Smyrna Pumps Brakes on Scooter Ban

  The band Montrose famously sang, “Get on your bad motor scooter and ride!” But depending on how things shake out, some forms of motor scooting may become illegal in Smyrna, Georgia. That’s because the Smyrna city council has been tinkering with the idea of...

No, Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia Isn’t Dead

  In a memorable scene from the comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” a government official meanders through a plague-infested village screaming, “Bring out your dead!” — presumably for burial. This somber scene is interrupted when a villager tries to deliver...

Rep. Harrell Introduces Death Penalty Repeal Bill

  Georgia juries haven’t delivered a death sentence in nearly five years, and if Rep. Brett Harrell, R-Snellville, has his way, it never will again. That’s because he recently filed House Bill 702, which would repeal the Georgia death penalty and replace it with...

Kennesaw, don’t be a buzzkill

  Anything worth doing is worth taking your time to do, according to an old proverb. While there’s a kernel of truth to this platitude, the state of Georgia apparently took this advice to the extreme. Consider this: The United States ratified the 21st Amendment...

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