With interest rates on the rise, more and more Americans are opting to stay put and renovate their house instead of moving. But which improvements will actually pay for themselves in increased value?
Recently, the Atlanta City Council adopted a “Tenant's Bill of Rights." FOX 5 real estate expert John Adams breaks it down, explains what it really means, and gives his take.
Three EMS workers in Thomason were treated for possible fentanyl exposure after responding to a deadly drug overdose call.
In America, conflict drives almost everything. And unless you are throwing drinks, cussing somebody out, or fighting on an airplane, social media and popular culture could care less about your existence.
The Great Reconsideration (OPINION): America is addicted to low wages, says LaDawn Jones. And she thinks it’s not that people don’t want to work, but that they are not interested in working for high school allowance wages. Do you think it’s time to raise the minimum wage?
Before Americans go running off to Europe to fight for democracy over there, FOX Soul's Sean McMillan says we should probably shore up its firm foundations in this country first. That starts with securing the right to vote.
PROSECUTE THE PROSECUTORS (OPINION): Four of Georgia’s 49 District Attorneys were under state or federal investigation during the last election cycle. Jessica Szilagyi says state prosecutors like this are costing innocent men their freedom- often without any real repercussions. Do you think it’s time we hold them accountable?
BULLETS VS. BALLOTS (OPINION): With a GOP filibuster expected to block federal voting legislation in the Senate today, LaDawn Jones thinks it’s time we talk about laws here in Georgia. She says it’s easier to buy a gun in Georgia than it is to vote- and that recent voting laws may target people of color. Do you think both constitutional rights should be treated equally?
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.