THUMBS UP: To everyone recognized Tuesday night during the 12th annual Mayor's Council for Persons with Disabilities Awards and Recognition Banquet. The purpose of the Council is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities.
THUMBS UP: To volunteers with Azalea City Prison Ministries Inc. who are working to ensure inmates receive special care packages at Christmas. The idea behind the ministry is simple: Inmates need to know that someone outside of prison walls cares about them. For information on volunteering or to make a donation, call Bonnie Squires at (229) 263-4034 or send an email to email@example.com.
THUMBS DOWN: To findings by the Trust of American Health that say Georgia's adults rank as the 12th most obese in the United States. Being overweight leads to health risks from heart disease and diabetes. The state can't expect to cut its health care costs until residents work harder at shrinking their waistlines.