42nd District Candidate “Throw Down” Next Tuesday

UPDATE: Looks like Jason Carter is a no-go.

Christopher sends along this press release notice…

Throw Down In the 42nd: A Political Debate

Live Onstage For One Night Only!

Jason Carter, David Montané, Tom Stubbs

  • Tuesday April 13th 7:00 PM
  • Free admission
  • Famous Pub & Sports Palace – 2947 N. Druid Hills Road, Toco Hills

This is a political debate for Georgia State Senate District 42 Special Election.  Sponsored by DeKalb County Libertarian Party

*Independent Candidate Steve Patrick has declined to participate.

Confirmed: “Big Mama: Like Father, Like Son” To Film At Agnes Scott

From Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss…

Dear Agnes Scott Community:

I’m pleased to announce the news for which you’ve all been waiting—the film being shot on campus is “Big Momma: Like Father Like Son.”

The stars are:

  • · Martin Lawrence as Malcolm/Big Momma
  • · Brandon T. Jackson as Trent (starred in “Tropic Thunder” with Ben Stiller)
  • · Sherri Shepherd (as seen on “The View)
  • Faizon Love as Kurtis Kool (starred in “Couples Retreat” with Vince Vaughn)

I’ve also heard that 11Alive will run a segment on the filming during tonight’s 7p hour.

Georgia Politicos Tentatively Talking Transportation

UPDATE:  Wheatley isn’t impressed.

From the AJC’s Gold Dome Live blog….

House and Senate negotiators met for the first time shortly after 10 a.m. on the impasse on transportation legislation.

The meeting, announced by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s office, didn’t produce any immediate decisions — except an agreement for another meeting, probably on Monday or Tuesday.

Both sides were talking positive about reaching an agreement, hopefully before Day 40 of the 40-day legislative session.

The meeting lasted less than an hour, and the bulk of it involved Rep. Jay Roberts (R-Ocilla) going line by line over the changes that the House made to the governor’s original bill.

Hooray!  Now we can convince ourselves that our efforts yesterday made a difference!  (I’m sure it didn’t have anything to do with Wheatley’s “FARTA” article or all the businesspeople bused to the Capitol as documented in April Hunt’s recent AJC piece.)

“Decatur Will Be the _____ Capital of the Southeast!”

Outta the mouths of Decatur residents.

It’s funny how many times in recent months I’ve heard the statement above called out; each with unique dreams of regional dominance.  “Book Capital!”  “Food Capital!”  “Festival Capital!”

Well, the city is leading up an effort to capture all these individual passions into a single plan. A “Cultural Arts Master Plan”. And next Monday is your last chance to participate and give your feedback.  Here’s all the info you need, all in one colorful poster.

Click to enlarge.