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."

7 Georgia Colleges & Universities Make ‘Best 385’ List by The Princeton Review

Seven Georgia colleges and universities landed a spot on the 2020 'Best 385' List by The Princeton Review.

Local Govs in Evans, Screven Quick to Censor Public Comment Despite Constitutional Protections

Local government meetings are supposed to be a forum where citizens can observe official business of governing bodies, petition for reprieve, air grievances, and ask questions, but observations of public comment practices often show a trend toward censorship and eradication of public participation as a whole - unless citizens are offering support or compliments of the governing body. 

GBI: Washington Co Sheriff Died of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

A press release issued Monday by the state agency said the preliminary results of an autopsy conducted at the GBI Headquarters Crime Lab found that Sheriff Thomas Smith died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

MAP MONDAY: States with the Most Underprivileged Children

#MapMonday: Not all states are created equal and some states are considerably more dangerous - for a number of reasons - for children, which is why there is a continued focus on the amount of underprivileged children in each state. 

Use of Bryan Co. Tax Dollars to Prop Up Private Nonprofit Violates State Constitution

Bryan County has been funneling tax dollars to a nonprofit organization for at least seven years - a clear violation of the state constitution’s gratuities clause prohibiting such acts. 

FACT Check: Atlantic Judicial Circuit DA Struggles to Justify Funding Meant for Victims

Like the other presenters, the DA’s office was questioned by committee members with regard to their current funding and services. A number of the statements the DA’s office made to the committee, however, did not match up with paperwork they self-reported to the state.
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