February 10, 2021 9:30 AM
Yeah, I went with a week this time, but I’m a librarian – and it’s my birthday – so I get to bend the rules this morning, right?
In a normal year, well-known and upcoming folks involved in children’s literature make it a point to celebrate Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week by visiting schools and libraries to help their characters come off of the page, but it’s a bit of a subdued celebration on that front this year. But schools and libraries everywhere are still finding ways to celebrate! This, of course, begs the question: What is/was your favorite children’s book character? Growing up, I L-O-V-E-D the Berenstain Bears (and still do)! More recently, I’ve come to absolutely adore Pigeon, too.
After that sweet detour down memory lane, let’s get to the news, shall we?
- First, some horrible news: Shaq’s Krispy Kreme has burned down.
- House Speaker David Ralston wants to rename the the bridge on State Route 307 near the Georgia Ports Authority for former Senator Johnny Isakson. (Alternate link.)
- Yesterday, the state Senate approved a revised spending plan to increase public health money in the budget.
- The special election for House District 90 is headed to a runoff.
- An Elbert County medical practice claims that its punishment for vaccinating teachers is part of a double standard at the Department of Public Health.
- Bobby Christine, who replaced BJ Pak as the U.S. attorney for Northern Georgia in one of a series of questionable moves by the Trump Administration, has resigned as the U.S. attorney for Southern Georgia.
- The Georgia GOP has issued an “elections confidence report,” which wants to limit access to voting in multiple ways after 2020 losses for the party.
- With a switch to the Common Application, UGA has seen a 40% increase in applications for Fall 2021.
- Another Georgian has been arrested for taking part in the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. (Alternate link.)