Deal leads prison reform group

One of the highlights of former Gov. Nathan Deal’s eight years in office was his focus on criminal justice reform, eventually resulting in a series of bills that drew praise from both sides of the aisle.  Much of that work was then used by President Donald Trump...

DA candidate in hot water

The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit district attorney race has officially gotten weird – as candidate Mark Jones, running against incumbent Julia Slater in the Democratic primary, had a warrant issued for his arrest Tuesday evening for allegedly...

Could Georgia host GOP Convention?

Thanks to coronavirus Georgia has missed out on some major events this year, including the NCAA Final Four.  But could it be picking one up later this fall?  President Donald Trump over the weekend expressed his displeasure with North Carolina officials over not being...

Summer Predictions

First published in 1792, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has been predicting weather patterns in the US for nearly 230 years.  And what does it predict in 2020 for Georgia?  Not much heat until later in July, with an average June temperature of 77 degrees, below...

Hospitals feel COVID impact

You might think that Georgia hospitals would be one industry that has stayed busy during the coronavirus pandemic, but they are feeling the pain as much as anybody else.  Marietta’s Wellstar this week announced it was being forced to furlough more than 1,000...

Judge Can’t Handle a Differing Opinion

Someone who assumes public office should also assume that he or she will face criticism. Nevertheless, Superior Court Judge Eric Norris in Athens is facing a state ethics investigation after he summoned a local bail bondsman — who criticized him on...

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