Howdy. Filling in today, so the format will be…whatever it is. Also, M.L.K Day is Monday. Get your banking and postal errands done today.
Governor Kemp proposed a $27.5 Billion budget yesterday for FY 2020, a $1.3 Billion increase from FY 2019. Teachers are proposed to get $3,000, other state employees 2%, $1 Million to form a structure for Medicaid waiver request, and a half million for a GBI gang task force.
Kyle Merro is officially the new President of Georgia Southern University (the other GSU). The move creates an opening at the University of West Georgia. This leaves the University System of Georgia still with two open Presidencies to fill, with the Georgia Tech position to be available this summer.
Despite being about 9 years into economic recovery/expansion,
Macon-Bibb officials are still trying to figure out how to pay for services without furloughing employees.
A Columbus man convicted of rape and murder and sentenced to death when I was in the third grade will get a new trial because DNA evidence may exonerate him. Also the judge ruled that there was “systematic race discrimination” by picking an all white jury. Complicating matters is his video taped confession, fingerprints at the murder scene, an eyewitness, and that the crime occurred over 40 years ago. The case will now go to Georgia’s Supreme Court.
In Athens, the family that owns The Varsity is planning on redeveloping the entire block.
Not an oxymoron: Today’s fishing report says there’s “great crappie fishing” on Lake Lanier.
Glynn County officials
are exploring a toll to cross onto St. Simons Island. Dinner at Delaney’s Bistro is worth it. Ignore the menu, listen to the specials.
President Trump canceled Speaker Pelosi’s CODEL to Afghanistan. Shutdown showdown politics continues to escalate.
President Trump cancels his administration’s plans to visit Davos Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. He had said earlier he would not personally go due to the ongoing shutdown.
They’ve yet to declare the sexiest one alive. People has a running list of Democrats running for President in 2020.
Netflix claims to have 10% of all TV time now in the U.S. They need not be complacent. Disney and NBC are among the latest to announce their own streaming services, joining Amazon, CBS and ESPN, among others.
CNBC has prepared a list of growing impacts as the federal shutdown continues.
UCF IS NUMBER ONE!!!!….in misappropriating funds in the State of Florida.
Your featured restaurant for where to eat fried Georgia chicken today:
H&H Soul Food, Macon Georgia
No, It was even better than it looks – H&H Soul Food, Macon Georgia
H&H is worth planning a stop in Macon for breakfast or lunch, and their fried chicken is among the best in the state. As a bonus, there’s real history here, as the recording studio for the Allman Brothers was just a few doors down.
The service is fast, but still slow and attentive enough to be properly southern. I can’t recall having anything here I didn’t like, so if it looks good on the menu, give it a try. But not on Mondays.