Good morning! Spring is in full bloom, and the preliminary census numbers are in!
- At least part of why Kelly Loeffler lost the Senate runoff is because rural white Republicans stayed home on Runoff Day.
- The Stone Mountain Park CEO announced changes to how the Confederacy is commemorated at the Park — and why these changes are “unlikely to make anyone happy.”
- A major portion of the cuts necessary to extricate the remains of the Golden Ray from the waters off of St. Simons Island is complete, and the job is now 3/7 of the way done.
- The cost — and demographics — of the proposed Buckhead City. (Real talk: the nascent city obviously cannot be named the City of Buckhead, as that city already exists. But — sorry, not sorry — “Buckhead City” sounds like the name of a north Atlanta outpost of Magic City.)
- Former Congressman Doug Collins ruled out a 2022 run for either Governor or the United States Senate. Undoubtedly causing several Georgia politicos to release a long exhale.
- The importance of casual friendships and “weak ties,” and how we’ve lost those things during the pandemic.