This morning, the Economic Innovation Group released its second Distressed Communities Index. Distressed areas are characterized by a variety of factors, including high levels of poverty and joblessness, low levels of educational attainment, and little-to-no economic growth. The years included in the 2017 index are 2011 to 2015. One thing we can see quite clearly on
Early this morning, Representative Barry Loudermilk (GA-11) and his wife, Desiree, were involved in a car accident on I-40 near Knoxville, TN. According to a press release from his office, the Loudermilks were rear-ended, causing their vehicle to leave the interstate, flipping several times. Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries and have been advised to seek follow-up medical treatment.