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8
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 8, 2016

Nina

Nina is an 8-year old, 50-pound Labrador Retriever mix female who is available for adoption from the Cobb County Animal Shelter in Marietta, GA.

Nina is a little confused at the moment, she had a home for 8 years even though they made her live outside it was all she knew. Now she is stuck in a very large and very loud place with so many other dogs barking and a hard floor to sleep on. She knows to sit when she is told. Her family left her at the shelter on 07/29. They said she is good with kids. She would love a new start in life with a home with a nice soft bed and someone to love her like she deserves.

Nina is current on her vaccines and spayed. She has tested positive for heart worms and needs to be treated for those right away. Please consult with your vet for the best treatment options. You will find your new best friend in run 50 and her ID# is 587738.

Ziggy

Ziggy is a 1.5 year-old, 25-pound Beagle and almost certainly Dachshund mix boy who is available for adoption from the Cobb County Animal Shelter in Marietta, GA.

What a sweet boy he is. He is a little scared in the shelter right now. Who this size would not be with so much noise? Ziggy’s family dropped him off at the shelter on 08/06. They said he is house broken, good with kids and other pets. He sits when told and walks nicely on leash. He would love to just sit in your lap all afternoon watching television or go for walks with you. Ziggy is current on his vaccines, will be tested for heart worms, neutered and micro-chipped when adopted. He is waiting to meet you in run 76 and his ID# is 587987.

Lala

Lala (lower left) is a 6-pound, 6-year old Chihuahua mix female who is available for adoption from the Cobb County Animal Shelter in Marietta, GA. Her babies and their father have already been adopted, while Lala waits for her forever home.

Lala’s ID # is 587832 and she can be found in the puppy/small dog room in cage 333.

8
Aug

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for August 8, 2016

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Historic Campbell County Courthouse in Fairburn, GA.

The first printed copy of the Declaration of Independence arrived in Savannah on August 8, 1776 and was read publicly for the first time on August 10, 1776.

General George Washington created the Purple Heart on August 7, 1782. Click here for an interesting history of the award.

On August 6, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia began debating the first draft of the Constitution of the United States.

On August 7, 1790, a delegation of Creeks met with the United States Secretary of War and signed the Treaty of New York, ceding all land between the Ogeechee and Oconee Rivers to Georgia.

On August 8, 1863, General Robert E. Lee offered his resignation in a letter to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, following the Battle of Gettysburg.

Theodore Roosevelt, who served as President from 1901 to 1909, was nominated for President by the Progressive Party, also called the Bull Moose Party, on August 7, 1912.

On August 8, 1925, Georgia Governor Clifford Walker signed legislation outlawing the brazen act of dancing publicly on Sunday.

On August 8, 1929, Georgia Governor Lamartine Hardman signed legislation placing on the ballot for Fulton and Campbell County voters a merger of the two.

The old Campbell County Courthouse still stands in Fairburn, Georgia.

On August 7, 1942, Marine forces landed at Guadalcanal.

Voters ratified a new version of the State Constitution on August 7, 1945. Among the new features was the establishment of the State Board of Corrections to ensure humane conditions.

The board was directed to be more humane in its treatment of prisoners and abolished whippings, leg irons, and chains. Until 1945, prisoners in Georgia could expect to have heavy steel shackles put on by a blacksmith upon arrival. They were then taken out to work under severe conditions.

The caravan bearing 43 ounces of Dahlonega gold to be used in covering the Georgia State Capitol dome reached the Capitol and delivered it to Governor Marvin Griffin on August 7, 1958.

On August 7, 1964, Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which would be used as the legal basis for U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act; Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was in attendance and was given one of the pens Johnson used to sign the Act. Here is an auction for one of the pens used in the VRA signing.

Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew were nominated for President and Vice President by the Republican National Convention on August 8, 1968.

On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned, effective at noon the next day.

On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned, effective at noon the next day.

The first public website went online on August 6, 1991.

John Hughes, director of every meaningful teen angst movie of the 1980s (except Say Anything) died on August 6, 2009.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence will appear at an Atlanta fundraiser at a yet-to-be-released location on Monday, August 29, 2016. $2700 to enter, $25k to co-host, $100k to co-chair.

On Friday, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that results from the July 26 Runoff Elections had been certified.Continue Reading..

5
Aug

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5
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 5, 2016

Nugget

Nugget is a 3-4 month old Bulldog/Terrier mix female puppy who will available for adoption from Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA beginning Monday, August 8, 2016.

Chico

Chico is a young male Boxer mix puppy approximately 3-4 months old who is available for adoption from Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA. He is very friendly and playful.

Ash

Ash is a 3-4 month old Bulldog/Terrier mix male puppy who will available for adoption from Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA beginning Monday, August 8, 2016. Ash is playful and energetic and currently weighs 12-13 pounds.

5
Aug

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for August 5, 2016

Gold from Dahlonega on its way to Atlanta. Photo by Ed Jackson via http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu

On August 5, 1774, Royal Governor James Wright issued a proclamation banning assemblies to protest British policy.

President Abraham Lincoln imposed the first federal income tax on August 5, 1861 at the rate of 3 percent on all income over $800 per year.

On August 5, 1910, Gov. Joseph Brown signed legislation outlawing betting on election outcomes.

The caravan transporting 43 ounces of gold from Dahlonega to the State Capitol to be used in gilding the dome arrived in Roswell/Sandy Springs area on August 5, 1958. At the current price of $345.70 per ounce, that would be worth $57,865.10.

President Ronald Reagan began the process of firing all striking Air Traffic Controllers on August 5, 1981.

Divers raised the turret of USS Monitor near Cape Hatteras on August 5, 2002.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Kemp text 2 vote

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp launched a new pilot program to help Georgia residents register to vote or check their current registration by texting “GA” or “Georgia” to “2VOTE” (28683) to link to the office’s Online Voter Registration (OLVR) site, check their “My Voter Page”.Continue Reading..

4
Aug

Kidd drops out of state house race | 13wmaz.com

State Rep. E. Culver “Rusty” Kidd is dropping out of the race for the District 145 Georgia House of Representatives seat.

Kidd of Milledgeville is only Independent in the Georgia House. He said nagging health problems forced him to abandon his bid for a fourth two-year term.

With Kidd dropping out, Democrat Floyd Griffin and Republican Ricky Williams, both Milledgeville funeral directors, are the remaining candidates in the District 145 race. Griffin is a former state senator and former Milledgeville mayor. The two meet in the November 8 general election.

via Kidd drops out of state house race | 13wmaz.com.

4
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 4, 2016

Roscoe

Roscoe is an adult male Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, dba TLC Humane Society in Dahlonega, GA.

My name is Roscoe and I am a shepherd mix with a heart of gold and a sweet, sensitive personality. I’m a bit shy at first, but boy if you throw a ball or take me for a walk, I will be your best friend for life!

Unfortunately, I was returned to TLC because of a minor health issue that I have. You see, I do have seizures, but they are completely controlled by medicine that I take once a day and it’s pretty cheap! Despite my medical condition, I have quickly become a shelter favorite due to my wonderful spirit. I am house trained, crate trained, I know some commands, I get along with other dogs, and walk beautifully on a leash! I am ready to be part of a family again, is there room in yours?

Cleveland

Cleveland is a young male German Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, dba TLC Humane Society in Dahlonega, GA.

This stunning boy is named Cleveland. He came to TLC along with his brother Chewy. They have spent their entire lives on a chain. Cleveland is still a little nervous around new people, but once he adjusts to you, he becomes your buddy! He also loves going for a good walk and can play fetch like no other! He always has a ball around him or in his mouth! This sweet boy deserves a good home and a family to call his own!

Brady

Brady is a young male Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society, dba TLC Humane Society in Dahlonega, GA.

4
Aug

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for August 4, 2016

Tom Murphy Office

Former Speaker Tom Murphy’s Office, recreated at University of West Georgia.

On August 4, 1753, George Washington became a Master Mason at the Masonic Lodge No. 4 in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

On August 4, 1944, Anne Frank, her family, and two others were found by Nazis in a sealed area in an Amsterdam warehouse. They were sent first to a concentration camp in Holland, then most were sent to Auschwitz. Anne and her sister Margot died from Typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March of 1945.

On August 4, 1958, a wagon train left Dahlonega, headed to Atlanta to pay tribute to the mighty General Assembly deliver 43 ounces of gold to be used to coat the dome of the State Capitol.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a ban by the City of Sandy Springs on sales of adult toys does not violate the Constitution and can stay in place.

Yesterday, Governor Nathan Deal announced that the inland port of Cordele Intermodal Services will handle up to 30,000 TEUs of freight to supply the Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia plant at West Point, GA.Continue Reading..

3
Aug

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 3, 2016

Jack Junior

Jack is a young male Dachshund & Jack Russell Terrier Mix puppy who is available for adoption from Charles Smithgall Humane Society and Adoption Center in Sautee-Nacoochee, GA.

Roz

Roz is a year-and-a-half old female Jack Russell Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Charles Smithgall Humane Society and Adoption Center in Sautee-Nacoochee, GA.

Hershey

Hershey is a 14 to 15 month-old female Basset Hound & Plott Hound Mix who is available for adoption from Charles Smithgall Humane Society and Adoption Center in Sautee-Nacoochee, GA.

3
Aug

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for August 3, 2016

16th Amendment

On August 3, 1910, Georgia became the ninth state to ratify the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which allows Congress to levy a tax without apportioning it among the states.

Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President on August 3, 1923 after Warren Harding died in office.

On August 3, 1982, Michael Hardwick was arrested, setting in motion the prosecution that would eventually lead to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Bowers v. Hardwick.

The World of Coca-Cola opened on August 3, 1990 between Underground Atlanta and the Georgia State Capitol.

Over the summer, a legislative committee will consider how to preserve Georgia’s historic sites.

When the recession hit Georgia, historic sites were among the first to feel it.

Hours were scaled back, and even now, the state focuses its resources where it sees the most demand.

Some sites draw more than enough people to cover their costs. For example, the Little White House in Warm Springs, where President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought treatment for his polio and later died, generates 124 percent profit.

The Dahlonega Gold Museum is also a popular site that more than covers its costs.

But operating hours at Fort Morris, which once protected Savannah from the British, are limited. Money raised from visitors generates about 18 percent of what is needed to run it.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Mark Dehler is resigning from his job as Executive Director of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, according to the Fulton Daily Report.

Hiwassee attorney Mark Dehler will leave his post as executive director of the judicial watchdog group on Aug. 16, Brenda Weaver, the commission’s chairwoman and chief judge of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit, said Monday in an email to the panel’s members.

Weaver’s four-sentence note did not give a reason for the resignation. She responded to a request for comment with another brief email.

“I am sorry to announce that Mark is resigning,” said Weaver. “All members of the Commission certainly appreciate his leadership and guidance during the last year. We all wish him the very best, both personally and professionally.”

The Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) has authority over sitting judges and candidates for judicial office to ensure that they adhere to standards of practice and behavior. The JQC has authority to discipline judges (and candidates for judicial office) or remove them from office.Continue Reading..