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Proposed arena: Council must be transparent
“Let’s hope the city of Savannah does a better job with an upcoming study of proposed sites for a new arena than it did on the study for a proposed cruise ship terminal. Otherwise, City Council could be asking for trouble.”
Source: Savannah Morning News

Cartoon: Mark Streeter: -30-
Source: Savannah Morning News

 

• Mike Lester: Chapter 9 in Detroit
Source: Rome News-Tribune 

Mark Murphy: Brave teenagers show us the way
“Here’s a story no one has heard of. Last week, in Lancaster Township, Penn., five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was riding her tricycle, playing outside like little girls often do on sweltering summer afternoons.”
Source: Savannah Morning NewsAn exhibition of greatness
“We would’ve been so happy for Britain to have claimed another major winner on its own soil this summer. Golfer Lee Westwood led the British Open at the start of Sunday, just weeks after fellow countryman Andy Murray captured Wimbledon.”
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Chuck Williams: First run at whitewater has drawn 7,500 rafters
“Quick, take a guess. How many folks have gone whitewater rafting in Columbus this summer? Quick, now. The new Chattahoochee River course that runs into downtown Columbus has been open for eight weeks and Decatur, Ga.-based Whitewater Express has been running high- and low-flow guided tours during that time.”
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Youth detention picture just keeps getting uglier
“The conditions in some of Georgia’s juvenile detention centers are worse than we learned about a month ago. A lot worse.”
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Dick Yarbrough: Fifteen years in an accidental career
“This month, I begin my 16th year as a syndicated newspaper columnist in Georgia. Time flies when you’re having fun, and I’m having a ball. I hope you are, too.”
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Running the show: Who’s managing mayor runs in Marietta?
“Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin is “keeping it in the family,” so to speak, when it comes to managing his re-election campaign. Rather than hiring a professional campaign manager, Tumlin’s campaign is being co-chaired by his son, Steve “Ty” Tumlin III, and his son-in-law and law partner, Ryan Patrick. Meanwhile, his daughter and tax-preparer partner, Jamie Patrick, is serving as his campaign co-treasurer along with the mayor’s son Sig Tumlin, a CPA.”

Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Don McKee: Prospect of county ‘rain tax’ adds to feeling of tax saturation
“You might have thought we had more than enough taxes already, but Cobb County’s strategic plan to be considered this fall by our commissioners raises the specter of a new ‘rain tax.’”
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Lessons of Trayvon
“Change comes slowly, but it does come — always, even if only eventually. That seems the overlooked lesson in the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case.”
Source: Rome News-Tribune

 

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