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“Battling cancer seems a never-ending war. Yet, for anyone who has ever had cancer, for anyone who has a friend or relative who has struggled against cancer, it is a battle worth waging.”
Source: Valdosta Daily Times

 Jail has unlimited possibilities for use
“The committee charged with studying the current Glynn County Detention Center between Newcastle and Reynolds streets and its future use or soon-to-be demolition will undoubtedly consider a number of options. Hopefully all will be with the best interest of taxpayers in mind.”
Source: Brunswick News

 Paula Fine: Local agency provides therapeutic foster care for DFACS
“Creative Community Services (CCS) is a non-profit agency that supports some of the community’s most vulnerable individuals. CCS provides therapeutic foster care services for children in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services as well as home-based support for children and adults with developmental disabilities.”
Source: GwinnettForum.com

 Elliott Brack: Surprise ending to Rainbow Village community center campaign
“It was a surprise wind-up for a $2.9 million capital campaign for a community center at Rainbow Village. A potential donor was talking on the telephone to Director Nancy Yancey about giving land, estimated to cost $250,000, to the center.”
Source: GwinnettForum.com

President Obama is the Jekyll and Hyde of open government
“Barack Obama has become the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of open government. The Democratic president vowed early on to lead ‘the most transparent administration in history.’”
Source: Savannah Morning News

Glynn Moore: Donating blood
“You know how you always said you’d be glad to do me a favor? Oh, sure you do. Well, now’s the time to pay up. In blood.”
Source: Savannah Morning News

The 77 year wonder
“In the 77 years since the last Brit won the men’s singles title at the All-England Club’s Wimbledon tournament, most every international player who accepted the trophy gave thanks and interviews in the king’s English.”
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Chuck Williams: Historic District residents walking a little uneasy after latest fire
“With her husband’s truck on fire Saturday night, Susan Berry was still telling a stranger that the Historic District is a great place to live. The young woman — Berry has no clue who she was — knocked frantically on the Front Avenue door to alert the Berrys their truck, parked against the curb, was burning.”
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus meets superintendent finalist today
“By this afternoon, we should know at last who the next superintendent of the Muscogee County School District is most likely to be. As reported last week, the MCSD will hold a called board meeting at noon at the Muscogee County Public Education Center on Macon Road. At that time, the board is scheduled to take a public vote on naming a yet-undisclosed candidate as the finalist for the post. That candidate is expected to be here, and available for a news conference shortly after the announcement.”
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Jim Thompson: Finally, civic discourse in Athens grows up
“Several days ago in this space, after an Athens-Clarke County Commission committee opted not to act on a proposed public facilities ordinance, I noted that members of Occupy Athens had evolved from uninformed protesters into an effective voice for a segment of the community too little heard or heeded.”
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Dick Yarbrough: A new ‘Mr. Rogers’ hits the airwaves
“There is no way I could produce such pithy and thought-provoking essays each week without the help of my columnist commandos. These folks are my private information-gathering experts. They can go anywhere and find out anything. They are the masters of disguise. How good are they? One of them currently is posing as one of Edward Snowden’s shoelaces. The traitorous little schmuck doesn’t have a clue.”
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Another lion soon to be for the ages
“At the time of this writing, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, lies in a Pretoria, South Africa, hospital. The 94-year-old father of the new South Africa — where he served as president from 1994 to 1999, after serving 27 years in prison for fighting apartheid — is gravely ill. Mandela’s name can be placed alongside Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. All changed their countries and the world for the better. Mandela is the only one who will not die by an assassin’s hand. Interestingly enough, Gandhi was the only one of the three not to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, though nominated five times, a decision the Nobel committee has admitted to regretting.”
Source: Macon Telegraph

Around Town: History Museum’s Aviation Wing to have…new pilot?
“The Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History might be about to have a new “pilot” at the controls.”
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Acting like strangers
“A recent state/national study of what was dubbed “civic health” wound up telling Georgians and other Americans the obvious, as such probes into our collective actions and minds often seem to do.”
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Cartoon: Mike Luckovich: Regulation, Texas style
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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