Love this place!!!! (But a lot of y'all are right - the biscuit is the worst thing on the menu.) Been eating grits for over 50 years and these are the best in the entire world. Yes, the entire world. Add the shrimp and say no more. Scrambles are scrumptious - collards and salmon a favorite. The healthy options are awesome. Everyone I've ever taken here raves about it. Hated it when the one at Northside Drive and W Paces Ferry closed for dinner. Everyone has different tastes, but I honestly don't see how anyone can't find something on this menu to like. Yes, fried green tomatoes are some of the best around. I'm getting hungry just thinking about the place.
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Thank you, Central OAC for being there and for speaking truth to power. Thank you, Rep. Kathy Ashe for questioning the actions of state police. Thank you to the Atlanta Police HopeTeam and the RCOH PRO Team for trying to help the destitute, the mentally ill and the addicted. We're talking something like .001 percent of the population here, folks. We DO have enough compassion and resources. Ultimately it's a simple failure of love, (sometimes touch love). Jails and emergency rooms are much more expensive than transitional housing. Spewing hate doesn't further the conversation. These are people - somebody's son, somebody's daughter - who are sick and in crisis.
The postal workers at the Howell Mill office are awesome. One of the guys is so cheerful, he brightens everything up no matter how bad the day. Taking everything into consideration, I wouldn't pick the post office for an article about bad service. Try calling AT&T for a simple outage. There's a story.
Waiting for reporter to "tie up loose ends" and update. Was Phil able to help the 10 - 12? What happened to the other 30 or so? Were they taken/referred to Peachtree/Pine? Did the Gateway, just a couple of blocks away, assist?
Inciteful comment about General Assembly. VERY disturbing that COAC and UWay reps misinformed about timing, which, is, hey, kinda sorta important. Mental illness and addiction are not choices. If there was room at COA shelter, or if these folks could follow the simple rules required to stay there or at Gateway, they wouldn't be on the ledge to begin with. The "move on" police approach hasn't worked for 30+ years, and was condemned in George W. Bush's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. And to Tammy, who I hope for your sake is young and vibrantly healthy and hasn't yet had life experiences to learn that "the Ledge" can happen to friends and relatives and, yes, you, too: don't ever hope for the weakest among us to just be gone. That's how Hitler got started.
Had one-day jury duty back in October, rode the bus and noticed less than a dozen people who are homeless on the ledge. No one approached the jurors while I was there. Sad that judges do not know that the vast, vast majority of people who are homeless are not criminals and are not a threat to anybody. Scary that a professional at Central Outreach, one of the best run shelters in the city for over a quarter century, is saying that there isn't room in shelters or transitional housing for this group of people. How much of a warchest does the business community have to really, really help the 400-500+ people living at Peachtree-Pine? Glad the Street-to-Home team finally got involved. Pres. Bush's 10-year plan to end homelessness called for an end to the "move on" policies. Can someone please educate the judges and Sheriff Jackson that the "move on" approach is a morally bankrup expediency that absolutely must stop.
I applaud the cooperation to put this list together. We need this kind of collaboration. HOWEVER, government lied when they said they would stop toll on GA 400. Voting "yes" for this SPLOST is saying that's OK - tell voters anything to get a tax passed, then do whatever you want. I"m voting "no". If someone wants to do the honest thing and eliminate the GA 400 toll like voters were PROMISED, I'll give strong consideration to "yes". Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...Do you believe that as time goes on and prices go up and politicians change, that this list will actually get done? I'm sure somebody put in some restrictions to make it look like the SPLOST would have to pay for the projects. Haven't you had enough all these years of voting for some dedicated revenue stream for a great cause, only to have the legislature decide to move it to general funding? Vote "NO" and send a message.
Can someone comment on the timing of the release of this report? I know it's customary and understandable to give affected parties a copy of a report like this a few days in advance. I know that organizations time releases to the media for a certain day of the week. HOWEVER, hasn't this report been ready for quite some time? Who had the authority to hold it up until the exact "official date" of Dr. Hall's retirement? Isn't this pretty indicative of the whole problem, or am I missing something...
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