Janis Joplin, Propane Hybrids, BRAG, and other mildly interesting stuff.

Today in 1966, Janis Joplin performed her 1st live concert at Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. And, in 1752, Benjamin Franklin’s kite was struck by lightning.

And now for stuff in Columbus, GA…

The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office is using stimulus money to convert cars to propane hybrids.

More about the Tony Adams/Parks and Recreation situation in Columbus. Mayor Wetherington and City Manager Isaiah Hugley had some tense and terse words for each other at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Shaw High principle, Jim Arnold, is taking a new job as superintendent of Pelham City in the fall.  As someone who is in and out of SHS on a regular basis, I will certainly be sorry to see Mr. Arnold leave.

It really was exciting to have BRAG here this week.  Riders and Columbus residents enjoyed free concerts, good food, and Georgia nights on Tuesday and Wednesday as UpTown Columbus organized a fantastic two days for the event.

Early voting has begun in Muscogee County.  I know there are mixed feelings about early voting, but it’s there and folks are taking advantage of it.

Apparently, Gov. Perdue still has a bad taste in his mouth when it comes to Columbus.  Our Crime Lab in Midland is being closed and funds will be relocated to Macon’s Crime Lab.  Was this the plan all along?

The Braves lost last night to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Booo.

Were you wondering what Gov. Perdue signed and vetoed on the last day? In an article-not written by me- entitled “What Perdue signed on the last day and what he crapped on” you can see all the bills and get links to each one.

That’s all for now, folks.