Newnan police get played: “book burning” a bust

Publicizing political smears should be beneath the dignity of a professional law enforcement agency  By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman I wouldn’t be writing this post if the Newnan Police Department hadn’t decided for some reason to publicize the “event” depicted above: “Book Burning Event, sponsored by Democrats for Social Change, ANTIFA, and B.L.M. Philosophy, history, poetry, theology, etc. all will burn this Saturday, 6 p.m. at the courthouse. BYOB.”  Poetry? A moment’s scrutiny should have told the Coweta city’s finest that this was an act of malicious mischief. And the odds it was the work of a right-wing troll are approximately 100 percent. There’s another photo of the sign below, showing an older white man practicing his golf stroke as he babysits the…

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Three more precincts added to change list: The latest on DeKalb emergency polling place changes and drop boxes. Absentee ballots must be in drop boxes by 7 p.m. Tuesday June 9

The latest: Briarcliff, Gresham Road, Bouldercrest, North Decatur, Ponce de Leon, Rock Chapel, Scott, and Silver Lake precincts have been added to the list of changes. June 9 voters in 26 precincts will have to cast ballots in 23 new locations. Drop boxes have been installed in Dunwoody and Stone Mountain. Seven in all, now. DeKalb emergency precinct shifts for June 9 For more details, scroll down to bottom of post to read pdf of changes Ashford Parkside precinct voters will shift to Montgomery Elementarry School; Bouldercrest precinct voters will shift to Obama Elementary School; Briarcliff precinct voters will shift to Sagamore Hills Elementary School; Clairemont East precinct voters will shift to Decatur Recration Department; Coralwood precinct voters will shift to Briarlake…

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Election Eve: Here’s the latest list of DeKalb polling place changes and drop box locations. Absentee ballots must be in drop boxes by 7 p.m. Tuesday June 9

The latest: Briarcliff, Gresham Road, Bouldercrest, North Decatur, Ponce de Leon, Rock Chapel, Scott, and Silver Lake precincts have been added to the list of changes. June 9 voters in 26 precincts will have to cast ballots in 23 new locations. Drop boxes have been installed in Dunwoody and Stone Mountain. Seven in all, now. DeKalb emergency precinct shifts for June 9 For more details, scroll down to bottom of post to read pdf of changes Ashford Parkside precinct voters will shift to Montgomery Elementarry School; Bouldercrest precinct voters will shift to Obama Elementary School; Briarcliff precinct voters will shift to Sagamore Hills Elementary School; Clairemont East precinct voters will shift to Decatur Recration Department; Coralwood precinct voters will shift to Briarlake…

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Agony & uplift: For Georgia’s unvarnished racial history, this is the essential book

The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia by Donald L. Grant Edited with an Introduction by Jonathan Grant 624 pp., paper University of Georgia Press, 2001   Editors’ Choice — American Heritage Winner, Georgia “Author of the Year” Award Available wherever books are sold, or from the University of Georgia Press.  Read about the effort to complete my late father’s life’s work This readable, fast-paced account covers 450 years of Georgia’s African-American experience. Solidly researched and documented, The Way It Was in the South sets the record straight on the progress of blacks and the contributions they made to the state — and the solid wall of white resistance they encountered nearly every step of the way.…

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Brambleman is an award-winning novel about Forsyth County, Georgia. Check out the Prologue and Chapter One

The story: Down-and-out Atlanta writer Charlie Sherman has no idea what madness awaits him when a mysterious stranger convinces him to finish a dead man’s book about a horrific crime that’s gone unpunished for decades. What Charlie inherits is an unwieldy manuscript about the mob-driven expulsion of more than 1,000 blacks from Forsyth County, Georgia in 1912. During the course of his work, Charlie uncovers a terrible secret involving a Forsyth County land grab. Due to its proximity to Atlanta, the stolen farm is now worth $20 million—and a sale is pending. When he finds the land’s rightful owner, Charlie becomes convinced he’s been chosen by a Higher Power to wreak justice and vengeance on those who profit from evil. Winner of the IBPA’s…

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Georgia Democrats: PSC candidate John Noel ain’t having it with Georgia Power disconnections during crisis

Above: “I love Georgians. The grit. The energy. The determination to make the best even better. That’s why I’m running for PSC; to give a voice to those determined to make it better.”–John Noel  (Website) Tweets of the day John Noel ain’t having it with Georgia Power’s heartlessness Noel: “How can a company like Georgia Power that made 1.7 BILLION last year, with a CEO that makes $13,000 a day pull the plug on hurting Georgians while Covid-19 and unemployment run rampant with no end in sight? I can’t believe what I’m reading folks. People need relief, not more grief. Read story here.  Georgia Power wants to resume disconnections?? You made $1.7 billion last year. A hundred year monopoly and ya can’t…

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