ACLU to represent KKK in Georgia “adopt-a-highway” case

Not a shock—the ACLU regularly defends those outside the mainstream on both left and right–but I think the state has legitimate public safety concerns about allowing Ku Klux Klan members to roam the highways, picking up litter.  Once the signs go up proclaiming that the Klan “owns” a stretch of road, there’s no telling what might happen. RoadKKKill would defeat the purpose…

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What the heck happened in Forsyth County?

This afternoon, I talked to two girls who live in Forsyth County. They have no idea what happened there 100 years ago. Do you? Some history: Forsyth County, famous as the birthplace of Hee-Haw’s Junior Samples, has for most of the past century, existed as an intentionally all-white community bordering the black Mecca of Atlanta since 1912, following one of the…

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Forsyth County mother leaves 2-year-old alone to go DUI

A horrifying story : 21-year-0ld Stephanie Davis left her two-year-old son locked in a room with no food and water; she went out and got arrested for DUI. A suspicious relative notified the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, and deputies found the child covered in filth in a house that smelled of excrement. They reported 50 bags of garbage on the porch. The…

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Former resident criticizes reality-show portrayals of black Atlantans

I meant to post this earlier, but Monday got in my way. Atlanta native Kelly Smith Beaty has taken reality show producers to task for their demeaning portrayals of black Atlantas. Ms. Beaty, a former reality show participant on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice is referring to The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta. (Disclosure: I haven’t seen…

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Georgia sheriff’s old Klan outfit not so funny in election fight

  A Klan-themed past has come back to haunt Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison. Ironic, since Klan costumes were originally designed to make their wearers appear to be the ghosts of dead Confederate soldiers in an attempt to frighten newly freed blacks into submission during Reconstruction after the Civil War. (The shotguns and nooses they carried helped achieve the desired effect tremendously.) The Georgia…

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Where to get SIGNED COPIES of Brambleman

BRAMBLEMAN UPDATE: Barnes and Noble stores in Alpharetta, Norcross, and Cumming now all have SIGNED copies available. Humpus Bumpus in Cumming has a few signed copies, as well. People are asking me where they can get a copy of my new novel, Brambleman. If you want to see what the buzz is about, click here. Short answer: everywhere.  You can…

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