Friday, May 2, 2008

Local Elections Heat Up When Last Day Filers Furman, Dunn and Wells Enter Races
5/2/08 (11:51 a.m.) The local elections, which already promised to be interesting to say the least, heated up a notch or two today. First, Robert (Bob) Furman came into Fayette County Republican headquarters to qualify to run against Post 2 Commissioner Herb Frady. While he was signing up, former County Commission Chairman Greg Dunn (pictured above with Republican 3rd District Chair Lane Watts) came in to sign up to run against incumbent Post 1 Commissioner Robert Horgan... More

Greg Dunn to Run for County Commission, Post 1
5/2/08 (4:51 p.m.) Greg Dunn announced today that he will be a candidate for election to Post 1, Fayette County Board of Commissioners. He stated, “After considerable observation and analysis of the Board’s actions over the last 1 ½ years, and... More

Ann Jackson Qualifies for Fayette Probate Judge
5/2/08 My name is Ann Jackson and on July 15, 2008 I am seeking your nomination as the Republican candidate for the next Fayette County Probate Judge. Why should you vote for me?... More

Simmons Qualifies to Run for Fayette County Sheriff
5/2/08 (3:22 p.m.) On Monday, April 28, 2008, David Simmons, CPP, former Deputy Chief of Police Detroit Police Department (Retired), qualified to run for the 2008 Republican nomination for Fayette County Sheriff... More

Statement from Representative Matt Ramsey:
“I am looking forward to the upcoming campaign and am truly honored to serve the citizens of Fayette County,” said Representative Ramsey. “I pledge to remain dedicated to maintaining our excellent schools, keeping our community safe and fighting for tax relief and common-sense budget reform."
Note: Ramsey did not draw any opposition. Ramsey was elected to fill the remainder of Representative Dan Lakly's seat earlier this year after Lakly died unexpectedly late 2007.

Rep. Ramsey's blog:
Great Session for Education
Over the last twenty-five years our County has seen explosive growth, with our population multiplying close to five times in that time frame. Our population growth has partly been a product of our close proximity to Atlanta and the airport, however, the quality of life in our community is what has brought most of the decent and caring families that have moved here over the last quarter century and now call Fayette County home. One of the cornerstones of our high quality of life in this community is our outstanding public schools. Thousands of parents have elected to raise their children here because we have had some of the best schools in the state for many, many years....

Velocity Offers a LOT of Great Camps!
- Football Position Camp with NFL Pros May 10 , 12:00pm – 4:00pm
- NIKE Basketball Camp with Coach Mike Patrick May 27-30, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
- Boys Lacrosse Camp with Pro Liam Banks June 2 – 5, 9:00am – 3:00pm
- Girls Lacrosse Camp with UGA Players June 2 – 5, 9:00am – 3:00pm
- NIKE Football Camp with Kids& Pros June 9-13, 8:00am – 2:00pm
- Volleyball Camp with Coach Wendy Weaver June 23 – 26, 9:00am – 12:00pm
- NIKE Speed & Agility Camp with Velocity Performance Coach July 14 – 17, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
- NIKE Henry County Football Camp with NFL Pros June 16 – 20, June 23 – 27, July 7 – 11, July 14 – 18 , 9:00am – 3:00pm
Additional camp details and newly added camps can be found at:

Want to find out more about local summer camps? Visit our Summer Program & Camp section:
Special Section: Summer Programs & Camps
Summer is right around the corner! School will be out and parents will be looking for camps and other programs to keep the kiddos occupied! We're here to help. We've set up a special section "Summer Programs & Camps" where we'll be listing any and all workshops, day camps, vacation bible schools, arts programs and things designed to keep children's hands busy and minds stimulated. Send your news!

GeniTales blog:
Glimpse of Life-- Sixty Years Later
"I was going through an old box of family correspondence."
That statement alone is enough to perk up my eyes as I read my daily dose of emails. One of my cousins wrote to tell me she had found some letters of old she wanted to share. With her permission, I will share excerpts with you....

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