Lunchtime Reads for World Peace Day (November 17)

Happy Food O’clock! It’s World Peace Day!

This is not to be confused with the UN’s International Day of Peace, which is celebrated every September. Nonetheless, Miss Congeniality is always appropriate, but doubly so today.

Let’s get to the news, shall we?

Pat Conroy

  • Early voting has begun in the runoff races, including the race for Atlanta mayor. (Alternate link.)
  • The new state legislative maps have passed both houses of the General Assembly. (Alternate link.)
  • Here’s what Georgia can expect as a result of the recently-passed infrastructure legislation.
  • MARTA will cut routes in December due to staffing shortages.
  • In this week’s windmill chase, the state of Georgia has sued the Biden Administration over the vaccine mandate for businesses.
  • A Gwinnett County state court judge has ordered sanctions against Messer, a German company that made the freezer that caused the nitrogen gas incident in Gainesville last January, for destroying evidence related to the incident.
  • A federal judge in Alabama has sided with the 13 Republican Attorneys General – including Chris Carr – who sued the Biden Administration over its prohibition on COVID relief funding going toward tax cuts.
  • Ben and Erin Napier are bringing their show, Home Town, to Thomaston.

Alice Walker

Flannery O’Connor

  • A 10-point buck in Michigan sought sanctuary in a church on the opening day of hunting season.

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