What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Caps, Gowns, Fixing Roads All Over Town
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Caps, Gowns, Fixing Roads All Over Town

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner May is always an emotional time; no matter how many times you hear “Pomp and Circumstance”...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Show And Tell”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie bounded into his office and said, “Grab your stuff, we are going for a...
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Blazes That Build – What Makes Ronnie Roll
What Makes Ronnie Roll

Blazes That Build – What Makes Ronnie Roll

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie came bounding in, jubilant about just having received the news that his friend Steve...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Final 4 And Final Battles
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Final 4 And Final Battles

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner For once I was the first one to our usual Monday morning meeting, and Mayor Ronnie...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: A. P. S. On Poke Sallet
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: A. P. S. On Poke Sallet

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie’s weekend had been a full one—three days of presentations of Poke Sallet Follies, Trash...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Ardent” In Athens
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: “Ardent” In Athens

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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Happily Hanging On To History
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Happily Hanging On To History

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie had a lengthy conference call with several leaders from around our fair state; so...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Your Success Is Also Your Challenge
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Your Success Is Also Your Challenge

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner When we met, Mayor Ronnie was putting the finishing touches on the State of the City...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: King And The Kids
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: King And The Kids

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner We walked into the Athens City Council meeting room to grab some coffee before we started,...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Saying Goodbye To 2018 And Hello To 2019
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Saying Goodbye To 2018 And Hello To 2019

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner City Hall was closed on New Year’s Eve, so meeting on Athens Now’s Publication Day of...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Crockpot Christmas
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Crockpot Christmas

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Twice a year, Mayor Ronnie gets together with a group of judges, community leaders, professionals from...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Traveler’s Gift – Kings And Angels
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Traveler’s Gift – Kings And Angels

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner It had been quite a week and a most memorable weekend. In this season when we...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Samuel Johnson And Keeping Friendships In Constant Repair
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Samuel Johnson And Keeping Friendships In Constant Repair

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie and I started off our time together talking about our area’s involvement in a...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Traveler’s Gift And The “Listening Heart”
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Traveler’s Gift And The “Listening Heart”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner As I pulled up to City Hall, my heart felt quenched in the sense of sadly...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Traveler’s Gift And The Decided Heart
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Traveler’s Gift And The Decided Heart

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner This was the ultimate “runnin’ and gunnin’” interview. The mayor and I were in two different...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Traveler’s Gift And Harry Truman
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Traveler’s Gift And Harry Truman

By: Ali ElizabethTurner Some Mondays are days when it would be easy to be either “maudlin” or “muddling through,” but...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Traveler’s Gift, Part 1
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Traveler’s Gift, Part 1

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner For several years, I have marveled at how Mayor Ronnie loves to budget. (It’s not one...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Improving Politics By Starting With Leaders
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Improving Politics By Starting With Leaders

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie didn’t have a lot of time, as he had to get to a meeting...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: A Blessed Back-To-School Season
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: A Blessed Back-To-School Season

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner The summer has flown by, and we could hardly believe that it was time for our...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Stop, Look, And Listen
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Stop, Look, And Listen

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner It had been an undeniably tough week in Athens, Alabama. It seemed that Mayor Ronnie had...
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