Sunday, June 2, 2013

First Slice 6/2/13: Sonny Perdue wants more cowbell

Posted By on Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Chuck Leavell performs "Honky Tonk Women" with Gov. Sonny Perdue on cowbell from Terminus Films on Vimeo.

For your consideration: Rolling Stones keyboardist (and noted Georgia environmentalist Chuck Leavell) convinced former Gov. Sonny Perdue to play the cowbell - or is it a woodblock? - five years ago during a rendition of "Honky Tonk Women." Here's the backstory about the clip, which we might never have seen were it not for 11 Alive's Doug Richards.

An Emory Hospital patient walked out of the medical facility, hopped in an ambulance, told the two EMTs sitting in the back to "[b]e quiet and hold on," and then took them on a ride that ended with a crash.

Firms interested in operating and maintaining the Atlanta Streetcar, the 2.7-mile line linking Centennial Olympic Park and the King Center, are lining up and preparing bids.

Former Atlanta Hawks Mookie Blaylock, who was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Friday in Clayton County, remains in the hospital.

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Speaking of Cobb County, the Marietta Daily Journal is on board with the city's plan to purchase and raze apartments along the Franklin Road corridor to revitalize the area. Where will the current residents, many living on low incomes, go?

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