If you hated the the 2014 Braves, you might love the 2014 World Series. The Braves drove us to distraction and brought “termination” to Frank Wren, the general manager who built them, by swinging big, missing big and spitting the bit in September.
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12:56 p.m. — The jury that is in it’s 11th day of deliberations in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis took it’s hour-long break of lunch, still unable to agree on verdicts for any of the 13 charges against him.
Hopefully the jail barber gives him a new haircut.
I like to think of America as a place full of everyday heroes.
Firefighters, teachers, the mailman, the guy driving the ambulance on I-285 during rush hour traffic and the lady that brings me more sweet tea at The Colonnade. All of these and more, in their own way, are heroes.
Then there’s jackanapes like 19-year-old Robert Burt.
Burt, arrested by Maine police in June for DUI, recently turned himself in to serve a 48-hour sentence, The Smoking Gun tells us. For his new booking photo, Burt wore a T-shirt adorned with his June mugshot and the words “Burt Family Reunion” and “sponsored by Bud Light and Somerset County Sheriff.”
The “family reunion” comment refers to another member of the Burt family currently receiving free room and board at the jail.
Police in Maine must have a better sense of humor than those around here.
Burt said the corrections officers made him pose “so you could see the shirt.”
“They laughed there [sic] [posteriors] off haha,” Burt posted on Facebook with no regard for grammar.
Burt, who could probably use a job in social media, proudly posted “I’m out [female dogs]” and declared his most recent mugshot the “best ever.”
He has clearly set a high bar for serial offenders. I can’t wait to see his next effort.
News to Me is a blog (not a news article) written Monday-Friday and any other day George finds spare time to do such a thing.
George has been a local news editor with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1999. Earlier attempts at journalism included stops in Valdosta, Cordele and Tifton.
A lifelong resident of Georgia, he was raised in Berrien County. He’s fond of guitars, homemade beer and finding interesting news on the wire, Internet and Twitter.