I’m a most likely a mix of lab and terrier. I have a laid-back attitude when I’m not busy playing or having fun! I’m really smart, have a good gentle disposition, and would do great with other dogs, cats and kids. I’m perfect! My approximate date of birth is 1/12/2018. I’ll be 40-45 pounds when full grown. I am neutered and up to date on shots. My adoption fee is $195. You can meet me at the Northlake Festival Petsmart at 4023 LaVista Road in Tucker 30084, on Saturdays from 11 until 3:30. Check their website for specific dates: www.potcake.org. Email [email protected] about me!
I’m a most likely a mix of German shepherd and maybe lab. I have a laid-back attitude when I’m not busy playing or having fun! I’m really smart, have a good gentle disposition, and would do great with other dogs, cats and kids. I’m perfect! My approximate date of birth is 1/12/2018. I’ll be 45-55 pounds when full grown. I am spayed and up to date on shots. My adoption fee is $195. You can meet me at the Northlake Festival Petsmart at 4023 LaVista Road in Tucker 30084, on Saturdays from 11 until 3:30. Check the rescue website for specific dates: www.potcake.org. Email [email protected] about me!
My approximate date of birth is 1/19/18 and I’ll be 50-60 pounds when full grown. I am up to date on shots and neutered. My adoption fee is $195. You can meet me at the Northlake Festival Petsmart at 4023 LaVista Road in Tucker 30084, most Saturdays from 11 until 3:30. Check our website for specific dates: www.potcake.org. Email [email protected] about me!
I’m a cutie pie! I’m very sweet, gentle and goofy. My approximate date of birth is 1/19/18 and I’ll be 60-70 pounds when full grown. I am up to date on shots and neutered. My adoption fee is $195. You can meet me at the Northlake Festival Petsmart at 4023 LaVista Road in Tucker 30084, most Saturdays from 11 until 3:30. Check our website for specific dates: www.potcake.org. Email [email protected] about me!
Lucius D. Clay was born in Marietta, Georgia on April 23, 1898, the son of Georgia U.S. Senator Alexander Stephens Clay, who served in the Senate from 1896 until his death in 1910. Clay graduated West Point in 1915 and eventually rose to serve as Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Deputy for Military Government. During the Berlin Airlift, Clay helped keep Allied-occupied West Berlin supplied with food for almost a year after Soviet forces blockaded all land routes into the city.
Large swaths of Brunswick, primarily west of Altama Avenue and in New Town north of Gloucester Street were designated as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” by the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS earlier this month.
Opportunity zones “offer favorable capital gains treatment for taxpayers who invest in high poverty neighborhoods,” according to Adam Looney, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public policy think tank. “Invest in real estate or business in a qualified zone, hold it for ten years, and you can not only sell your invests free of capital gains tax, but you also get a break on untaxed capital gains rolled into an Opportunity Zone investment.”
U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, both Georgia Republicans, said in a joint statement the zones would be a new tool to spur economic growth.
“For too long, capital investment has been concentrated in a few prosperous regions while many communities, especially in smaller cities and rural areas, have seen little economic growth,” Isakson said in the statement. “Qualified Opportunity Zones will allow businesses to invest in areas that need a boost, providing a win-win for all involved.”
“Encouraging private investment in these Opportunity Zones will deliver a boost to small businesses and create more job opportunities,” Perdue said in the statement. “… These Opportunity Zones will help, and I will continue working with President Trump to improve our economy.”
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Rome will host a community forum with the candidates today from 6-7:30 p.m. at Rome First United Methodist Church, 202 E. Third Ave. Both candidates will give a speech and then take questions.
On Thursday the Floyd County Republican Party will also have a similar event at 6 p.m. at Moe’s Original BBQ at 101 W. First St.
Voters must be registered by Tuesday to cast ballots in the May 22 primary and nonpartisan election.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has a “hog control technician,” which many good ole boys would consider the best job ever. From the Savannah Morning News:
Codey Elrod has a job most Southern hunters would kill for.
“My job,” Elrod said, “is to kill hogs.”
Elrod lives alone on this 40-square mile barrier island below Savannah. He works when he wants — daybreak, late afternoon, middle of the night. His office is the salt marshes, sandy beaches, maritime forests and cypress swamps that make up one of Georgia’s most beautiful sea islands.
He is, officially, a “hog control technician” for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources — the only full-time, government-paid wild boar hunter in the South. The uniqueness of his job owes to the rapaciousness of the hogs. They’re a nasty, eat-everything, invasive species that are alien to Ossabaw and run roughshod over flora and fauna.
While shooting pigs is cool, Elrod embraces the program’s main goal: saving endangered loggerhead sea turtles. Feral pigs stalk Ossabaw’s 13 miles of unspoiled beaches from May to September scrounging for newly laid turtle eggs.
“Hogs are a huge, huge issue because they impact vegetation, forests and wildlife,” says Michael Stroeh, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife refuge manager in Arkansas who says the boars should be eradicated. “They’re an invasive species first and foremost.”
“Our goal on the island is to preserve, as best we can, the sea turtle nests,” says Kara Day, a Georgia DNR wildlife biologist who helps run the public hunts on Ossabaw.
Savannah’s Blight Tax, intended to encourage renovation or demolition of blighted properties, does not appear to be working on owners of the properties, according to the Savannah Morning News.
That pressure has failed so far to convince any of the property owners to make improvements to the properties, however, [code compliance director Kevin Milton] said. And collecting the steep tab hasn’t come easy either.
As of Tuesday, 14 of the cited property owners have paid the blight tax and the remaining now face potential liens and the loss of their property through a tax sale, Milton said.
With amounts ranging from $197 for a house on West 39th Street to the $7,562 tax assessed against the Montgomery Street property, the blight tax bills amounted to a total of about $35,490. The city has raised $12,630 from the tax so far.
Through her page hundreds of pets — mostly dogs — have returned to their homes, although she doesn’t take the credit. She said that belongs to a wide network of animal lovers who share her posts and spread the word. She doesn’t personally find pets but through her page she is able to match finders with seekers.
“I enjoy making sure that the pets have a chance of getting back home,” she said. “People are really upset and worried when their dog is lost, but when their dog is found, you get really happy.”
People send her the information on pets that are either lost or found, and she then makes a digital poster and puts it on the page, sharing it also with animal control shelters and other lost pet pages. Each post will typically then get shared many times.
Until now she has been a one-woman operation, but she is seeking volunteers to help her. She has one person who just started helping, but she is looking for a few more. That’s because her husband is retiring soon, and he would like to actually go on a trip without Polk constantly checking her phone. Anyone interested in helping can contact her through her Facebook page.
During his 1961 campaign for mayor of Atlanta, Ivan Allen, Jr. promised to build a sports facility to attract a Major League Baseball team. After winning office, Allen chose a 47-acre plot in the Washington–Rawson neighborhood for the building site, citing its proximity to the Georgia State Capitol, downtown businesses and major highways. Allen, along with Atlanta Journal sports editor Furman Bisher, attempted to persuade Charlie Finley, owner of the Kansas City Athletics, to move his team to Atlanta. Finley was receptive and began discussing stadium design plans with Allen. The deal, however, ended in July 1963 when the American League did not approve the move.
In 1964, Mayor Allen announced that an unidentified team had given him a verbal commitment to move to Atlanta, provided a stadium was in place by 1966. Soon afterward, the prospective team was revealed to be the Milwaukee Braves, who announced in October that they intended to move to Atlanta for the 1965 season. However, court battles kept the Braves in Milwaukee for one last season.
“This bill demonstrates for all time our nation’s ironclad commitment to Social Security. It assures the elderly that America will always keep the promises made in troubled times a half a century ago. It assures those who are still working that they, too, have a pact with the future. From this day forward, they have one pledge that they will get their fair share of benefits when they retire.”
The MOA reiterates for the public record our long-standing relationship of strategic cooperation with Israel. Strategic cooperation can only succeed when there are shared interests, including the commitment to building peace and stability in the region. It reflects the enduring U.S. commitment to Israel’s security. That commitment will never flag. The U.S. commitment to peace will also not flag. The President knows that a strong Israel is necessary if peace is to be possible. He also knows that Israel can never be truly secure without peace.
British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment’s hesitation the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, the “shot heard around the world” was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others were wounded. Only one British soldier was injured, but the American Revolution had begun.
Whereas an insurrection against the Government of the United States has broken out in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, and the laws of the United States for the collection of the revenue can not be effectually executed therein conformably to that provision of the Constitution which requires duties to be uniform throughout the United States; and
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, with a view to the same purposes before mentioned and to the protection of the public peace and the lives and property of quiet and orderly citizens pursuing their lawful occupations until Congress shall have assembled and deliberated on the said unlawful proceedings or until the same shall have ceased, have further deemed it advisable to set on foot a blockade of the ports within the States aforesaid, in pursuance of the laws of the United States and of the law of nations in such case provided. For this purpose a competent force will be posted so as to prevent entrance and exit of vessels from the ports aforesaid.
April is a lively, happy dog who enjoys human company, and loves to go for walks. She is a beautiful dog and would be a wonderful addition to an energetic family! While she loves people and the attention they give, she’s not so fond of other animals. For this reason, April must be the only pet in the household.
Toby is an 8 year old ball of energy just starting to get his first gray hairs. He had a hard life before coming to the shelter and can be slow to warm up to new people, but once he gets to know you, he is an absolute snuggle monster who can’t wait to get in your lap and fall asleep. Because of his timidness when getting to know you, we recommend Toby only go to a family with older kids. If you think you have the love and patience to help Toby come out of his shell, please feel free to contact us.
By 1775, tensions between the American colonies and the British government had approached the breaking point, especially in Massachusetts, where Patriot leaders formed a shadow revolutionary government and trained militias to prepare for armed conflict with the British troops occupying Boston. In the spring of 1775, General Thomas Gage, the British governor of Massachusetts, received instructions from Great Britain to seize all stores of weapons and gunpowder accessible to the American insurgents. On April 18, he ordered British troops to march against Concord and Lexington.
The Boston Patriots had been preparing for such a British military action for some time, and, upon learning of the British plan, Revere and Dawes set off across the Massachusetts countryside. They took separate routes in case one of them was captured….
About 5 a.m. on April 19, 700 British troops under Major John Pitcairn arrived at the town to find a 77-man-strong colonial militia under Captain John Parker waiting for them on Lexington’s common green. Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment’s hesitation, the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, the “shot heard around the world” was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead and 10 others were wounded; only one British soldier was injured. The American Revolution had begun.
“A handshake agreement between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and Piedmont Healthcare was made in the governor’s office late this afternoon. Announcement of an agreement in the form of a contract will be made by the contracting parties as soon as possible. This deal ensures no interruption of coverage for Georgians using Piedmont Healthcare as a provider during the contract dispute.”
Shafer’s campaign announced the NRA endorsement Monday. It’s not the first time the NRA, which has found itself at the center of the school violence and gun safety debate, has recognized Shafer. Five years ago, he received the NRA Institute for Legislative Action’s Defender of Freedom award.
“David Shafer is a voice for freedom and faithful friend to Georgia’s law abiding gun owners,” NRA Political Victory Fund’s Chairman Chris Cox said. “This endorsement is a reflection of his unwavering support for the Second Amendment.”
Shafer’s campaign said the longtime senator received a letter from Cox in which the chairman told him “Nearly every Second Amendment bill in the last 16 years has had your name attached to it.”
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted not to raise tuition for the next academic year, according to the AJC.
USG officials cited budget increases recently approved by Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers, in part, as the reason for not raising tuition. The budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1, is approximately $2.43 billion, about $115 million more that the current total.
The board approved 14 fee increases at nine institutions. The increases are $3 to $31 per semester.
USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley has emphasized making its colleges and universities more affordable in response to frequent criticism in recent years about tuition and fees. A 2016 state audit found a 77 percent increase in the cost of attending a state college or university in the prior 10 years.
Presiding Justice Harold D. Melton has been unanimously elected as the new chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, succeeding Chief Justice P. Harris Hines. The court has also unanimously elected Justice David E. Nahmias to become the new presiding justice.
Hines, who was appointed to the court in 1995 by then-Gov. Zell Miller, plans to retire Aug. 31. Both justices will be sworn into their new positions in a ceremony at the Georgia House of Representatives chambers on Sept. 4.
The chief justice is the spokesperson for the court as well as for the entire judiciary, presiding over oral arguments and running meetings in which the court deliberates about cases. He or she serves one four-year term and also chairs the Georgia Judicial Council — the policy-making body for the judicial branch that is made up of the president of the State Bar in Georgia and 26 judges who represent the appellate courts and all classes of trial courts in the state.
Eddie Hayes, Hunter Hill, Clay Tippins and Marc Urbach attended the forum. Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Sen. Michael Williams, R-Cumming declined their invitations to the night’s forum.
Two of the three Republican lieutenant gubernatorial candidates introduced themselves to Cherokee residents Monday night at a forum hosted by local GOP organizations at downtown Canton’s Historic Courthouse. The forum for gubernatorial candidates followed.
Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth and [another candidate] attended the night’s forum. Rick Jeffares declined an invitation.
Shafer, president pro tem of the state Senate, opened with the acknowledgement of general platform uniformity for Republican candidates for elected office.
“It’s interesting to me that every Republican candidate at every level says basically the same things,” he said. “And it’s got to be confusing to those of you who’ve got to make up your mind… What I would encourage you to do is look carefully at the records we’ve compiled while in public office.”
Shafer said his 16 years’ service in the state Senate, work to end continuation budgeting, limit income tax hikes and his endorsements from the National Rifle Association and Georgia Right to Life show that he is the most qualified candidate for lieutenant governor.
Columbus Mayoral candidate Zeph Baker‘s residency has been challenged by rival candidate Beth Harris, and the decision to keep on the ballot has led to an appeal in Superior Court, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.
Her appeal is to Muscogee Superior Court, which will hold a hearing to review the Muscogee County Board of Elections and Registrations’ April 5 decision not to disqualify Baker for filing a homestead exemption on a residence in Newnan, Ga., where Baker said his wife Sharon Cosby lives.
Baker maintains his primary residence remains 1091 Bolton Court, the address listed on his notice of candidacy.
Mayor Pro Tem Mary Davis, who had voted against a previous ordinance, made a motion to have city legal staff work with members of the Breatheasy Augusta coalition on creating a new, tougher smoking ordinance and bringing it back to a commission committee on May 8. That motion passed 8-1-1, with Commissioner Wayne Guilfolyle voting no and Commissioner Marion Williams abstaining.
“This I think is definitely more doable,” Davis said, thanking members of the coalition for working with commissioners and others on shaping the proposal.
[Commissioners] Guilfoyle and Williams raised familiar objections that such an ordinance would trample private property rights. Williams said he had no problem with banning smoking in government buildings.
Bibb County schools will receive $1 million dollars as part of a settlement over allegedly fraudulent purchases made under former Superintendent Romain Dallemand, according to the Macon Telegraph.
Orange Crush, Tybee Island’s biggest unofficial celebration, is set to begin this weekend despite the city government’s attempts to dissuade the college-aged masses from visiting the small island community.
Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman said Orange Crush’s lack of permits, leadership and structure puts undue pressure on Tybee’s government.
In an attempt to curb attendance, Tybee’s city council introduced legislation in 2017 that banned the consumption of alcohol and the playing of amplified music in public spaces during two weekends in April – which is usually when Orange Crush is held. City Council voted this March to reinstate the ban for 2018.
Buelterman said the ban is in place to keep both spring breakers and Tybee residents safe. In January, he went to city council with a proposal to extend the ban to include March 12-16 – when most schools within the University System of Georgia have their spring breaks.
At 6:12 [Sunday] morning, the Osprey couple nesting in a dead pine tree on Skidaway Island welcomed their first chick into the world,” wrote volunteer camera operator Mary Lambright on the Youtube clip of the event.
Bald eagles originally built the nest the ospreys now occupy, high in an aging loblolly pine on a golf course. Skidaway Audubon partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to set up the video cameras in 2014 in the hopes of capturing eagles raising their brood. Instead, great horned owls took over the nest and raised owlets in the spring of 2015 and again in 2016. Last year, it was the ospreys’ turn. A pair of these large slender hawks with 6-foot wingspans produced three eggs in the nest last year. But only one hatched and that chick died shortly after an intruding osprey stepped on it with its razor-sharp talons. Now it looks like the same pair is back, trying again.
Meet Misty, one of five incredible Boxer/Border Collie mixes. The offspring of a boxer mix, and a border collie mix, this crew has traits of both breeds. Each is your typical puppy, playful, loving, and eager to learn. They are learning basic commands, and working on house and crate training.
All are fully vetted: up to date on shots, age appropriate prevention, and has a lifetim e microchip. Ready for their forever homes, don’t miss your chance to call one of these cuties yours!
On April 17, 1950, the United States Supreme Court dismissed South v. Peters, a complaint against Georgia’s County Unit System of elections.
Each county is allotted a number of unit votes, ranging from six for the eight most populous counties, to two for most of the counties. The candidate who receives the highest popular vote in the county is awarded the appropriate number of unit votes. Appellants, residents of the most populous county in the State, contend that their votes and those of all other voters in that county have on the average but one-tenth the weight of those in the other counties. Urging that this amounts to an unconstitutional discrimination against them, appellants brought this suit to restrain adherence to the statute in the forthcoming Democratic Party primary for United States Senator, Governor and other state offices. The court below dismissed appellants’ petition. We affirm.