Georgia’s 7th Congressional District is drawing a lot of attention. The last time the seat was open was in 2010 when current Republican Congressman Rob Woodall won the chance to represent Gwinnett and Forsyth — which hasn’t elected a Democrat since the mid-1990s.read more
The Georgia Ports Authority continues to set records and is on track to exceed 4.6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) for the first time in a calendar year, a 14 percent increase over volumes moved through Savannah just three years ago.read more
During the 2019 session of the Georgia General Assembly, an amended version of a bill addressing hate crimes passed the House (96-64), and was forwarded to the Senate.read more
Like many other things in our lives, research and advances in technology are improving health care – and helping Georgians live longer, more productive lives.read more
The Georgia Department of Education announced on Thursday that it is awarding $270,000 to rural school districts to assist the expansion of fine arts opportunities for students. Nine rural districts will receive stART grants, to be used to create or expand existing arts programs.read more
In a rare bi-partisan effort that was spearheaded by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), language has been introduced that would offer improvements to the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund and allow compensation to be delivered in a “timely and judicious manner.”read more
The Georgia and national media will be analyzing yesterday’s Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, and rightly so. The 10 candidates made their pitches and the ups-and-downs of their candidacies will continue for awhile. But as January 2020 dawns, the field should be somewhat diminished.read more
Starting in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a major movement for global charitable giving. In 2018, more than 400 million dollars was raised online in the United States with 3.6 million gifts. The mean gift size was $105.read more
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“I was transgender. Until I wasn’t.” Those are the words of Stephen, a 19-year old college sophomore and lacrosse player. Six years earlier, at age 14, Stephen was feeling very uncomfortable in his own body. “I was depressed a lot,” he said, “and my anxiety was so bad I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror. I used to tell my mom I wanted to die. I hated everyone.”
No new rule or regulation can bring back Donna Martin or Jason Brady; two lives among many, cut short as the result of substandard emergency medical care.
Recent reports of rising violent crime rates reflect the need for a federal anti-gang law and aggressive implementation of best practices in anti-gang investigations and prosecutions.