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Thousands in Jonesboro attend Rep. Scott’s annual health fair

Special to SEGAZINE

Thousands of people came to Mundy’s Mill High School for the fair and attendees underwent a number of health screenings, including blood glucose, blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, vision and dental check-ups.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Rep. Sanford Bishop tours Cairo, breaks ground at Tired Creek Lake
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

State’s Senate primary could be earliest in Georgia’s history
Georgia primaries usually take place in July or later. But a federal judge ruled Georgia’s Senate primaries should take place on June 3.
Source: WABE.org

Inaugural Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival to be held this weekend
Proceeds will benefit Camp Southern Ground, musician Zac Brown’s program for kids, the organizers, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and vendors.
Source: Dawson News

Former U.S. Army Ranger to run for Sen. Chambliss’ seat
Todd Robinson, who has lived in Columbus for 16 years, will seek the Democratic nomination to fill the U.S. Senate seat that Sen. Chambliss will soon vacate.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Developers and builders back state’s public-private partnerships law
A Georgia Senate study committee met to gauge interest in legislation that would let the private sector help state agencies and local governments finance and construct public buildings through public-private partnerships.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Former governors speak on immigration at Atlanta Rotary Club
Former Gov. Haley Barbour (R, Miss.) and former Go. Edward Rendell (D, Penn.) spoke about the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

 

• Audio: Barbour, Rendell urge support for comprehensive immigration reform
Source: WABE.org 

Political Insider: Michelle Nunn — Federal shutdown would be ‘hurtful’ to economy
“Michelle Nunn on Monday quietly wrapped up an 11-city tour intended to introduce her as a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Atlanta, an event overshadowed first by the Andrea Sneiderman sentencing – then the armed gunman in a DeKalb County school.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jamie Dupree: Back to the courts on Voter ID laws
“The recent move by North Carolina Republicans to approve a “Voter ID” law has spurred demands by opponents of the law for it to be challenged in court; but as you read stories about such legal battles, remember that there is a fairly recent U.S. Supreme Court decision which found Voter ID laws to be constitutional.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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