Adoptable Georgia Dogs for August 6, 2014

Levi

Levi is a 3-4 month old male puppy who weights about 12 lbs. Levi is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, Ga.

Marble

Marble is a female mixed-breed puppy, about 3 months old and 12 pounds. Marble is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, Ga.

Gordo

Gordo is an adult male Golden Retriever, who is estimated to be about 5 years old, and who weighs 100 pounds (he’s overweight and could lose a few pounds). Gordo is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, Ga.

Flynn

Flynn is a mixed-breed male puppy about 2-3months old and weighing 5 pounds. Flynn is available for adoption from Walton County Animal Control in Monroe, Ga.

Last night saw fireworks at the Clayton County Commission meetings as advocates for shelter animals asked about recent issues at the shelter.

Dozens of animal advocates took aim at the Clayton County Animal Shelter Tuesday because they say animals are being put down too quickly.

The advocates said at the very least, the kennel should be privately run. They said police are doing a good job with enforcement but lately, they say too many animals are being destroyed inside.

“They’re very good at enforcement. You have a good police department here, but they’re not animal people,” said Maria Dorough, with Partners for Pets, Inc. “We think the kennel should be privatized.”

But police chief Greg Porter isn’t sold on that idea of privatizing the shelter.

“I think that the police department is doing a good job and we will continue to do a good job,” Porter said.

 

Porter said the relationship with rescue group, Partners for Pets, came to an end because it would not sign a formal business agreement and because of other issues that led to outbursts in the commission meeting.

“We’ve had challenges with employees filing hostile work environment on Partners for Pets. Partners for Pets representatives making racial remarks to the general public,” Porter said.

Commissioners are also responsible for some of the problems, in my opinion, because of their failure to begin construction on a new shelter.

The shelter puts down dogs and cats because of sickness and overcrowding. Meanwhile, $4.1 million for a new, bigger and better facility sits, unused, since 2009. Commissioners told CBS46 they are looking for a location. But still, nothing.

[Lisa] Flemming urged commissioners to get a new shelter up by 2016. “Please have a staff vet and a kennel manager. Please vaccine on intake,” she said.

Sen. Johnny Isakson: Telephone Town Hall Meetings

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From Senator Johnny Isakson:

Telephone Town Hall Meetings

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson periodically holds Telephone Town Halls for Georgia residents. The general public is invited to participate. However, the system we use to conduct these calls requires that we call our constituents as opposed to you calling us. Please use our newsletter/town hall sign up form if you would like to participate in the next call.  You can also contact our offices at 770-661-0999 or 202-224-3643 if you would like to sign up to participate. (more…)

Sen. Johnny Isakson: Veteran-Focused Town Hall Meetings

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From Senator Johnny Isakson:

Veteran-Focused Town Hall Meetings

As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson remains in close contact with the Atlanta VA and the veterans’ health care facilities in our state. During the Senate state work period, he will visit veterans’ health care facilities across Georgia, and will hold a series of veteran-focused town hall meetings that will be open to the public.

Veteran-focused town hall meeting dates, locations and times are below. (more…)

GA GOP 12th District: Unity Tour with David Perdue & Rick Allen

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From the 12th District Georgia Republican Party:

Georgia 12th District Republican Party Unity Tour

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

7:30 AM Gather at Augusta District Office, 2834 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30909

8:00 AM Depart Augusta District Office

9:30 AM Arrive in Statesboro at District Office, 606 S Zetterower Ave, Statesboro, GA 30458 for Meet and Greet

10:00 AM Depart Statesboro

11:00 AM Arrive in Lyons at Chatters, 674 NW Broad St, Lyons, GA 30436

11:00 AM Lunch at Chatters

11:30 AM Short Remarks then Meet and Greet at Chatters

12:30 PM Depart Lyons

1:30 PM Arrive in Dublin at Brusters, 2107 Veterans Blvd, Dublin, GA 31021 for Ice Cream Meet and Greet

2:00 PM Depart Dublin (more…)

Rep. Tom Graves: Travels To Israel

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From Congressman Tom Graves:

Rep. Tom Graves Travels To Israel

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves is visiting Israel this week to learn more about the U.S.-Israel relationship and meet with key leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In events and meetings throughout the week, Rep. Graves, along with several other members of Congress, will discuss the situation in Gaza and the peace process, Israel’s expertise in fighting terrorism, and economic issues such as the operation of Israel’s major ports.

“I am proud to stand with Israel at this critical time,” said Rep. Graves, who supported a bill in the U.S. House last week to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system. “Israel is one of America’s greatest allies, and I hope my presence here, along with several other members of Congress, communicates the unbreakable bond between our two nations. I look forward to meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu and other key political and religious leaders from the region. (more…)

Gov. Nathan Deal: Film Industry Generates $5.1 billion In Economic Impact

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From Governor Nathan Deal:

 Film industry generates $5.1 billion in economic impact

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during Fiscal Year 2014. The 158 feature film and television productions that shot in Georgia spent $1.4 billion during that time.

“Not only has this industry created jobs and investment opportunities for Georgians, it also has revitalized communities, established new educational programs, tourism product and more,” said Deal. “I will continue my commitment to growing this industry and to developing a film-ready workforce to meet the needs of the productions that are setting up shop in Georgia.”

According to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the motion picture and television industry is responsible for more than 77,900 jobs and $3.8 billion in total wages in Georgia, including indirect jobs and wages. Nearly 23,500 people are directly employed by the motion picture and television industry in Georgia, including 8,188 production-related employees. (more…)