This week’s Courier Herald column: A year ago about this time I wrote a column called “America The Beautiful”, in which I described an 8,000-mile road trip. The overriding point of that piece was that the real beauty of our country is in its people. This is best experienced and appreciated in person, and I
During his “Wear a Mask” tour, Governor Kemp made it abundantly clear he lacks the desire to actually combat the spread of coronavirus. Side note: yesterday was yet another record-breaking day forCovid-19 in Georgia with 2,464 new cases . Our previous record was Monday with 2,016 cases. That broke the record set six days before.
On June 23 there were 1,872 new coronavirus cases in Georgia. That broke the record of 1,598 on April 7. (Maybe the only good news is the seven-day average of new deaths is, near-ish to it’s lowest point since the outbreak began in earnest?) You will recall, the day after setting the new-cases peak in
Email in-box reminds us that we’re still in session, but still also in a pandemic: While we’re all trying to work and re-establish normalcy as much as possible, it’s also time to remember that we each have some personal responsibility to keep Covid-19 from spreading.
In Sunday’s New York Times there was a bit of clarity in the Veepstakes: it remains muddy as ever. There does seem to be a greater push for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. According to the Times, how Mayor bottoms handled the Covid-19 outbreak and civil unrest in Atlanta has elevated her profile. Bottoms and
Governor Kemp updated the progress on Georgia’s re-opening this afternoon with an expansion of businesses that will be allowed to open – all after meeting new guidelines to minimize the possibility of spreading disease. A few highlights gleaned from the twitterverse: Bars and nightclubs can re-open June 1. If you’re not quite there yet, in-person
This week’s Courier Herald column: We thought it would be two weeks. It’s been over two months. While we as a people were briefly united at the beginning of the pandemic – at least as much as we can be these days – we’ve begun to devolve into our more typical posture. Instead of us
The Vice President, Governor, Georgia’s junior Senator and Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia are getting lunch at Waffle House HQ in Norcross today. A statement from Sen. Kelly Loeffler said the group will have a roundtable discussing how to safely reopen Georgia’s economy. Loeffler added: “The vice president is no stranger to Georgia, and this visit
This week’s Courier Herald column: To Aidan, Gena, Max, and the other members of the Class of 2020, You got hosed. There’s really not a better spin on how your senior year was interrupted and then cut short. You had certain expectations, hopes, and dreams. There were things you wanted to do. Instead of proms,