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15
Apr

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for April 15, 2022

Beefcakes is a male American Bulldog mix who is available for adoption from Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation in Cochran, GA.

Affectionate, Loyal, Friendly, Couch potato, Athletic, Funny, Loves kisses, Smart, Brave, Playful.

Quill is a male Boxer mix who is available for adoption from Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation in Cochran, GA.

Friendly, Loyal, Playful, Independent, Curious, Athletic, Funny.

Myla is a female Boxer mix who is available for adoption from Georgia Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation in Cochran, GA.

Friendly, Affectionate, Loyal, Gentle, Smart, Quiet, Couch potato, Loves kisses.

15
Apr

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for April 15, 2022

The Trustees of the Georgia colony learned on April 17, 1737 that Spain had 4000 soliders and two warships in Havana, Cuba and was planning on invading Georgia or South Carolina. Thus began the rivalry between then-Spanish occupied Florida and Georgia. Floridians would have to wait until after the 1873 invention of blue jeans by Levi Strauss to develop their modern uniform of jean shorts.

On April 15, 1776, the Georgia Provincial Congress issued “Rules and Regulations,” which would serve as an interim state Constitution until the Constitution of 1777 was adopted.

On April 15, 1783, the United States Congress ratified a preliminary peace treaty with Great Britain, which was signed in November 1782.

George Washington, recently elected President, left his Mount Vernon home on April 16, 1789 for his inauguration in New York.

“I bade adieu to Mount Vernon, to private life, and to domestic felicity; and with a mind oppressed with more anxious and painful sensations than I have words to express.”

On April 16, 1865, Columbus, Georgia fell to Union forces. The Battle of Columbus is widely considered to be the last battle of the Civil War. Though it is not unanimously held to be, a 1935 Act of the Georgia General Assembly declared it the war’s last battle.

RMS Titanic sunk at 2:20 AM on April 15,1912.

Hall of Famer Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians threw his first no-hitter on April 16, 1940 against the Chicago White Sox in Comiskey Park.

Jackie Robinson, born in Cairo, Georgia, became the first African-American professional baseball player in the Major Leagues on April 15, 1947, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves. Robinson scored the winning run in that game.

On April 17, 1944, a fifteen-year old Martin Luther King, Jr., a junior at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, traveled to Dublin, Georgia to give a speech in a contest sponsored by the local black Elks club. During the bus ride to Dublin, King and his teacher had to give up their seats to white riders and stand for much of the ride. King won the contest, delivering his oration, “The Negro and the Constitution.”

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.

On April 17, 1964, the Ford Mustang debuted at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. The world has been a better, if somewhat louder, place ever since. Also present at the 1964 World’s Fair was the Coca-Cola Pavilion, which included a 610-bell electric carillon that would later be installed at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia, where it can be heard most days.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” on April 16, 1965. On April 16, 2006, a new, larger portrait of Dr. King was unveiled in the Georgia State Capitol.

The Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association was formed on April 15, 1966 to assist and honor Confederate veterans. One of its most well-known projects was the “Lion of the Confederacy” memorial in Oakland Cemetery.

Photo: J. Glover (AUTiger)

On April 15, 1989, Chinese students and intellectuals in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, mourned the death of Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaoban, considered a liberal reformer.

Thirty-two years ago this month “Say Anything” was released, marking the directorial debut of Cameron Crowe, who wrote “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and later directed “Singles.”

John Cusack, four years past playing a college freshman in The Sure Thing, plays graduating high school senior Lloyd Dobler. Ione Skye, three years after her debut in the very dark drama River’s Edge, plays the brilliant and shy Diane Court. And John Mahoney, four years before he found sitcom immortality as Frasier Crane’s father Martin, plays Diane’s adoring and deeply flawed father, Jim. Writer and first-time director Cameron Crowe was best-known at the time for the screenplay for Fast Times at Ridgemont High — which is fondly remembered now as the launching pad for many respectable careers, but which Roger Ebert had called “a failure of taste, tone and nerve.”

DeForest Kelley, born in Atlanta and known for playing Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy on the original Star Trek series, was inducted into the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame on April 15, 1992.

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Governor Brian Kemp signed Executive Order 04.14.22.01, declaring a State of Emergency for Supply Chain Disruptions. From 11Alive:Continue Reading..

14
Apr

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for April 14, 2022

Rouge is a female Hound and American Bulldog mix puppy who is available for adoption from Mostly Mutts in Kennesaw, GA.

Hi there! My name’s Rouge! I love other dogs but have a dominant nature and play very rough. I hope to learn from a dog who will correct this behavior and become a great doggy playmate. I’m working on it in the prison/foster program right now. So, if you have a dog like this, let’s meet. / I also loved playing chase with cats in my foster home who are very comfortable with this type of play, so if you have a kitty that likes to play with dogs, let’s meet / I loved the dog savvy kids in my foster home who knew to be ready for lots of puppy mouthiness and energy once I was feeling better. Kids 15+ would be best as I like to play rough and am a mouthy puppy (I’m working on both of these things with my trainer). Let’s meet!

Becky is a 5-year old, 13-pound female Dachshund mix who is available for adoption from Mostly Mutts in Kennesaw, GA.

Hi! My name is Becky – the sweet momma of the ‘Full House’ themed puppies! The day I was rescued from animal control was an extra special day – not only was I on my way to my new life – I also gave birth to my babies the very same day! I was a very good momma and raised my babies until they were old enough to go to their furever homes. No more litters for me, as I am ready to be the center of attention in my new home with a loving family!

Guthrie is a young male American Bulldog mix puppy who is available for adoption from Mostly Mutts in Kennesaw, GA.

Hello there! My name is Guthrie! I was only 10 weeks old when I came to Mostly Mutts from animal control. I had a great deal of hair loss due to a severe case of demodex mange. Mostly Mutts got right to work – getting me great vet care, a wonderful foster home and regular medicated baths. My transformation has been fabulous and I am already feeling and looking much better – right in time to meet my new family! I absolutely LOVE the other dogs in my foster home. Due to my puppy exuberance, they don’t always love me and my very rough in your face ‘puppy play’, as I still need to learn boundaries and good doggie play manners. 

14
Apr

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for April 14, 2022

The first American society advocating for abolition of slavery was founded on April 14, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Benjamin Franklin would later serve as President of the organization.

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln as the President attended a showing of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater, seven blocks from the White House; Lincoln survived nine hours before dying the next day.

RMS Titanic hit an iceberg just before midnight on April 14, 1912. Among those losing their lives was Major Archibald Butt of Augusta, Georgia, who had served as a military aide to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

“Captain Smith and Major Archibald Butt, military aide to the President of the United States, were among the coolest men on board. A number of steerage passengers were yelling and screaming and fighting to get to the boats. Officers drew guns and told them that if they moved towards the boats they would be shot dead. Major Butt had a gun in his hand and covered the men who tried to get to the boats. The following story of his bravery was told by Mrs. Henry B. Harris, wife of the theatrical manager: ‘The world should rise in praise of Major Butt. That man’s conduct will remain in my memory forever. The American army is honored by him and the way he taught some of the other men how to behave when women and children were suffering that awful mental fear of death. Major Butt was near me and I noticed everything that he did.”

“When the order to man the boats came, the captain whispered something to Major Butt. The two of them had become friends. The major immediately became as one in supreme command. You would have thought he was at a White House reception. A dozen or more women became hysterical all at once, as something connected with a life-boat went wrong. Major Butt stepped over to them and said: ‘Really, you must not act like that; we are all going to see you through this thing.’”

“He helped the sailors rearrange the rope or chain that had gone wrong and lifted some of the women in with a touch of gallantry. Not only was there a complete lack of any fear in his manner, but there was the action of an aristocrat. ‘When the time came he was a man to be feared. In one of the earlier boats fifty women, it seemed, were about to be lowered, when a man, suddenly panic-stricken, ran to the stern of it. Major Butt shot one arm out, caught him by the back of the neck and jerked him backward like a pillow. His head cracked against a rail and he was stunned. ‘Sorry,’ said Major Butt, ‘women will be attended to first or I’ll break every damned bone in your body.’”

“The boats were lowered one by one, and as I stood by, my husband said to me, ‘Thank God, for Archie Butt.’ Perhaps Major Butt heard it, for he turned his face towards us for a second and smiled.”

Kennesaw Junior College became a senior college on April 14, 1976 by vote of the Georgia Board of Regents.

By this time, enrollment had tripled from an initial student count of 1,014 in the fall of 1966 to 3,098 in the fall of 1975. Numerous local leaders were involved in the fight for four-year status, but the two politicians playing the most pivotal roles were state Representatives Joe Mack Wilson and Al Burruss of Marietta. In time the memories of both would be honored by having buildings named for them on the Kennesaw campus

A U.S. Postage stamp bearing Georgia’s state bird and state flower was issued as part of a series including all 50 states on April 14, 1982, with first day ceremonies held in Washington and each state.

On April 14, 2010, a signature by Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence sold at auction for $722,500 at an auction by Sotheby’s. About 50 examples of his signature are known to exist and six have been auctioned since 1974.

Happy birthday to former Atlanta Braves David Justice and Greg Maddux, who were both born on this date in 1966.

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Former United States Senator David Perdue (Sea Island) continues to be criticized for his remarks about the Georgia State Patrol, according to Fox5Atlanta.Continue Reading..

13
Apr

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for April 13, 2022

Princess is a young female Plott Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Douglas County Animal Shelter in Douglasville, GA.

Blossom is a female Terrier and Shepherd dog mix who is available for adoption from the Douglas County Animal Shelter in Douglasville, GA. If you told me she’s a Golden Retriever mix, I’d believe it.

Pistachio is a male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Douglas County Animal Shelter in Douglasville, GA.

13
Apr

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for April 13, 2022

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in what is now Albemarle County, Virginia. Jefferson served as Governor of Virginia, United States Secretary of State, delegate to the Second Continental Congress, and Third President of the United States. Jefferson is credited with writing the first draft of the Declaration of Independence.

On April 13, 1861, Union forces surrendered Fort Sumter after 33 hours of bombardment by Confederates.

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12
Apr

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for April 12, 2022

Luna is a 2-year old, 63-pound female Vizsla mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

The animal shelter volunteers are concerned that Luna is not thriving in the shelter and needs to be in a home as soon as possible.

Luna has been in the shelter since January. While she hasn’t been in the shelter as long as some of our other longtimers, she is rapidly declining from kennel stress, which is likely causing her to be overlooked. If potential adopters visit her pen, they will likely see her spinning in circles or bouncing off the walls – sometimes covered in her own loose stool. She’s not able to put on weight and her ribs and hips are noticeable. By all appearances, she is high energy and seems like a wild woman.

But this isn’t who Luna really is. As soon as she comes out of her pen, she immediately settles down. She’s just glad to be out. Luna is a Vizsla mix and Vizslas are known to be loyal and affectionate hunting and sport dogs who love to stay active and engaged on tasks by day and who love to cuddle with and get/give affection to their families by night. They make great pets for active folks who enjoy going for walks, runs, and even hikes. So without the engagement and affection she needs, Luna is struggling. The shelter staff and volunteers can’t provide her with the quality time and stability she needs so we need your help.

Click here for more and to see videos of Luna.

Here’s a great video of Luna playing outside.

Flip is a 2-year old, 68-pound male German Shepherd mix who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

This goofy young pup is back in the shelter and looking for a new home. Being so young and appearing to be a working dog at heart, this guy has some energy to burn. But he’s very smart and catches on quickly to commands! He also loves running around outside, playing with toys, and sniffing and exploring his surroundings. This guy will thrive with a family who is familiar with his breed and who will give him all the playtime and training he needs to be the best boy he can be. This handsome guy is so deserving of that perfect home, and we know it’s out there for him, so let’s find a great home or rescue for Flip and get him out ASAP!

Click here to learn more about Flip.

Lily is a two-year old, 65-pound female mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceville, GA.

This sweet 2yo girl is Lilly! Lilly was found with a microchip, but the information on it wasn’t updated, so she’s looking for her family to find her again or for a new home altogether. This girl is a cute little chunky lovebug who is super sweet and mellow. She knows her commands and will happily sit for a treat! We’d love for this girl’s family to see her post and pick her up from the shelter, but if not, we know she’ll make a great companion for a loving home.

Click here to learn more about Lily.

12
Apr

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for April 12, 2022

On April 12, 1861, Confederates in Charleston, SC opened fire on Federal-held Fort Sumter opening the Civil War.

During the next 34 hours, 50 Confederate guns and mortars launched more than 4,000 rounds at the poorly supplied fort. On April 13, U.S. Major Robert Anderson surrendered the fort. Two days later, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for 75,000 volunteer soldiers to quell the Southern “insurrection.”

“The General” Locomotive was hijacked at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw), Georgia on April 12, 1862, leading to “The Great Locomotive Chase.” The locomotive is now housed in the Southern Museum in Kennesaw.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945 in Warm Springs, Georgia.

On April 12, 1961, Russian Commienaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to go to outer space and the first to orbit earth.

The triumph of the Soviet space program in putting the first man into space was a great blow to the United States, which had scheduled its first space flight for May 1961. Moreover, Gagarin had orbited Earth, a feat that eluded the U.S. space program until February 1962, when astronaut John Glenn made three orbits in Friendship 7.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in Birmingham, Alabama on April 12, 1963; while there he would write his famed, “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

The Braves played their first home game in Atlanta on April 12, 1966.

The Space Shuttle Columbia became the first reusable orbital vehicle when it launched on April 12, 1981.

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11
Apr

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for April 11, 2022

Sonny is a 2-year old male Shepherd and Hound mix who is available for adoption from the Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

Sonny is 2 years old, weighs 60 lbs., is up-to-date with shots, dewormed and heartworm negative and is some type of Shepherd/Hound mix. Friendly boy who is good on a leash. He gets along well with Cher, but not so much with other dogs, so he may need to be the only dogs in the house.

Cher is a 2-year old female Shepherd and Hound mix who is available for adoption from the Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

Cher came to the shelter with another dog, Sonny (also listed on Petfinder), after being picked up by the Sheriff’s Dept. she is 2 years old, some type of Shepherd/Hound mix, up-to-date with shots, dewormed and heartworm negative. Friendly girl, does well on a leash and seems to get along with other dogs.

Buddy is a male Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from the Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.

Buddy came from a situation where there were too many dogs. Friendly boy, good with other dogs, up-to-date with shots, dewormed, heartworm negative, neutered and he will be spayed. Does well on a leash, energetic and would be a good companion for someone who is active outdoors.

I suspect that bit about Buddy having been neutered and to be spayed is a typo or errant cut-and-paste.

11
Apr

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for April 11, 2022

On April 11, 1768, Benjamin Franklin was named Georgia’s agent “to represent, solicit, and transact the affairs of this province in Great Britain.” Arguably, this makes Benjamin Franklin the first American lobbyist. This is what his lobbyist badge looked like:

Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, was exiled to Elba Island in the Mediterranean, on April 11, 1814

On April 11, 1853, John Archibald Campbell was appointed Justice of the United States Supreme Court by President Franklin Pierce. After graduating from the University of Georgia at 14, he attended West Point, where his fellow cadets included Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. After the beginning of the Civil War, Campbell resigned from the Court and was appointed Assistant Secretary of War for the Confederacy by Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Confederate troops surrendered Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island off Savannah, on April 11, 1862. Part of the construction of Fort Pulaski was overseen by a young Second Lieutenant in the United States Army named Robert E. Lee.

The American Third Army liberated Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany on April 11, 1945. Among the survivors of Buchenwald was Elie Wiesel; in 1986, Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, 1970.

The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, at 13:13 CST from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the Service Module (SM) upon which the Command Module (CM) depended. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need tojury-rig the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17.

On April 11, 1977, President Jimmy Carter hosted the Easter Egg Roll on the lawn of the White House. In the finest tradition of Georgia Democrats, Carter added a circus to the event.

Congratulations to the following winners of the Masters Tournament who donned the green jacket on April 11: Seve Ballesteros (2d – 1983), Jack Nicklaus (2d in 1965; 3d in 1966), Ray Floyd (1976), Nick Faldo (1996), Jose Maria Olazabal (2d – 1999), Phil Mickelson (1st -2004; 3d – 2010), and Claude Harmon (1948), the first Georgian to win the Masters.

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