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7
Jan

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for January 7, 2015

William

William is a great-looking male dog. His breed is a Walker Hound and he has a tri-colored coat – mostly white on his body but black and brown on his head. He is about 2 years old. William is available for adoption from Carroll County Animal Control in Carrollton, Georgia.

Annabelle

Cute little Annabelle is one of a litter of Border Collie/Catahoula-mixes available for adoption. She is 8 weeks old and will probably be medium-sized when full grown.

Annabelle is available for adoption from Carroll County Animal Control in Carrollton, Georgia.

Derek

Derek is a handsome boy. He’s mostly Golden Retriever and has the wavy coat of that breed. He’s still young – only a year old – but has probably almost reached his full height although he will probably get slightly heavier.

Derek is available for adoption from Carroll County Animal Control in Carrollton, Georgia.

Packer

Packer is a very sweet Yellow Lab-mix boy. He was picked up as a stray and is looking for a new home. We estimate his age to be about 1 1/2 years. He has light-colored eyes and nose.

Packer is available for adoption from Carroll County Animal Control in Carrollton, Georgia.

6
Jan

Gov. Nathan Deal: Welcomes Mercedes-Benz to Georgia

Your Georgia Desk

From Governor Nathan Deal

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Deal: Welcomes Mercedes-Benz to Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal today made the following statement on the announcement of Mercedes-Benz USA’s upcoming move to Georgia.

“The relocation of Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. headquarters to Georgia is a huge win for our state,” said Deal. “This internationally renowned company is a pioneer in the automotive industry and I’m confident that its legacy of high-quality, innovative products will continue with the help of the Georgia’s pro-business environment and strategic resources. Much like the many other global companies headquartered here, Mercedes-Benz will find that Georgia’s community-based, community-driven support will benefit its employees during this time of transition.Continue Reading..

6
Jan

The potential problem with the proposed GPC-GSU merger

The issue I have is what happens to Georgia Perimeter College tuition rates? Will it skyrocket?

Current tuition at Georgia Perimeter is $88.67 per hour.

Over at Georgia State, it starts at $270.40 per hour and remains roughly three times the tuition rate of GPC.

I hope they’ll keep Georgia Perimeter tuition at the current rates going forward, as otherwise, I’d consider it a tax hike.

 

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby, who has already led five college mergers, now wants the biggest yet: combining Georgia State University with Georgia Perimeter College to create the largest college in the state.

Huckaby plans to make that recommendation Tuesday to the Board of Regents, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned exclusively. The Regents, the University System’s governing body, would have to approve the proposal.

via Another merger proposed for Georgia public colleges | www.myajc.com.

6
Jan

Georgia newcomers fit in with GOP-controlled Congress | www.myajc.com

With Republicans now controlling the Senate, Congress is entirely in GOP hands. Georgia has followed suit, as the delegation is the most Republican it has ever been — 75 percent of its members.

- See more at: http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/georgia-newcomers-fit-in-with-gop-controlled-congr/njgf7/#ac08942c.3565980.735604Only California and Michigan boast bigger freshman classes, and it’s Georgia’s largest group of newcomers since 2003.

All five — U.S. Sen. David Perdue and U.S. Reps. Rick Allen, Buddy Carter, Jody Hice and Barry Loudermilk — are white male Republicans, but they come from varied corners of the state and have vastly different career and political experience.

via Georgia newcomers fit in with GOP-controlled Congress | www.myajc.com.

6
Jan

Medical Marijuana Is on Its Way to Salem (Massachussetts) – Health – Boston.com

If all goes well, Salem (Massachussetts) will have the first medical marijuana dispensary in the state to officially open for business.

Massachusetts public health officials Wednesday granted the state’s first certificate of registration for the growth and distribution of medical marijuana to Salem’s Alternative Therapies Group, Inc. (ATG).

ATG can now begin growing marijuana for medical use at its cultivation site at 10 Industrial Way in Amesbury. A dispensary site at 50 Grove Street in Salem has also been approved to begin operations.

At this point, the company has entered the inspection phase of the process, during which the Mass. Department of Public Health’s Medical use of Marijuana Program officials will conduct unannounced inspections to ensure “safe patient access” to medical marijuana.

via Medical Marijuana Is on Its Way to Salem – Health – Boston.com.

6
Jan

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for January 6, 2015

Georgia History

Samuel Elbert was elected Governor of Georgia for a one-year term on January 6, 1785. Elbert was an early participant in Patriot meetings at Tondee’s Tavern, a Lt. Colonel in the first group of troops raised in Georgia, and a prisoner of war, exchanged for a British General, and eventually promoted to Brigadier General reporting to Gen. George Washington. As Governor, Elbert oversaw the charter of the University of Georgia and afterward, he served briefly as Sheriff of Chatham County.

On January 6, 1961, United States District Court Judge William Bootle found that Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter were “fully qualified for immediate admission” to the University of Georgia and “would already have been admitted had it not been for their race and color,” ordering the desegregation of UGA.

On January 6, 1988, the United States Postal Service released a stamp commemorating the bicentennial of Georgia’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788.

State Capitol History: Dover, Delaware

Dover, Delaware was first settled by the Dutch prior to 1631 and later colonized under William Penn. The city of Dover was founded in 1717 and became the Capitol of Delaware in 1777. In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in a ratification convention held at Battell’s Tavern, which is also known as the Golden Fleece Tavern. Here’s an excerpt from the history of the Constitution according to the State of Delaware.

The Continental Congress adopted the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. An official copy of the document was presented to the Delaware Assembly by the President of Delaware, Thomas Collins, on October 24, 1787, along with four petitions containing 171 signatures urging ratification.

On November 10, 1787, both branches of the Delaware Legislature adopted a bill which called for a State Convention to be held in Dover, Delaware, on December 3, 1787, for the purpose of considering the ratification of the new Federal Constitution. This piece of legislation provided for the election of ten persons to be selected in each county to attend this convention.

The elections were held and thirty men were chosen to meet in Dover and decide the action Delaware would take on this important matter. History tells us that all the elections were orderly with one exception–the one held in Sussex County. here we find, from the words of a political pamphleteer of the time that armed men prevented a fair election.

Delaware was such a small state in 1787, and many were afraid that the much larger states surrounding Delaware would take advantage of her. Others believed that the only way to survive as a small state would be to join in a union with the larger states. Fortunately, our leaders of Delaware were intelligent men and made the wise decision to ratify the Constitution as soon as possible. Rhode Island, on the other hand, was another small state in similar circumstances, but it was the last of the 13 states to ratify the Constitution.

It’s funny to me to see the rivalry demonstrated in that last sentence between the two smallest states in our nation. So cute! December 7th of each year is celebrated as “Delaware Day” in recognintion of its historic role in the adoption of the Constitution.

Also funny? The tavern that hosted the ratification convention submitted an invoice for “use of a room, fire wood + candles for 5 days for the Convention.”

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Georgia Politics

Sunday night will see the Wild Hog Supper, the traditional kickoff of the General Assembly Session.

Stan Jester Swearing In

Yesterday, Stan Jester was sworn-in as a member of the DeKalb County Board of Education, with the Oath administered by Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote about the kerfuffle caused by DeKalb County Schools trying to treat an elected member of their Board as an employee:

Jester said in the statement that he would put his reports online “for anyone to see” and challenged the rest of the board members to do the same.

“I do reject the manner and rationale of the board chair in dealing with this issue,” Jester said in the emailed statement to Channel 2. “It has ranged from inaccurate to intimidating. Rather than try to bully or embarrass other board members, I will take great care to do what is in the best interests of children and taxpayers.”

A check of online court records by The AJC did not show any cases or liens involving Jester.

Reining in the inexorable expansion of government and government power has to start somewhere. Here it is one citizen standing up for his rights against a public entity he was elected to help govern, not to subjugate himself to. In 2009, DeKalb County Public Schools was the sixth largest employer in Atlanta.Continue Reading..

6
Jan

New Years Resolution – Adoptable Dogs for January 6, 2014

The following dogs are brought to you by Mrs. GaPundit.

Bojangles

New Year’s Resolution:  To volunteer

The Dog:   Bojangles, from the Dolly Goodpuppy Society in Barnesville, Georgia.

Adult male Beagle mix. Bo is the perfect gentleman. He loves people and attention, does great with kids and was a big hit when he visited the nursing home over the holidays. This little guy is just a lover and would be an easy addition into any family. Besides, how could you say no to that face!? Email [email protected] for more information. Please complete an online application at dollygoodpuppy.org.

The Scoop:  Bojangles, with his sweet personality and friendliness, was a huge hit when visiting the nursing home!  We at GaPundit have seen firsthand what joy our Roxy brought to some nursing home residents a few years ago, and it is a noble calling.
Oreo
New Year’s Resolution:  To exercise
The Scoop:  Your spouse may not love the idea of an early morning run, but a border collie will never say no to a brisk jog.  This smiling girl is leash-trained, around 4 or 5 years old, and full of energy!  She needs some serious playtime and running time; and lots of petting, of course.
Oreo is a female border collie mix, she’s approximately 4-5 years old. She’s very sweet and loving with people and kids, but due to her higher engergy level she might do better in a home with no small children. Oreo walks well on a leash, obeys basic commands and is an absolute sweetheart! She needs a person or family that will be active in playing with her and/or have a large fenced yard for her to play in.
MaggieNYR
New Year’s Resolution:  To nurture spiritual gifts
The Scoop:  Maggie already knows her gift is to serve, and she wants a job.  What she needs is someone to develop her gift(s) and put her to use.  Is she good for children to read to?  Is she meant to be trained for detection?  Of course working dogs still keep the fun/snuggly qualities of being a regular pet.
Maggie is a VERY intelligent, leash trained, energetic border collie/blue heeler mix. She learns very quickly and is food motivated. Maggie will need a home that appreciates her need to work. She is friendly with both dogs and people. If you have the jobs and the training Maggie is ready to serve. Her wage requirements are low. She works for only food and love. Her brief period of unemployment will not last long. So call now!
BrownieNYR
Resolution:  A new start
The Scoop:  Brownie was rescued from a drug dealer’s home.  He is slow to trust – heaven knows what happened to him – but once he knows you, he bonds deeply.  He is loving, calm, and not aggressive.
Brownie is an adult male shar pei mix, around 40 pounds, that was rescued from a home that was being used to sell drugs. Brownie is a truly wonderful dog once you get to know him but he is shy. There is not a mean or aggressive bone in his body-he is an absolute sweetheart when he gets to know you but you do have to earn his trust. Brownie is a very calm, laid back boy and would probably be better for a quiet home-he will bond very deeply with whoever adopts him. He is good with other dogs but would probably be happier if they are more calm and laid back like him.
5
Jan

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for January 5, 2015

On January 5, 1734, the Trustees of Georgia ordered the return of 42 Jewish settlers who had come in 1733, primarily from Portugal, without the knowledge or approval of the Trustees. The Brits who sponsored the Jewish settlers refused and Georgia is home to the oldest Jewish settlement in the United States.

On January 1, 1751, the law prohibiting slavery in Georgia was repealed after an act passed by the Georgia Trustees the previous year.

On January 2, 1766, some Sons of Liberty marched on the Royal Governor’s Mansion in Savannah to “discuss” the Stamp Act, which required the use of stamped paper for all printing as a means of taxing the colonies. They were met by a pistol-toting Governor Wright. The next day, January 3, 1766, the Royal Stamp Master arrived at Tybee Island and was taken to the Governor’s Mansion. On that day, Georgia became the first and only colony in which the stamp tax was actually collected.

Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788.

Timothy Pickering of Massachusetts became the first United States Senator to be censured by the body on January 2, 1811.

Delaware, technically at the time a slave state, rejected a proposal to secede from the United States on January 3, 1861.

The Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln went into effect in eleven Southern states on January 1, 1863, though parts of Virginia and Louisiana were exempt.

On January 3, 1973, Andrew Young was sworn in as the first African-American Congressman from Georgia since 1871.

Utah was admitted as the 45th state on January 4, 1896. Alaska became the 49th state on January 3, 1959.

Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich was elected Speaker of the House on January 4, 1995, the third Georgian to wield the gavel. This marked the first time in more than forty years that Republicans controlled the House of Representatives.

In DeKalb County, State Court Judge Al Wong became the first Asian-American judge in Georgia and the Southeast.

Capitol History: Delaware

The historic notes have been very popular, and this year we’ll try changing it up so as to not just repeat last year’s history. Each week, we’ll talk about a different state’s capital city and State Capitol, roughly in order by their date of admission to the United States.

Delaware Old State House Dover

Delaware was the first State to ratify the United States Constitution on December 7, 1787. The Old State House (above) in Dover, Delaware was built between 1787 and 1792 and served as the seat of state government until 1932.

Today, the Delaware state legislature meets in Delaware Legislative Hall, also in Dover, opposite the Old State House. Legislative Hall was completed in 1933, with wings added in 1965 and 1970 to provide office space for legislators.

Delaware_State_Capitol

Click here for online tours and more information on the Delaware Legislative Hall.

Georgia Politics

One week from today, at 2 PM on January 12, 2015, Nathan Deal will be sworn-in for his second term as Governor of Georgia at 2 PM in Liberty Plaza across from the State Capitol. At 9 AM on that day, a prayer service will be held at Mount Paran Church.

A story by the Associated Press talks about Governors’ inaugurals across the nation, and focuses on how they’re paid for, discussing Georgia’s inaugural.

Aides to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he planned to disclose the donors to his swearing-in activities. His inauguration includes a concert from country star Alan Jackson and Atlanta-based Coca Cola producing a special bottle.

Deal, a Republican, was criticized in 2011 for not detailing how his inaugural money was spent, but he did disclose donor names afterward. AT&T and Cigna, a health insurer, were among those making contributions.

He and other governors throwing big parties reject suggestions of influence-buying and say private donors are buying nothing more than a good time for everyone.

“This privately-funded gala celebration is a way to thank Georgians in every corner of their state for their support of the governor and the rest of our statewide elected officials,” Deal spokeswoman Jennifer Talaber said.

 

The annual Eugene C. Tillman/Ron Crews Prayer Convocation Service with Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols, will be held Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM in the North Wing of the State Capitol.

Lest we forget that elections have consequences, the Gwinnett Daily Post took a look at legislation that went into effect January 1, 2015.

Additional fees for reckless driving

During the Nov. 4 election, voters ratified a constitutional amendment approving additional fees for reckless driving convictions. The fees — per Act 522 (H.B. 870) — are earmarked for the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund and go into effect on Jan. 1.

Tax exemptions for agricultural machinery

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, and applicable to all taxable years thereafter, Act 533 (H.B. 983) clarifies what agricultural machinery and equipment is exempt from state sales and use taxes.

Collection of debts owed to courts

Under Act 478 (H.B. 1000), those owing debts to all trial courts in the state are subject to having their state income tax refunds docked in order to settle those debts.

Article V convention delegates

In the event two-thirds of the states call for an Article V convention — a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution — Georgia will be ready. Act 528 (H.B. 930) specifies how delegates will be selected. It also allows for the creation of an advisory group to assist the delegates with legal questions regarding any potential amendments.

Year-end campaign disclosure reports are rolling in ahead of a January 7th end to the grace period for filing. The Rome News-Tribune took a look at their local delegation’s reports.

Total spending on the 2014 election for United States Senate in Georgia topped $74 million dollars.

Candidates and outside groups spent more than $74 million on the nearly two-year derby to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, according to final tallies from the Federal Election Commission.

The Democratic and Republican state parties combined to spend an additional $12.7 million over the election cycle, much of it funneled in from the national parties to coordinated campaigns for all of each side’s candidates.

“What we saw in Georgia is what is becoming very commonplace in Senate contests around the country,” said Joel McElhannon, an Athens-based consultant who worked with the Georgia Republican Party.

“High-stakes Senate contests are generating this kind of money,” McElhannon said. “It’s the new reality of campaigns in America after the Citizens United decision (by the U.S. Supreme Court) that you’re going to have enormous outside spending, particularly when you have something as important as control of the U.S. Senate at stake.”

Nationwide, Georgia’s U.S. Senate race was the fifth-most-expensive – according to tallies by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics – with North Carolina leading the pack at $118 million.

In that same article is an interesting little tidbit about how television advertising can be bought in some markets.

The Perdue campaign devoted about 10 percent of its television budget to targeting individual voters who have Dish or DirecTV.

A typical television buy is a bet that the voters you want to reach are watching “Wheel of Fortune” or the Falcons game at a specific time, while also sending a lot of other people your message. But this new approach allows campaigns to take their voter file and match it with satellite customers, then send them the ad — regardless of what programs they are watching.

As an added bonus, campaigns only pay for the ads the voters actually watch.

Perdue’s top consultant, Paul Bennecke, said the tactic was especially useful for television markets that overlap from Georgia into neighboring states, such as Tallahassee, Fla.

“It’s highly cost-efficient because you’re only reaching households you want to reach,” said Bennecke, who said this was the first time the technology has been employed in Georgia.

“It is feeding them based on them actually viewing the TV spot,” he said, “instead of just hoping they are watching the program.”

Addressable advertising is primarily available today on Dish and DirecTV, though Comcast is currently rolling it out. If, like me, you recently received a notice from Comcast that they’re sending you new equipment, this is probably part of the rollout.

Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, is ready to deliver addressable ads on a household level and will rollout the service fully this year.  The ads will be the two-minutes that the cable programmers provide MSO’s within each hour.

These are generally local ads.  Comcast is not delivering the network-level ads on an addressable basis.

Who’s the Boss in DeKalb Schools?

Newly-elected DeKalb County School Board Member Stan Jester has refused to be fingerprinted by the DeKalb County School Board because he’s not an employee of the school system, for whom fingerprinting and background checks are mandated, and he doesn’t trust the system’s ability to ensure his privacy. Jester sent a statement to WSB:

“I do not object to a thorough background check or being fingerprinted.  In fact, last week I sent the Chair a copy of my background check completed by the Dunwoody Police Department.  Additionally, I have already made arrangements to have my fingerprints taken by the DeKalb County Police Department tomorrow morning to address anyone’s concerns.  I will be putting my reports online and they will be made available for anyone to see.  I challenge the rest of the board members and administration to do the same.  I do reject the manner and rationale of the board Chair in dealing with this issue.  It has ranged from inaccurate to intimidating.  Our children deserve better.  Rather than try to bully or embarrass other board members, I will take great care to do what is in the best interests of children and taxpayers.”

Given that this dispute was obviously leaked by someone in DeKalb County Schools to Rachel Stockman at WSB-TV, who then filed an Open Records request for emails between Stan Jester and Melvin Johnson, who chairs the board. Stan Jester has made the entire chain of emails available to the public on his website. Here are some great quotes:

I cited for you both the DCSD policy (DCSD Policy GAHB) and Official State Code of Georgia (§ 20-2-51) that explicitly indicate that employees cannot serve as board members. Board policy and state law are both absolutely clear in this regard.

Subsequently, you responded with more rationales for obtaining my digital fingerprints. My summary of those three rationales:

(1) It has been practice and no one has ever complained.

(2) State law prevents anyone with a “conviction of a felony involving moral
turpitude…” from serving;

(3) Pursuant to DCSD Policy GAK(1) criminal background checks, including fingerprinting, are conducted on every individual employed by the District and of volunteers approved to serve students directly; and

(4) You are concerned about the overall safety of our schools and without some sort of confirmation that I am not a criminal, you earnestly believe that safety is somehow compromised.

Allow me to address each rationale:

(1) Practice is not policy or law. Board members are not employees of the district according to state law and policy. Simply because no board member objected to the procedure in the past doesn’t alienate me from my right to do so. I know of at least one other board member who did object.

(2) As you noted, Georgia law has qualifications for elected office, including not having a “conviction of a felony involving moral turpitude”. You must also be aware that every candidate had to submit an affidavit attesting to meeting these qualifications. I certainly did so.

(3) We have established that I am not an employee.

Your third rationale for obtaining my digital fingerprints referenced the policy that said employees and volunteers were fingerprinted. I certainly cannot be considered a volunteer as members of the BOE are elected and compensated.

(4) As a parent with three children in public schools, no one is more committed than I am to ensuring that schools are safe. I also remain committed to mitigating the risk of theft of personal information and as a matter of principle I do not provide more data than is required.

I am sure you are aware of the security breaches within large retailers (Target, Home Depot) and the recent breach into Sony. You may also recall that Georgia’s own Department of Labor exposed critical information on thousands of Georgian’s in 2013.

And in 2014, an employee with the Registrar’s Office at The University of Georgia stole student data. I am increasingly concerned about the data collection on students within school districts. One cannot be too careful in this regard.

As a technology professional, I take exception to your reliance on the district’s practices regarding the privacy and “disposal” of my data. You do realize that the fingerprinting method is digital and one can almost never “dispose” of digital data.

Jester has also made public a criminal background check he had run by the Dunwoody Police Department, redacting his social security number. It turned up absolutely nothing. This morning, he will also be fingerprinted at his request by Dunwoody Police and the report will be posted publicly on his website as well.

I have a suggestion: all the Board Members, including Mr. Johnson should submit to voluntary and periodic urine tests. It would be fair to redact any results showing the use of medications for which the member has a valid prescription at the time. Let’s make this a literal peeing contest, not just a media-enabled figurative one.

I think the biggest issue here is that procedures like these attempt to put the cart before the horse by treating elected Board Members as employees of the Department. You see this issues not just at local school boards, but at the Georgia Department of Education. The concept is similar to that of “captive agencies,” where regulatory bodies become so influenced by the industry they regulate as to adopt many of the views of the industry itself.

Elected Board of Education members and State School Superintendents come and go, but the bureaucracy ensures it’s own long-term survival by surrounding the elected officials by “experts” to guide the officials in doing the bidding of the bureacrats. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work.

The reason we elect the State School Superintendent and local Boards of Education is not to simply have another layer of bureaucracy – the reason is to provide taxpayers and voters some measure of control over the inexorable growth of yet another government agency with, in the case of Counties, the power to raise their taxes. School districts treating Board Members as employees is a bad start and shows that some in Georgia government don’t understand the role of elected officials in our Constitutional form of government.

5
Jan

Adoptable Georgia Dogs for January 5, 2015

Biggie1

Meet Biggie (I’d call him “Biggie Smalls”). Biggie is a Male Basset Hound-Lab(?) mix that looks to be around 1 year old. He has a big head and a basset body and is just as cute as can be. Biggie LOVES attention and love, he likes to play with children and other dogs, and would love to be your new fur family member. He has the most beautiful clear yellow eyes that a shelter volunteer says “pierces my heart with them every time I pass by his cage.” Biggie is available for Reclaim, Adoption, or Rescue at Monroe County Animal Control 157 L Cary Bittick Dr Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7976. Adoption fee $30.

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Jenks2

This is Jenks, but I’d call him “Biggie Talls,” and he’d make an awesome matched set with Biggie Smalls. Jenks is a large 80+ pound Male Champagne American Bulldog. I cannot tell you how wonderful this dogs is you would have to come meet him your self. Jenks loves to be around people of all sizes, loves to hang out with other dogs, is cool calm and collected and seems to have been very well cared for by a loving family. Jenks’ mannerisms are just like my personal dog’s so I know he is a wonderful dog to have as a pet. Jenks is available for Reclaim, Adoption or Rescue at Monroe County Animal Control 157 L Cary Bittick Dr. Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7976. Adoption fee $30.

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Brownie

Brownie is a sweet little 9-10 week old female mix breed puppy. She is available at Monroe County Animal Control 157 L Cary Bittick Dr. Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7976. Adoption fee $30.

Shelly

Shelly is a 12-14 week old female mix breed puppy. Her and her 4 siblings were dumped deep in the woods of a hunting club and were found the day after Christmas by a caring hunter who brought them in. Sandy is available at Monroe County Animal Control 157 L Cary Bittick Dr. Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7976. Adoption fee $30.

Sydney

Sydney is a 12-14 week old female mixed breed puppy, the second of the “hunting club pups.”

Sunny

Sunny is a 12-14 week old female mixed breed puppy, the third of the “hunting club pups.”

Sandy

Sandy is a 12-14 week old female mixed breed puppy, the fourth of the “hunting club pups.”

Shae

Shae is a 12-14 week old female mixed breed puppy, the fifth of the “hunting club pups.”

Patch

Patch is a little 10 week old male mix breed puppy. He needs lots of love and hugs and loves to cuddle. Patch is available at Monroe County Animal Control 157 L Cary Bittick Dr. Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-7976. Adoption fee $30.

Cherokee Spay Neuter

Twenty dollars to spay or neuter a male pet is an excellent price for something that every responsible pet owner should do, unless you are committed to responsible breeding of your dog. Click here to make an appointment with the Georgia Animal Project, located in Cherokee County, Georgia.

 

3
Jan

The Marietta Daily Journal – Sen Hill to hold town hall meeting on Monday

SMYRNA — State Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Smyrna) will hold a town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Smyrna Community Center.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Sen Hill to hold town hall meeting on Monday.