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Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as agricultural news. She has a background in Political Science, with a focus in local government, and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. She's a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

VA Says Hiring of Mental Health Providers “Exceeds Hiring Goal by the Thousands”

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it has reason to celebrate a recent goal that has already been met. The federal agency reported Friday that it recently surpassed...

Fmr. Commissioner’s Name Removed from Buildings as He Serves Time

The name of a former county commissioner is being erased from county buildings as he serves out his prison sentence. Former Henry County Commissioner Gary Freedman's name has been scrubbed...

Cobb Co. Fire Receives Donation to Assist with K9 Unit

An accelerant detection canine, with a sense of smell 100,000 times more acute than a human’s, is trained to sniff out minute traces of ignitable liquid accelerants that may have been used to start a fire.

Kemp Appoints Police Chief as Commissioner of Insurance

Kemp appointed King to fill the seat vacated by Jim Beck, who was indicted on federal charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.

4 GA Communities Selected for Georgia Tech’s Inaugural “Smart Communities Challenge”

The challenge partners the higher education institution with public agencies to help local governments implement smart development. If the strategies are successful, they will be used as models for other communities in Georgia. 

Questions Answered on Toombs Artificial Turf & Athletic Facility Projects

A highly anticipated overhaul of athletic facilities by the Toombs County Board of Education had several community members posing questions on social media in recent days about what the...
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