COBB Chairman Tim Lee already has one announced opponent in his race next year for another term. But might he be on the verge of having another challenger — and losing the first one?
Cobb Republican sources tell Around Town that Southeast Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott is giving serious consideration to jumping into the chairman’s race instead of running for a third term as a district commissioner.
Ott, who flies for Delta Airlines, has said in the past he’d like to be chairman but could not afford the pay cut. Ott and Lee have clashed repeatedly during their tenure together on the board.
Cobb County taxpayers spent $24,000 on Commission Chairman Tim Lee’s legal defense against an ethics complaint, plus another $9,600 to cover the bills of two lawyers advising the Board of Ethics on the case.
Lee’s defense team submitted a 13-page invoice detailing about six weeks of work performed on behalf of the chairman last fall.
Although the case ended Nov. 21, Lee’s two attorneys — Ben Mathis and David Cole, both of whom are partners at Freeman Mathis & Gary — submitted their bill for $18,871 to the Cobb County Attorney’s Office Aug. 18.
Gordonston resident Kim Dulek announced Thursday her intention to run against incumbent Savannah Alderman John Hall for the District 3 seat.
After three bullets entered her home’s window during a nearby shooting March 15, Dulek said it became clear that crime has gotten out of hand and that she did not think Hall was taking it seriously enough.
“I just felt stronger and stronger that there has to be some change,” she said.
In addition to working to improve public safety by supporting the Savannah-Chatham police, Dulek said as an alderman she would focus on economic development, tourism, increasing community involvement and developing more mentors for young people.
Lucy needs a family to teach her how to be a dog who is loved and cared for. Available at Monroe County Animal Control 157 L Cary Bittick Dr. Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7976.
Skylar is a spayed female Shepherd mix who had a family who loved her, but they couldn’t afford to care for her anyomore and she wound up on death row at Monroe County Animal Shelter, from where she was originally adopted. She’s a wonderful dog who deserves a second chance.
Last night at the dog park, two dogs nearly died and one of them may die yet. In the off-leash area, a large mixed-breed attacked a Sheepdog and couldn’t be restrained by its owner.
Eventually, the sheepdog’s owner was able to choke the large mixed-breed unconscious. Absent the attacked dog’s owner having the presence of mind and testicular fortitude, I have no doubt the sheepdog would have been killed.
The mixed breed dog’s owner is likely to find animal control impounding the dog and in danger of euthanasia. Especially since it was the second time that dog attacked another dog in the same session. If the sheepdog owner had been armed at the time (he’s a police officer) it’s very likely the mixed-breed would have been shot.
My advice to my fellow dog owners is that if you are physically unable to restrain your dog, you should not take it to an off-leash area ever. Period.
If your dog does anything that could remotely be considered an attack beyond the scope of play, you should restrain your dog and leave immediately. If there’s any question about your dog’s behavior, restrain them and leave immediately. Sometimes the atmosphere can get a little out of hand at the dog park, so know how to recognize when your dog is getting too excited and separate them and let them cool down.
In this case a stupid owner endangered a handful of dogs and it’s likely her dog that will pay the ultimate price.
It’s great that you rescued a dog, but please don’t kill it by being a stupid owner.
Cocktail Reception in Support of the Georgia Republican Party with Special Guest Rep. Lynn Westmoreland
Tuesday, September 1st at 6:30 PM
The Peachtree Club 999 Peachtree St. NE #2800, Atlanta, GA 30309
Sponsorship Levels: Gold: $20,000 Silver: $10,000 Bronze: $5,000
Fall Banquet in Support of the Georgia Republican Party with Special Guest Frank Luntz
Monday, October 5th at 6:00 PM
The Hyatt Atlanta/Buckhead 3242 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30305
Details: Sponsorship Levels: Gold: $20,000 Silver: $10,000 Bronze: $5,000
Jeremy Collins has left the office of Senate President Pro Tem David Shafer and joins Holland & Knight’s lobbying practice. Collins previously served as political director for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2010 campaign and as Deal’s liaison to the state Senate. Taking his place in the Pro Tem’s office will be Jay Florence, who moves over from serving as Assistant Commissioner of Insurance under Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, whose 2014 campaign he ran.
Martha is personality plus. She talks to you and wants to cuddle. She is a meduim sized dog at 35 pounds. What a cuddler she is!! She will make a wonderful addition to any home as she loves other pups and playing with her foster siblings. Call 912-270-0119 for more information about Martha.
Dingo was a feral, scared little puppy who has grown into an intelligent, loving, beautiful adolescent. He is a nice size at 38 pounds. Dingo is still a little timid around strangers but warms up quickly. Please call 912-270-0119 for more information about adopting this sweet boy.
Advertising in the rights of way of state roads and placing signs on private property without the owner’s approval were prohibited in the first Georgia law regulating outdoor advertising, which was signed by Governor Richard Russell on August 27, 1931. Over the years, both practices would become enshrined in Peach State political strategy.
Georgia Governor Zell Miller addressed the Democratic National Convention on August 27, 1996. In 2004, Miller would address the Republican National Convention, likely becoming the first Georgian to address both major parties’ national conventions. Congressman John Lewis and Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney also addressed the ’96 DNC.
I can’t find video of Miller’s 1996 speech anywhere. So here’s his 2004 speech to the RNC.
“There is a good, effective business model for what Georgia allows now,” said state Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, just after a Wednesday hearing of the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis.
[W]hat Peake and other committee members want to do is figure out if and how Georgia can germinate an in-state industry that will grow specially bred cannabis and process it into a no-buzz medicine for a limited customer base.
Such liquid already is legal to possess under state law for the nearly 200 Georgians who have a medical marijuana card for any one of eight diagnoses. But growing cannabis, much less making anything out of it, is still illegal under state and federal law. Patients either pick up their medicine in a state like Colorado where it is legal to manufacture, or they rely on an out-of-state company to send it. That kind of interstate transport of a cannabis compound is a legal gray area at best.
[T]here is still a national cannabis prohibition, with only the tiniest exceptions for some hemp products. That fact is important to GBI Director Vernon Keenan, who sits on the panel. The Obama administration has decided to close its eyes to state-legal, tightly regulated medical marijuana programs. But a future president might be of a different mind, he said.
“I think this has to be resolved at the federal level,” Keenan said.
The state ought to approach medical cannabis guardedly, he said.
“This is getting outside of the scope of the (Food and Drug Administration) and the medical community,” he said. “To me that is very problematic.”
The Effingham NAACP remains committed to removing the vestiges of the Confederacy from Effingham County High School, the group’s president said.
“This is far from over and we are not going quietly in the night!” Leroy Lloyd said in a news release. “Parents are outraged and may pull their children from band and the playing fields.”
Lloyd was responding to a statement released Tuesday by Superintendent Randy Shearouse, which said the school will continue to use the nickname “Rebels.”
Johnson said the fight is “about the failure of the school system to engage parents, listen to the community and to put the common good over allegiance to a heritage of hate.”
Lloyd said an “anti-diversity climate” is “pervasive.”
“Superintendent Shearouse is desperately trying to nip this in the bud because what he describes as a system where every student is successful is as untruthful as his attempt to reconcile the Confederate swastika and the racist tune ‘Dixie’ with a heritage of pride,” Lloyd said.
Yesterday, I went to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Congressional Luncheon in Macon and got the chance to speak with Senator David Perdue before he went onstage. In addition to Senator Perdue, the crowd also heard from Senator Johnny Isakson.
Georgia is a smiley 4 year old Labrador mix that would love to be your new best friend! She loves all people and greets everyone she meets with happiness and wiggles. If you see weekend hikes in your future, Georgia may be the girl for you! IT seems like she would be able to keep up with the most active of families. Georgia gets along great with other dogs would probably do well with a canine companion in her forever home.
Bunny ears and a goofy grin? That’s Wilbur! This friendly guy is happiest by your side. He gets along great with other dogs and would probably enjoy having a canine companion to hang out with in his forever home. Wilbur has enough energy to keep up with any family, but he is not the type to bounce off the walls. He will happily join you for your daily walks or runs! Come meet Wilbur, he’d make an awesome family pet!
Blondes DO have more fun! Layne the 5 year old Golden Retriever / Spaniel mix is as happy as they come. Even though she has a touch of grey on her nose, that doesn’t stop this playful and totally sweet girl from prancing around happily. Layne gets along great with other dogs and probably wouldn’t mind having a canine companion in her forever home. Come meet her today!