Madgie Robinson is a general assignment reporter for Fresh Take Georgia and a senior journalism and emerging media student at Kennesaw State University.
The Cobb County Police Department started a program in 2019 called the Partnership for Assistance, Treatment & Health. It aims to reduce the mentally ill population in jails, de-escalate dangerous encounters with police and decrease additional mental health crises. It’s become a model, with Marietta launching its own program in recent weeks.
When Rami Genauer learned that his kids’ lemonade stand was illegal in Georgia, he emailed his state senator. The result: the 'Georgia Lemonade Act,' which would exempt children under the age of 18 from acquiring a license or permit to sell lemonade or other products.