Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her police chief Rodney Bryant claim they are focused on public safety and that the police department is reprioritizing its efforts. But until the criminal gang crisis is effectively combatted, nothing much will change. That also goes for the police and sheriff’s departments in other major Georgia cities– especially Augusta, Savannah and Macon.read more
Crime is up across the country. Just this past weekend, there was another shooting at Lenox Mall in Atlanta. Residents in Atlanta and elsewhere are starting to demand action and city officials are scrambling to find answers to a very multi-faceted problem.read more
Armed citizens deter crime every day, yet these incidents are highly under-reported in the mainstream media. For example, yet another Georgia pizza delivery driver shot and killed an alleged armed robber this past weekend.read more
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02) has secured $18.7 million for nine transportation and infrastructure projects in his district in Southwest and Middle Georgia.read more
In a bipartisan effort, members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation are working to see that a Veterans Affairs Clinic to be located in Columbus is named after former Columbus Mayor Robert Poydasheff. Congressmen Sanford Bishop (D-G-02) and Drew Ferguson (R-GA-03) proposed the bill that is supported by every member of the Georgia Congressional Delegation.read more
Following a disastrous weekend, with a random shooting of a jogger in Buckhead and the armed robbery of an NBA player Enes Kanter’s brother downtown among other gun-related crimes, the appearance of Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant in front of the Atlanta City Council took on even more importance.read more
Anyone who closely follows Georgia political events knows Gov. Brian Kemp was greeted with both cheers and boos during Saturday’s state Republican Party convention on Jekyll Island. This writer, who was present, thought the attendees seemed split half and half between approval and disapproval.read more
CREATE-X is an initiative started by Georgia Tech that serves as an incubator for students to launch companies right out of school. Safe to say it’s working – CREATE-X launched 46 companies in 2019, followed up by 72 in 2020. Georgia Tech Professor and Founding Director of CREATE-X Raghupathy Sivakumar sat down with Georgia CEO this week to discuss the program’s growth and how it figures into Atlanta’s burgeoning tech scene.read more
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The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the economic downturn stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Georgia Restaurant Association, the industry has suffered more than $250 billion in losses and the closing of more than 110,000 restaurants – 4,000 of which are in Georgia.
There was a time, going back no further than a couple of years ago, when the Libertarian Party of Georgia was irrelevant in determining who was going to get elected to statewide office. Occasionally its candidates would garner enough votes to prevent the Republican candidate from winning outright in the general election, but that only served to delay the inevitable Republican win during the runoff in what was once a solid red state.
There is no doubt Georgia has a lot of reasons to breathe a sigh of relief that the dispute is settled between the South Korean companies SKI and LGES relating to the theft of trade secrets. It is also important as we look back at what occurred so that, as a state, we do not revise history to suit our actions because, as Winston Churchill said, “those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.”