News for Monday, August 2, 2010

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Health officials urge immunizations for students, parents

This month, public health officials are stressing the importance of keeping up-to-date immunizations, as August is National Immunization Awareness Month.

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Lake City Elementary's Kelly Veal honored

Lake City Elementary School's 70 teachers, and staff members, were treated to a "chuck wagon" breakfast, compliments of the school's principal, Kelly Veal, as they returned to work for a new school year on Monday.

Jonesboro swears in new police chief

With nearly the full consent of the Jonesboro City Council, former Grantville Police Chief Winston Franklin Allen, Jr., was sworn in as the city's new police chief, on Monday.

Rotary district governor visits Henry club

Local Rotarians were commended this week by one of their state-wide leaders, for efforts to make a positive impact on their community.

Quick Transit offers hope to bus riders

Nearly five months after the dismantling of Clayton County's C-TRAN bus service, a new, private, bus company is attempting to fill the void.

Mitchell completes Best Warrior competition

Army Reserve Sgt. Anthony Mitchell said he reads Sun Tzu's 13-chapter lecture, "Art of War," regularly to gain insight on approaching his military career, and life in general.

The new American frontier - Martha Carr

The new unemployment numbers came out in June and were largely unchanged at 9.5 percent, down .2 percent, which is at least in the right direction for most states. There is a handful, including Nevada, that lead the way in unemployment with an eye-popping 14.2 percesnt, which still had the misfortune to see a slight uptick in the rate, and have lost more jobs.

Cut the cards - Peter Funt

Dear President Obama: I'm writing to wish you many happy returns on your 49th birthday next Wednesday, and also to explain why I declined to add my name to the card that Mrs. Obama asked me and several million of your closest admirers to sign.

Behind the leaked documents - Mike Reagan

The man behind the torrent of leaked documents wants to end the war in Afghanistan, and he doesn't care how much damage he does to the troops on the ground in that hostile environment. Now hailed by anti-war liberals as some kind of a hero, Australian computer hacker Julian Assange is part of an international cabal dedicated to doing mischief that endangers U.S. national security.

"WE ARE STRONG ROCK"

Celebrating victories on the football field is the easy part.

Walls finds new home in ELCA secondary

Avery Walls was all set to finish up his high school football career at Union Grove.

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Lake City Elementary's Kelly Veal honored

Lake City Elementary School's 70 teachers, and staff members, were treated to a "chuck wagon" breakfast, compliments of the school's principal, Kelly Veal, as they returned to work for a new school year on Monday.

BOE focusing on board-superintendent relationship

The majority of Clayton County Board of Education members want to spend the next year focusing on improving their relationship with Superintendent Edmond Heatley, and clarifying the differences between their roles and his duties, according to the board's chairperson, Alieka Anderson.

“WE ARE STRONG ROCK”

Celebrating victories on the football field is the easy part.

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