Elections, airlines, recession and more is Lori opening segment today

  • Local runoff elections day. Polls are open until 7pm. After the results, we can then all focus on keeping GA red and taking back the house and senate.  
  • Yesterday more than 100 firefighters in banks co to get control of the Motel 6. Firefighters did have heat related issues but none were hospitalized.
  • Piedmont college update: President James Mellichamp will retire as soon as a replacement can be found after numerous votes of no confidence
  • Did you know, we had an earthquake 4am Saturday morning in Stillmore, GA was 3.9 Magnitude. 
  • Check airlines before flight because American Airlines will be dropping certain cities because of pilot shortages. Other Airlines are expected to follow. 12K pilot shortage in airline industry.
  • Disconnect in communications between president, cabinet and the public. President seems to be very testy as he is asked questions about the economy. He seems to be confused about why Americans are having a hard time. 
  • Theme of the week is that the recession is not inevitable. No plans or details given to stop the recession. He is considering removing the gas tax. The truckers continue to struggle as prices increase. And shelves are hard to stay stocked without the truckers on the road. Yellen, told the truth that the economy is going to slow. Ford credit reports slow to pay or late payments on the increase.
  • What you are buying is in smaller packages and costing more. Ice cream at 14% higher, hamburger meat at 17%. 
  • The price of homes increased and no longer finding affordable housing. 
  • DeSantis comments on Musk’s endorsement. 
  • Huge victory in women’s sports. FINA declares if you have gone through puberty as a male you can not compete in female sports. FINA swimming authority partners with the Olympics and world teams. Does not impact NCAA rules.