Author: IrishPat

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

Dr. NO maybe a “Yes”

In an email to supporters and a post on Facebook, 8th District State Representative Matt Gurtler indicated he is considering greener pastures than the Georgia House floor. The openings in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District and District 50 in the State Senate might be friendlier to self-proclaimed principled conservative. With the announcement of Congressman Doug Collins

Competition in 2nd Congressional District

Politics in Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District just got a little more interesting as my good friend, Don Cole, has announced his intention to challenge incumbent Congressman Sanford Bishop. Born in born in Barnesville and growing up in Bonaire, Don has a long history of conservative leadership in southwest Georgia. In announcing his candidacy, Cole observed