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."

Seven Indicted by an Emanuel County Grand Jury for Murder, Drugs, and Gang Charges

An Emanuel County Grand Jury indicted seven members of a Bloods-affiliated racketeering enterprise after receiving testimony from Special Agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Eastman Office and the Washington County Multi Agency Gang Unit.

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against McDonald’s for Failing to Hire Man with a Beard

The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a franchise of McDonald's restaurants citing claims that federal law was violated when the owner refused to hire a job applicant who would not shave his beard due to religious beliefs. 

Federal Agencies Consider Altering H-2A Program for Temporary Ag Labor

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the proposed rule "will increase access to a reliable legal agricultural workforce, easing unnecessary burdens on farmers, increase enforcement against fraud and abuse, all while maintaining protections for America’s workers."

New Third-Country Asylum Rule Implemented, Restrictions Added

Once effective, the rule will place further restrictions on eligibility for illegal immigrants who seek asylum in the United States.

OPINION: Bryan Co Defense of Victim’s Fund Use is More Like a Limp Shield

OPINION: Jessica Szilagyi talks about the recent rebuttal by local officials who claim they did not mismanage funds intended to help victims of crime.

Claxton Council Approves Contract with Chamber to Settle Legality Concerns

The Claxton City Council voted Monday night to officially enter into a contract with the Claxton-Evans Chamber of Commerce in an effort to resolve previously unlawful appropriations to the...
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