STREET RACING (OPINION): City law enforcement has recently cracked down on street racing, but George Chidi says that Atlanta’s crime problem goes much deeper. After 3 innocent civilian deaths during high-speed chases, he says it’s time police acknowledge the other issues- notably, gang violence. What do you think?
STAYING VIRTUAL (OPINION): The COVID-19 pandemic has caused global changes. Despite worldwide devastation, LaDawn Jones thinks that some shifts in day-to-day life have been for the better. She says we should keep masks for servers, encourage further hygiene practices, and continue working remotely- but do you want to stay virtual?
WHO CARES ABOUT YOUR TAX DOLLARS? (OPINION): The city of Stonecrest recently published the results of an audit that indicated alleged suspicious use of federal tax dollars by employees at City Hall. The report showed the city of Stonecrest spent thousands on seminars, goody bags, and massages- but George Chidi thinks money meant for COVID relief may have ended up in the pockets of corrupt officials. Do you agree?
OPINION: On the night of September 11, 2019, State Representative Trey Kelley received a phone call from a friend who had hit a cyclist with his car and kept going. 90 minutes later, that bike rider died. William Perry thinks that Kelley should resign from office and face felony charges- but do you think justice has been served?
OPINION: At least nine Georgians have been arrested for storming the capitol, and a recent protest saw armed militia members demonstrating at the state capitol building. George Chidi thinks these militias are no joke. He says that Georgia has the laws to take them down before things escalate- state district attorneys just have to enforce them. Do you think it’s time to take action?
OPINION: Congress is considering a Bill to protect government officials from doxing- a type of cyberbullying where opponents dig up personal information and spread it on the internet. Jessica Szilagyi says that although Doxing can be dangerous, this legislation would be unfair to the rest of us. She thinks the answer is common decency, not censorship. Do you agree?
OPINION: Like it or not, the state can legally require you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. LaDawn Jones says that the presence of an epidemic overrides religious freedom exemptions and allows the Georgia government to make vaccinations mandatory. How do you feel about the government’s power during the pandemic?
OPINION: No matter where a candidate sits on the political spectrum, the state ethics commission works to hold them accountable. However, according to William Perry, former State Senator Don Balfour is escaping their punishment by using loopholes in his favor. Do you think it’s time to make politicians face stricter penalties?
Authorities have arrested 15 people in connection to a 9-month-long drug investigation.
The Big 10 and Pac 12, two of the five so-called power conferences just canceled their 2020 football seasons (and all fall sports) because of the coronavirus. So far, the SEC, ACC and Big12 are holding steady. But the dominoes are now falling.
Today, I am reaffirming my love for our country.
All eyes will be on the FOX broadcast of NASCAR’S first live racing event since the COVID-19 shutdown began.
Like a chance encounter with an old flame, The Last Dance has stirred up romantic memories of the NBA I used to know.
Hank wore my team’s uniform, so Hank was one of us —ALL OF US!
The night prior to a raiding party, war party or some equally important event, the tribe would gather around the pow wow circle with much chanting and singing. The members would rush out into the center of the ring and together shoot straight into the sky. Then with a show of bravery and courage, they would stand still as the falling shafts came back to earth.
During 9/11 sports helped heal the nation. There is no such outlet now.
You've heard the old conversation starters --Where were you on 9/11? Where were you when JFK was shot? Those were tragedies. But the question --Where were you when the Miracle on Ice happened, will put a smile on anyone's face! Do you remember?
Opinion piece by Jessica Szilagyi
Opinion piece by Lyle V. Harris