Author: Charlie

Farewell to Uncle Bob

This week’s Courier Herald column: I got the sad news that Uncle Bob passed away last week, at the age of 90.  Robert Poydasheff wasn’t really my uncle, but that’s what everyone in Columbus Georgia called him.  In addition to the honorary title of Uncle, he accumulated other titles of significance during his life. He

Everything Isn’t Awful

This week’s Courier Herald column: 2020 has presented unique challenges that most of us wouldn’t have dreamed of a year ago.  We’ve added social unrest and a pandemic to an election year, and forced a shutdown of much of the economy in the process.  It’s not surprising that much of the news these days is

Congress Is Holding The Unemployed Hostage For Bailouts

This week’s Courier Herald column: Georgians who find themselves unemployed due to the pandemic are no longer receiving additional unemployment insurance payments due to gridlock in Washington.  That’s the nice, sanitized way that the current situation is currently being reported.  It sounds much nicer and less sinister than reporting that those hardest hit by the

Tom Graves To Leave Congress Next Month

From Congressman Graves’ office: Ranger, G.A. – This evening Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) released the following statement: “With the House planning to wrap up the People’s business and the final report from the Modernization Committee set to be filed in the next few weeks, I intend to step down from Congress and begin the next chapter of

Governor Kemp Appoints Connie Wilford, Gregory Voyles To Superior Courts

Today, Governor Brian Kemp made two appointments to fill judgeships in two Georgia Superior Courts. From a press release: Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his appointments of Connie Williford and Gregory Voyles to fill vacancies on the Superior Courts of the Macon and Southern Judicial Circuits, respectively. Williford will fill the vacancy