Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe—who, at age 54, is starting to bear a passing resemblance to John Malkovich—gave an interview to "CBS This Morning" that aired Saturday in which he looked back on his 30-year career to promote REMTV, a DVD box set of the band's television appearances. Here are some of the highlights:
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It's been a long time since there was a closing that hit me this hard, but, as of the end of service last night, Cinco y Diez is no more.
After Flagpole received a tip that the locks on the building were being changed, Hugh Acheson confirmed that the restaurant is officially out of business and that the future of the building is in Melissa Clegg's hands. He also said he doesn't know what chef Whitney Otawka's plans are, but that he loved what she was doing.
Georgia running back/one-time Heisman hopeful/possible demigod Todd Gurley won't be on the field against Arkansas tomorrow, but Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter are counting on him to help run up the score Nov. 4.
Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Jack Lumpkin will retire by Jan. 18, he announced today.
But Lumpkin's career may not be over. He's one of the three finalists for the open police chief's position in Savannah, the Morning News reported.
Lumpkin explained his decision as a financial one: He has two grandchildren and wants to be able to send them to college. By retiring in Athens, he can draw his pension as well as a salary from another community.
His full statement is below:
Word came in yesterday that Rachel Bailey, a longtime Flagpole contributing writer who has penned many great arts and music features over the last several years, fell and suffered a rather serious head injury Friday, Aug. 2.
Though Rachel is now home and expected to make a full recovery, friends are seeking donations to help offset the costs of her hospital stay.
From the Rachel's Noggin blog:
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