Some of Macons most polarizing figures have been busy on social media lately.
In one case, The Telegraph ran a story quoting former Bibb County Democratic Party chairmen, who said City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas and others were less than friendly. Lucas said, Lots of organizations go through changes. This is a non-story.
Yet for such a non-story, Lucas shared the story on her Facebook wall, saying, We are a party of change and inclusion, then liking her post and adding another comment, It is good we can move quickly to change our leadership when we feel the need. Bravo for Democrats!!!
Lucas also shared the post on the wall of Bibb Countys Democratic Party.
Separately, Erick Erickson, the former Macon city councilman who makes a living off right-wing punditry, reacted to the effective banning of abortion in large swaths of Texas. He sent a tweet, Dear Liberals, go bookmark this site now, with a link to a seller of bulk clothes hangers.
Erickson later deleted the tweet and apologized -- not to the target of his tweet, but to the seller of the hangers.
Ericksons column in The Telegraph that morning began, The worst thing about America is the politicization of everything.
Fort Hawkins visitors center groundbreaking set
A groundbreaking for a visitors center at Fort Hawkins is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 25.
The groundbreaking for Fort Hawkins itself, of course, happened a couple hundred years ago.
The ceremony will be held at the corner of Emery Highway and Fort Hill Street in Macon. For more information, go to www.FortHawkins.com online.
Work on the visitors center is aided by money from Bibb Countys special purpose local option sales tax.
Macon-Bibb County commission candidate Elaine Lucas was passing out campaign advertisements stapled to bags of candy Tuesday night at a church service in memory of Trayvon Martin.
The candy, not so subtly, was most frequently Skittles, which was the kind of candy Martin bought before he was killed.
Will Georgia go blue in Senate race?
Nate Silver, the election prognosticator, wrote this week that the Republicans could gain a thin but crucial edge for control of the U.S. Senate, potentially getting 50 or 51 seats after the 2014 election. Georgia is listed as a Likely Republican seat, but Silver calls it something of an overlooked pickup opportunity for Democrats. While Democrats have yet to identify a strong candidate, a number of the Republican ones are extremely conservative, Tea Party-backed candidates who could be vulnerable in Georgias swing regions.
A House divided
U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel has three co-chairs of her campaign, including one Vivien Scott of Tifton. Shes the wife of U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, who represents much of Middle Georgia through the 8th Congressional District. Any broader expectations of support were not forthcoming.
Scott said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he respects my wifes right to support any candidate of her choosing. We are a house divided on who we will be voting for in the primary. It should make for interesting dinner conversation.
Writer Mike Stucka contributed to this report.