News for Monday, July 5, 2010

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A summer of discontent - Mike Reagan

President Obama has had a rather challenging start to the summer of 2010: Gen. McChrystal's remarks to Rolling Stone magazine and the resulting shift of NATO control in Afghanistan to Gen. Petraeus; the continuation of the high-profile and painful BP oil spill; the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination hearings; and the move by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to enact strict immigration control policies within her overwhelmed state.

Herrera remains solid with commitment to Georgia Bulldogs

Amarlo Herrera had official offers from Florida, Oklahoma and Georgia Tech. But the North Clayton High senior linebacker was waiting on his favorite team - Georgia - to make its official offer.

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Boutique showcases works of local artists

The bright canvas appears to pop out of the plum-colored paneled wall, complementing the look of Pizaz, Etc., a ladies' boutique, located in the heart of Historic Downtown McDonough.

Candidates vie for votes in District 110

In the race for the State House seat being vacated by Republican John Lunsford, the four candidates looking to take his place all come from the Henry County part of the three-county district.

Regional Police Academy graduates last class

There was a somber feeling in the atmosphere at the graduation ceremony for the Clayton Regional Police Academy's 241st training class, at Traveler's Rest Baptist Church, in Morrow, this past Friday.

Authority sets new water rate structure

Conservative Clayton County water users will soon have a reason to celebrate, while more liberal users will see an increase in their October bill.

Reunion pushed for Stockbridge High classes

Henry County residents, Keith Craddock and Sonja Phelps, want to bring together about 3,000 of their old school's former students.

Henry Players to hold bowling fund-raiser

Members of The Henry Players theatre group are preparing to lace up their bowling shoes for an inaugural event benefiting their acting troupe.

Clayton BOE poised to set millage rate

The Clayton County Board of Education is expected to vote Monday on whether to keep its millage rate at the maximum amount allowed under state law.

Walls takes his time finding right school

Recruiting websites called it Avery Walls' "Great Lake States tour", a June voyage through Evanston, Ill., Lansing, Mich., and Ann Arbor, Mich., to see Northwestern, Michigan State and Michigan with his mother, Yvonne Sebastian. In April, Walls and his mom spent five days on the West Coast to visit Stanford, California, UCLA and Southern Cal. Walls has attended camps at Oklahoma, Texas and LSU among others.

Thank your lucky stars - Joel Hall

Sometimes, when I'm down, depressed, or stumped about what I should write for my weekly column, it helps me to think about all the things for which I have to be thankful. Tomorrow isn't promised, and it makes life easier to dwell on the positives, instead of the negatives.

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