On January 7, 1795, Georgia Governor George Matthews signed the Yazoo Act, passed after four land companies bribed members of the General Assembly to vote for legislation selling more than 35 million acres of land for less than 2 cents per acre.
Two candidates have already announced for Republican National Committeewoman from Georgia, which will be elected at this year’s Georgia Republican State Convention. Ginger Howard will be making a repeat run for the position and Vicki Willard, former Chair of the Georgia Republican Foundation will also contest the election.
She is so calm and gentle with all she meets and loves other dogs. She came top the shelter as a stray with ID and her family has not come to pick her up. She is hoping she can find a new home very soon. She will sit and stay when she is told and walks very well on leash, no pulling at all. Felicity is already spayed, current on vaccines and micro-chipped. She will be tested for heart worms when adopted. She is waiting to meet her new family in run 112 and her ID# is 581331.
Samuel Elbert was elected Governor of Georgia for a one-year term on January 6, 1785. Elbert was an early participant in Patriot meetings at Tondee’s Tavern, a Lt. Colonel in the first group of troops raised in Georgia, and a prisoner of war, exchanged for a British General, and eventually promoted to Brigadier General reporting to Gen. George Washington. As Governor, Elbert oversaw the charter of the University of Georgia and afterward, he served briefly as Sheriff of Chatham County.
On January 6, 1961, United States District Court Judge William Bootle ordered the University of Georgia to enroll Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, ending the segregation of UGA.
“It’s going to be a judicial campaign frenzy in Cobb,” said Kimberly Childs, a business litigator, founder of the Childs Law Firm and one of four lawyers who have announced plans to run for the Grubbs seat. “Seems like a bit of a change of the guard.”
Childs’ announced opponents for superior court are: Charles Bachman Jr., a business litigator with Gregory Doyle Calhoun & Rogers; Grady Moore, a former prosecutor who now does criminal defense with his own firm, Moore Legal; and Nathan Wade, who handles criminal and family law in his own firm, the Law Offices of Nathan Wade.
Qualifying is in March, and the election is in May for the four-year term that begins Jan. 1, 2017.
Hi my name is Aspen!!! I am a very sweet boy around 2-3 years old. I’m a total lover and I cannot wait to find my forever home. I get along well with other dogs. I am well mannered in the house and I am house trained. I was found as a stray on a very cold and rainy morning. Thankfully I was saved by a Good Samaritan and now I’m ready to find a family that will love me for the rest of my life.
Fosters must be in the Atlanta GA area. For fosters we provide a crate, take care of all medical expenses and can even provide food. If interested in fostering or adopting me please email the rescue at [email protected].
A single dog with Parvo can cost several thousand dollars in vet bills, and for a small rescue, that can be the difference between solvency and insolvency. Country Livin’ Pet Rescue, who rescued Potter needs your help to pay off his vet bills. You can donate online here or phone the vet’s office, Happy Tails at 678-963-5004 and ask to make a donation for Potter and Country Livin’ Pet Rescue.
The last-minute scramble to pass bills is a bipartisan Georgia tradition that some lawmakers say does not allow enough time to review legislation and avoid harming Georgians, let alone assess the potential effects of complicated laws.
Last year, just before midnight on the second-to-last day of the 2015 General Assembly, transportation bill HB 170, which aimed to raise hundreds of millions in tax dollars, appeared before the state Senate for a vote.
It was the most discussed piece of legislation during the session, but the version that passed included a $5 per night tax for hotel customers that was added just hours before the Senate voted to approve it.
That came as a shock to lobbyist Jim Sprouse, who leads the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association.
“We didn’t have any heads up, any advance warning, no discussion or opportunity to provide data,” Sprouse said.
Republican Sen. Bill Heath of Cedartown called this situation “a disgrace.” Heath said that on that late night at the end of the 2015 session, hotel owners in his district did not have time to tell him what they thought about the transportation bill.
“Those people were back in their businesses trying to get people settled in for the night,” Heath said. “They weren’t down here looking over the rail at the legislature working.”
Heath voted against the bill, because he said he did not have enough time to review it.
The other most horrible hallowed tradition of the Georgia General Assembly is the yearly fixit bills that undo hasty changes made the previous year after the law of unintended consequences kicks in. It’s a yearly ritual. The hotel-motel fee is the worst of both situation.
If I were king for a day, the first thing I’d do after I got tired of taking hot laps around the track at Porsche’s Atlanta headquarters would be to institute a truly-biennial legislative process. Substantive bills would have to be introduced in the first year of a two-year cycle and would be eligible for passage in the second year, unless they first received a vote designating them at time-sensitive. Time-sensitive bills could compose no more than 5 percent of legislation in any two-year cycle, which would also limit the number of bills that would ultimately pass, while giving ample time for careful consideration of the other 95 percent of bills.Continue Reading..
State Representative Brett Harrell Announces That He Will Seek Re-Election. Exceeds Over $100,000 Cash On Hand for His Campaign.
State Representative Brett Harrell (R-106) announced today that he will seek re-election to the State House in 2016. District 106 covers parts of Snellville, Grayson, Loganville and Lawrenceville.
The Primary Election will be held on May 24th, 2016. Harrell also announced that he has raised over $100,000 for his re-election campaign.
“It has truly been a pleasure representing the people of District 106 at the state Capitol, and I am grateful for the opportunity they have given me to do so. I am proud of my record of putting taxpayers first, supporting balanced budgets, passing meaningful transportation reform, and championing efforts to curb the tide of illegal immigration.”Continue Reading..
Nala is a pit/dalmatian? mix, about 4-5 months old, albino white with a few brown spots. She is completely deaf but very playful, going through crate and leash training and housebroken( almost), just needs lots of attention. Nala is a great pup, getting better on a leash, and is adapting well to crate training.Current on all shots and is negative for heart-worm. She’s in a foster home but needs a new foster home or forever home as soon as possible. If you’re interested in helping her, email me directly and I’ll put you in touch with her foster.
“Barney” is such a fun-loving, sweet, playful, and loving young fella! He never, ever meets a stranger and always loves to have a good time! “Barney” would love nothing more than to be with a forever family where he will be a cherished companion pet. Please don’t let “Barney” sit for one more day at the shelter….his time is rapidly running out! Can you open your heart and home and offer him a second chance at life and love. PLEASE HURRY! This pet has been at the shelter since 08/17/15!!
“Oscar” is the SWEETEST young man despite someone cutting his ears. It looks like someone tried to cut his ears to make them stand up like a Great Dane ……. how can anyone be so horrible to such a precious, loving soul. Just look at his picture and you can see…..just horrible. Please……can you open your heart and home to this precious loving, sweet, playful and charming guy? “Oscar” desperately needs someone to open their heart and home and offer him a second chance at life and love. Sadly, he is rapidly running out of time due to shelter overcrowding. PLEASE HURRY!
Precious….absolutely PRECIOUS!!!! If “Stella” doesn’t melt your heart….you may need to see a doctor. This precious girl was brought in as a stray along with her sibling, “Stevie” (A031614). Just like “Stevie” a very cruel individual cut off her ears. In fact, they cut down to the ear canal. How can anyone be so cruel??? “Stella” is so incredibly sweet, loving, humble and only desires to be loved and safe. We have never seen any aggression and she loved the two little girls that are with her in the video. “Stella” is a little nervous – and rightly so – but she warms up once she knows that you mean her no harm.
Her brother, “Stevie”, is a little more confident but he is a little head shy……hands have not been good to him. “Stella” is not as head shy but when she first meets you, she will need a little time to know that you are kind. It is truly HEARTBREAKING. However, despite people (or person) not being kind to her in the past, she holds no grudges and loves everyone she meets. “Stella” desperately needs a safe and loving home and quickly…her time is rapidly running out. Can you open your heart and home and offer her a second chance at life and love. Please….please don’t overlook this precious, loving, sweet, kind and humble soul. PLEASE HURRY!