US Senate Contest Heats up in Mid Georgia
On a chilly, first Friday in May 2013, Congressman Jack Kingston (R, GA-1) kicked up his 2014 run for the seat of retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss(R-GA). Kingston’s backdrop was the Macon Big House. This English Tudor house is now a museum, but in the early seventies the Allman Brothers Band settled there to refine a riffed-licked mix of southern bluesy rock. The day before Rep. | Read More »
Peach State Cheers too Late in Common Core Battle?
Northwest of Atlanta sits Marietta, Cobb County, where, on a late spring 2013 night, a crowd cheered as the Cobb Board of Education voted down the district’s request to buy math curricula. The vote was not unanimous, but striking. Nine of Cobb high schools received medals in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. This spring eleven of their eighteen county high schools made the | Read More »