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Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 8
- Smithsonian has an excellent review of the Cyclorama, which is not the largest painting in the world. It is, however, “the largest palimpsest of Civil War memory to be found anywhere on planet Earth,” and it reopens next month at the Atlanta History Center.
- Related: Georgia newspapers from the Civil War through the early twentieth century are now online.
- There are 14 boxes of unclaimed cremains sitting on a shelf in Bulloch County, and no one is quite sure what to do with them.
- The City of Savannah would like to sell a building they own, but are stymied by… their own zoning code.
- Every day is a struggle with limited resources and options for parents of mentally ill children in Georgia.
- A train in Georgia derailed, spilling toxic cargo.
- Georgia’s gas prices are as low as they’ve been in three years.
- Democrats are to blame for shenanigans in the Jones/Moore Senate race last year.
- Shenanigans were also the result when a high school basketball coach who happens to be the father of triplets played them interchangeably at a recent game.
- Animal rights advocates miss the point of how wool works, and don’t seem to understand that if you want to be cruel to a sheep, don’t shear it.
- So you think you’re about to get fired.
- Morgus the Magnificent has been with us for 60 years. If you don’t know who that is, A) you’re not from New Orleans, and for that, I am sorry; and B) this Galactic song is a great introduction to the greatest creature feature mad scientist of all time.