Good morning, Lilburn. It's Thursday, Aug. 11. Here's a digital checklist for the day.
1. Dar-E-Abbas Info: If you’ve spent any time on this website the past several days, you’ve probably noticed the emotional — and not-so-friendly — opinions generated by the mosque’s zoning request to expand its facilities inside the city limits. As many know, the City Council will take up the issue once again Tuesday at with a public hearing and possible vote (previous requests have been denied twice). If you are interested in learning more about this issue, there are ways to do that. You can click on one of the Lilburn Patch stories attached to this file. Use the search words “lilburn mosque” in your browser and see what others have said or written. Go to the city’s website for the latest site plan (dated July 6) by clicking on the link on the homepage under the “News” header. Or, better, read the posted minutes of previous meetings on the issue. To get to them from the city’s homepage, click on the “Mayor’s Welcome” and pull down to “agendas” for city council information, or pull down to “meetings” and click on “planning commission” for minutes from its meetings on the subject.
2. Combat ID Theft: The of the Gwinnett Public Library can help you learn how to prevent identity theft. Professionals will lead a discussion on minimizing your risks in a session that begins at 7 p.m. tonight. It’s a free program.
3. PGA Time: The PGA Championship begins today at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek in north Fulton County. If you’re planning to go this weekend we hope you have fun. If not, man, HD coverage of golf on TV is truly spectacular. And if you want to read more about the tournament from a local perspective, our friends at Johns Creek Patch has you covered. Check out their coverage on their website — there’s a whole lot of great content there. Type in “PGA” in the search box to see it all.
4. Georgia History: On Aug. 11, 1949, “Gone With the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell was hit by a drunk driver at Peachtree Street and 13th Street while walking to a show with her husband. Mitchell never regained consciousness afterward and died five days later at Grady Memorial Hospital.
5. Aug. 11 Birthdays: Alex Haley (1921), author of “Roots,” and professional wrestler and Hulk Hogan (1953).