HOT TOPIC #1:
The Macon Bibb County coroner is questioning where is the outcry after five homicides have rocked Bibb County over the past week.
Leon Jones is quoted in the Telegraph as saying “nobody is talking about it, but the coroner. People seem to have their priority in the wrong place. Where’s the outcry?”
Leah Fleming asks Charles Richardson if it’s time for a “Black Lives Matter to Black Folks” type campaign in the inner city.
HOT TOPIC #2:
Governor Nathan Deal handily won reelection in November by speaking about the state as a jobs magnet. In 2014 and 2013 Georgia was named the best state to do business by Site Selection magazine, largely because of its workforce-training program and low tax rates. Charles Richardson says there are lots of good jobs to be had in Middle Georgia, but they are going unfilled.
HOT TOPIC #3
Five rookies from Middle Georgia have made their way onto NFL rosters heading into the start of the season. The Telegraph reports that Steven Nelson (Northside) is with Kansas City, while DeAndre Smelter (Tattnall Square) is with San Francisco on the 49ers’ reserve/non-football injury list. They are joined by Bud Dupree (Wilkinson County) with Pittsburgh, Nick Marshall (Wilcox County) with Jacksonville and Keith Mumphery (Dooly County) with Houston. There are eight other Middle Georgians on rosters, including former Westside standout Kareem Jackson joining Mumphery with the Texans and former Northside standout Abry Jones joining Marshall with the Jaguars. West Laurens’ Demaryius Thomas is with Denver, and Perry’s Casey Hayward is with Green Bay, while Rutland’s Marquette King is with Oakland, Twiggs County’s Darqueze Dennard is with Cincinnati, Hawkinsville’s Charles Johnson is with Carolina and Dublin’s Erik Walden is with Indianapolis.
Check out the complete conversation in the studio below!