The following dogs are all cared for by Adopt a Golden Atlanta, though they needs foster homes. We’ve previously adopted from AGA and they are the gold standard for breed specific dog rescue in my book.
I got lost but lucky for me AGA came and signed me up to be an orphan. It’s a good thing too, because my new doctor says I need medicine to get rid of things called heartworms. You can’t just wish them away – you have to have $500 dollars to buy the medicine. I’m kind of scared and worried because I don’t have any money and I think the shots they give you will hurt! It would take away one of my worries if I could find an AGA angel with $500 in their pocket that they wouldn’t mind giving me. And what a relief it was that an AGA angel swooped down and sent AGA the money! Thank you Agnieszka Wesolowski. I love you. I guess there is nothing to be done about getting shots that hurt but I am just going to squint my eyes and hold my breath and think about something else. After all, to be healthy is worth it isn’t it? I am maybe 7 years old and have already learned good house manners besides liking other dogs and kids. I am a medium size girl -not too big and not too small. And everyone says I am a sweet, easy going golden I would LOVE a new home just as soon as possible so why not give AGA a call and ask about me? Lots of love, Clara.
We are each 7 years old and we are “brother and sister”. Of course you may have noticed that we don’t actually look much alike but we have always been together (since we were little puppies) so we feel related! We love each other so much and couldn’t get along without the other. Right now we are so sad to leave our home that if we didn’t have each other to lean on things would be even worse. Our family couldn’t take care of us anymore and it was very hard for all of us to have to separate but there was nothing else to be done. We are looking for a home together and AGA promised we would not be separated. We were relieved that there was some good news in all of this. Being with your very best friend makes you strong when everything feels sad. We are a healthy twosome who are very good at snuggling up to you! We have perfect house manners and love everybody and all animals. We know that with one of us on each side of you, then you will know exactly what it’s like to be loved! Your friends, Charlie and Dollie.
Well , you can’t miss me in a crowd! I am a BIG boy and I am only a year and a half old! Already my number on the weighing machine says 107 and my new doctor says that’s just right for me. My other family asked AGA to find me a new home because they said I was WAY too interested in getting all the food before anyone else did!! I’m kind of a “chewer” dog too-like when left with an unlucky collar or leash! I don’t know why I do that but maybe AGA can find a teacher who will help me stop. I like to play and have lots of energy and I like kids and big people and playing with dogs. I don’t like sharing food and it may be better for me to be in a “no other dogs” house and no cats because I like chasing them. I’m a healthy fellow and don’t mind staying in a crate (a big one) when I’m left alone. I also know some commands. So I am a good student when it comes to lessons and now I am going to concentrate on working on this food “thing”. You could call and ask how I am doing even though I’m not quite ready to move into a new family. I hope I can be your newest friend! Barley.
We go together like jam and bread or maybe birds of a feather! That’s why we are looking for a home together and, thank goodness, that’s exactly what AGA is going to help us find. How exciting that we will be able to stay with each other! We are a boy and a girl doodle (or so we think) and only around 2 or 3 years old. We even got lost together and ended up in a shelter where the nice people helped AGA to rescue us. We look like twins and we try to be really sweet even though we might seem a little shy at first. My brother Zac is bigger than me (I guess that’s ’cause he’s a boy) and weighs number 45 but I am only number 36 so you can tell we won’t take up a lot of space. We are a healthy, happy pair and have all our toes (and that’s a lot) crossed that soon we will be part of a new family. Just call and ask about the “two peas in a pod” doodles! Love to everyone, Zac and Zelda.
On March 19, 1947, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled in Thompson v. Talmadge on the “Three Governors Affair.” The Court held that the Georgia General Assembly lacked authority to elect Herman Talmadge as Governor, and that because of the death of Eugene Talmadge before he took office, no successor to Gov. Ellis Arnall was in place until the newly-elected Lt. Governor Melvin Johnson was sworn in and became Governor, succeeding Arnall.
HB 246 – Accountants; provide for powers and actions granted to other licensing boards; provisions (As Passed House) (RI&U-27th) Knight-130th
House Rules Calendar
HB 16 Education; no high school which receives funding from Quality Basic Education Act shall participate in or sponsor interscholastic sports events unless students enrolled in magnet schools can participate under certain conditions; provide (Postponed)
HB 494 Peace officers; retired officers shall not pay any fees or costs for any permit or card evidencing his or her registration or certification with Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council; provide
HB 500 Employment security; services performed by individual for wages shall be deemed to be employment unless Department of Labor makes a contrary determination based on evidence submitted; provide
HB 534 Incest; relationships between relatives; change provisions
HB 541 Eminent domain; telephone companies; actual recurring local service revenues; specify accounts or portions thereof considered to be included
HB 564 Medical practice; physicians complete continuing education training on prescribing controlled substances and the development of addiction; require
HB 578 Public order; offense of harassing phone calls to offense of harassing communications; change
HR 302 Congress of the United States; enact significant reforms to nation’s federally financed graduate medical education programs and to provide states with additional resources to meet the health workforce needs of the future; urge
Proposals to combat Georgia’s child sex trafficking problem passed out of a Senate committee Monday after a victim testified publicly for the first time about her plight and received support from religious, law enforcement and child advocates.
“I am a survivor,” said Rachel, who has inspired lawmakers to nickname their legislation the “Safe Harbor/Rachel’s Act.” Now in college, she says she was 17 when a sex trafficker befriended her on social media and then deceived her.
“I was afraid to breathe, I was afraid to rest, I was afraid to trust, I was afraid to be seen, I was afraid to dream,” said Rachel, who declined to give her last name and current age. “I hid in my own skin. Today, I see myself in a new light.”
That turnaround, Rachel said, came as a result of extensive counseling and support services — the very kind the legislation aims to provide statewide.
The proposal would establish a new Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund, which would get money through new $2,500 fines on convicted traffickers and an annual $5,000 fee on adult entertainment establishments. The money would then pay for physical and mental health care, housing, education, job training, child care, legal help and other services for victims.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan testified that the GBI supports the two bills, and that “the number one need in fighting sex trafficking is services for victims.” Keenan noted that the GBI first brought up the fact that convicted sex traffickers are not currently required to register as sex offenders, which the bill would change.
Both bills passed overwhelmingly to the Senate’s Health and Human Services committee. Chairwoman Renee Unterman, R-Buford, said last week she would like to see a compromise, perhaps adding some additional diagnoses to Tippins’ measure from Peake’s.
“My best case scenario is that we can have a bill voted out of the Senate committee Thursday,” Peake told The Associated Press. “And then it would be voted on by the entire Senate. If my House colleagues are comfortable with changes, I will encourage the House to agree with the revised bill and then we send it to the governor.”
“To Sen. Unterman’s credit on this issue, she has patiently listened and taken time for the families that can be potentially affected,” he said.
Dr. Michael Diamond of GRU in Augusta said Wednesday that the study will make a marijuana extract available to some people in Atlanta and several other locations around the state.
The study, scheduled to last at least five years, is just getting started. But Diamond says the study will not examine whether medical marijuana oil could help people with the other eight medical disorders outlined in a state House bill that’s scheduled for discussion Thursday.
One issue I would look to see discussed in the Committee is tightening up the definitions of who is eligible for CBD treatments. The House Bill lists “cancer” as a condition for which treatment would be available, but there are vast differences between the needs of patients with early forms of skin cancer that can be physically excised, and those with terminal lung or pancreatic cancer who are suffering not only the disease but effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
to provide a thorough systematic review of DeKalb County Government policies and procedures. Bowers and Hyde are empowered to identify any conflicts of interest, corruption or malfeasance and make specific recommendations to the administration and appropriate agencies as needed.
“This is the latest in a series of steps we are taking to improve county operations, as well as restore our image and the public’s trust in county government,” said Interim CEO May. “The special investigators will identify the county’s risk exposure for waste, fraud and abuse, and proactively identify and investigate instances of wrongdoing. This might be a painful exercise, but it is absolutely necessary to restore the public’s trust in DeKalb County Government, and reset the high standard of integrity that public servants should hold.”
“We’re going to try to restore the public’s trust in its government,” Bowers said. “We’re going to root out conflicts of interest, corruption, malfeasance.”
Bowers’ investigation will last at least 120 days, and he and his team will produce a report that will be released to the public without any prior review by May or his administration.
The inquiry will particularly examine the Department of Watershed Management, which was the subject of the special grand jury investigation that led to criminal charges against suspended CEO Burrell Ellis.
Bowers will be paid $400 an hour, and his investigators will be paid $300 an hour from the county’s non-departmental budget.
Bowers won’t focus his investigation at the DeKalb Commission because it’s not under May’s authority. But Bowers and May said they hope commissioners cooperate.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Bowers & Company won’t be the only ones investigating DeKalb County.
•Bush fatigue is real
•Support for Common Core and immigration reform
•Personifies establishment, which grassroots loathes
Straw Poll results from Republican County Conventions suggest that Bush does indeed have significant weakness among GOP activists. Overall, Bush came in fourth with 6.92% at the County Conventions, a handful of which held straw polls, behind Scott Walker (41.73%), Rand Paul (13.16%), and Ben Carson (9.05%).
Here are early returns in the GaPundit straw poll for President:
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) – The voters were few and far between at the gymnasium at Northside Baptist Church and many other precincts in Valdosta Tuesday.
Dennis Marks is a member of the Lowndes County Democratic Party and was offering free rides to the polls, as he does for every election. But Tuesday, no one was calling for a ride. “Presidential elections, we get hundreds of riders. Gubernatorial elections, dozens. For this special election, we haven’t had much call at all,” Marks explained.
The Lowndes County Republican Party said they hadn’t had any calls Tuesday either.
“This is a really important election ’cause this will determine whether we continue to get the funding to build a high school for the city, make improvements for the county,” said Marks.
James Wheeler agreed. He said even though E-SPLOST had passed every time before, it shouldn’t be taken for granted. He said in a recent election, some people told him that they weren’t going to vote because they felt that there candidate was going to win and there was no need to vote…but that candidate ended up loosing.
DECATUR, Ga. –DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May signed an executive order which provides for the installation of two special investigators to review government operations and make recommendations to appropriate authorities, based upon their findings.
Interim CEO May appointed Michael J. Bowers and Richard L.Hyde as the special investigators to provide a thorough systematic review of DeKalb County Government policies and procedures. Bowers and Hyde are empowered to identify any conflicts of interest, corruption or malfeasance and make specific recommendations to the administration and appropriate agencies as needed.
“This is the latest in a series of steps we are taking to improve countyoperations, as well as restoreourimage andthe public’strustin countygovernment,” said Interim CEO May. “The special investigators will identify the county’s risk exposure for waste, fraud and abuse, and proactively identify and investigate instances of wrongdoing.This might be a painful exercise, but it is absolutely necessary to restore the public’s trust in DeKalbCountyGovernment,andresetthe highstandardofintegrity that public servants should hold.”
The appointment of special investigators is the latest in a series of administrative reforms of DeKalb County government. Since the appointment of Interim CEO May in July 2013, the following changes have occurred:
Recommended 90 percent increase in Ethics Board funding (10/2013)
Created Government Operations Task Force (3/2014)
Hired an outside consultant to streamline Watershed operations (3/2014)
Hired a new purchasing director (4/2014)
Overhauled P-card policy and procedure (4/2014)
Installed new ethics policy for administration employees (6/2014)
Overhauled purchasing and contracting policies (8/2014)
Reorganized Purchasing and Contracting Department (10/2014)
Hired an outside consultant to perform an efficiency study on county operations (10/2014)
Appointed Special Investigators to review all aspects of county Government (3/2015)
When the Macon-Bibb County Animal Shelter was preparing to move into a new building, they thought it best to try to get all their dogs out and into forever homes rather than to move them, and so the pardons were started. Adoption fees have been lowered and all but these three (and three who are rescue-only) have found new homes.
On March 18, 1766, the British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, which required American colonists to purchase a stamp for every legal or printed document they obtained. Revenue would be used to support the British army in America.
On March 18, 1939, the State of Georgia ratified the Bill of Rights, which were proposed 150 years earlier in 1789. Georgia initially declined to ratify the Bill of Rights arguing that the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution were unnecessary. Governor E.D. Rivers signed the joint resolution six days later, but under federal court decisions the ratification is marked as of the date the second house of the state legislature adopts the legislation (assuming a bi-cameral state legislature).
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, composed entirely of Japanese Americans, many of whose families were interned at the camps, became the most-decorated unit of World War II, with members being awarded 4,667 medals, awards, and citations, including 1 Medal of Honor, 52 Distinguished Service Crosses, and 560 Silver Stars; eventually 21 members of the 442nd would be awarded the Medal of Honor. The late United States Senator Daniel Inouye, a member of the 442nd from 1941 to 1947, was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Bill Clinton for actions during WWII. First elected to the United States Senate in 1962, Inouye became President Pro Tem in 2010.
On March 18, 1961, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Gray v. Sanders, which arose from Georgia. Three politically-important results come from the case.
First, the Court held that state regulation of the Democratic Primary made the primary election a state action, not merely that of a private organization; thus, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment applies.
Second, the Equal Protection Clause requires that every vote be given equal weight in electing officials, often stated as the “one person, one vote” rule. In Georgia at that time, each County had between two and six “county unit votes”. As a result,
“One unit vote in Echols County represented 938 residents, whereas one unit vote in Fulton County represented 92,721 residents. Thus, one resident in Echols County had an influence in the nomination of candidates equivalent to 99 residents of Fulton County.”
Third, because the County Unit System gave the votes of some Georgians greater weight than that of others, it violated the Equal Protection Clause. The “one person, one vote” rule is one benchmark of redistricting.
The Atlanta Braves and Comcast this morning formally announced a deal under which the cable giant will provide high-tech infrastructure for the new Braves stadium and will become an anchor tenant in the mixed-use development planned for next door to the ballpark.
Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk called the deal, first reported Monday by The Atlanta Journal-Consitution, a “major milestone” for the stadium project.
Among the details announced at the press conference:
• Comcast will occupy 100 percent of a nine-story office building in the mixed-use development adjacent to the stadium. The office tower, which will overlook the ballpark, will become Comcast’s Southeast regional headquarters. Some 1,000 Comcast employees will work there, most of them new hires. The office also will include an “innovation lab” for new technologies.
• Comcast will “lend its expertise to drive the most technologically advanced ballpark and mixed-use development ever built,” McGuirk said. The company will provide video, voice and high-speed Internet connectivity throughout the stadium and surrounding development.
• Comcast will become one of the Braves’ largest sponsors in the ballpark, with its Xfinity brand attached to a tech-oriented lounge space in the upper right field area with views to the plaza and the field .
DeKalb County Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander plans to require more mental health training for officers and outside investigations of fatal shootings by police.
Alexander is seeking the changes after the recent police-involved shooting deaths of Anthony Hill, who witnesses said was nude and crawling outside his Chamblee apartment complex, and Kevin Davis, who had called 911 to report an assault on his girlfriend.
Alexander told DeKalb commissioners Tuesday wants all current and incoming officers to complete 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Team training, which helps them recognize signs of behavioral problems caused by mental illness or substance abuse. The officer who shot Hill, Robert Olsen, had gone through the training in 2009.