Georgia Gov. Mistakes Hispanic College Student for an "Illegal"

Nathan Deal, the conservative Georgia governor who's in a tight re-election race against a grandson of Jimmy Carter, suffered a misstep Tuesday when he mistakenly assumed a Hispanic student speaking to him at the University of Georgia was an undocumented immigrant. » 8/28/14 1:43pm 8/28/14 1:43pm

Asheville Brewery Knee Deep in Blood After Terrible Band Plays Terrible…

After what we can only describe as a terrible show featuring terrible bands with terrible venue etiquette, Asheville, NC favorite Lexington Avenue Brewery was less than amused when they found their venue covered in pigs' blood. The show was put on by local tattoo parlor Empire Tattoo. » 6/25/14 11:02am 6/25/14 11:02am

NC Governor Signs Fast-Track Fracking Bill Amid Brazenly Poor Energy…

North Carolina is going through some tough times right now. As someone whose blog is supposed to cover Southern politics with merely a focus on his home here in the Carolinas, it gets to be pretty damn difficult to not have an inherent bias towards coverage of my home state, especially when the admittedly left-leaning… » 6/05/14 12:58pm 6/05/14 12:58pm

The Legislature of S. Carolina vs. an 8-Year-Old Girl: A Mammoth…

8-year-old Olivia McConnell really likes Columbian mammoths, the Southern cousin of the once-ubiquitous woolly mammoths. So much so that she went to the South Carolina legislature to put forth the Columbian mammoth as the South Carolina state fossil. Such a heartwarming story, right? Sorry. From Greenville Online: » 4/02/14 12:38pm 4/02/14 12:38pm

OPEN CALL: Shady shit in the South.

As some of you may know, I'm working on launching an investigative blog covering the daily outrages that exist here in the South. Bonus points for Art Pope, hard evidence of direct Duke Energy coverups, and direct phone numbers for people trying to get a story out. Anonymous tips are welcome, my job entails lots of… » 3/22/14 10:18am 3/22/14 10:18am

Cop Avoids Charge for Shooting Unarmed Young Black Man Who Sought Help

A North Carolina grand jury has decided not to indict a Charlotte police officer arrested last year for manslaughter after he unloaded 10 rounds from his pistol into a former college athlete who'd sought the officer's help. But the case might not stop there, according to prosecutors. » 1/22/14 2:24pm 1/22/14 2:24pm