First Slice 12-8-13: It's hard to make a lake in South Fulton

Plus, all hail King Sugar

For nearly a decade, South Fulton officials have spent millions of dollars planning to build a reservoir. They haven't made much progress.

African-Americans remain underrepresented in Georgia county governments, according to an analysis of demographics and the quirky at-large voting system.

A University of Georgia professor is accusing school and state officials, including Attorney General Sam Olens, of racketeering, conspiracy, evidence tampering, and mail and wire fraud. The professor, who's been critical of school policy, says they defamed him. What the professor might not know, is that UGA is more powerful than God.

"I can do whatever the (expletive) I want to, pig. You don't know who the (expletive) I am. I work for a law firm; my best friend is a (expletive) lawyer, pig."

Uh-oh, SpaghettiOs. The canned food product's parent company, apparently unfamiliar with similar corporate social media screw-ups, has apologized for including a cartoon of its mascot waving a flag and licking its lips alongside a tweet marking the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Elton John on Saturday criticized Russia's controversial and boneheaded law banning exposing minors to the "propaganda of homosexuality" during a sold-out concert in Moscow.

Passing healthcare reform? "Nearly impossible." Immigration measures? "Maybe after the next election." Protections for the sugar industry? "How can we help you?"

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