By Attorney Bob Giannini
In what is being called the most expensive House race in Georgia history, the battle between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel for Georgia's 6th Congressional District has finally come to a close. After months of campaigning and vying for the open Congressional seat in the special election, Handel beat out Ossoff by nearly 11,000 votes. Though Ossoff topped the charts in the initial round of voting in April, Handel won the seat with more than four percentage points in her favor.
Handel's victory was one of a string of Democratic defeats and strengthens Republican support for the White House. It is also a victory in the eyes of many Georgians since Handel is the first female Republican from Georgia ever to be elected to Congress. President Donald Trump kept a watchful eye on the race and showed full support of Handel throughout the election, even taking to Twitter to show his support and to combat Ossoff's position.
House Bill 280 (HB
280), also called the "Campus Carry" law, is one of the most
controversial pieces of legislation to hit the desks of Georgia lawmakers in
years. You likely have heard of the law, but do you know what the law means? If
you or a loved one is planning to attend one of the higher education facilities
in Gwinnett County, it's important that you know how the law could affect you.
A lot of people
don't realize that a dangerous heroin epidemic is sweeping across Metro Atlanta.
In the past six years, the number of heroin-related deaths has increased by 3,844
percent across a cluster of Atlanta's most wealthy suburbs, including Cobb,
DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. This cluster of Metro Atlanta counties
has since been dubbed "The Triangle."
According to news sources, "The Triangle" has the most significant increase in the number of heroin-related deaths across the state – numbers that are record breaking. In 2016, WXIA (11 Alive) news station began an investigation called "Inside The Triangle" aimed at uncovering what's really going on in these Atlanta suburbs. The results are startling.