Author: Charlie

On the birthday of a GA Interstate

This week’s Courier Herald column: Interstate 285 turned fifty years old this month.  The then two-lane highway opened in October 1969 allowing travelers to completely bypass Atlanta.  Georgia hasn’t built many freeways since I-285, favoring instead to constantly add lanes to those we already have.  I-16 connected Macon to Savannah in 1978.  Other spur highways

What are we cheering for?

This week’s Courier Herald column: Sometimes it takes a swift kick in the gut to assess where we are, why we do what we do, and what we should be doing going forward.  For sports fans in Georgia, we’ve been provided ample opportunity.  It was a week that began and ended with embarrassing losses by

Dean Alford Resigns From Board Of Regents; Charged With Fraud

Per press release from Georgia’s Attorney General’s Office: ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation today announced that a joint investigation of suspected racketeering and criminal attempt to commit theft by taking has warranted the arrest of Clarence Dean Alford, a former member of the Board of Regents representing

Reps Rich, Greene Introduce Vaping Legislation

From a press release this morning: ATLANTA – State Representatives Bonnie Rich (R-Suwanee) and Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert) today announced that they will introduce legislation during the 2020 legislative session to address vaping and e-cigarette use in Georgia.  “As a mother of teenagers, I have firsthand knowledge of the insidious and harmful effects of youth vaping

Georgia Capitol Damaged In Overnight Break In

Details at this point are scarce, but it appears someone broke into the Georgia Capitol last night and did “a lot of damage”. Officials are still trying to put together exactly what happened. A motive is not yet known, but reports/rumors are that a suspect is in custody and possibly hospitalized. This is posted primarily

Senator Perdue Goes Bipartisan For School Safety

Senator David Perdue has teamed up with Alabama Democrat Doug Jones to introduce a bill to improve school safety. The bill is modeled after grants used here in Georgia. Senator Perdue’s press release is as follows: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Doug Jones (D-AL) are taking bipartisan action to strengthen school safety

Georgia moving to the next level

This week’s Courier Herald column: Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium had a bit of a coming out party Saturday night.  A record capacity crowd greeted Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish and kept the stadium rocking until almost midnight.  A national TV audience was able to witness Georgia grind out a victory.  It was a great night

Georgia Ports: Here we grow again

This week’s Courier Herald column: I’ve covered the “State of the Port” address in Savannah about six or seven times now.  The meeting hosted by the Georgia Ports Authority and the Savannah chapter of the Propeller Club of the United States fills the Savannah Convention Center ballroom to capacity every year.  It’s a room where