The Georgia Republican Party convention is coming up June 2-3 in Augusta and is dominated by a lively four-way election by delegates for state chairman to succeed the term-limited John Padgett. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich– a longtime Georgian who won the state’s GOP presidential primary in 2012– has joined the fray. He is endorsing John Watson, a one-time top aide to former Gov. Sonny Perdue.read more
Two weeks since a report from WalletHub listed Georgia as the 7th worst state to be a police officer, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Senator Greg Kirk (R- 13 Americus) announced the creation of COPS, the Compensation of Police and Sheriffs Task Force. The task force will work with counties, cities and chief law enforcement officers to examine ways of attracting and retaining experienced officers throughout the state.read more
Arraignment was delayed again in the case against a woman accused in Gwinnett County of attacking a Lawrenceville family with a flagpole almost a year ago.read more
A new Community Improvement District on Atlanta’s westside is looking to re-brand the Howell Mill corridor that stretches from Georgia Tech up to Collier Road, taking on the title of the ‘Upper Westside.’read more
Gwinnett Place Mall’s name carries such a stigma that the group trying to revitalize the area around the mall won’t rule out a name change.read more
The Braves may have made the move a couple months ago, but one of the pieces from Turner Field found its home on Sunday. The Ty Cobb Statue was unveiled on Sunday in front of the Royston Public Library in Cobb’s hometown of Royston. As the Franklin County Citizen newspaper put it, “Cobb will slide into home one last time Sunday.”read more
InsiderAdvantage is told by Atlanta Police Department officers (we have to protect their anonymity from retribution) that morale is low because pay is too low and the city’s murder rate is rising. Couple this with a recent study from WalletHub that ranks the best and worst states to be a police officer.read more
As the most expensive Congressional race in U.S. history rolls on toward its June 20th election day, recent polls show Democrat Jon Ossoff taking hold of a slight lead over Republican Karen Handel.read more
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