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Jun

Brookhaven Mayor Davis resigns to run for Ga. House | www.ajc.com

Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis, who is running for a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, announced today he’s resigning from the city.

Davis is a candidate in a July 14 special election to fill the vacancy created when Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal last month to serve as a DeKalb State Court judge.

via Brookhaven Mayor Davis resigns to run for Ga. House | www.ajc.com.

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Jun

Economy fuels proposed DeKalb tax cut | www.ajc.com

Property taxes in DeKalb County will be cut for the first time in 11 years, according to Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May’s proposed budget unveiled today.

The budget also provides start-up funding for police body cameras, beefs up reserve funds and raises overall annual spending to $1.33 billion, a 5 percent increase.

The tax reduction amounts to $50 in yearly savings for

The economic recovery along with rising property values have created a windfall for the county’s tax collections, allowing it to reduce tax rates.

“It’s a sign of the economy turning around,” May told the commission this morning. “The economy is growing at a very exciting pace.”

via Economy fuels proposed DeKalb tax cut | www.ajc.com.

2
Jun

As Burrell Ellis sits in court, Lee May proposes a tax cut for DeKalb | Political Insider blog

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.

via As Burrell Ellis sits in court, Lee May proposes a tax cut for DeKalb | Political Insider blog.

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Jun

DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May recommends first tax cut in eleven years | The Brookhaven Post | Brookhaven, GA

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.”

via DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May recommends first tax cut in eleven years | The Brookhaven Post | Brookhaven, GA.

2
Jun

Full interview with Governor Scott Walker in Atlanta

2
Jun

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for June 2, 2015

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.

To save as many lives as possible, any dog over 25 pounds and older than 6 months is free to a good home.

Ellison

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.

Merci2

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.

Merci

Here’s a video of this sweet dog.

Hadley

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

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!

2
Jun

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for June 2, 2015

On June 2, 1774, Britain’s Parliament passed the Quartering Act, the last of the Coercive Acts, meant to punish the American colonies and reassert British control. Eventually, the Third Amendment to the United States Constitution would prohibit the forcible quartering of soldiers in private homes.

Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commanding forces west of the Mississippi, surrendered on June 2, 1865, and this date is generally considered the end of the Civil War.

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953.

On June 2, 1962, Georgia-born Ray Charles hit #1 on the charts with “I Can’t Stop Loving You.”

Georgia Politics

Governor Scott Walker Atlanta

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.

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Jun

Governor Scott Walker in Atlanta

Governor Scott Walker Atlanta

1
Jun

Dave McCleary announces for State House District 48 Special Election

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..

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Jun

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for June 1, 2015

Sarge Releashed

Sarge is a young male Siberian Husky and German Shepherd mix who has some sight problems. he has glaucoma and needs daily drops to keep his pressure down. He is house and crate trained and loves snuggling with his people.

Sarge is available for adoption from Releashed Rescue in Cumming, GA.

Email:[email protected] for more information.

Sarge Madison

Sarge is an adult male German Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Morgan County in Madison, GA.

Sarge Mauk

Sarge is an 3-year old male Yellow Labrador Retriever who is available for adoption from Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in Mauk, GA.

Pepper DeKalb

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!

Pepper is available for adoption from DeKalb County Animal Services.

Pepper Madison

Pepper is a female Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) & Labrador Retriever puppy who is available for adoption from

Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter in Danielsville, GA.

For more information email [email protected].