State: Marshall Square fire ruled “accidental”

State: Marshall Square fire ruled “accidental”

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens issued a ruling Thursday on the deadly fire at the Marshall Square retirement community in Columbia County. “A state fire investigator with my office has determined that the cause of the fire was accidental,” Hudgens said in a press release. “The origin of the fire was in the […]

The Stealth Election

The Stealth Election

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” — American writer George Jean Nathan Going to the polls this May won’t be as easy as simply selecting one or two candidates in a few local races. In many cases, voters will be choosing from dozens of candidates competing in races for the […]

Should the state take control of failing schools?

Should the state take control of failing schools?

Nothing makes local educators more nervous than the thought of state officials taking over struggling schools across the Peach State. But that is exactly what a proposed amendment to the Georgia Constitution would allow if the “Opportunity School District” referendum passes this November. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal proposed last year that the state create an Opportunity […]