Friday, July 25, 2014

First Slice 7/25/14: Today's the anniversary of the Moore's Ford Bridge lynching

Posted By on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Actors re-enact the Moores Ford Bridge Lynching at the scene of the crime
Sixty-eight years ago, two African-American couples were killed on a bridge between Watkinsville and Monroe County. Despite efforts by civil rights activist, lawmakers, and journalists (including CL's Joeff Davis) to raise awareness and find answers, the killings remain unsolved.

A mother of eight children who says she was duped into renting a northwest Atlanta home now has nowhere to go after a man claiming to own the property called the Fulton County sheriff to remove the family and its dog.

Woo hoo! The Center for Disease Control tuberculosis lab that closed after potential anthrax exposure at other facilities has reopened.

Props to the Washington Post for the following headline about the taxpayer-funded European tour that U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and fellow senators (plus their spouses) are enjoying: "Sen. Chambliss proves that lame ducks can still fly."

Keep this in mind the next time that you and your friends want to opine in front of the city's policymaking body: The Atlanta City Council on Monday approved a cap on the amount of time that a delegation can speak during meetings' public comment period.

Let's talk about Congressman Paul Ryan's poverty plan...

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