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July 20 — It's International Chess Day for all you players out there. 

🌩 Mostly cloudy with a high approaching 90° today.

⛔ Cobb County School District is backpedaling after releasing an elementary school logo that closely resembled a Nazi symbol. Dov Wilker, regional director for the American Jewish Committee, told WABE that he didn't think it was intentional, but rather represented "a lack of overall education about global issues and historical facts."

🗣️ More than a dozen Fulton County cities including Sandy Springs are speaking out against a proposal from the county to take a higher percentage of sales tax revenue.

⚖️ The outgoing director of the Bureau of Prisons has been subpoenaed to testify before a Senate committee examining abuse and corruption, including at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta.

🏆 The Atlanta Press Club has announced its 2022 Awards of Excellence. Winners include Kristin Crowley of 11Alive, Molly Samuel of WABE 90.1 FM, Dean Hesse of Decaturish, and more. 

🧟 Submissions are open for the Little 5 Points Halloween Photo Contest. 
PICTURE THIS: From Phoebe Quinton at 285South, Doraville's Pinetree Plaza has a new mural that celebrates the diverse foods served in the Buford Hwy. shopping center. David Koonvirarak, the owner of ICENY, a Thai ice cream shop, hopes that the mural painted by Filipino-American artist Leah Abucayan will attract more tourists. "People come out here to celebrate, to eat ethnic food and authentic food, and we want to keep it that way," he said. Read the entire story

⏱ Today's Draft is 4️⃣ stories ➼

• Former Gov. Roy Barnes
• Cartersville's myriad museums
• A Kate Bush summer

• Concert picks

Enjoy the day!
Collin + Amy
1. Roy Barnes on modern politics

🏛️ Roy Barnes, who grew up in Cobb County, was Georgia's governor from 1999 to 2003 after serving more than 20 years in Georgia’s House of Representatives and Senate. 

But he doesn't know if he would want to participate in today's political environment, as he shared in a recent interview with journalist Mark Woolsey.

"I am shocked by the divide that exists in politics, and the vitriol I hear from both sides," said Barnes, the state's last Democratic governor. 

"There was a good-humored jousting in the past between Democrats and Republicans but now it’s become all-out war. I don’t know if I could exist in this modern politics."

➡️ Read the full interview here, including how Barnes first got into public service and whether he thinks Georgia is "turning purple."
Collaborative empowerment

🔮 If you ask Belinda Loi – Manager of Network Automation – to describe her team at Cox, she’ll probably say something like this: “We are building the next generation of network engineers with a focus on automation-first design.”

Born in Norway and based in Atlanta, Belinda said that her friends and coworkers would describe her as “a hype woman” – someone who loves bringing out the best in everyone, empowering others, and collaborating for success.

“I like that I’m able to voice my opinion on projects and my leaders are very supportive of things I want to try,” she said.

At Cox, we want our employees to live their best lives. That means different things to different people, so we’ve curated benefits that reflect myriad needs and pursuits. 

➡ Learn more about Belinda’s journey, and how you can build your career at Cox.
2. What's doin' in Cartersville

🖼️ Cartersville, a city less than an hour’s drive north of Atlanta, has collected a cluster of unusual museums. 

“In a nutshell, Cartersville became Georgia’s Museum City because a group of generous businessmen wanted to give back to the community through their love and appreciation of art, history, science, education, and now, cars,” said Meredith Dollevoet with the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Some of the offerings include:

🐴 The Booth Western Art Museum, which boasts a permanent collection of the art of the American West, Civil War art, and presidential portraits and letters. 

🔭 The Tellus Science Museum, which features minerals, fossils, a 120-seat digital planetarium, and an observatory.

🚘 The Savoy Automobile Museum, which showcases automobiles of different makes, models, and eras. 

➡️ Read more about these institutions, along with a host of other places to visit in and around Cartersville. 
3. Calling all Kate Bush fans!

💃🏻 British music icon Kate Bush is still riding high in the charts with "Running Up That Hill," thanks to its inclusion in "Stranger Things." But that's not her only enduring hit.

Bush was the first female artist to achieve a number one single for a self-penned song in the UK back in 1978 with "Wuthering Heights" – a pop ode to Emily Bronte's famous novel. The song is celebrated each year with "The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever," when fans around the world gather to recreate the famous music video.

Atlanta's 7th-annual celebration is Saturday, July 30, in Candler Park starting at 10 a.m. The event is also a fundraiser for the Atlanta Feminist Women's Health Center. Get your red dress ready, learn the choreography, and celebrate Kate's birthday. 
4. Weekend concert picks

Thursday, July 21
🎙 Shawn James @ Terminal West
🗣 Akeem Ali @ Aisle 5

Friday, July 22
🎤 Anthony David & Algebra Blessett @ City Winery
🎶 Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine (Me'shell Ndegéocello opens) @ Pullman Yards
🎸 Circle Jerks @ Masquerade
🤠 Thomas Rhett @ Lakewood 
🎵  Gurufish @ Smith's Olde Bar

Saturday, July 23 
🇲🇽 Grupo Firme @ The Benz (pictured)
🎶 Allman Brothers Tribute @ Variety Playhouse
🎙 Mark Miller @ Eddie's Attic 
🎸 Jim Hurst Band @ Red Clay Foundry

Sunday, July 24
🕺🏻 Big Time Rush @ Chastain

Monday, July 25
🎤 STRFKR @ Variety Playhouse 

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