Charles Hayslett is a retired journalist and public relations executive who has been researching rural Georgia’s problems for the past several years. He blogs about his findings at www.troubleingodscountry.com and hopes to live long enough to put all together in a book.
Will the 2022 governor’s race give us an actual debate about the trouble in God’s country?
By: Charles Hayslett - May 30, 2022
Now that David Alfred Perdue’s bloodied political corpse has been dispatched to its final resting place at Sea Island (without, we can probably surmise, even a brief opportunity to lie in state at Mar-a-Lago), the long-awaited gubernatorial heavyweight rematch between Brian Kemp, the incumbent Republican, and Democratic Party challenger Stacey Abrams can begin in earnest. […]
Brian Kemp misses his Nixon-to-China opportunity
By: Charles Hayslett - January 23, 2022
Gov. Brian Kemp announced last week he plans to give $1.6 billion in surplus revenues back to Georgia’s taxpayers. In the process, he probably accomplished two things. First, he deprived himself of the opportunity to pursue a game-changing strategic initiative that would guarantee him a prominent, and well-deserved, place in Georgia’s history books. Second, he […]
Broadband internet expansion no silver bullet for rural Georgia
By: Charles Hayslett - May 20, 2021
Four years ago, I spoke to the opening day session of the House Rural Development Council about my research into the alarming decline of rural Georgia. Once I finished my presentation, the first question I got was about a subject I hadn’t even mentioned: rural broadband. Since that meeting, it’s become clear that the deployment […]