He hasn’t formally announced yet, but here’s how you run for CEO of DeKalb County. While the man you’ve temporarily replaced, Burrell Ellis, is on trial for the second time, you announce a tax cut. From the press release:
DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May County presented his 2015 mid-year budget recommendations to the Board of Commissioners (BOC) today. The recommendations include a tax rate decrease, which is the first adjustment downward since 2004. Other highlights include an increase in the budgetary reserve, body cameras for police officers, and an increase in funding for firefighters and sheriff deputies.
DeKalb County, GA, June 2, 2015 – by The Post Reports – DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May presented his 2015 mid-year budget recommendations to the Board of Commissioners (BOC) Tuesday morning during the BOC Committee of the Whole meeting. May’s recommendations include a tax rate decrease – the first adjustment downward in eleven years (since 2004).
According to ICEO May, the budget includes an increase in the budgetary reserve, body cameras for police officers, and an increase in funding for firefighters and sheriff deputies.
“An economic recovery is underway in DeKalb County, which has had a positive impact on our tax digest,” said Interim CEO May. “We are in a great position to fund our critical needs in addition to offering relief to the taxpayers of DeKalb County.”
Currently, the DeKalb County Animal Shelter is under pressure from having too many dogs, and they’re working to get as many out of there as possible and into permanent or foster homes so they don’t have to euthanize for space.
Little baby Ellison is not free, as he’s still only four months old, but if you’re looking for a puppy, he’s a winner. The little Lab mix was almost out the door when a physical exam revealed that he has a heart murmur (grade 3-4 out of 6), so his adopters decided not to take him. Now Ellison is fully vetted (neutered and microchipped!) with nowhere to go.
Merci, above and below, is a Pointer mix who has been given the job of office dog, which in most shelters is reserved for a calm, loving dog who does well meeting new people. She loves to cuddle in your lap, roll in freshly cut grass, and take lots of naps. She is a pretty laid back girl who would love to be your new best friend. She has tons of personality that she can’t wait for you to discover.
Here’s a video of this sweet dog.
Hadley is a 3-4 year old purebred Boxer boy who is all wiggles and goofiness. If Hadley’s smushy face and goofy personality don’t win you over immediately, his eagerness to make humans happy surely will! He is a handsome Boxer boy that is always happy to see you! This boy seems to already know his basic manners and would love for you to teach him some fun tricks! Hadley gets along great with other dogs and probably wouldn’t mind having a dog friend in his new home.
Gabriella is a sweet 2-year old Redbone Coonhound who can’t wait to show off her fantastic grin and super cute happy dance to you and your family! She is a wiggly, active girl who would love to become your workout buddy. She dreams of playing fetch in the yard, walking around your neighborhood, and maybe even playing scent games! Gabriella already knows how to sit and takes treats very gently. She’d love to learn more commands! If you think Gabriella is your perfect match, come down to DeKalb Animal Services and meet her!
Yesterday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker appeared before a cheering crowd of between 150 and 200 Republican activists to discuss what many in the room hope will be a Presidential campaign.
Walker covered the issue of when an announcement would be forthcoming, saying that his state’s budget year ends at the end of the month and any announcement of a Presidential campaign would come after he signs the new year’s budget.
Past Roswell Rotary President and Former Geisinger Grassroots Campaign Co-Chair Dave McCleary Announces Candidacy for House District 48
McCleary Seeks to Fill Seat Vacated Due to the Passing of Representative Geisinger
Roswell, Ga.- Dave McCleary, noted Roswell civic leader and former grassroots co-chair for Representative Harry Geisinger, will run to succeed the recently deceased long term State Representative. Dave and his wife Pam are 25 year residents of Roswell. They are the proud parents of two Roswell High School graduates. They are active members of North Point Community Church. Dave has been a very involved in civic and community service over the years. He became a member of the Roswell Rotary Club in 2002 and served as President in 2010.
“I believe that we are all called to a purpose. For me, my passion is helping others. Whether through being involved in the Roswell Rotary Club’s Roswell Memorial Day Committee or taking WWII veterans on Honor Air trips to DC or working to end human trafficking and advocating for anti-bullying and anti-human trafficking legislation to protect our children, there is no greater way in making a difference than through serving others,” said McCleary.Continue Reading..
Pepper has the face of an angel and a heart of gold! This precious pittie girl loves to run and play. She has mastered the sit command, and will sit just at the sight of a treat. She seems like a smart girl who would love to learn a few more tricks! Pepper loves to play and hopes she can have a few toys in her forever home. Come meet this cutie today! Her adoption fee includes her spay, vaccinations, microchip, and more!
Arnold negotiated his defection to the British and the subversion of West Point over several months. The British already held control of New York City and believed that by taking West Point they could effectively cut off the American’s New England forces from the rest of the fledgling nation.
In August 1780, Sir Henry Clinton offered Arnold £20,000 for delivering West Point and 3,000 troops. Arnold told General Washington that West Point was adequately prepared for an attack even though he was busy making sure that that it really wasn’t. He even tried to set up General Washington’s capture as a bonus. His plan might have been successful but his message was delivered too late and Washington escaped. The West Point surrender was also foiled when an American colonel ignored Arnold’s order not to fire on an approaching British ship.
Arnold’s defection was revealed to the Americans when British officer John André, acting as a messenger, was robbed by AWOL Americans working as pirates in the woods north of New York City. The notes revealing Arnold’s traitorous agreement were stashed in his boots.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time. From the title song’s regal blasts of brass and fuzz guitar to the orchestral seizure and long, dying piano chord at the end of “A Day in the Life,” the 13 tracks on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band are the pinnacle of the Beatles’ eight years as recording artists. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were never more fearless and unified in their pursuit of magic and transcendence.
Issued in Britain on June 1st, 1967, and a day later in America, Sgt. Pepper is also rock’s ultimate declaration of change. For the Beatles, it was a decisive goodbye to matching suits, world tours and assembly-line record-making. “We were fed up with being Beatles,” McCartney said decades later, in Many Years From Now, Barry Miles’ McCartney biography. “We were not boys, we were men… artists rather than performers.
“It was a peak,” Lennon told Rolling Stone in 1970, describing both the album and his collaborative relationship with McCartney. “Paul and I were definitely working together,” Lennon said….
Rolling Stone should stick to writing about music.
According to the Republican’s campaign-in-waiting, Walker will “will meet with local elected officials, party leaders and activists,” today before heading to Florida for Tuesday’s candidate cattle call in Orlando. This likely will include fundraising discussions.
This appears to be Walker’s second Georgia trip of the election cycle. He also stopped by Sea Island in March for the ultra-private American Enterprise Institute World Forum. Walker will be back in August for the RedState Gathering in Atlanta.
In his address to the Freedom Summit here sponsored by Citizens United, Mr. Walker ran through an extended list of his accomplishments as governor of Wisconsin. “We did some pretty big things,” he said.
He recalled how he survived a recall election, lowered his state’s unemployment rate, and passed gun-friendly legislation and voter identification laws. And he spoke often of his wife and children.
“The reason I tell you that all here is not to brag — well not much,” he joked, before making the case that his actions in Wisconsin could translate to national stage.
But he seemed to really capture the crowd when he spoke about national security, or, as Mr. Walker described it, “safety.”
“National security is something you hear about,” Mr. Walker said. “Safety is something you feel.”
He framed the debate in personal terms, describing a fear that “it is not a matter of if” but when another “attempt is made on American soil.” And then he launched into the line that got him his biggest standing ovation of the day: “I want a leader who is willing to take the fight to them before they take the fight to us.”
If you had the opportunity to ask Scott Walker a question today, what would you ask?Continue Reading..