Morning Reads: May 6, 2016

Ginny is away in New York, so you are stuck with me bringing the news today.

Math Equation for today’s date: 5 = 6 * 2 – 0 – 1 – 6 (Got anymore?)

A Few Moments in History from May 6:
1861 – Arkansas secedes from the Union
1863 – Confederacy wins The Battle of Chancellorsville
1915 – Babe Ruth hits his first home run

Some Famous May 6 Birthdays:
George Clooney (55), Willie Mays (85), Tony Blair (63), Bob Seger (71), Sigmund Freud, Orson Welles

And The News

  • Rep. Kevin Cooke calls out Gov. Nathan Deal on WLBB (1330 AM): LINK
  • Speaker David Ralston vows to continue the fight for campus carry: LINK
  • Georgia Democratic Party points out that the “Department of Justice looking into Sec. Brian Kemp’s Elections Failures”: LINK
  • Speaker Paul Ryan not ready to get behind Donald Trump: LINK
  • Robert Highsmith, partner at Holland & Knight, to sing the National Anthem at the Hawks Game 3 Playoff game: LINK
  • Augusta – Richmond County Sheriff’s Office begins “Suns Out, Guns Out (of the wrong hands)” program to remove 500 illegal guns from the streets over the next 500 days: LINK
  • Man makes miniature Jurassic Park…for his tortoise: LINK
  • Augusta to get a new data center and technology park that will invest $90-150 million: LINK
  • Savannah pastor indicted in federal court for embezzlement of over $250,000 from his church: LINK
  • Cumberland Island records the first sea turtle nest of 2016: LINK
  • Joe Earle provides write up of “voter guides” for GOP candidates in House District 80 race: LINK
  • Caitlyn Jenner to pose nude on Sport Illustrated cover with Olympic medal: LINK
  • 57 people apply to be Statesboro’s next City Manager: LINK
  • GA-12 – Democratic congressional candidate Joyce Nolin is a newcomer to politics: LINK
  • Emma Watson wears dress made of recycled bottles at the Met Gala: LINK
  • Columbus has four local races that will be decided in the Democratic Primary: LINK
  • Statesboro – Bulloch County Coroner has the cremated remains of 16 people in his office closet: LINK
  • UGA Coach Kirby Smart: “Do not harm the team” with social media: LINK
  • WalletHub ranks Georgia 43rd for working moms: LINK
  • Federal authorities indict 32 alleged gang members from Georgia: LINK
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