Adeline is one sweet approximately 9 week old puppy who is learning housetraining and socializes great with other pups. She would make a wonderful family dog! Adeline is a lover of fun things like playtime , chewing on great toys and in general having great puppy fun – please get your application in well asap , shes beautiful sweet and funny! Ahhh Sweet Adeline!
Snow Drift is aptly named because she is one chilled out Georgia Peach! Loves belly rubs, is housetrained and we have been told relaxed with cats and other dogs. She is an exploring girl who would love a fenced in area with supervision. She would love to walk and talk with you and become your best friend- she is a gorgeous Shep/Lab Mix of about 9 months old. Fully grown she will be not only beautiful but quite hearty in stature and ready for adventures! Get you application in today! woooof woof hugs and kisses from Snow!
She is a very sweet little girl who loves playing with and learning from the children in her foster home. She is working very hard on her housetraining manners and is willing to master crate training also! When you look into her eyes you are sure to melt and snuggling her is so divine. Could you be her destiny? Her forever home? Please fill out your application today ~ Thank you so much.
Paul Anderson, known for years as the “Strongest Man in the World” for his weightlifting feats, died on August 15, 1994 in Vidalia, Georgia. Anderson was born in 1932 in Toccoa, Georgia. He won an Olympic gold medal in the sport of weightlifting in 1956.
Gervaise Wynn Perdue, mother of Georgia Sen. David Perdue, died Sunday night following a slow decline in her health.
A schoolteacher for more than 30 years, she established one of the state’s first programs for gifted students in the Houston County School System. Her husband of 49 years, the late David A. Perdue, served as superintendent of Houston County schools for 20 years.
“Both my parents dedicated their lives to educating the children of Houston County,” Sen. Perdue said Monday in a statement.
She was born in Irwin County, Georgia, in 1926. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Georgia and a specialist in education certification from Mercer University in 1971.
Senator Johnny Isakson has released his first ad in the General Election campaign. See it above. From an email the campaign sent with the ad:
U.S. Senator and Senate candidate Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., released “Kate,” the first ad of his 2016 general election campaign. The video is a tribute to young Georgian Kate Puzey and thousands of Americans who volunteer to represent America in faraway places trying to help others. The ad features Kate’s mother, Lois Puzey.
After reading Kate’s obituary in the newspaper and attending her funeral in 2009, Johnny reached out to the Puzey parents asking how he could help. Johnny has traveled twice to the African country of Benin seeking justice for Kate’s murder and he successfully pushed Congress to pass a law giving Peace Corps volunteers the same whistleblower protections that federal employees have. Johnny keeps a framed photo of Kate and one of her African students on his desk.
“This young woman was a bright shining star trying to help young children thousands of miles from her Georgia home,” said Johnny. “I see Kate’s face every day, and it reminds me of my mission as an elected official.”
Suspects in Kate’s murder have been in custody in the country of Benin for several years, and the legal case is ongoing.
Below is a transcript of Mrs. Lois Puzey’s words in the video:
“Kate was just the sunshine of our life. She was just a beautiful spirit.
“She taught English in the northern part of Benin. My husband always worried about her there.
“There was this one teacher who was actually abusing the girls. He actually raped a young girl.
“Kate reported him. He lost his job. A few days later, Katie was found murdered in her house, and our lives were shattered.
“It is hard for me every single day to live without my daughter, Kate.
“Johnny Isakson read about it in the newspaper and felt so much sorrow for us. He said, ‘You know if there’s ever anything I can do, just please call me.’
“So much was done to honor her, and a lot of that is due to Johnny Isakson.
“He keeps a picture of her on his desk.
“Johnny Isakson helped get justice for our daughter in Benin. He also was able to get a law passed that better protects Peace Corps volunteers.
“I’m a lifelong Democrat. I am so grateful that he was my senator.”
In addition to the 60-second ad, a 30-second version will also be shown on broadcast and cable television across Georgia.
Members of the media can learn more about Kate’s story, along with Isakson’s work on her behalf by clicking here.
It was Friday morning in Sandy Springs. Following a breakfast address to local business leaders, the Republican incumbent was going one-on-one with an express lane of reporters. The last asked him about transportation in metro Atlanta. The future of rail in particular.
“Mass transit is a part of the puzzle. It’s not the end-all solution. It’s certainly part of the solution,” Isakson began. “You can’t pave enough lanes to solve the problem.”
“North of the North Springs station — there’s been lots of talk about taking MARTA to Milton. Voters are there. They would be willing to do it. It would have to be a heavy rail line. There is a BRT – bus rapid transit – proposal involved in that, where you would use dedicated lanes instead of heavy rail traffic, which is a lot more expenses.
“But I think North Fulton people are ready for us to come up with a solution to get them a better connection to the airport through the North Springs MARTA Station, but that’s going to take about 7.2 miles of accessibility and make it available to them.”
Friday afternoon, Alabama State Senator Fred Q. Calhoun, (R-Delbert, Ala.) published an open letter to the International Olympic Committee’s President, Thomas Bach, complaining that it was unfair for the committee to allow only one U.S. state to participate as an independent team in this year’s Summer Olympic Games.
“As I was watching last night’s Olympic games with my family, I was stunned to see that Georgia was permitted to participate as an independent entity,” penned the freshman lawmaker.
“Alabama athletes are among the world’s most talented and passionate competitors… On behalf of the nearly 5 million people who call the Yellow Hammer State home, we request that Alabama be allowed to compete in future Olympic games — just as you’ve permitted the State of Georgia to do,” concluded the state senator.
Of course, there is no Alabama legislator name Fred Calhoun, but it was good for a laugh.
Their lawsuit claims that Cooke has a practice of seizing businesses that use those legal machines, to “extort” funds from the defendants.
“Cooke creates an unaccountable fund with the revenue generated from these illegal seizures… and them expends them, in violation of the Georgia Constitution, on items that he believes will garner him favor with his constituency.”
“The claim is false. It’s going to be proven to be false, and I’m just looking forward to defending not only the integrity and practices of my office, but also the officers who are involved in this case,” said Cooke.
On August 12, 1908, Ford’s first “Model T” rolled off a Detroit, Michigan, factory floor. Within six years, the car, company and man were propelled to unprecedented success, thanks to the new Highland Park plant’s first-of-its-kind assembly line, which created the intricate product quickly and in large numbers.
“If it hadn’t been for Henry Ford’s drive to create a mass market for cars, America wouldn’t have a middle class today,” wrote [Lee] Iacocca.
Increased travel spurred appeals for better and more roads, the development of suburbs, the oil industry’s rise and a boom in gas stations, strip malls and motels.
But the assembly line itself had the biggest impact on American society, Hyde contended, in making possible the swift, mass production of everything from computers to “fast food.”
In the afternoon of August 14, Japanese radio announced that an Imperial Proclamation was soon to be made, accepting the terms of unconditional surrender drawn up at the Potsdam Conference. That proclamation had already been recorded by the emperor.
[T]he government of East Germany, on the night of August 12, 1961, began to seal off all points of entrance into West Berlin from East Berlin by stringing barbed wire and posting sentries. In the days and weeks to come, construction of a concrete block wall began, complete with sentry towers and minefields around it. The Berlin Wall succeeded in completely sealing off the two sections of Berlin.
The ERTA included a 25 percent reduction in marginal tax rates for individuals, phased in over three years, and indexed for inflation from that point on. The marginal tax rate, or the tax rate on the last dollar earned, was considered more important to economic activity than the average tax rate (total tax paid as a percentage of income earned), as it affected income earned through “extra” activities such as education, entrepreneurship or investment. Reducing marginal tax rates, the theory went, would help the economy grow faster through such extra efforts by individuals and businesses. The 1981 act, combined with another major tax reform act in 1986, cut marginal tax rates on high-income taxpayers from 70 percent to around 30 percent, and would be the defining economic legacy of Reagan’s presidency.
Reagan’s tax cuts were designed to put maximum emphasis on encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship and creating incentives for the development of venture capital and greater investment in human capital through training and education. The cuts particularly benefited “idea” industries such as software or financial services; fittingly, Reagan’s first term saw the advent of the information revolution, including IBM’s introduction of its first personal computer (PC) and the rise or launch of such tech companies as Intel, Microsoft, Dell, Sun Microsystems, Compaq and Cisco Systems.
“Midnight” wandered up to a house, probably just looking for a place to shelter after getting lost or dumped. But the poor guy was “jumped” by the dog at that house who didn’t really want another dog around vying for food and attention. “Midnight” got beat up pretty bad, but wasn’t trying to fight back. He has a pretty nasty puncture on his front leg that may need attention beyond the antibiotic ointment we’ve been applying. “Midnight” has a pleasant, calm, social personality. He sits instantly when you ask him and does great on the leash. He has been so cooperative with the treating of his bite wounds and with his heartworm testing and vaccinations. He really seems to be a good boy!
Resolved, nemine contradicente, That we apprehend the Parliament of Great Britain hath not, nor ever had, any right to tax his Majesty’s American subjects; for it is evident beyond contradiction, the constitution admits of no taxation without representation; that they are coeval and inseparable; and every demand for the support of government should be by requisition made to the several houses of representatives.
Resolved, nemine contradicente, That we concur with our sister colonies in every constitutional measure to obtain redress of American grievances, and will by every lawful means in our power, maintain those inestimable blessings for which we are indebted to God and the Constitution of our country–a Constitution founded upon reason and justice, and the indelible rights of mankind.
Georgia’s Copy of the Declaration of Independence, currently at the Georgia State Archives.
Bensen is a 5 year old, 16 pound Beagle mix that has the most gorgeous eyes! He is a happy fella that was gotten out of a bad situation and he has made the most of his new life! He is dog friendly, it is unknown about cats.
He is a little timid when first meeting, but once he warms up, you have a lifetime shadow. He loves to be around or at least within seeing distance of his human. He learned very quickly what toys are and how to have fun playing with them! (see video).
He is small in stature but large on personality. He would be perfect for someone that wants a mid sized (small/medium) dog, and/or someone that lives in an apartment because of his size.
Quentin is super sweet and loves the water as you can see. He loves his people and cant wait to have someone to snuggle with. He is good with kids and would make a great family dog. Not a barker or chewer so far, but definably would do better with someone who can keep him active, he has his share of energy.
If you love kisses and cuddles, Quentin is your guy. 2-3years. old.