Tag: Congress

Former Congressman Jack Brinkley dies in Columbus at 88

Earlier this morning, former Congressman Jack Brinkley (D-Columbus) died at St. Francis Hospital of natural causes, according to the Ledger-Enquirer. Congressman Brinkley was born in Faceville, Georgia in Decatur County on December 22, 1930. He received his undergraduate degree from Young Harris College and served as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He

When Your Political Boss is a Bully

On February 9, 2008, I was a day away from turning 29 years-old. I found myself having driven just over three hours south on that Saturday to Norfolk, Virginia, and sitting on a bench in Town Point Park, staring blankly for hours into the Elizabeth River. My grandfather had been stationed in Norfolk during his

Rep. Barry Loudermilk and Wife Recovering after Car Accident

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.