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VIDEO: Shelter-In-Place Is Extended But There Is Good News

VIDEO: Shelter-In-Place Is Extended But There Is Good News

We learned this week that Gov. Kemp was extending the shelter-in-place mandate for all Georgians and that the election was being postponed. Buzz shares all of the changes happening in the state, as well as some good news. Watch Buzz's weekly update:

Working from Home: 101

Working from Home: 101

Our nation and the world have been thrust into a new lifestyle by the Coronavirus pandemic. Unlike many, my daily routine under the “shelter-in-place” order hasn’t changed much, since I’ve split my 16 year career working in fast-paced offices and more recently, from a...

Coronavirus And Its Teachable Moments

Coronavirus And Its Teachable Moments

This too shall pass. At times, it may not feel like it, but the fact is that these are moments in time. We are a resilient people. We are going to get through this—and we actually are getting through this. When chaos happens we learn things about ourselves. Sometimes...

What Does The 2020 Stimulus Package Mean? | VIDEO

What Does The 2020 Stimulus Package Mean? | VIDEO

What's in the coronavirus stimulus bill and what does it mean for Georgia families and small businesses? GCO's Vice President of Public Policy, Buzz Brockway, went live on Facebook to answer that question and talk about what is next. 

Community Is Happening Despite Social Distancing

Community Is Happening Despite Social Distancing

As our communities, state, country, and even the world face unprecedented times because of the COVID-19 virus, one thing remains constant: community. It's true that because of mandates on social distancing, physical gatherings are being discouraged. This may make some...

Strengthening Family – Making The Most Of This Time Together

Strengthening Family – Making The Most Of This Time Together

It’s an unprecedented time across Georgia, America, and the world as we all grapple with Coronavirus. As schools and daycare centers shut their doors to prevent further spread, millions of parents are faced with a new way of life, alone at home with the kids all day....

Property Confiscation And The Risk Of Discrimination

Property Confiscation And The Risk Of Discrimination

We need to discuss an underlying issue around the topic of civil asset forfeiture and why there is need for strong oversight and transparency.  We have discussed what civil asset forfeiture is in a previous blog post but here is a reminder: Civil asset forfeiture is a...

Did You Know Your Property Can Be Taken Without A Conviction?

Did You Know Your Property Can Be Taken Without A Conviction?

Knowing what civil asset forfeiture is and what you can do if you are a victim of it   Let’s talk about a topic that doesn’t roll off the tongue or come up in casual conversation - civil asset forfeiture. We here at the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) just...

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Why should you care about the ex-offender in your community?

Local coalition works to reduce recidivism rates and replace stigmas with compassion When it comes to tackling deep-rooted social issues, no single organization can do it alone. The Greater Gwinnett Reentry Alliance (GGRA) is a coalition of service providers in...

Joyce Mayberry Leads In New Role As Vice President of Family Formation

Joyce Mayberry will be moving into a new role as the Vice President of Family Formation. In this position, Joyce will continue to develop new ways to strengthen families in the communities we serve through our many partners. This move in position reinforces three...

Poll: Half of Georgians don’t want budget cuts

Most Georgians don't want to see state budget cuts, according to a poll released Thursday, but critics say the language used in the survey was overly suggestive. The survey conducted by the left-leaning Georgia Budget & Policy Institute found that about half of...

Georgia recoups about as much money in food stamp fraud as it spends

Georgia officials spend about as much investigating claims of food stamp fraud as they recoup for the state.   In the 2019 fiscal year, Georgia investigators spent more than $7.2 million to look into claims of fraud. Investigators found that $8.4 million in food...

Georgia Senate committee votes to maintain felon rights restrictions

The Senate Study Committee on Revising Voting Rights for Nonviolent Felony Offenders decided Wednesday to keep Georgia’s constitution as it is. The members voted 3-2 in favor of continuing to restrict nearly 250,000 convicted Georgia felons from voting. According to...

The Little Things: Keeping Perspective On Thanksgiving

Like many of you, this Thanksgiving our family will sit around a large table filled with decorations, turkey, stuffing,  mashed potatoes, that odd jello that your distant aunt insists on bringing, and those that we love. At some point, someone will clang a glass to...

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