Author: Nathan

Guest Editorial: The Case For Virtual & In-Person Options For Schools

Editor’s Note: The following editorial was written by State Rep. Wes Cantrell (R-Woodstock). “Georgia schools have become a breeding ground for this pandemic.”       This quote was attributed to my legislative colleagues by CBS Channel 46 News. When I contacted these colleagues about this outrageous quote, one of them invited me to join him in a

Kevin Van Ausdal Bows Out of #GA14 Race

Northwest Georgia is heavily Republican, so it’s easy to forget there is a Democrat that’s running against Marjorie Greene to replace Congressman Tom Graves in GA-14. Kevin Van Ausdal was the Democratic nominee for the 14th until today when he released a message indicating that he was withdrawing from the race due to “family and

Governor Kemp Appoints New GEMA Director

Governor Brian Kemp announced that Georgia State Patrol Captain Chris Stallings will take over as director for Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security (GEMA/HS) at a press conference this morning. Former Georgia Emergency Communications Authority Deputy Director Mike Smith will take on the role of Chief of Staff for GEMA/HS. From a press release from

2020 Primary Runoff Results

It’s also Election Night for the General Primary Run-off Races. Republican voters in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District apparently wanted a true outsider. Marjorie Greene, who originally began her campaign in her home district of GA-06 to unseat Congresswoman Lucy McBath, looks to be sailing towards a victory to succeed Congressman Tom Graves in the US

Georgia Mourns Loss of Civil Rights Leaders

Georgia lost two civil rights icons on the same day. Both Reverend C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis passed away on July 17th. Former Senator Johnny Isakson tweeted out the picture of him hugging his friend and colleague on the House floor expressing his sorrow for the passing of Congressman Lewis: I am terribly saddened

State Senate Approves Plan To Boost Rural Broadband; State Launches Internet Speed Project

Rural broadband has been a hot topic over the last few years, and the transition to online instruction due to COVID-19 has shown real gaps in areas that do not have access to high-speed Internet access. The Georgia Senate passed legislation that would allow the state Public Service Commission to regulating how much electric co-ops

Mid-Morning Reads for Friday, June 19

Good morning. I’m in for Ginny today, so here are your mid-morning reads for Juneteenth 2020. Here: A Confederate monument is removed from the square in downtown Decatur A Fulton Commissioner files petition challenging challenger’s victory Standardized testing might get punted for the 2020-2021 school year COVID-19 is still a thing Bill to privatize historic