I am sorry, but there will be no Daily Brief today because of illness. I will be back again tomorrow (hopefully!).
Athens lawyer and former state representative Fred Head attended a Jan. 28 Dallas lecture by the longest serving US Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, and his co-author, SMU Dedman School of Law Distinguished Research Professor Bryan A. Garner, concerning their newest book “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.” In commenting on the lecture, Head said, “Justice Scalia and Professor Garner have written a timeless book worthy of the ages. Their knowledge and wisdom reflected in the pages of ‘Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts’ will stand as a practical road map for lawyers and judges to follow in the days and years ahead as well as a monumental anchor of restraint for the grounding of American law and jurisprudence as the people of the United States of America face the future with the assurance that our government is one of laws based on the separation of powers so wisely provided by our founding fathers.” Pictured above are Scalia (left) and Head.
The new board for the Rootseekers Genealogical Society was elected at the Tri-County Library in Mabank at the last Rootseekers meeting. Board members have already assumed their duties and are already deciding on fund raising for all the books they hope to buy. New board members, pictured above, include President Margaret Ann Trail, Treasurer Marian Tillery, Historian/Public Relations Nina Hendricks, Corresponding Secretary Priscilla Berry Recording Secretary Mary Beth Haley, Editor/Second VP Carolyn Bostain. Not pictured is First VP Julie Gustafson, and Web Masters Bob Stokes and Geneice Morris.
Looks like a fairly quiet weekend ahead. Enjoy it, because next weekend is going to be busy!
Monday, Jan. 21, is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Scheduled events include:
Another big event on the horizon is the Athens Chamber of Commerce Banquet. The event will see big awards, like the Citizen of the Year.
The event is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Tickets are still available, but hurry.
We won’t see as much rain this weekend as we have during the week, but the forecast is still calling for some drizzles. Prepare accordingly.
The Athens Daily Review has a story about the Athens EDC considering a funding request for the splash pad planned for Kiwanis Park.h
Finally, I owe a personal thank you to the folks in Malakoff who threw me a wonderful party last night to mark my departure from The Malakoff News. It was beyond anything I could have envisioned and a lot of nice people said some really nice things about me.
I have been very blessed to work in a community full of people who care, and the secret is that I should be the one thanking you for allowing me into your lives and being able to make a living doing what I love.
So, thank you.