DA Request for GBI Investigation into Columbus Schools Incidents Not in the Cards

The Columbus Police Department is currently investigating two rather horrific situations involving the Muscogee County School District. That’s enough for now, the GBI said following a request from Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit DA Julia Slater. From The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: “The GBI has received a request letter from the DA’s office to investigate an incident involving [Bryant] Thomas,” Nelly

Real Cost of Attempts to De-legitimize Trump

President-elect Donald Trump (a phrase that still doesn’t feel quite possible) has faced a series of attacks from disappointed Democrats and their fellow travelers in the media since his election. First it was a series of meaningless reminders that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, making her the President of California. Then there were attacks

Morning Reads for Tuesday, December 13

Good morning! We’re in the thick of what I like to call Marathon Week, where you get as much done as humanly possible this week, so you can meander through next week. Onward into Tuesday, and may your Bullet Journals (I’m not the only one here who does that, am I?) be a column of

Finding Peace in Plains

This week’s Courier Herald column: I wanted to be in Plains Sunday morning. It had been a rough week. It’s nearing the end of a rough year. I’ve been working on a project in Southwest Georgia since spring, and this has had me traveling to and through Plains Georgia almost monthly since then. It’s been

U.S. Missing The Mark On Climate Policy

The following is a guest Op-Ed from David Gattie, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Georgia. I asked him to summarize the following after seeing a similar discussion he was having online in order to share with our readers. – Charlie President-elect Donald Trump recently announced that his choice to head up

Morning Reads — December 12

Happy Monday, everyone! I erected a 9ft inflatable minion yesterday to irritate my insufferable neighbors. T’is the season! Jawja University System of Jawja to institutions of higher education: Don’t violate federal and state law–seriously. Three of the eight members in Chatham County’s delegation are associated with companies or organizations paid to provide services at the Chatham County

State Rep. Jeff Jones prefiles Georgia Educator Tax Credit legislation

Georgia House of Representatives member Jeff Jones, a Republican from Brunswick, has prefiled House Bill 13 to grant tax credits to some of Georgia’s teachers. The credit would be directly related to expenses teachers incur to supply and stock their classrooms. The bill, which defines “eligible expenses” as “a necessary and ordinary expense incurred by

The Return of Burrell Ellis

I am imagining the moment Burrell Ellis walks back into his old office as DeKalb CEO once again, reinstated with three weeks left in his term in office, after eight months in stir and a year of appeal time to contemplate just where to stick the shiv. How easy might it be for him to

Candidate In SD-54 Race Unaware Of Hearing On Possible Campaign Finance Violations

The Dalton Daily Citizen has an article saying that Conda Goodson, a Republican candidate in the Senate District 54 special election, was unaware that the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (formerly, the State Ethics Commission) voted 4-0 to move forward with a hearing on possible campaign finance violations.  From the Daily Citizen: “The