Tis the season for national media to talk about guns, cliffs, and wars on holidays; I promise to not linger on those too long.
The AJC notes that the Newtown tragedy may affect Georgia. In Houston County, civic-minded individuals are pushing for the local mall to lift a ban on “concealed weapons.” This, however, is response to the Oregon Mall incident of last week and, in part, response to a armed robbery at the Galleria Mall in Houston County.
Earlier this week, a Clayton County officer–who had only been on the force for four months–was shot twice in the head. He passed away last night. Our thoughts are with the Officer’s family and that community.
One Macon family is without Christmas presents; because the gifts were stolen.
The search continues for how Glynn County Commissioner died. Divers are searching the river for clues.
Ex-Stockbridge Mayor in trouble for secretly recording mediation session.
Mental Health officials indicate Georgia’s mental health services, while certainly improved, need some work.
The FDA approves two new medical devices created by Georgia companies.
The field of candidates to replace President Adams at UGA has been narrowed to nine. The list is currently “secret,” but from the details released we can assume Mister Nine Herman Cain is not one of the nine.
Kasim Reed does not have to testify in Occupy Atlanta trials.
Nobody wants a new stadium, anyway.
Now, for some good news:
First triple organ transplant in Georgia. Sounds like a success.
Kindness is afoot in South Georgia.
And the End of the World is Friday. Let’s party like it’s 1989. (Someone, please get that joke.)
There is only one piece of music that is suitable for today. Stay safe, stay warm, be well.