What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Play It Well”
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Play It Well”

By: Ali ElizabethTurner It was the day before the mayor’s birthday, so that was pretty much the first thing he...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: It Can Happen In Athens
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: It Can Happen In Athens

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie had to go to Montgomery to get the newest COVID update, so we had...
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Be The Voice Of Reason
What Makes Ronnie Roll

Be The Voice Of Reason

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Monday morning was different this time. Mayor Ronnie and I were trying to get our heads...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: The “Lights” Of Athens
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: The “Lights” Of Athens

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner It was the first time in two months that we were able to sit down at...
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The Trip Back To “Normal”
What Makes Ronnie Roll

The Trip Back To “Normal”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner It was the day before Governor Ivey gave her press conference that signaled the official beginning...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Creativity During COVID
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Creativity During COVID

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner We had yet another interview over the phone, and the first thing Mayor Ronnie told me...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Stay Tuned”
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Stay Tuned”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner When I caught up with Mayor Ronnie on Saturday to confirm our appointment for his bi-weekly...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Work Together To Get Through It Together”
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Work Together To Get Through It Together”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner I met with Mayor Ronnie and Holly Hollman, City of Athens Communications Specialist and Grant Coordinator,...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Buzz Estes And “Fire In The Hole!”
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Buzz Estes And “Fire In The Hole!”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner We as a community have just said goodbye to Buzz Estes, and it seemed at the...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll — The Amazing City, Part 4: The “Zing” in Ama-zing
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll — The Amazing City, Part 4: The “Zing” in Ama-zing

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner “I have been thinking a lot about joy and happiness,” said Mayor Ronnie as we started...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Amazing Cities 3 – Sparkplugs And “Parkplugs”
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Amazing Cities 3 – Sparkplugs And “Parkplugs”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner As we discussed what we would pull from James Hunt’s Amazing Cities for this edition of...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Amazing City, Part 2

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner It was a rare Monday morning indeed, as neither one of us was in “zoom” mode....
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Go Vertical
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Go Vertical

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner For several years, we have done a “look-back-look-ahead” Ronnie for the first edition of the New...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Celebrating The Season And Our City
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Celebrating The Season And Our City

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie had just come from another “Scotland Skype” (or more accurately a Zoom) session held...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Amazing City, Part 1
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Amazing City, Part 1

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie was back from a national conference of fellow mayors and city planners which was...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Charrettes Come To Our Community
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Charrettes Come To Our Community

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner The City of Athens has just experienced something that is alleged to have begun in Paris...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Zooming To Stonehaven”
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Zooming To Stonehaven”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Most Monday mornings with Mayor Ronnie start out with a cup of coffee and settling in...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll

Well, Kids, Who Picks Up The Tab?

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie had a dead battery, (or “battry,” as his granddad used to say) and had...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Budgets Are A Blessing?
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Budgets Are A Blessing?

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner …It depends on who you ask! Mayor Ronnie is the only leader I have ever met...
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I Hope You Dance – What Makes Ronnie Roll
What Makes Ronnie Roll

I Hope You Dance – What Makes Ronnie Roll

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Monday morning by any stretch was a hard beginning to the week, and yet it ended...
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