Wednesday, January 18, 2006

GOTD, Etc.

What can I tell ya; we've been out of it for a couple of days. Here's a few scraps to get you back in the swing of things on this fine Wednesday:

First, a new GOTD. It's the history of the Athens music scene from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame site. Interesting stuff, especially if you didn't live through it, or if like me you did live through it but mostly as a toddler. Check it out.

Next, Jefferson turns 200. Happy Birthday Jefferson! I drove through there last weekend on my way to a funeral in Dahlonega, and I had forgotten what a quaint little downtown area it has. Some beautiful old school Southern houses with the big front porches that I like.

A source close to the State Court tells us that they are looking at getting big sponsorship from State Farm for the DUI Drug Court. The program is a wildly successful one, with a recidivism rate of 3%, or something ridiculously low like that, for graduates of the program. The program is making the streets safer while treating the actual problem instead of crowding the jails. It's actually a win-win-win, because it's ultimately cheaper than enforcing DUI laws with jail time too (not to mention the ultimate reduction in DUIs in the first place, and the resultant savings to taxpayers and others, like, for example, State Farm, which is why they're willing to support the program).

The Navy School Local Redevelopment Authority will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the DOL office on North Avenue. Jackson County got some new voting machines to speed things up at election time. Read about these and other stories here.

Chew on this for a bit, and we'll see what else we can come up with.

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