Commentary: Race Embracing not Baiting

Before we begin singing "kumbaya" or getting drawn into the emotionalism of praising politically-driven messages of diversity, we need to take the time to engage in critical thinking, not ad campaigns. When I was growing up living in Jacksonville, Florida, in a small neighborhood close to Mayport Naval Base, there were many kinds of kids [...]

Applying Intentionality to Shopping Georgia’s Sales Tax Holiday

First the facts; Saturday July 30th and Sunday the 31st is the state of Georgia’s first sales tax holiday of the year. This first tax holiday is focused on clothing, computers, and school supplies. The second sales tax holiday will be September 30th through October 2nd and will be for Energy or Water efficient products. [...]

Get Involved in Preventing Mosquitoes

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Across the country, families are embracing the warmer weather and spending more time outside. This year, as families prepare to host a variety of outdoor gatherings, mosquito prevention and protecting against mosquito bites should be top of mind. Mosquitoes transmit numerous diseases and are often described as one of the [...]

‘Guide to the Issues’ Offers Georgia-focused Solutions

This guest post is by the brilliant think tank author Benita Dodd, Vice-President of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF). The foundation's mission is to improve the lives of Georgians through public policies that enhance economic opportunity and freedom. ‘Guide to the Issues’ Offers Georgia-focused Solutions By: Benita Dodd The media hype surrounding the political parties’ [...]

“Billion Dollar Baby” event discusses the Georgia movie industry

Approximately 50 people attended the "Billion Dollar Baby" event during the Macon Film Festival. A panel of 8 experts from the film industry, education and community organizations each gave a brief presentation of their role in bringing movies to Georgia. The panel was hosted by the Macon Film Commission's Terrell Sandfefur and took place Friday [...]

Rethinking mandatory minimum sentences

In an effort to share different voices on issues that affect the people of Macon and Middle Georgia, we will be posting op-eds and guest articles from time to time. This article came to us via the Georgia Public Policy Foundation think tank whose mission is to improve the life of all Georgians through the support of [...]