Varnell is a small city in Whitfield County with a population of over 1,700. They have a police department as one of their city’s services. Well, they did until the city council made a surprise move this week and voted to disband the department. A little back story: The Varnell Police responded to a domestic
Kasim Reed is one of the 92 (and growing) mayors and governors who will continue to honor the Paris Climate Accord, even if the United States won’t. Using the conservative saw that local leaders know what’s better for their people than officials in D.C., this proves Trump’s decision was bad for Americans. According to my count, 33
Savannah Alderman Tony Thomas’ no good, very bad day has morphed into a no good, very bad couple of years. Last week, while the rest of us were distracted by Montana Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte treating a reporter very badly (or, more accurately, physically assaulting said reporter) for asking questions he didn’t like, Thomas too treated a
Poultry enthusiasts and property rights advocates thought things would be different with the election of Commission Chairman Mike Boyce, but it seems they thought wrong. Cobb County Commissioners voted Tuesday evening to reject a zoning variance which would have allowed a family to keep three chickens on their family property in a Cobb subdivision. Natallia Vilchenko presented her
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
Sandy Springs City Councilman Gabriel Sterling has entered the race to become Fulton County Commission Chairman. The current Chairman, John Eaves, is running for Mayor of Atlanta. Sterling joins longtime Fulton/Atlanta politico Robb Pitts in the quest to replace Eaves. Yep… I'm in the race for Fulton Commission Chairman. #gapol https://t.co/z847cf3BFn — Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling)
A former mayor of a South Georgia town has been arrested. Again. Linda Harris, the former mayor of Meigs in Thomas County, was arrested Tuesday after the sheriff discovered she gave false statements in court documents filed on March 16.