More Georgia Sheriffs reiterate endorsement of Sam Olens, repudiate Hecht claim

Additional Sheriffs Come Forward After False Endorsements are Exposed

More sheriffs have contacted AG Sam Olens’ campaign saying they too did not endorse Hecht. Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight was so angry he went to the local newspaper to set the record straight saying “I never endorsed Hecht.” “He was just collecting names.” See yesterday’s article HERE.

The current list of falsified switchers who have contacted the campaign stands at 14. One sheriff in a Metro Atlanta county is still an Olens’ endorsee, but asked not to be listed in the press release. One additional sheriff on Hecht’s list was never on Olens’ list.

Current list as of 10-24-14:

Sheriff Nick Norton, Lanier County

Sheriff Mike Dewey, Brooks County

Sheriff Josh Hilton, Calhoun County

Sheriff Neal Walden, White County

Sheriff Thomas, Pike County

Sheriff Young, Grady County

Sheriff Kight, Toombs County

Sheriff Peterson, Clinch County

Sheriff Thomas, Franklin County

Sheriff Nobles, Long County

Sheriff Thomas Smith, Washington County

Sheriff “Butch” Reese, Jones County

Sheriff Mitchum, Twiggs County

S. Carolina House Speaker pleads guilty to ethics charges, to resign

CHARLESTON, S.C. – South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature.

Harrell, a Republican who became speaker in 2005, pleaded guilty to six counts that included using campaign funds for personal expenses, misconduct in office and false reporting, in a case that has laid low a key figure in the state Republican Party.

Harrell also agreed to cooperate with investigators going forward and to submit to polygraph tests, prosecutors said, raising the specter of further probes into other top state officials.

“I have agreed to this today to end what has been a two-year nightmare,” Harrell said in a statement. “To continue to fight this would have taken at least another year, possibly two.”

Harrell, who was indicted last month on nine criminal counts that included falsifying his private plane’s logbook to seek payment for non-existent travel, had previously denied any willful wrongdoing.

Under the plea agreement, Harrell will serve three years’ probation of a suspended six-year prison sentence and will pay a $30,000 fine, prosecutor David Pascoe said at a hearing in Columbia, the state capital.

via S. Carolina House Speaker pleads guilty to ethics charges, to resign.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for October 24, 2014

On October 24, 1775, British naval forces sailed up the James River and attacked Norfolk, Virginia, while some troops went ashore to engage the patriot militia.

John Wesley wrote the last entry in his journal, which spanned 55 years, on October 24, 1790.

On October 24, 1861, Western Union completed the first transcontinental telegraph line, allowing communication between Washington, DC and San Francisco, California.

Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke in Atlanta on October 24, 1932, decrying what he called “destruction, delay, deceit, and despair – the four horsemen of the G.O.P.” and lambasting President Herbert Hoover for the great depression.

The Charter for the United Nations became effective on October 24, 1945.

Jimmy Carter found himself with a comfortable lead, with polls showing him ahead in states representing more than 300 electoral college votes, on October 24, 1976.

The Concorde made its last flight on October 24, 2003.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

That happened. I expect you’ll be hearing about it in robocalls, TV ads, and on the radio for the next couple of weeks, and perhaps into January.

Here’s a partial transcription of President Obama:

And these last two years I want a Congress that does work, and the only way I can do that, even though I’m not on the ballot, is to make sure that our people turn out to vote, that young people and black folks and latinos and progressives and people who share a vision of making sure that this economy works for everybody and not just a few people, that those folks turn out and when we do, we win, and no place is a better example than in Georgia.

Michelle Nunn will win the Senate if there is high turnout among Democrats. And if there is low turnout or just ordinary turnout, then she won’t win. And if Michelle Nunn wins, that means that Democrats keep control of the Senate, and that means that we can keep on doing some good work.


Adoptable Georgia Dogs for October 24, 2014

Alcovy Pet Rescue

Alcovy Pet Rescue in Winder, Georgia is trying to help with a large number of dogs from a breeding mill, primarily Yorkshire Terriers and similar small breeds. They desperately need foster homes. Click here to apply online if you think you can foster a dog or two. They will also have considerable expense in caring for the dogs, so please donate online if you’re so inclined. You can also Mail donations to : P.O. Box 1425. Winder, GA 30680 

Their Amazon wish list Kuranda Beds  Dogs LOVE Kuranda beds! 


Rayna is a 2-3 year-old, 45-pound medium-sized adult female Lab mix who gave birth to eight puppies and is now looking for her own forever home. Rayna is available for adoption from Henry County Humane Society in McDonough, GA.



Tara is a 1.5-year old female Pointer mix. Tara is available for adoption from Henry County Humane Society in McDonough, GA.


Fuzzy is a small, adult male Poodle/Schnauzer mix who first came to the shelter emaciated as a neglect/abuse case. After six months in a foster home, he’s healthy and looking for a permanent home.

Fuzzy is available for adoption from Henry County Humane Society in McDonough, GA.

At town hall, delegation member pledges DeKalb reforms – Decaturish

If you live in DeKalb County, and especially in one of the proposed new cities, the entire article at Decaturish is worth reading.

First things first, state Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, said during an Oct. 21 town hall with other members of the DeKalb delegation.

Before legislation to create a new city of Tucker, Briarcliff or Lakeside comes up for discussion, the delegation must fix DeKalb.

Jacobs said proposals to reform the county’s ethics board, its auditing process, and its purchasing process must take priority over new cities.

“I am 100 percent certain that the vast majority of citizens all across this county, north, south east and west agree with that,” Jacobs said, to applause. “And if we don’t act then shame on us, period.”

via At town hall, delegation member pledges DeKalb reforms – Decaturish.