Cox Sells Majority Stake in TV Stations

Cox Enterprises reached a deal with Apollo Management Group, an international investment firm, to sell a majority stake in Cox Media Group. Cox Media Group owns 14 television stations, including WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition follows a nationwide consolidation trend for television stations and comes as regulators at the Federal Communications Commission debate loosening

Morning Reads for Friday, February 15, 2019

Happy Half-Off Chocolate Day! It’s a gauntlet, man. Pitchers and catchers, finally. Seriously, the Sheriff’s Office is CLOSED. It’s not dead yet. It’s feeling better. (Hopefully.) Those Clemson fans will do anything. Hey, Wyoming state Senator – that’s not how any of this works. New York shoots itself in the foot. (Hey, remember us?  WinkWinkNodNod)

Morning Reads – Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! Peaches Alleged victims say Speaker Ralston repeatedly delays cases Fight over Cheez-Its leads to Georgia house arson: report Kemp unveils plan seeking health care waivers Georgia congressman scolded for Confederate book displayed in office Holcomb proposes storing rape kits for at least 50 years 7 Georgia hospitals make America Best list Jimmy

Sen. Isakson Honored with John McCain Service to Country Award

Yesterday, Sen. Johnny Isakson received the inaugural “John S. McCain Service to Country” award for his national service. He was recognized for “his life-long devotion to citizen and public service and for his exceptional leadership in advancing national service to solve community problems.” Some highlights: Champion of both the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps: 2011 sponsorship

Bill Seeks to Protect Religious Views, Voluntary Prayer in Public Schools

A bill filed in the Georgia legislature seeks to prohibit discrimination of public school students and teachers on the basis of religious viewpoints or expression. House Bill 53 filed by State Representative Casey Karpenter, a Dalton Republican, would impose restrictions on local school systems in terms of how students are treated when expression religious viewpoints