This sweet, 6-year old German Shepherd male is begging for his last chance. He’s already been given one reprieve and is likely to be euthanized unless he finds a home immediately. Here’s his story:
THIS BOY IS VERY SWEET AND WONDERFUL AROUND PEOPLE BUT HAS BEEN HERE SINCE 10-29-15 AND HIS MENTAL HEALTH IS SLIPPING. HE KNOWS OBEDIENCE AND LOVES TO BE LOVED. HE DOES NOT LIKE OTHER DOGS AND WOULD NOT BE A GOOD FIT FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN. HE NEEDS A RESCUE WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH THE BREED AND COULD WORK WITH HIM. HE HAS UNTIL MONDAY 12-14-15 AT 4PM TO BE PICKED UP BY A RESCUE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING THIS SWEET BOY PLEASE CONTACT THE RESCUE PHONE OR EMAIL. HE IS RESCUE ONLY.
Yes, he’s rescue only, but often rescues will work with someone who is willing to foster a dog. If you’re interested in helping this boy, despite the odds against him, email [email protected] His pen is SD-09 and his ID# 47843.
Today we begin with two Star Wars: The Force Awakens political mashups.
The biggest local news in Brookhaven is that Google is hard at work building out its fiber network, with construction of a Fiber Hut at Blackburn Park. Google Fiber can’t get here quickly enough. If they’re having trouble siting their hut closest to me, I have a suggestion for a parcel owned by a utility company.Continue Reading..
Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association is pleased to announce that Governor Nathan Deal has been named the recipient of the 2015 Champion of Justice Award. This award, which is given at the direction of the GTLA President, recognizes an individual’s tireless and often-historic work to advance the cause of justice in Georgia.
“On behalf of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s 2,000 members across the state, I’d like to congratulate Governor Nathan Deal on his receipt of this well-deserved honor,” remarked GTLA President Darren Penn. “Since taking office in 2011, Governor Deal has exhibited a unique understanding of the vital role that the justice system plays in our society. As a lawyer, a former judge and a proud father of a judge, he brings a perspective to the Governor’s Office that has guided him through many tough decisions affecting our state’s legal system.”Continue Reading..
My name is Yoki and I am a fun loving goofy 3 year old Lab mix. I love to hide my bones in the yard to save for later. I also enjoy walks, as i’m good on a leash. Due to some anxiety, I would do best in a home with no small children, but I am pretty good with the bigger ones. I like other dogs, too! I love to snuggle close to my humans while I sleep, but I will go in the crate if you tell me to. I won’t chew your furniture or shoes, just the toys and bones you choose to give me. I can sit, speak and shake on command! I can probably learn some really cool tricks if you would teach me. I am a really good girl and I just want someone to give me a home I can call my own.
I am spayed, UTD on all my shots and heartworm negative!
Please email [email protected] if you’re interested in adopting me! I can’t wait to meet you!
Molley deserves a loving family where she is well cared for. The owners had to give her up due to health problems but almost killed her with treats so molly is trying to lose some weight….she is house trained and great with other dogs…
Sen. Josh McKoon Pre-Files Legislation Reinforcing English As The Official Language of State Government
ATLANTA (December 14, 2015) | On Thursday, December 10, 2015, Sen. Josh McKoon (R – Columbus) pre-filed Senate Resolution 675, which would add an amendment to Georgia’s constitution declaring English as the official language of the state government.Continue Reading..
Trial lawyers enthusiastically supported some of his biggest legislative initiatives, including his criminal justice overhauls.
The association’s president, Darren Penn, cited his support for legislation that gives child sexual abuse victims more time to pursue civil lawsuits against their abusers and “a strong track record of appointing highly-qualified judges” to openings.
Penn said there’s another reason for the show of support for Georgia’s top Republican: The trial lawyers association has become more bipartisan as GOP rule became more entrenched here.
“To even have a chance to unseat him, they would need to run someone that’s a quality challenger,” said M.V. Hood, a political science professor at the University of Georgia. “Someone that’s got political experience, elected office-holding experience – and it doesn’t look like they have anyone who wants to jump into the fray.”
Potential Democratic challengers who’ve passed on the chance to challenge Isakson include state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, state Reps. Stacey Evans and Margaret Kaiser, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Hood thinks viable Democratic candidates may be simply waiting to run for an open seat. “They’re waiting for a better opportunity. That’s not uncommon,” he said.
But part of their reluctance could stem from Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn’s 8 percentage point loss to Republican David Perdue in 2014, said Jennifer Duffy, senior editor at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.
“I think the problem they face is, ‘If Michelle Nunn can’t win, then who can win?’ That makes recruiting really hard,” Duffy said.
Howard Franklin, a Democratic strategist in Atlanta, expects a slight dropoff among Georgia’s black voters next year without Obama on the ballot. But “the combination of direct mail, urban radio and telephone calls has proven effective at bringing black voter turnout in line with other ethnic groups, regardless of whether the White House is in play,” Franklin said in an email.
Duffy said it’s no coincidence that Democrats are courting a number of black candidates to run against Isakson, in hopes of replicating Georgia’s strong black turnout in 2008 and 2012. But Franklin said ethnicity alone won’t be enough.
“In 2014, Georgia Democrats fielded a historic statewide ticket featuring five African-American women – the backbone of the Democratic coalition – but it didn’t translate into success at the polls. Candidates still have to raise impressive sums, build a statewide apparatus and offer voters a clear choice on Election Day,” Franklin wrote.
I would argue that the lesson of 2014 and of the 2015 election in HD 80, the most heavily-contested race between a Democrat and a Republican this year, is that a candidate without prior political experience may be the best candidate.
Whenever state legislators have dollar signs in their eyes and Scrooge McDuck fantasies of swimming through the state coffers, you can assume we’re all about to get Scrooge McDucked.
English is the tie that binds us as Americans and is the indisputable language of success in the United States. This idea has been sound public policy in our state for over a decade,” said Sen. McKoon. “All this resolution would do is strengthen what our state’s position currently is and commit that position to our state constitution.”
Georgia passed a bill declaring English the official language during the 1996 legislative session. The resolution would add an amendment to the state constitution reinforcing the measure as the official language of the state government. A constitutional amendment would require voter ratification after being passed by the House and Senate.
The resolution requires that state records, services and official notices be maintained in English. Other languages may be used in many instances outlined in the measure including protecting public health, crime victims and criminal defendants as well as teaching English.
The 30-page report is the fullest accounting yet from Kemp’s office after a lawsuit filed last month revealed nearly 6.2 million voters’ Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and birth dates had been released to media outlets and political parties.
The report, produced by two of Kemp’s deputies, faulted an employee in the office’s Information Technology Division for violating policies and procedures, being unclear with a contractor and giving another employee his login to access a file containing voters’ information.
Gov. Nathan Deal also signed an executive order Monday appointing three private-practice lawyers as special attorneys general representing Kemp in the lawsuit filed by two Georgia voters. No cost estimate was provided.
Deal’s executive order said Attorney General Sam Olens and the Georgia Department of Law declined to represent Kemp “due to the potential conflict of interest.” A spokesman for Olens said the office’s consumer protection responsibilities could cause a conflict.
Georgia officials have a new vendor for mailing out car tag renewal notices, thought the first batches won’t include the traditional blue return envelopes, according to the Macon Telegraph.
The state Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicles Division has contracted with a new vendor to print out the notices that are mailed out as reminders to update registration. Since September, many vehicle owners in Georgia had not been receiving notices after World Marketing, the company that printed them, shut down.
Bibb County Tax Commissioner Wade McCord said he was notified by state officials that people with January birthdays could have their notices mailed out this week.
Mike Griffin said he doesn’t believe that lawmakers are trying to pave the way for recreational marijuana use.
Even so, the spokesman for the Georgia Baptist Convention fears it will happen if cannabis is legally grown in Georgia, which he calls an “incremental step” toward liberalized drug laws.
“Cultivation of marijuana in our state, even for medical purposes, pushes us to a line that will be impossible to maintain,” Griffin, who is also a pastor, said Wednesday to the state’s Commission on Medical Cannabis.
A whale nicknamed Harmony was resting and nursing her calf 10 miles east of Jekyll Island on Thursday, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission aerial survey crew reported. The team saw the other pair near St. Augustine, just a mile and a half off Ponte Vedra on the same day.
Scientists estimate there are as few as 465 right whales remaining, making them among the rarest marine mammals in the world. Every winter, pregnant females travel more than 1,000 miles from their feeding grounds off Canada and New England to the coastal waters of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida’s east coast. Here right whales give birth and nurse their young. The mother whales are about the size of a school bus; the newborns are closer to car-sized. Last season, researchers documented 17 newborn calves.
The population of these critically endangered animals appeared to increasing slowly, but documented births have trailed off over the last five years to an average of 15 a year; that number was 24 a year in the prior decade. Also, fewer nonpregnant whales seem to be traveling to Georgia and Florida. Researchers counted nearly 200 of these other whales in years past.
As they did last year, Georgia researchers plan to tag up to five whales with satellite tags. If they’re successful, the public may be able to follow the whales’ journeys online with a DNR-supported website similar to a popular shark tracking site.
The Congress, in session at the capital of Philadelphia when Washington’s death was announced, immediately adjourned. The House of Representatives assembled the next day and resolved to shroud the Speaker’s chair in black and have members wear black during the remainder of the session. On December 23, John Marshall speaking for the joint committee of both houses, presented five points that became the foundation for the United States’ first “state” funeral. Resolutions structured mourning events around public commemorations that fostered unity and a sense of national identity among grieving Americans.
State Senator P.K. Martin (R-Gwinnett) made good on his wager with Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) over a high school football game.
Meanwhile, Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford) and Sen. Bruce Thompson (R-White) followed the lead of their colleagues and met at the Georgia Dome for a charity challenge to support their local high school football teams.
Chatham County Sheriff Roy Harris, who took over the office when Sheriff Al St. Lawrence died in office, will run for the job in a Special Election on March 1, 2016.
He qualified to run on Tuesday and is one of five candidates in the nonpartisan March 1 election, each of whom has experience in the department.
St Lawrence’s daughter, Tammy St. Lawrence Canfield, said afterward the family supports Harris as her father’s successor.
“Today I speak for my beloved father who wished for Roy Harris to continue his legacy as a public servant. It was his belief that Roy Harris is committed to protecting your family and our dedicated law enforcement professionals.”
Harris is one of five candidates to qualify for the post by the Wednesday deadline:
• John Wilcher, 71, a 40-year veteran of the sheriff’s office who retired in 2014 as jail administrator with the rank of colonel.
• McArthur Holmes, 60, who served in the sheriff’s office for more than 33 years before retiring as jail administrator in 2011 with the rank of colonel.
• Ken Williamson, 57, who served 10 years in the Deputy Sheriff’s Reserve Unit before leaving in 2008 and with more than 30 years in the commercial finance industry.
• Kimberly Middleton, 54, who served for 28 years in the sheriff’s office before retiring in September as chief of operations with the rank of major.
Reva Jennings, a well-known and popular Georgia Republican activist, died this weekend after it appears she accidentally drove into Lake Lanier. She’ll be sorely missed by all who knew her. I’ll miss most her always-positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Sen. JaNice Van Ness was recently appointed to serve on four committees for the 2016 Legislative Session by the Senate Committee on Assignments.
Van Ness was appointed to serve as a member of the Economic Development and Tourism, Education and Youth, Health and Human Services and State Institutions and Property Committees.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve on four vital Senate Committees, and thankful to my constituents for their constant support,” said Senator Van Ness. “I am confident that my experiences in early childhood and k-12 education as well as my eight year tenure as a county commissioner will enhance my role as a member on these committees. I’m passionate about strengthening Georgia’s future, and I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to pass effective legislation that will benefit not only District 43, but will continue to improve our state as a whole.”
We’ve also been informed that the Cruz campaign will hold a rally in Kennesaw, GA on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Cobb County International Airport at McCollum Field, Kennesaw at the Hawthorne Aviation Hangar.