“Diane, it’s 11:30 a.m., February 24th. Entering the town of Twin Peaks.”
And so it began. I hope you’re starting off this February 24th with a “damn fine cup of coffee,” whether or not you are a Twin Peaks fan. Yes, I do have a Twin Peaks Sheriff Department mug, and today, it’s holding Blackbird’s Guatemala Huehuetanango roast. Yum.
On the anniversary of her son’s death, Ahmaud Arbery’s mother has filed a federal civil lawsuit against several people involved in the killing and the subsequent investigation.
The state Senate has passed the bill requiring Georgians to submit a copy of their ID along with their absentee ballot on a party line vote. It now heads to the House. (Alternate link.)
Medicare is lowering payments to 13 Georgia hospitals due to their number of infections and rates of patient injuries. Many of the penalized hospitals are the ones that take in the most critical cases.
The attorney who filed a case on behalf of Georgia Republicans to overturn the state’s election has been referred to the state bar’s committee on grievances for possible discipline. (Alternate link.)
The historical marker honoring Jackie Robinson in Grady County has been hit by gunfire. The Georgia Historical Society reports that they’ve seen an increase in destruction of monuments relating to African-American history, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the end of slavery in the past few months.
Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson have pledged 240 million total Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of March.
Holly is an archivist at one of Georgia's institutions of higher learning. In a past life, she was a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill. She cares a lot about records management, open records laws, and privacy laws. Political persuasion? It's complicated. What's not complicated is that she's proudly equal parts Bulldog and Tar Heel.