Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton said a stone monument to Michelle Obama's great-great-great-grandmother, Melvinia Shields, was pushed over and will need to be inspected for cracks. Police are investigating.
A monument now stands to honor the Georgia roots of First Lady Michelle Obama. The unveiling took place in Rex about 30 minutes south of Atlanta. It took 21st century technology to solve a 19th century mystery.
Ft. Stewart soldiers and their families turned out in force to see their commander-in-chief. President Obama spoke to a crowd of thousands at the Army post near Savannah. He also signed an executive order aimed at preventing colleges from fraudulently marketing to veterans. First Lady Michelle Obama joined the President on the brief Georgia visit.
President Obama is traveling to Southeast Georgia's Ft. Stewart on Friday. Administration officials say, the visit is about adding new protections for veterans and military families swindled or misled by schools seeking their federal education benefits. The President is announcing initiatives aimed at reducing deceptive marketing to veterans.
Childhood obesity is a persistent problem in Georgia. It has the second highest rate of the disease in the nation. Nearly one in three children here is considered to be overweight. One elementary in Atlanta is making strides to head of the obesity trend before it sets in.