Author: IrishPat

Fowler to lead Prosecution Division

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that John Fowler of the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office has been hired to lead the Georgia Department of Law’s Prosecution Division – effective yesterday.  In his announcement AG Carr said: I am looking forward to John Fowler’s leadership. Our Prosecution Division will continue working with statewide law enforcement partners

Congressman Collins on Bill Kokaly’s death.

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the below statement after Bill Kokaly, a member of his staff and a dear friend, died following an 18-month battle with cancer. “Like most people, I have been blessed with childhood friends who have walked with me and my family through every phase of life, constant in a sea of

Boggus launches write-in effort in 9th Congressional race

Michael Boggus, who finished last in Tuesday’s 9 candidate Republican Primary for the 9th Congressional District with 3% of the vote, announced last night on Facebook Live that he will continue his campaign as a write-in candidate in the November general election. Boggus, a Conservative and Constitutionalist, was born and raised in Gainesville and works

Carr appoints Chief Deputy

Attorney General Chris Carr has appointed W. Wright Banks, Jr. to serve as Chief Deputy for the Georgia Department of Law. In making the announcement General Carr commented: Since becoming Georgia’s Attorney General, I have often relied on Wright’s steady guidance, and I am confident that he will continue to help lead the Department of

AG’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit hard at work

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit working with local District Attorneys, local law enforcement and the GBI continue to aggressively prosecute both buyers and traffickers. Recent prosecutions in four judicial circuits around the state have resulted in Grand Jury indictments of those individuals involved in the human trafficking trade.

Opioid Settlement framework announced

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. MNK is currently the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States. In announcing the framework AG Carr said: Our office remains focused on holding accountable those who

Georgia joins JUUL investigation

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia has joined a bipartisan, multistate investigation of e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs. The 39-state coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including targeting of youth, claims regarding nicotine content and statements regarding risks, safety and effectiveness as a smoking cessation device. The Attorney General commented: Underage vaping

Pensacola ruling aids Georgia

Attorney General Chris Carr praised an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in favor of the City of Pensacola. At question was a World War II monument in the shape of a cross in a Pensacola park. The ruling will help similar monuments including one in Fort Oglethorpe along the trail in the Chickamauga

Gurtler announces for Congress

In an exclusive for WJRB/WJUL’s Mountain Mornings, State Representative Matt Gurtler announced his intention to seek the 9th Congressional seat currently held by Congressman Doug Collins. With Collins challenging Senator Kelly Loeffler, the open seat has attracted State Senator John Wilkinson, State Representative Kevin Tanner, former Congressman Paul Broun and now Representative Gurtler. Speculation continues