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During the week of April 21-28, the city of Jonesboro will join other cities across Georgia in celebrating Georgia Cities Week. This week has been set aside to recognize the many services city governments provide and their contribution to a better quality of life in Georgia. Our theme, “Cities in the Spotlight,” reflects the role cities play in the state’s history.

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On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Clayton County State Court Judge Kathryn L. Powers of Jonesboro on her appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as a Superior Court judge in the Clayton Judicial Circuit and to Clayton County Deputy Chief Assistant Solicitor General Shalonda Jones-Parker of Jonesboro, whom the governor selected to succeed Judge Powers on the State Court bench.

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I have lived in Clayton County my entire 56 years and I have heard some “not so good” stories about Southern Regional, so I just wanted the public to know about my encounter. If I have go to the hospital again, I will not hesitate to use Southern Regional.

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The J.L. Jordan family would like to give thanks to the Clayton County Police Department and Clayton Fire Department first responders who came to our house on Jan. 15. The men and women who responded were professional and well-trained.J

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Some today may think our situation is not nearly as desperate as in 1776, but our problems, though different, are just as real and dangerous.

I ask the voters of Georgia to give the Republican Party the opportunity in 2016 that was given the Democrat Party in 2008: control of the Oval Office and Congress, the opportunity to solve America’s problems.

The question for you, the American voter, is who would best protect America and the American people from attacked by a terrorist soldier of any terrorist organization or by any American who would subscribe to a terrorist organization’s way of thinking and attack fellow Americans?

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On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate Clayton County Magistrate Court Associate Judge Tammi Long Hayward of Jonesboro on her appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as a judge on the State Court of Clayton County.

While I respect George Nelson’s (Woodstock, Ga.) views opposing Gov. Deal’s decision to include Vietnam era veterans in the Vietnam War Certificate Of Honor Program, I must take the opposing viewpoint.

Only the Vietnam Veteran meets the qualification requirements to wear the Vietnam Service Ribbon/Medal and be called a Vietnam Veteran. While the Era Veteran served honorably, he never earned or qualified for the Decoration and the right to be called a Vietnam Veteran, yet the Decoration is included as a focal point on the Certificate being presented to Era Veterans. What a slap in the face to Vietnam Veterans across the country.

Congress reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act — now called the Every Student Succeeds Act – which ends No Child Behind.

Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the city of Houston and its openly gay mayor, Annise Parker,…

As a long time resident of Clayton County, and a volunteer for Clayton County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and the Ambassador's Behind CASA (ABC's), I would like to extend a huge thank you to the community of elves that lives and works in Clayton County.

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