Sunday, January 19, 2020

Red, but not totally into this Trump's America thing: Coweta County, Georgia

How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town.  (The New York Times, 1/19/2020)
Newnan had prided itself on its quiet charm. It offered small-town living just 40 miles southwest of Atlanta and had earned the nickname “City of Homes” for its antebellum architecture. Now, on a spring day in April 2018, a neo-Nazi group had assembled in a park near the courthouse, the leader having said the group preferred to hold rallies in predominantly white towns.   
But it turned out that only a few dozen white nationalists attended the rally, and the Newnan they had imagined no longer existed.
Newnan is 52% white

Source:  Wikipedia (Coweta County, Newnan)

Newnan is the county seat of Coweta County.

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 29.8% - Coweta County
  • 30.7% - Georgia
  • 30.9% - U.S.
% of population 65 and older:
  • 13.9% - Coweta County
  • 13.9% - Georgia
  • 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 10.2% - Coweta County
  • 14.3% - Georgia
  • 15.6% - U.S.

Source:  Wikipedia
3rd party votes: 17.7% in 1992, 9.2% in 1996, 5% in 2016
(George Wallace received 51% of the vote in 1968)

Coweta County Library System

Other "Red but not totally into this Trump's America thing" posts:
Colorado.  Jefferson County.  (3/9/2019)
Florida.  Duval County.  (3/14/2019)
Georgia.  Cherokee County.  (3/10/2019)
Georgia.  Fayette County.  (3/10/2019)
Georgia.  Forsyth County.  (3/10/2019)
Kansas.  Johnson County.  (3/9/2019)
Minnesota.  Carver County.  (3/9/2019)
Missouri.  Platte County.  (12/11/2019)
North Carolina.  Union County.  (9/9/2019)
Ohio.  Delaware County  (3/8/2019)
Oregon.  Yamhill County.  (1/15/2020)
Texas.  Collin County.  (9/21/2019)
Texas.  Denton County.  (9/22/2019)
Texas.  Williamson County.  (9/25/2019)
Washington. Yakima County.  (11/23/2019)
Wisconsin.  Ozaukee County.  (3/8/2019)

Related series:
Blue zone sees Trump as con man
Greetings from Trump's America
Not Trump's America

UPDATE. Keeping tabs on Wisconsin drivers with multiple OWI offenses (5 and above)

Reactions are 'divided' as reporter Mary Jo Ola apparently interviewed two people -- one for and one against.

Photo credit:  Kim & LaVoy SC

Jonathan, OWIs are already widely shared in the local media, usually with a mug shot.  Even first offenders get attention.

The following is not intended to be a complete listing.  For illustrative purposes only.

Ease of access provided by Google Alert

Related reading: 
OWIs in Wisconsin are dropping, but there are still tens of thousands each year.  (Capital Times, 5/26/2019)

Wisconsin's Drinking Culture Comes With A Multi-Billion Dollar Price Tag.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 5/20/2019)
A 2013 report estimated excessive drinking cost Wisconsin and its residents $6.8 billion in 2012. That included costs like those racked up in court rooms, traffic stops, hospitals and treatments centers across the state as well as lost productivity on the job.
It's time Wisconsin stopped effectively encouraging drunken driving.  (The Badger Herald, 2/12/2019)
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, “Alcohol remains the single greatest driver contributing cause of fatal crashes.” In 2015, on average, one person was killed or injured in an alcohol-related car crash every 2.9 hours in the state of Wisconsin. Despite this, Wisconsin remains the only state in the U.S. that does not criminalize first-time DUIs. Instead, a first-time DUI is treated in a manner similar to a speeding tic

Point/counterpoint: National Archives censorship controversy

Safeguarding  by blurring

Photo credit:  Archives Record 2018