Hey, guys! Happy Monday! I’m typing this on Sunday so ask me how I feel in a few hours.
No Georgia schools will have a chance to cut down the nets when the Final Four reaches the Dome on April 6 because none qualified for the Big Dance. Cards, ‘Hawks, ‘Zags and Hoosiers are your No. 1 seeds. A Peach Pundit bracket tourney is being formed. Lost productivity from the first two days of the tourney costs employers $175 million.
Also, keep this Thursday evening free. Details to follow……..
I strongly encourage everyone to buy the physical AJC. I know from experience that when I do, my fish stay fresher longer and my birds are happier.
My home has a new young’n! Zoo Atlanta has a new baby gorilla. And by “my home” I mean Grant Park, of course.
THE WORLD LOOKS AT GEORGIA!
Billy Jerome Presley spent 17 months in a Georgia jail because he did not have $2,700 for a child support payment. He had no prior jail record but also no lawyer…[A]s legal officials observe the anniversary of what is widely considered one of the most significant judicial declarations of equality under law (Gideon V. Wainright), many say that the promise inherent in the Gideon ruling remains unfulfilled because so many legal needs still go unmet.”
I will have more on another perhaps dispiriting aspect of Georgia’s legal system later this week. Stay tuned…
The FBI recently re-opened cold cases from the Civil Rights era where Whites were accused of murdering African-Americans. The results and process could charitably be described as “less than satisfactory.” One of the cases involved the late husband of Grace Hall Miller of Newton. “I guess they were just trying to make a show,” she said of the FBI’s work.
Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s No. 2 politician skipped Savannah St. Paddy’s day celebration to avoid all-male dinner. That’s cool, bro. You weren’t actually invited and Georgia is going to beat your entire country’s soccer team.