What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Touching On Thanksgiving
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Touching On Thanksgiving

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Given all the swirling sounds of discord and fear in our culture currently, Mayor Ronnie was...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Swearing In Our City’s Servants
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Swearing In Our City’s Servants

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Monday, November 2, 2020, was the day that the government of the city of Athens, AL,...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Athens -“A League Of Their Own”
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Athens -“A League Of Their Own”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie came into his office and asked if I was familiar with the movie, A...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Communication Has Never Been More Important
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Communication Has Never Been More Important

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie and I had both been at the same event over the weekend, the For...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Stay Connected, Stay The Course
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: Stay Connected, Stay The Course

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Mayor Ronnie and I met later in the day due to schedule conflicts, and I had...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: We’re All A Work In Progress
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: We’re All A Work In Progress

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Years ago, when I first started interviewing Mayor Marks, I was privileged to attend, along with...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Right Kind Of Flexibility
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll: The Right Kind Of Flexibility

By:Ali Elizabeth Turner As is often the case, Mayor Ronnie came into his office still mulling over the words of...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Sending Off The Seniors
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What Makes Ronnie Roll: Sending Off The Seniors

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner There is no doubt that in many ways 2020 has been one of the strangest years...
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What Makes Ronnie Roll” Being A City That Helps Other Cities
What Makes Ronnie Roll

What Makes Ronnie Roll” Being A City That Helps Other Cities

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner The mayor and I met by phone on Wednesday, literally moments before Governor Ivey held her...
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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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