Like a red, red rose that's newly sprung in June, it's Monday Mail.
Today's opening is from Robert Burns. Why? Because it's June.
Never miss a local story.
Why don't you people ever see UFOs? The folks in Auburn do, according to the Mutual UFO Network newsletter I just got.
It has this report:
Auburn -- At 4:30 AM on 14 May 2015, I was on my front porch with my daughter as we were enjoying an early cup of coffee before she had to leave early for work. Our house is located almost directly underneath the approach path for our local airport, so we have seen almost every imaginable plane. At this time of morning, there was no traffic and the sky was completely clear. I noticed what I first assumed to be a plane that would make a right-bank turn to line up with the runway. However, the lighting was odd in that it would have had to be a plane facing us to offer anything close to what we were seeing in width and display. Overall, it was visible for one minute.. Thanks to MUFON.
There, see? If people in Auburn can see UFOs, so can we. So go outside tonight, look up and say, "Hey! There's an object in the sky! Which planet is that? I don't know! It's UNIDENTIFIED! Someone call that in."
Hails, trails & farewells
Did you know the city wants you to name its next rails-to-trails hiking-biking-scooting-golf carting trail? Here's an email from the planning department:
This is your opportunity to Name the Trail!
The Columbus Planning Department is reaching out to the community in order to name the latest multi-use trail going under construction this summer. The proposed trail which has temporarily been called the South Lumpkin Trail will run from Eagle Trace Apartments on Torch Hill Road to Cusseta Road and will be available to pedestrians and bicyclists. The South Lumpkin Trail is a Rails to Trails project which will utilize an abandoned railroad in order to create a multi-use path like the Fall Line Trace. The trail will link seven schools, a park, restaurants, and residential areas; as well as various community organizations. This trail is proposed to one day link with the Riverwalk and Columbus' overall trail network. Click on the link below and submit your best name for our new trail. Please share this survey and give others an opportunity to participate. All entries must be received by June 19:
P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, GA 31902.
How about "Gator Bait Way" or "Follow Me Fast"?
Tim Chitwood, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-571-8508.