Zimmerman says he’s sorry; bond set at $150,000

George Zimmerman took the witness stand during his bail hearing Friday morning and apologized to Trayvon Martin’s parents for killing their son. The Associated Press reports that Zimmerman stated that he was “sorry for the loss of your son” and didn’t know that Martin was unarmed during their fatal confrontation in Sanford, Florgia on February 26. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense,…

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Cumming Mayor Ford Gravitt vs. Open Meetings Act

There were some habeas corpus issues in Brambleman, but this is real. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens is taking a look at the actions of Cumming Mayor Ford Gravitt after he threw a local activist with a video camera out of a city council meeting Tuesday night. Nydia Tisdale, who runs the AboutForsyth.com blog (“Investigating Corruption in Forsyth County, GA”),…

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Trayvon Martin’s last words

The Daily Beast is reporting on the Trayvon Martin case. Specifically, what got George Zimmerman arrested and what—supposedly—were the fatally wounded teen’s last words: “You got it.” Zimmerman used hollow-point bullets in his gun, by the way. Here’s The Daily Beast’s account of Trayvon’s last moments alive and the short time following: As has been reported, Zimmerman told police officials…

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Interest in Brambleman crosses genres

One book reviewer has cleared out room on her list for Brambleman. She explains. My Thoughts:  I’m African American; and I grew up in the South.  The Lord has blessed me to have not experienced racism first hand.  I normally only read YA and paranormal books for this blog.  Yet in the light of the Trayvon Martin incident, books like…

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Brambleman giveaway update

The Brambleman giveaway at Goodreads has concluded. More than 900 readers entered the contest, and the five lucky people won copies (at least I think they’re lucky). I’ll be mailing out their copies today. Congratulations! If you didn’t win, don’t despair! We’re still running a giveaway of Chain Gang Elmentary at Goodreads. Also, if you’re a member at LibraryThing, I’ve…

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Forsyth County’s “Real Housewives” star divorces

I didn’t know NeNe Leakes lived in Forsyth County. (For that matter, I didn’t know NeNe Leakes.) In any case, she does—or at least, she did—and now the “Real Wives of Atlanta” star is divorced from Gregg Leakes, according to court officials in Cumming. Ms. Leakes is reportedly the highest-paid cast member of the “Reality” show, pulling in an estimated $1…

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