Good morning! I’m taking the reins on the Tuesday morning reads, so with homage to Stefan (and apologies to Ed), here’s a poem (that I didn’t write):
Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving…
It’s Election Day, y’all, so whether you’re voting for a new city, for mayor, county commission, city council, or SPLOST, if your precinct is open, vote!
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the bigger elections happening today in Georgia. This is by no means comprehensive, so please add any others in the comments:
- Lavista Hills
- In Augusta, it’s SPLOST 7 II: Electric – well, you know.
- It’s better in Metter
- Valdosta (and Hahira)
In other news:
- If you’re a regular obituary reader (it’s the first section I turn to every morning), you’ve probably also noticed that there’s a definite uptick in deaths among middle-aged whites – and if you tend to decode the obits, you’ve probably also figured out that suicide and substance abuse are increasingly the cause of death.
- Live long and prosper, nerds. Star Trek is boldly going back to CBS.
- A hat trick for Georgia, per Peachtree Corners’ own Site Selection Magazine.
- Border war victory goes to Bibb County! Maybe Monroe County can build a wall (which could be inspired by either Parks & Recreation or a leading presidential campaign, take your pick).
- May the odds that there won’t be a long line at the funnel cake stand be ever in your favor!