Here’s the first of what may become an occasional series…”Afternoon Reads.” You know. As opposed to “Morning Reads.”
If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping (and I know a lot of y’all haven’t started), don’t even bother, man. Four shopping days which is really just three because its so late in the day now, and then you’ll have other commitments this weekend… I’m sure your loved ones will understand. Unless of course you are still looking for my gifts, in which case WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS????!!!!!
Also, how are you preparing for the end of times tomorrow?
Even with the rain, Lake Lanier is still 14 feet below pool. Remember that epic drought a few years ago? Laneir’s basically at the same level as it was then.
The city of Brookhaven opened for business on Monday. What’s life like in Georgia’s newest city?
Heading to D.C. for the inauguration? The Georgia State Society released the 411 on its gala. Need to fill that +1 you got? Holla at your boy (IE: Me).
You know who else is going to the inauguration from Georgia? The marching band of Georgia State University (the Panthers). Teams’ bands NOT participating include: The Bulldogs (of UGA), The Yeller Jackets (of Tech) and every other college in Georgia.
Atlanta is taking over. ATL-based ICE buys the New York Stock Exchange for a cool $8.2 billion.
Our Amtrak station could move next to Atlantic Station as part of a multi-modal transportation hub. On the surface it seems neat but it seems like some of the existing infrastructure needs to be improved and tweaked before we build a new hub, IMO (side note: its always seemed to me incredibly odd that private buses have had to ferry people from Arts Center to Atlantic Station. Can’t explain why. That is seems to be nearly overwhelmingly employees isn’t helping). Would like to see the old station building preserved. Not sure what could be done with it, however. There’s no parking other than the Masonic lodge next door.
Austin Scott was named chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture. Be. Still. My. Beating. Heart.
I think there was something else I wanted to post but I can’t remember it now.
Not in Georgia
Today is a very important date in world history. 110 years ago Géo Léfèvre talked to Henri Desgranges about starting un grand tour through France on bicycles. Their talks became the Tour de France, one of the greatest sporting events regardless of what may or may not be used by competitors. Allez.