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22
Apr

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for April 22, 2022

Cane is a young male Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from the City of Nashville GA Animal Shelter in Nashville, GA.

Shelby is an adult female American Bulldog mix who is available for adoption from the City of Nashville GA Animal Shelter in Nashville, GA.

Teh shelter says she is: Friendly, Affectionate, Playful, Smart, Loyal, Protective, Gentle, Brave, Athletic, Funny, Quiet, Dignified, Couch potato, Loves kisses, Independent, Curious.

Nash (male, front, B&W) and Georgia (rear, female, Brown and White) are adult Great Pyrenees and Spaniel mix dogs who is available for adoption from the City of Nashville GA Animal Shelter in Nashville, GA.

22
Apr

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for April 22, 2022

William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564 and died April 23, 1616.

The Library of Congress was founded on April 24, 1800 and is the largest library in the world today.

On April 22, 1891, Asa Candler bought the recipe for Coca-Cola for $2300 and eventually turned its marketing from a “brain tonic” into a plain old tasty beverage.

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.

Adolf Hitler admitted defeat in World War II on April 22, 1945.

Hank Aaron his his first home run in major league baseball on April 23, 1954, playing for the Milwaukee Braves against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Jack Kingston was born on April 24, 1955. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1984 and served four terms and in 1992 was elected to the United States Congress.

The Atlanta Braves won their first home game in Atlanta Stadium on April 22, 1966. The Braves beat the New York Mets 8-4. It’s interesting to look back at how the Braves landed in Atlanta.

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.

A verbal commitment by an unnamed team brought the Braves here.

On April 23, 1971, former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower visited Augusta to attend the groundbreaking for the Dwight D. Eisenhower U.S. Army Hospital at Fort Gordon, according to the Augusta Chronicle.

“Ike would have been proud,” a tearful Mamie Eisenhower said after the ceremony.

“My heart is filled with gratefulness,” said Eisenhower, who was surprised at plans for the 760-bed, $31 million facility. “You know, I’m proud. And I know this would have meant a great deal to him.”

The Blues Brothers made their worldwide debut on Saturday Night Live on April 22, 1978. Two prominent Georgia musicians, Ray Charles (born Albany) and James Brown (died Atlanta) would co-star in The Blues Brothers movie.

“Georgia On My Mind” became the official state song on April 24, 1979, when Governor George Busbee signed legislation designating it.

IBM introduced the Personal Computer Model 5150 on April 24, 1981, though some authorities date the introduction to April 12. It sported an Intel 8088 processor at 4.77 Mhz, a whopping 16k of RAM, which was expandable to 256k, and a clicky keyboard. The initial price tag was $1565, equivalent to more than $4000 today.

New Coke was announced on April 23, 1985.

Former President Richard Nixon died on April 22, 1994.

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A Candler County farm is turning to hemp , according to WTOC.Continue Reading..

21
Apr

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for April 21, 2022

Martha is a 5-month old female Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption from Paws in Middle Georgia Animal Rescue in Warner Robins, GA.

Martha is very sweet, loving, and enjoys playing with other dogs (and tolerates cats!). She is doing great with her house training and leash training. 

Fisher is a young male Cockapoo and Husky mix who is available for adoption from Paws in Middle Georgia Animal Rescue in Warner Robins, GA.

This beautiful boy is about 1.5 years old. He has the eyes of a husky, mixed with a cockapoo body. He is very sweet but a little timid in new situations. He enjoys being outside and playing catch with a stick, loves car rides, and already knows a few basic commands. He really just wants to be wherever you are. He does have a bit of separation anxiety, so his new family will need to work with him to help him feel confident and safe.

Luca is a young male Terrier mix puppy who is available for adoption from Paws in Middle Georgia Animal Rescue in Warner Robins, GA.

Luca a 12 wk old male bulldog mix, but we think he’s mixed with something small because he’s a little boy. At his first vet appt, he had 15 ticks removed! As he has grown, he has blossomed into your typical playful, bouncy puppy. He loves to chase his tennis ball around, hopping after it like a little bunny. He is very cute and sweet, and will be ready to go to his forever home very soon!

Arlo is a male Labrador Retriever and Black Mount Cur mix who is available for adoption from Paws in Middle Georgia Animal Rescue in Warner Robins, GA.

Arlo is a lab/pit mix with the sweetest personality. If you meet him, he will steal your heart! He is approx. 2.5 years old, good with kids, other dogs, and even cats! Arlo is housebroken and does great on a leash.

21
Apr

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for April 21, 2022

According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., Rome was founded. The one in Italy, not the one in Floyd County.

On April 21, 1732, King George II signed the royal charter creating the colony of Georgia. The King’s signature did not make the charter effective as several additional steps were required.

On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first Vice President of the United States.

On April 21, 1904, Ty Cobb made his debut in professional baseball for the Augusta (Georgia) Tourists in the South Atlantic League in center field; Cobb hit an inside-the-field home run and a double.

Manfred von Richthofen, known as “The Red Baron,” was killed in action on April 21, 1918, shot by either an Australian gunner or a Canadian. At the time of his death, Richthofen has shot down 80 aircraft in aerial combat.

Former President Jimmy Carter was appointed Distinguished Professor at Emory University on April 21, 1982. Carter holds an annual Town Hall in which he takes questions from students.

On April 21, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Israel. From the press statement released that day,

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.

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Cecil City Council member Constance Davis was indicted for murder, leading to her alleged removal from office, according to the Valdosta Daily Times.Continue Reading..

20
Apr

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for April 20, 2022

Jade is a young female Shetland Sheepdog / Sheltie mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Houston County in Warner Robins, GA.

Female – DOB 20 Jan 2022 – Mom was a sheltie mix – dad unknown. The rescue group is unsure of what size this pup will be when grown but they are guessing a medium size pup.

Nova is a young female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Houston County in Warner Robins, GA.

Note the one black claw on her front paw:-)

Krystal is a young female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Houston County in Warner Robins, GA.

20
Apr

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for April 20, 2022

On April 20, 1861, Robert E. Lee resigned his commission as a Colonel in the United States Army.

On April 20, 1982, the Atlanta Braves set a major league record, winning the first twelve games of the regular season.

On April 20, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation authorizing a $165 billion dollar bailout for Social Security, saying,

“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.”

On April 20, 1992, Governor Zell Miller signed legislation naming Pogo ‘Possum the official state possum of Georgia.

On April 20, 1999, two students entered Columbine High School in Colorado and killed twelve student and one teacher, and wounded 23 others before shooting themselves.

Cairo, Georgia hosted the Braves’ World Series trophy at the Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club, according to the Dalton Daily Citizen News.

It was more than just having the World Series trophy on hand that was cause for celebration Friday afternoon at the Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club in the small town of Cairo, Georgia.

Friday also marked the 75th anniversary of the club’s namesake breaking Major League Baseball long-entrenched color barrier. A journey that began in Cairo.

Robinson, born near Cairo, was tapped by Brooklyn Dodgers executive Branch Rickey to be the first Black player in modern baseball. His first game with the Dodgers was April 15, 1947. He drew a walk and scored a run as the Dodgers beat, as circumstances would have it, the Braves, then based in Boston.

Dr. Linda Walden, a distant relative of Robinson’s, called the event a great opportunity for young people.

“Greatness resides in Cairo and Grady County,” she said. “Jackie Robinson opened doors for so many races. He showed they can excel in whatever they want to do, just like he did. He never gave up, he never gave in and he never gave out. He made a difference for people who were marginalized.”

The Braves also presented the club with a 2022 15-seat Chevrolet van and will have kids from the club come to a game on April 22 to sing the national anthem before a game.

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The City of Port Wentworth will descend further into chaos stay together for the kids. From the Savannah Morning News:Continue Reading..

19
Apr

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for April 19, 2022

Patch (Run 24) is a male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from the Columbus Georgia Animal Control Center in Columbus, GA.

Avery (Run 38) is a female mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from the Columbus Georgia Animal Control Center in Columbus, GA.

Kevin (Run 19) is a male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from the Columbus Georgia Animal Control Center in Columbus, GA.

19
Apr

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for April 19, 2022

On April 19, 1775, British troops entered Lexington, Massachusetts, encountering 77 armed Minute Men.

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.

Two hours later, another confrontation between the British and American patriots took place in Concord, Massachusetts.

On April 19, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln ordered the blockade of ports in “Rebellious States.”

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

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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.

On April 19, 1995, Governor Zell Miller signed legislation declaring the peanut the Official State Crop.

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Port Wentworth may be divorcing. From the Savannah Morning News:Continue Reading..

18
Apr

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for April 18, 2022

Jingles is a young female Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter in Eastman, GA.

Jingles was a special gift that showed on Christmas morning. She is a beautiful lab mix who is about one year old. Jingles is very sweet and loving and plays well with other dogs. She is up to date on vaccines and is spayed. To make this beautiful girl a part of your family please call 478-231-6942. Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter, Inc.

Tillie is a young female Pointer mix who is available for adoption from Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter in Eastman, GA.

Coal is a young male Hound mix who is available for adoption from Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter in Eastman, GA.

Coal is a hound mix who is about one and a half years old. He is a very sweet and playful fellow who gets along well with other dogs. He is current on his vaccines, been neutered and started on his month heartworm prevention. For more info on this sweet boy call 478-231-6942, Faithful Hearts Animal Shelter, Inc.

18
Apr

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for April 18, 2022

On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere and William Dawes mounted up on horseback to warn of British troops on their way to confiscate American arms and to warn patriots Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who the British sought to capture.

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.

President William H. Taft learned on April 18, 1912 of the death of his military aide, Major Archibald Butts of Augusta, Georgia on RMS Titanic.

The honeybee was recognized as the official state insect of Georgia on April 18, 1975.

On April 18, 2006, Governor Sonny Perdue signed legislation establishing February 6 of each year as “Ronald Reagan Day” in Georgia and celebrating the date of President Reagan’s birth.

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Sixty six Georgia state legislators are not running for reelection this year, according to the Capitol Beat News Service.Continue Reading..