1. Let election season begin. Qualifying, the period when prospects start filing the necessary paperwork to get their names on the July 31 general primary ballot, begins at 9 a.m. today.
2. The Canton branch of Bank of North Georgia collected 410 jars of peanut butter and jelly to fill food pantries at MUST Ministries and the Salvation Army. That was more than any other branch across metro Atlanta.
3. Sequoyah High is the 28th best high school in Georgia and the 993rd best high school in the nation, according to Newsweek magazine's annual list of top public high schools. The rankings come less than two weeks after U.S. News & World Report used a different methodology to rate Woodstock High 24th in the state and 1,372nd in the nation. Sequoyah High was shut out of that list, while Woodstock High was shut out of the Newsweek list.
4. The Untie Atlanta campaign conducted a telephone poll of 600 voters likely to go to the polls for the July 31 regional transportation referendum. About 51 percent of those polled said they would vote "yes" and 36 percent said they would vote "no." Open the attached PDF for details.
5. More than 600 Cherokee County coaches, athletes and student leaders want to attend Cherokee Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp this summer, and some don't have the means to go. Find out how you can help at 5 a.m.
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