July 23, 2021

Precious Darling Boy hits his first Grand Slam. Pineapple casserole is a true test of your Southerness. DGD Mary Katherine Ham basically Mary Katherine Hams CNN. Yeah, this is an own goal. I’m sure this is nothing to worry about. At all. Nothing is sadder than a clicking countdown clock… The bigger they are, the

Speaker Proposes Massive Additional Resources To Aid Law Enforcement

This week’s Courier Herald column: Georgia House Speaker David Ralston this week unveiled a $75 million spending proposal for “Law Enforcement and Mental Health”.   The headline feature of the package is a one-time $1,000 bonus for every POST certified local police officer and sheriff’s deputy in the state.  State law enforcement officers received a $1,000

Morning Reads – Thursday, July 22, 2021

Peaches Another Georgia Rep recovering from COVID-19 Georgia film industry also recovering from COVID-19 Leading the money race for Georgia Governor Zell Miller joins race for Lt. Governor Ralston wants $1,000 one-time bonuses for local police The district attorney indicted while running for district attorney will head to trial in September MTG is under attack

Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 20

Good morning! The leadership change at DFCS happened much more abruptly than many initially realized — and many child advocates are concerned with the potential fallout. Georgians (and Georgia lawmakers) might be wise to prepare for twice the Special Session fun this fall. Work on salvaging the Golden Ray has temporarily paused for crane maintenance.

What Do Georgia Prosecutors Learn at Taxpayer Funded Conference on Jekyll Island?

If the picture below from the 2021 Prosecuting Attorneys of Georgia Summer Conference is any indication then it is clear the left’s illiberal campaign to infiltrate and weaponize all institutions extends to our local district attorneys as well as our local school districts. I admit my conservative bias just as Andrew Sullivan admitted his progressive

Morning Reads for Friday, July 16, 2021

What’s old is new again. Remember when GT had a nuclear reactor on campus? Sounds reasonable. Especially since the KK on Ponce is still rebuilding. Everyone is quitting this fall. So say the cool kids. Faster, please. Stop wallpapering over the cracks. How can we miss you if you won’t go away? This used to

Morning Reads – Thursday, July 15, 2021

Peaches Can we at least admit we have a counting problem? A really embarrassed racoon. Columbia County Judicial Circuit suit settled. Smell something? Tell something! Backing the new Medicaid bill. Tough testimony in Beck’s federal trial this week. For Trump, Butch ain’t it. Opioid crisis continues to be perfect storm in Georgia. To end NAACP