State Board of Education Chair Mike Royal says there was never any doubt that Eric Thomas was the right person to lead Georgia’s school turnaround program.read more
InsiderAdvantage has learned that two prominent state senators upset that professional football players are refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem at National Football League games want to strike back. They want to send a message against what they call the NFL’s “permissiveness” by repealing a generous tax break in House Bill 951 that applies to an NFL stadium like Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz facility.read more
This is the second part of a two-part series by our staff writer.
As reported yesterday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr isn’t alone in his fight against opioid abuse. Based on a report submitted to President Donald Trump by the White House Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, the president has also officially declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency.read more
This is the first of a two-part series by our staff writer.
Opioid addiction is the country’s latest epidemic. Public health officials have called the current opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history, killing more than 33,000 people in 2015. It’s showing no signs of letting up— and Georgia is not immune.read more
A summer survey conducted by the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District shows the area around the fading mall has potential to grow if redeveloped. For CID executive director Joe Allen that means even if the mall itself sinks, the rest of the CID can thrive.read more
Governor Nathan Deal on Wednesday issued an executive order immediately suspending Snellville Mayor Tom Witts from office.read more
The Atlanta Press Club hosted a variety of journalists, public relations professionals and dignitaries for their annual Hall of Fame dinner on Tuesday in Buckhead. The dinner “celebrates not only the journalists we are inducting but the impact good journalism has made in Georgia and throughout the nation.”read more
It’s no surprise to see local sports celebrities at the State Capitol. Frequently teams, coaches, and players are honored for their accomplishments both on the field and within their communities. Few athletes, though, can draw a crowd like boxing legend Evander Holyfield, the sport’s first and only four time World Heavyweight Champion.read more
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How many illegal aliens have benefitted from former President Barack Obama’s DACA amnesty? That’s a question that should get a closer review. A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) report (page 6) dated September 4 on the numbers of illegal aliens with “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) status in each state does not match with the number of DACA recipients to whom Georgia says it has issued a drivers license.
In true political nerd fashion, I spent my Saturday morning in Milledgeville attending the first Republican gubernatorial debate. I also had the pleasure of sitting front and center on the panel to ask questions of candidates. In all my cynicism, I can still say the forum was informative and a mechanism for distinguishing candidates.
There should be little doubt in anyone’s mind that America is experiencing one of the most yawning partisan divides in modern history. According to a Pew study conducted last year, Americans view members of the opposing party and their voters with more anger, fear, and contempt since the study’s inception 25 years ago.