This week Patrick Sharkey, a sociology professor at New York University, unveiled a project that aims to be a resource on violence in America accessible to a wider range of the public.read more
Speaker, House Rural Development Council Leadership Announce Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation
As part of their continuing efforts to address issues impacting rural Georgia, House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and the leadership of the House Rural Development Council (RDC) Tuesday announced the creation of the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation. The center, created by HB 951 during the 2018 Legislative session, will be housed at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton.read more
The National Defense Authorization (NDAA) Act signed into law Monday by President Trump is expected to bring new missions to Georgia’s military community, as well as safeguarding U.S. military technology to improved base conditions and medical care for service members, according to U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA).read more
Last week, the Metro Atlanta Chamber unveiled the finalists for the 2018 Atlanta E3 Awards. The awards recognize companies, organizations and people that are innovating around sustainability and commerce. They aim to correct the often-held view that being environmentally conscious is incompatible with being successful in business.read more
The Georgia Republican Party State Committee will hold a called meeting August 18 to choose a National Committeeman, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Randy Evans.read more
It can be hard to envision a more polarizing time for American politics. It is easy to get the feeling that a resolution on the sky being blue would involve vicious discussions on the chamber floors about light refraction and cable news filled wall to wall with panels arguing over the troposphere.read more
A decision announced yesterday by an Atlanta charter school to no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance during its regular morning routine left many Georgia lawmakers and leaders upset.read more
Many Georgians celebrated when Governor Nathan Deal signed SB-17, the ‘Brunch Bill,’ into effect this May. Over the following months though, for those not paying close attention, that mimosa-filled excitement turned to confusion when not much changed.read more
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The Marietta Daily Journal reports that the city of Marietta, which has invested taxpayer dollars in traditionally private ventures – including a hotel and conference center and a broadband network that lost millions – is jumping into competitive markets again.
Misinformation regarding e-cigarettes is alarmingly ubiquitous. For example, days ago, the Saporta Report published an article discussing juveniles’ supposed rampant e-cigarette usage. Georgia State University recently released a dubious study claiming that vaping doesn’t help people quit smoking. Meanwhile, other institutions have allegedly exposed vaping’s dire health risks.
Around our house, back to school is an exciting time of year as our three boys discover their new teachers, classmates and subjects they will pursue at their Forsyth County public schools. But for many students in Georgia, back to school is not welcome news.