Casino gambling push unfolds in Georgia

Readers of InsiderAdvantage and James magazine were not surprised to see the Atlanta Journal-Constitution headline yesterday “MGM pitches 1B Casino” with the accompanying story that the giant gambling firm is scouting out downtown Atlanta with an eye toward building a...

Columbia County Politics & Geography

  Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, turned in a surprise resignation from state House of Representatives District 122, a large swath of Columbia County north of Interstate 20. He plans to work for the Southern Strategies Group government affairs firm, and is the sixth...

Governor Defends Stone Mountain Confederate memorial

  “Stone Mountain is set up and preserved by state law as a Confederate memorial. In fact, the law that changed the state flag expressly prohibited any changes at Stone Mountain Park.” With those words, Gov. Nathan Deal pushed back hard against critics of the...

State GOP House Seat Opens Up in Augusta

State Rep. Barbara Sims, R-Augusta, yesterday announced what had been rumored for weeks: She will not seek re-election to her House of Representatives District 123 seat which includes a large section of west Augusta-Richmond County and part of Columbia County. Her...

A July 4th Atlanta Tradition

As July 4th comes around, many think of fireworks, BBQ and perhaps the reason for the season, the birthday of the United States. In Atlanta though, it is time for another great tradition: the Peachtree Road Race. Since 1970, runners have gotten together in the wee...

Many Confederate symbols protected by law

The murders of African-Americans in a Charleston church by a crazed gunman, who was photographed displaying a Confederate battle flag, has placed a national media spotlight on Confederate symbols around the country. In Georgia, criticism has arisen about state...

Film incentives bring in major benefits for Georgia

ATLANTA – Jennifer Bowen, who serves as the point of contact for all filmmakers hoping to produce their movies in Augusta, recently received an inquiry from producers interested in shooting there for a film set in Montgomery, Ala., in the 1920s to 1930s. The...

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Building Authority Misfires on Drone Policy

  What does one do when you realize that you don’t have the authority to ban drone flights? If you’re the Georgia Building Authority then you vote to give yourself that authority. In doing so, the Building Authority has the potential to single-handedly shoot down...

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