Category: Atlanta

Is Amazon HQ2 Search Cobb/Gwinnett’s Transit Wake Up Call?

As Charlie alluded to in his latest column, Amazon’s search for a “full equal” HQ highlights the most vexing question for Cobb/Gwinnett Counties and Georgia generally. Will you join the mass transit program or get left behind? It can’t get any more explicit than Amazon requiring “direct” mass transit access “at site” for their new

We Have YET ANOTHER Candidate to Replace Vincent Fort

UPDATE: I suppose I haven’t been following this race closely. Linda Pritchett, Mable Thomas and Elijah Tutt are running as well. Nikema Williams made it official today, announcing her campaign for Senate District 39. If you’ve spent time at the Capitol or even been marginally involved with Democratic Party politics for the last 12 years

The Two Georgias Are Now Five Georgias

This week’s Courier Herald column: This is the second in a series. The introductory column can be found here. During the 1980’s, the Director of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension Service Tal DuVall published a study on “Two Georgias”, highlighting the growing disparity between a prosperous and growing metro Atlanta, and a mostly rural “other Georgia”. It