Author: Jessica Szilagyi

Oliver files legislation to ban possession of bump stocks in Georgia

A Georgia Democrat has filed legislation that would ban bump stocks in Georgia. State Representative Mary Margaret Oliver of Decatur filed the bill Wednesday and told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that “there is no justification for this kind of device being easily sold and implemented to make a weapon more dangerous.” HB 651 would make it illegal to

Morning Reads – Thursday, November 16, 2017

On this date in 1907, Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state. Peaches  The most interesting name for an event that you’ll read all day. Or week. The #1 cause for rising auto rates in Georgia Georgia farmers honored with Centennial farming award Some of Georgia’s dirtiest water sources State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver introduces annual anti-gun

Suspended Worth County Sheriff Unaffected by Settlement in Student Search Case

On Monday, Governor Nathan Deal announced the suspension of the Sheriff in Worth County after months of controversy and now, the people await the appointment of an interim Sheriff by the Chief Superior Court Judge. Deal said Hobby remaining on the job would compromise the integrity of law enforcement in the community. The southwest Georgia

Morning Reads – Monday, November 13, 2017

Will had a conflict that kept him busy, so I’m filling in for his Morning Reads. School turnaround plan implementation begins Panel recommends pay raise for state lawmakers. Georgia Water Coalition issues report on ag consumption  NAFTA and the Peach State  Vogtle’s critics get louder and louder  The back and forth on the ICE detention

Williams condemns Hill for a record that’s mostly the same as his

Following the special elections on Tuesday, November 7, State Senator and candidate for Governor Michael Williams issued a press release condemning former Senator Hunter Hill, also running for Governor, for vacating his seat to seek higher office. His frustration stemmed from election results leading to two Democrats in a runoff for a seat formerly held