Adoptable Georgia Dogs for September 9, 2014

Dandy

Dandy is a male Bearded Collie & Terrier Mix puppy. Dandy was born on the 4th of July. Their mom looks like a Wheaten Terrier mix, but we don’t know who dad is… Dandy sure looks like a Bearded Collie, though we know he is a mix.

Dandy is just 9 weeks old and weighs about 10 pounds. We expect he will be at least 40 pounds when full grown. He is a chunky little fellow with fur like velvet. Dandy is cuddly, sweet and very lovable. He knows how to use a doggie door for potty and play. Dandy is available for adoption from Priceless Pets in Woodstock, GA.

Sammie

1388 Sammy is a neutered Shepherd / Collie mix that is very alert and happy. He has grey on his muzzle so we are calling him a senior. He walks good on a leash. His coat is tricolor and thick. Sammy is available for adoption from Warner Robins Animal Control in Warner Robins, GA.

ReggieBC1

Hi There. I am Reggie and I’m a 3-year-old, 30-pound Border Collie mix. I was rescued from a very rural shelter by a great lady. Since then, I’ve had the time of my life playing with all my foster brothers and sisters in her huge yard. I’m one of those small, calm Border Collies who loves to run and play! I’d be a good jogging partner and love water, too.

Reggie is available for adoption from Ruffus Rescue in Atlanta, GA.

VIDEO – Madison Rising: The Star Spangled Banner (America The Movie Version)

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via state Senator Mike Dugan 

If you saw America the Movie you heard Madison Rising. America’s most patriotic rock band, has updated the National Anthem for the 21st century and re-energized it. These guys are very patriotic check them out at www.madisonrising.com

This September 14th will mark the 200 year bicentennial of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key as he watched the American flag rise over Ft. McHenry on the morning of September 14, 1814 after more than 24 hours of relentless bombardment by the British.

To book the band, please contact: [email protected]

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Gov. Nathan Deal: Endorsed By National Federation of Independent Businesses

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From Governor Nathan Deal and The NFIB 

National Federation of Independent Businesses endorses Deal

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s and Georgia’s leading small-business association, today endorsed Gov. Nathan Deal for a second term. NFIB announced its endorsement at Smith Tire Co., an NFIB member business in Augusta. Deal also announced second-term initiatives aimed at encouraging growth of and protecting small businesses.

“The NFIB represents hard-working Georgians across our state, and I’m proud to receive its endorsement,” Deal said. “Small business owners are the engine of our economy. These men and women represent private sector jobs and investments in their local economies, and they contribute to thriving communities. I am honored to have the support of small business owners. In my second term, I will continue fighting to keep taxes low, slash burdensome regulations and promote conditions that allow these entrepreneurs to succeed and grow.”

“It’s hard to find a candidate for public office who doesn’t claim to support small business, but talk is cheap,” said NFIB State Director Kyle Jackson. “Gov. Deal has actually done something for small business. He kept his promise to help Georgia’s small businesses. (more…)

Rep. Rob Woodall: Observations from Central America

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From Congressman Rob Woodall

Observations from Central America

Border Security and Immigration Reform

Last week I traveled to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to meet with local leaders about the flood of children from those countries who have been detained trying to cross into America without a visa. As you may now, so far this year, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children from these three countries have been stopped trying to enter the U.S., and that represents a more than 1,000% increase over the past three years.

The truth is that I’m still trying to digest what I learned, but I would like to share a couple of observations while they are fresh in my mind.

U.S. Border Security is Getting Better. You don’t hear this very often in America, and certainly we all want border security to be even better, but according to human smugglers in Central America, American border security is the best that it has ever been. It is so good, in fact, that smugglers are now offering a “three trips for the price of one” guarantee. That’s right. Smugglers no longer expect to succeed the first time, so they promise to try a second and third try for the former one trip price. (more…)

Gov. Nathan Deal: August Revenues Up 3.5 percent

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From Governor Nathan Deal

Deal: August revenues up 3.5 percent

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $2.88 billion, an increase of $125 million, or 4.5 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled $2.75 billion through August. Lastly, year-to-date gross tax revenues totaled $3.82 billion, an increase of nearly $197 million, or 5.4 percent, compared to month-ended August 2013.

Changes within the following major tax categories explain the net revenue increase in August:

Individual Income Tax: Individual Income Tax collections for August totaled $714 million, up from $699.5 million in August 2013, for an increase of nearly $14.5 million or 2.1 percent. (more…)

David Perdue: Responds To President Obama’s Executive Amnesty Delay

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From David Perdue U.S. Senate 

David Perdue Responds To President Obama’s Executive Amnesty Delay

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s recent decision to delay executive action on amnesty until after Election Day:

“President Obama’s decision to delay executive action on amnesty until after Election Day is purely political in order to protect Senate Democrats and his hand-picked candidates like Michelle Nunn. Make no mistake, the President still intends to act unilaterally and grant amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants instead of working with Congress to secure our borders and enforce current laws. (more…)

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland: 17 September is Constitution Day

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From Congressman Lynn Westmoreland 

17 September is Constitution Day

227 years ago, our Founding Fathers signed the United States Constitution and put in place principles to strengthen our freedoms and democracy through a system of limited government. The framers of the constitution instituted checks and balances so we are reminded that this is a government of the people, by the people, for the people, and we have a responsibility to protect our liberty and freedom.

As a Member of Congress, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. I take this oath very seriously. I will continue to use my office to fight unconstitutional legislation and to fulfill the Constitution’s promise of limited government and individual liberty.

On Constitution Day this September 17th, I join many members of the Georgia congressional delegation in encouraging educators, especially in Georgia’s Third Congressional District, to challenge their students by having them study the Constitution so they can be reminded of the timeless values it upholds. (more…)

Randy Evans: The Evans Report – 2016 presidential candidates: Too many to count

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From Randy Evans – The Evans Report

2016 presidential candidates: Too many to count

With the final stretch of the 2014 election to begin, political operatives have already started to line up key supporters and activists for the 2016 presidential election. Not surprisingly, this includes visits (indeed repeated visits)to Georgia by potential presidential contenders, especially as another Super Southern Tuesday starts to take shape.

Already, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida appear ready for a presidential preference primary on March 1, 2016, with other Southern states moving toward the same date. With so many nomination contests (56)to be held in so little time (just 75 days after the four carve-out states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada), regional and mini-national primaries are virtually inevitable.

Notwithstanding the challenges of such a compacted nomination process, it does not appear that any of the potential candidates have been deterred from sticking their toes in 2016 presidential waters. Instead, the crop of candidates –indeed, quality candidates –seems to grow with each passing day.

For those who just cannot wait until November when the 2014 midterm election is finally over, here is some inside skinny on many of the candidates already eying the 2016 presidential race. (more…)

SOS Brian Kemp: Reminds Georgians of 6 Oct. Voter Registration Deadline for 4 Nov. General Election

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From Secretary of State Brian Kemp

Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Georgians of October 6th Voter Registration Deadline for the November 4thGeneral Election

Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by October 6th in order to participate in the November 4th General Election.  This leaves less than one month before the deadline.

“Every Georgian should have the opportunity to vote in the November 4th General Election,” said Kemp.  “The good news is that it is easier than ever to get registered to vote or to change your registration information.”

Georgians with a valid Georgia driver’s license can go online and register at:https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/#no-back-button.

The “GA Votes” app also allows Georgians to register to vote.  Using the MVP feature on the app, Georgia voters can view their specific sample ballot, find their polling locations, check voter registration status and track the status of their absentee ballot. (more…)

Sen. John Albers: Condemns Fulton County Commission for Irresponsible Actions

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From Senator John Albers 

Sen. John Albers Condemns the Fulton County Commission for Irresponsible Actions

 Last week Fulton County commissioners passed a resolution urging Sheriff Ted Jackson to stop cooperating with federal immigration authorities under a variety of conditions. Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) strongly condemns the Fulton County Commission for their irresponsible actions.

“Our country faces serious threats from terrorists and criminals.  Fulton County is urging law enforcement to ignore the law and stop cooperating with federal authorities.  This action is irresponsible and continues an unconscionable pattern of behavior disregarding the law by Fulton County.  ” said Sen. Albers.  (more…)