Go To Iowa Anyway, Governor Kemp

Courier Herald column for the week of July 23rd: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp continues to be the subject of rumors, speculation, and even some wishful thinking that he will enter the race to be the Republican nominee for President in 2024.  While being strategically coy about his future plans, has tamped down talk that he

Most Current Campaign News Is Filler While We Wait

Courier Herald column for the week of July 16th: It’s summer.  Most of you, hopefully, are doing summery things.  What most people aren’t doing is spending every waking moment obsessing who will be elected President 17 months from now. Political operatives and the press that cover them aren’t most people. They’re part of an industry,

Georgia Rep. Mesha Mainor Switches to Republican Party

The press release below was issued by Josh McKoon, Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, in response to Rep. Mesha Mainor’s decision to switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. Mainor was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2020 and currently represents House District 56. UNEDITED PRESS RELEASE Georgia Republican Party

Good Police Work Requires Public Commitment

Courier Herald column for week of June 18th This story got my attention, as many news stories shared via social media are designed to do.  The headline was intriguing.  Some would call it click-bait, but if it works, it works. “Police say a man and his friends ran up a $100 tab, but he left

About Those Infrastructure Projects?  Hurry Up And Wait.

Courier Herald column for week of June 11th Last month officials announced federal approval for Georgia’s third “inland port” in Gainesville.  It is a major train to truck intermodal station designed to get containerized freight quickly and directly to and from the Port of Savannah utilizing an express rail network. In addition to making it

What Are You Going To Be When You Grow Up?

Courier Herald column for week of May 28th What are you going to be when you grow up?  That’s the question the high school class of 2023 has been asked since their youngest days.  Toddlers seem much more confident in their answers of fireman, astronaut, or ballerina than those in high school.  That’s quite understandable,