10 Downing Street: 5 Things to Remember About the UK and Scottish Independence

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From 10 Downing Street 


On 18 September, voters in Scotland will be asked the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”.

The UK Government is making a positive case for Scotland to stay in the UK – Scotland is stronger in the UK, and the UK is stronger with Scotland in it.

Get more information on GOV.UK.

With less than a month to go until the independence referendum, here are 5 things to remember about the UK, Scotland and independence. (more…)

NFIB – Sen. Bruce Thompson Earns 100% Voting Record on Small Business Issues

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From Senator Bruce Thompson


Sen. Bruce Thompson Earns 100% Voting Record on Small Business Issues

Sen. Bruce Thompson was recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his pro-business voting record during the 2013-14 legislative sessions. NFIB awarded Sen. Thompson with a 100% rating due to his strong support of small business issues. NFIB is Georgia’s leading small-business association with over 7,500 dues-paying members representing a cross section of the state’s economy.

“As a business owner, I came to the Capitol with a mission to represent small business,” said Sen. Thompson. “Receiving such an honor only strengthens my resolve to be a voice for small businesses in my district and in Georgia.”

“Sen. Thompson clearly understands what small business means to Georgia’s economy,” said Kyle Jackson, State Director, NFIB Georgia. (more…)

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 21, 2014


Benny is a 9-year-old male Beagle who was rescued from a high-kill shelter. He loves to play and gets along well with other dogs and cats. Benny is available for adoption from TenderHeart & Great Pyr Rescue in Newnan, GA


Tommy is a goofy playful pup, about 9 months old and 35 pounds. His mom is named Liberty. He loves to cuddle in bed but still has puppy habits of tasting your pillow or blanket every now and then. He is great with kids and gets along with other dogs and cats. Tommy is available for adoption from Heart of Georgia Humane Society in Macon, GA.


Lindy is a young female Beagle who loves playing with children and other dogs. She is available for adoption from You Lucky Dog Rescue in Alpharetta, GA.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for August 21, 2014

James Oglethorpe and the Creek Indians signed the Treaty of Coweta Town, delineating geographic areas open to British settlement, on August 21, 1739.

On August 21, 1831, Nat Turner led the largest slave rebellion in American history; Turner was later hanged in Jerusalem, VA.

The first of the Lincoln-Douglass series of seven debates was held in Ottawa, Illinois, on August 21, 1858, pitting Democrat Stephen Douglass against Republican Abraham for the United States Senate seat held by Douglass. Expansion of slavery in the United States was the topic for the debates.

On August 21, 1907, Georgia Governor Hoke Smith signed legislation to place a Constitutional Amendment designed to disenfranchise African-Americans by requiring passage of a literacy test to vote. A number of exceptions allowed local officials to exempt white voters whom they wished to allow to vote; one exemption was for anyone descended from a U.S. or Confederate wartime veteran – the so-called “grandfather clause.”

On the same day, Gov. Smith also signed legislation prohibiting fishing on Sunday, subject to misdemeanor prosecution.

On August 21, 1935, Benny Goodman and his orchestra began a seven-night stand at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles, beginning the Swing Era.

Happy 55th birthday to Hawaii, which became the 50th State on August 21, 1959; they’ve undoubtedly been receiving AARP literature in the mail for ten years.

The 1968 Democratic National Convention began in Chicago on August 21, 1968.

The name of Julian Bond of Georgia, then-27 and too young to serve, was placed in nomination for Vice President during the 1968 DNC.

State Rep. candidate Michael Brown died

Republican candidate Michael Brown, who won the Primary nomination by a 60-40 margin, died Monday, leaving the ballot empty for House District 98, formerly held by State Rep. Josh Clark. (more…)

Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment: Now Filming in Georgia

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From Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment

It seems there’s always something filming in Georgia. Check out this list for what’s currently in production.

Project Name Project Type Network
“Archer” Animated TV Series FX
“Dish Nation” TV Reality Fox
“Finding Carter” TV Series MTV
“Big Foot” Feature Film Marvel
“Chrisley Knows Best” S2 TV Series USA
“Ride Along 2″ Feature Film Universal
“Satisfaction” TV Series USA
“The Walking Dead” S5 TV Series AMC
“Sorority Sisters” TV Reality VH1
“Bolden” Feature Film
“Constantine” TV Series WB
“Red Band Society” TV Series Fox
“Resurrection” TV Series ABC
“Vacation” Feature Film New Line
“Complications” TV Series USA
“The 5th Wave” Feature Film Sony
“The Vampire Diaries” S6 TV Series CW
“The Originals” S2 TV Series CW
“Powers” TV Series Sony Playstation
“The Red Road” S2 TV Series Sundance TV
“Paternity Court” TV Reality