Yesterday in Jefferson County, 40 African American senior citizens were denied a ride to the polls for the second day of early voting because of a “BBQ Becky.” In case you’re unaware of who BBQ Becky is, she is the lady who called police in Oakland, California this past May on some African American men
Back in April, Jim Galloway reported that Democrats and Republicans have developed different language for what essentially amounts to the same thing – Medicaid expansion. Whether you call it a Medicaid waiver or Medicaid expansion, they’re both ways to cover folks that have been in the coverage gap in Georgia since the Patient Protection and
Nothing like learning you’re not going to lose an additional $81 a month on a Friday afternoon. That was the good fortune of Georgia’s state retirees on UnitedHealthcare’s standard Medicare plans last Friday, according to the Department of Community Health. The board had earlier voted to raise the rate, but reversed that decision last week.
I didn’t know Powell Moore until I moved to Milledgeville. This is strange to me, because I should have met him while I worked in DC. Yet, it took leaving politics and moving out of the capital to meet one of the most influential – and most quiet about it – Georgians in the field.
Happy Friday! It’s Pride Week in Augusta! This is one of my favorite downtown festivals, just behind Arts in the Heart and Westobou. If you’ve never been to Augusta Pride, I highly recommend it, as it’s one of the nicest groups of folks you’ll be around all month, guaranteed. The downside, of course, is that
After the primary, Casey Cagle was flying high. He was well ahead of his nearest competitor, Brian Kemp, and most considered him to be the shoo-in to be the gubernatorial nominee on the Republican side, with these next few weeks a mere formality before he’d be the real nominee. Well, bless his heart. Cagle has
Ah, Georgia’s historic preservation tax credit. It’s a way to encourage restoration of older buildings to make them comfortable for modern-day residences and businesses while still conforming to each building’s original architectural particularities. Homeowners can receive up to $100,000, and $300,000, $5 million, or $10 million is available for commercial properties, depending on the expense
Most of the time, I find ratings silly. However, one that I like to pay attention to is the Leapfrog Group’s semi-annual survey on hospital safety. In order to get an A rating from Leapfrog, hospitals are reviewed in 27 areas, including physician staffing in intensive care units, proper hygienic methods (think hand washing and
Happy Alfred Hitchcock Day! Film School Rejects has 13 suggestions for how to celebrate the Master of Suspense. It feels good to be a temporary escapee from volunteer commitment jail, and after this, I should have two more weeks of confinement until my sentence ends. 🙂 Pat Conroy Congratulations to Georgia State, which won the Sun