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."

State Lawmakers Split on Resolution on Soleimani Neutralization Success

The second order of business for Georgia lawmakers last week included voting on a resolution commending the armed forces for their successful elimination of Qesam Soleimani.

MAP MONDAY: Georgia Ranks 14th for Racial Progress

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is here and our nation has come a long way since his acts of civil disobedience and peaceful protest. But a number of people still say race relations are "generally bad," which led personal-finance website WalletHub to examine the states with the most racial progress in 2020 ahead of the holiday, which recognizes King's birthday.

Master Beekeeping Program to begin at Lee State Prison

There are currently six GDC Beekeeping programs in facilities across the state, with more than one hundred offenders who are now Certified Beekeepers.

INSIDER: Brown Talks Tenure, Future Plans for Bulloch Sheriff’s Office

In 2016, Brown ran on a platform of ‘eye-to-eye interactions’ with a heavy, visible presence in the community - something he says he’s held to over the last three years in office. Now, he's asking for voters to support him again.

Different Tone in Brooklet Under New Administration

It was anything but ‘business as usual’ Thursday evening at the Brooklet City Council meeting where local officials convened for their first meeting of 2020 and the first gathering for official business since the turnover to the new administration. 

8,300+ Items Seized in GA Prisons in 4th Quarter

The effort included the seizure of 2563 cell phones.
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