On the road with John Noel: Tales from the Altamaha’s “I Saw the Light”

Last Friday night, John Noel and I had a great time watching the 14th annual production of Tales from the Altahama This year’s folklife play was on point: “I Saw the Light” is the story of rural Toombs County electrification in 1937. At the Blue Marquee Theater in Lyons. The place was packed. It’s part of The Annual Vidalia Onion Festival, which is a thing you should see. John wanted to give special thanks to Lyons Main Street Director Daphne Walker for her hospitality. BTW, Rick Berry, who has worked with Tales of the Altamaha since its inception,  is a retired nuclear power plant engineer from nearby Plant Hatch. More from the road trip

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Georgia solar-powered PSC candidate John Noel is a hard-core Democrat

Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Noel is a longtime Democrat. He was elected to the General Assembly as a Democrat in 2002. He’s been involved in Democratic politics and voted in Democratic primaries and runoffs, not to mention general, special, and Atlanta city elections. If there was an election, he’d show up and vote. Public records show this. Not only did he attend the 2016 Democratic Convention, but he’s attended every Democratic convention since 1992, when he was an intern for the Clinton/Gore campaign. Those are some serious bona fides.    

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UPDATE: PSC candidate John Noel gets endorsements; Lindy Miller faces challenge to her voter eligibility

Former Georgia State Rep. John Noel’s campaign for the Georgia Public Service Commission has resonated across Georgia, and endorsements by Gwinnett Forum and major Athens Progressive group are the latest examples. Gwinnett Forum: “A person already involved in energy efficiency, John Noel, 46, of Atlanta, is our choice of the three candidates in this race. He has previously served one term in the legislature. He wants to bring accountability to the PSC, feeling right now it is only accountable to the entities it regulates. He also criticizes the PSC for not listening to its own staff when making decisions. He should bring both intelligence, insight and energy to this position, and gets our endorsement.” Athens for Everyone: “Noel is running a serious and energetic campaign. He…

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On the Road with John Noel: Statesboro Blues and Gospel

Alan was irritated that none of the stores in that part of the town were open on Sunday. He told me his story and then headed toward the Save-a-Lot.  That station is humbly furnished, but the music was as advertised, with the Reverend DJ calling out praise to accompany each song.. Check out the road trip post. Great days to be out with the people in Georgia.  

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