This week’s Courier Herald column: It was the fall of 1989 and I was finishing my last quarter at the University of Georgia. I had made a drive to North Georgia to interview with a major textile company. I knew much of the textile industry was already moving overseas, but this particular company had been
It is easy for politicians to take positions on high profile issues that voters get passionate about. Most people have opinions on abortion, same-sex marriage, bathroom rules, etc. It is always refreshing to see representatives take a break from the culture wars and dive into the weeds on issues that many are unaware of. If
A plan by a religious group to build a school, a residential area, cemetery, and a worship facility on 135 acres in Newton County has drawn criticism from elected officials, according to a story in the Newton Citizen. Despite the fact that the property in question was purchased a year ago, county leadership appeared to
Happy Monday, everyone! I learned that Myrtle Beach is trashier than I’ve been told. It’s very trashy. Let’s get to the news. Jawja Tricia Pridemore teaches us to cook delicious fried chicken. Rejoice! Two Newnan businesses are giving free meals to police officers to show their support. A manhunt is underway to find the man
Super Court Judge Brenda Weaver announced her resignation as Chair of the Judicial Qualification Commission in a message to fellow Commission board members today. Judge Weaver, under fire for her role in the issuing of an indictment against a Fannin County publisher and his attorney, told Commission members: I sincerely appreciate the opportunity I was
Pat Malone, a/k/a, “IrishPat” is having a birthday today. I’m not going to ask his age, but he’s around for some mature guidance to the rest of us ruffians around here. He’s one of our newer contributors but has already made his mark with us, and gives us a bit of additional coverage of what’s
The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said the Federal Communications Commission did not have the authority to override state laws that prevent municipalities from providing broadband Internet access. Georgia isn’t necessarily affected by this ruling with a bill that would have prevented municipalities from offering broadband access failing passage during the 2013 legislative session.