Attacking a prison guard is never a good idea, especially if you’re an inmate. But you can always make it worse. You can brag that you’re going to attack the next black corrections officer you see, and then follow through. Read more.
The Cumming Patch has a report on the Forsyth County “sign stealing” controversy. An investigation is ongoing; no arrests have been made; and yes, the former director of the local Chamber of Commerce, Joni Owens, is right in the middle of it. Read more.
Here’s the link to the announcement of my upcoming author event. I’ve scheduled a book signing Thursday, August 30 at 6 p.m. at the Macon Barnes and Noble. This is especially cool because it will be a homecoming for me. Once upon a time, I was a young editor at the Macon Telegraph. I married Judy in the gazebo in Central City Park. It’s a very nice gazebo and has stood the test of time fairly well, as you can see. Anyway, to my Middle Georgia friends: Y’all come see us!
Update: Kyle Glover has died. Read more. From TMZ: Usher’s 11-year-old stepson has been declared brain dead by doctors following the accident Friday when he was struck by a jet ski … TMZ has learned. According to our sources, Kyle Glover (son of Usher’s estranged wife Tameka Foster) has not experienced any brain activity since he was admitted to the hospital. We’re told there has been no decision yet as to whether or not to take him off life support. Our sources say Usher arrived at the hospital last night and Tameka has not left the hospital since she got there. As TMZ first reported, Kyle was struck in the head by a passing jet ski while riding on an inner tube…
I know that David Milrum and Nydia Tisdale are gadflies that a lot of longtime Forsyth County residents love to hate. Still, I’ve got to share this link on “About Forsyth: Investigating Corruption in Forsyth County, GA” because it gives you a taste of politics as practiced up there. I’m rating it “R” for Rowdy. Allegations of sign-stealing, gun-waving, nakedness, and scrubbed police reports—Southern politics at its best! (Whether there’s any connection to good government is another matter entirely.) I recently received a press release from a political campaign making some of the same assertions, but leave it to the inimitable Nydia Tisdale’s blog to cover it in loving detail. Have at it.