First, in Mississippi, there's the mascot change at the University of Mississippi.
Now, in Georgia, somebody wants to change the State Bird. Right now, the Brown Thrasher is the state bird. I learned that in Georgia History class back in the 8th grade. But, quite honestly, I don't know if I've ever seen one.
There's a fellow in Augusta who wants to change the state bird ... to the chicken.
Now, sure, chickens account for $15-billion a year to the state's economy. But, really, is the chicken the best representation for the state? Having grown up in Georgia, I have some ideas.
The house fly
The Sand Gnat
The Obama Bird
There may be better suggestions for the state bird of Georgia. Perhaps for other states, too.