City Council Considering Privatizing Probation Services

According to an article at the Tifton Gazette, the City of Tifton Council will be meeting on February 5th to discuss, among other things, a resolution to privatize probation services.  On the surface, this might look like a win-win for the City as they’ve realized (I’m assuming) significant cost savings

Georgia Food Recall List May 2017

Below is a summary of updated/expanded or new food recalls impacting the state of Georgia. Maple Leaf Foods, Inc., headquartered in Ontario, Canada, is recalling approximately 24,768 pounds of Ready-to-Eat (RTE) fully-cooked quiche products that were not presented for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, the U.S. Department of

Georgia Ranks 45th for Children’s Healthcare

One national organization says the pickings are slim in the Peach State when it comes to offerings for children’s healthcare.  “Georgia could use improvement in a couple of areas.  One is just the sheer percentage of children without health insurance coverage. Right now, that’s about eight percent, that’s in the

Senate Bill 104: ‘Upskirting’ ban in Georgia is a step closer to becoming law

In the case of former grocery clerk Brandon Lee Gary, the Court of Appeals found last year that there was no specific law in Georgia that banned “upskirting”.  The decades-old law being used to prosecute such cases had not kept up with the times or technology.  Gary had used his

Technology Drives Tifton’s Newest Dealership

The new Griffin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership is a monstrosity at 24,000 square feet – a substantial upgrade from the original building that was only 8,000 square feet. The new dealership is all about technology.  In the service department, RFID (Radio Frequency Inter Display) tags are scanned to pull up

House Bill 280 Awaits Governor’s Signature

Governor Deal has vetoed similar legislation in the past, but changes to House Bill 280 have made the bill more “receptive” to Deal. House Bill 280 would allow anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry firearms on public college and university campuses, with exceptions that include dormitories, fraternity and