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5
Nov

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for November 5, 2021

Astro is a young male Catahoula Leopard Dog mix who is available for adoption from Freedom Bridge Animal Rescue in Ellenwood, GA.

ASTRO is the cutest little pup that’s full of fun and adventure. Astro is a little reserved at first but opens up and loves to snuggle.

Honey is a female Belgian Shepherd / Malinois & Black Mouth Cur mix who is available for adoption from Freedom Bridge Animal Rescue in Marietta, GA.

Honey is just as sweet as a jar of Honey a true sweetheart. She will cuddle up with someone in a heartbeat, does well with other dogs. She might give a growl if they mess with her food but sometimes gives in and shares. Very energetic, a great hiking or running buddy. Girls just wanna have fun.

Buddy is a male mixed breed low rider dog who is available for adoption from Best Friends Animal Society – East Coast Lifesaving Program in Marietta, GA.

Meet Buddy, a handsome boy who is ready for his forever home! Buddy is great with other dogs, and loves to play. When he isn’t busy playing with you or his canine companions, Buddy loves to relax and be a couch potato. He would do best in a home with older children.

5
Nov

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 5, 2021

Abraham Lincoln was elected 16th President of the United States and the first Republican to hold the office on November 6, 1860. By his inauguration in March, seven states had seceded.

Georgia Governor Joseph Brown addressed the Georgia legislature calling on them to consider Georgia’s future on November 7, 1860, the day after Abraham Lincoln’s election as President.

On November 6, 1861, one year after Lincoln’s election, Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens of Georgia were elected President and Vice President of the Confederate States of America.

Democrat Woodrow Wilson, who spent part of his youth in Augusta, Georgia and married Ellen Louise Axson, whom he met in Rome, Georgia, was elected President in a landslide victory on November 5, 1912.

President Teddy Roosevelt left for a 17-day trip to Panama on November 6, 1906 to inspect work on the Panama Canal; he was the first President to take an official tour outside the continental United States.

Jeanette Rankin was elected to Congress, the first female Member, on November 7, 1916 from Montana. After leaving Congress, Rankin moved to Watkinsville, Georgia in 1925. The Jeanette Rankin Scholarship Foundation, based in Athens, Georgia provides college scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older.

Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to his unprecedented third term as President of the United States on November 5, 1940.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to a record fourth term on November 7, 1944.

Richard M. Nixon was elected President of the United States by a plurality vote on November 5, 1968.

A dam on the campus of Toccoa Falls Bible College burst on November 6, 1977 under pressure from heavy rains, killing 39 students and faculty.

Democrat Sam Nunn was reelected to the United States Senate on November 7, 1978.

On November 7, 1989, David Dinkins was elected the first African-American Mayor of New York and Douglas Wilder was elected the first African-American Governor of Virginia.

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (R-GA) resigned his office and his Congressional seat on November 6, 1998, effective in January 1999, despite having been reelected three days earlier.

On November 5, 2002, Sonny Perdue was elected the first Republican Governor of Georgia since Reconstruction, beginning the modern era of Republican dominance of Georgia state politics.

On November 7, 2006, Georgia reelected its first Republican Governor since Reconstruction, Sonny Perdue, and elected its first GOP Lieutenant Governor, Casey Cagle.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Governor Brian Kemp is asking for prayers for a Georgia State Patrol trooper who was injured at work, according to WRCBtv.Continue Reading..

4
Nov

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for November 4, 2021

Sage is a young female mixed breed puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Terrell County in Dawson, GA.

Sage is a sweet heart, she never meets a stranger, she loves everyone. She would be great for an active home looking for a dog to take every where they go. She loves children and is good with most other dogs. We do not know about cats. Sage is spayed, up to date with shots, negative for heartworms/on prevention and crate trained. She would love to be adopted soon!

The rescue describes Sage as a Terrier mix, but I’d say she looks an awful lot like a German Shorthaired Pointer mix.

Monty is a young male Bassett Hound mix who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Terrell County in Dawson, GA.

This sweet boy is Monty – he is quite an usual looking mixed breed. From the neck up, he looks like a rottweiler. From the neck down, he looks like a basset hound. Does that make him a Bassetweiler? A Rotthound? Who knows? But what we can tell you is this guy has personality plus. He is fun and goofy and affectionate, everyone who meets him loves him. Monty likes to go for walks and generally be where ever the people are. He loves kids and he is good with most other dogs but he has never been around cats. Monty is up to date with shots, neutered, negative for heartworms/on prevention and crate trained.

Ruby is a young female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Terrell County in Dawson, GA.

This is Ruby, one of 4 lab mix puppies rescued by a good samaritan. All of them are healthy and very friendly, perfect to be adopted to a home with children of all ages and other pets. Up to date with shots and working on crate training.

Harley Quinn is a young female American Bulldog mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Terrell County in Dawson, GA.

This adorable little puppy is Harley Quinn, an American Bulldog puppy who was found as a stray and not reclaimed by animal control. She is very sweet and smart and is learning commands. She is at the perfect age to be adopted to a home with kids of all ages and other pets. She is healthy and up to date with puppy shots. She is working on crate training.

4
Nov

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 4, 2021

Alexander Stephens was sworn-in as Governor of Georgia on November 4, 1882; Stephens had earlier been elected Vice-President of the Confederate States of America.

Howard Carter found an entrance to the tomb of King Tutankhamen on November 4, 1922.

On November 4, 1932 Georgia Governor Richard B. Russell, Jr. campaigned on behalf of Democratic candidate for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On November 4, 1980, Republican Ronald Reagan was elected President, winning 489 electoral votes to 49 for incumbent Jimmy Carter.

Note on the electoral map in that clip, states that Reagan won were colored blue, and Georgia was a red state, going for Jimmy Carter.

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected President, becoming the first African-American elected to the position.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

More than 80% of DeKalb County voters approved of the E-SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education) renewal, despite no visible campaign nor media coverage. From the AJC:

School districts use E-SPLOSTs to pay for capital projects and technology. The revenue from the special taxes can’t be used for daily operating expenses such as salaries.

More than 80% of DeKalb voters approved the tax renewal, which takes effect in July when the current five-year tax expires. The DeKalb school district estimates the renewal will generate between $660 million and $700 million in revenue. City Schools of Decatur will also get an estimated $41 million from the tax.

I was talking with someone who said that seemed like a massive failure on the part of supporters of the E-SPLOST. Maybe. But maybe lying low was the best possible strategy, as no opposition coalesced either.Continue Reading..

3
Nov

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for November 3, 2021

Walnut is a year-old 12-pound male dog who is available for adoption from the Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, GA.

Bennett is a 6-year old, 55-pound male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from the Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, GA. The shelter says he is calm and may he housebroken.

Chestnut is a 70-pound male Chocolate Labrador Retriever mix who will be available for adoption from the Walton County Animal Shelter in Monroe, GA after his stray hold expires on November 6th.

3
Nov

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 3, 2021

John Willis Menard became the first black man elected to Congress on November 3, 1868 from the Second District of Louisiana. Menard’s election opponent challenged the results and prevented Menard from taking his seat, though in defense of his election Menard became the first black man to address Congress.

On November 3, 1913, details of the federal income tax were finalized and published after the ratification earlier in the year of the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Bacon, Barrow, Candler, and Evans Counties were created on November 3, 1914 when voters approved Constitutional Amendments – prior to these Amendments, Georgia was limited to 145 counties. On the same day, Carl Vinson was sworn in to Congress from Georgia, becoming the youngest member of Congress at the time. Vinson would eventually become the first Member of Congress to serve more than fifty years. Vinson’s grandson, Sam Nunn would serve in the United States Senate.

The Chicago Tribune published the infamous “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline on November 3, 1948. Ultimately, Democrat Truman won 303 electoral votes to 189 for Republican Dewey.

Laika, a female Siberian Husky mix who was found stray on the streets of Moscow, was launched into space aboard Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957.

On November 3, 1964, Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson was elected President over Republican Barry Goldwater.

On November 3, 1970, Jimmy Carter was elected Governor of Georgia.

Democrat Cynthia McKinney became the first African-Amercian female elected to Congress from Georgia on November 3, 1992.

On November 3, 1998, Democrat Thurbert Baker was elected Attorney General and Michael Thurmond was elected Commissioner of Labor, becoming the first African-Americans elected to statewide executive office in Georgia.

One World Trade Center opened on November 3, 2014, more than thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

The Georgia General Assembly convened in Special Session this morning. Click here for live video of the State Senate. Click here for live video of the State House.Continue Reading..

2
Nov

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for November 2, 2021

Pluto is a young male Labrador Retriever and Shepherd dog mix who is available for adoption from Pup & Cat Co. in Winder, GA.

Pluto is a Shepherd/lab mix around a year old. He is a smart guy and loves to play. He is looking for a family with lots of siblings, human or furry, so he can get out all his playful energy. Pluto likes to go for walks, he is crate trained and house trained. He is interested in cats and really wants to play with them a lot, but they don’t often like his goofiness.

Honey is a young female Labrador Retriever and Husky mix puppy who is available for adoption from Pup & Cat Co. in Winder, GA.

Say Hello to Honey. She was born June 20th and is lab mix. She is a sweet playful girl full of puppy energy. Honey is smart, loves to cuddle, loves kids and desperately would love her own family!

Pumpkin is a female Beagle & Jack Russell Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Pup & Cat Co. in Winder, GA.

Pumpkin loves to play with her toys and run around the yard during the day, then settle down for snuggles in the evening. She is crate trained and sleeps all through the night, even in the midst of storms. She will need some training to not pull on her leash, but is a smart girl and should pick it up quickly. She is a very sweet girl!

Many of Pup & Cat Co’s adoptable pets attend adoption events each Saturday at Mall of Georgia Petsmart in Buford, Georgia from 11:30-3:00 pm.

2
Nov

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 2, 2021

Richard B. Russell, Jr. was born in Winder, Georgia on November 2, 1897.

In 1927, at age 29, Russell was named Speaker of the House – the youngest in Georgia history. In 1930, Russell easily won election as Georgia governor on his platform of reorganizing state government for economy and efficiency. Five months shy of his 34th birthday, Russell took the oath of office from his father, Georgia chief justice Richard B. Russell Sr. He became the youngest governor in Georgia history – a record that still stands. After Georgia U.S. Senator William Harris died in 1932, Gov. Russell named an interim replacement until the next general election, in which Russell himself became a candidate. Georgia voters elected their young governor to fill Harris’ unexpired term. When he arrived in Washington in January 1933, he was the nation’s youngest senator.

Russell had a long and storied career in the United States Senate, during which he served for many years as Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, unofficial leader of the conservative Southern wing of the Democratic party and a chief architect of resistance to civil rights legislation. He also ran for President in 1952, winning the Florida primary.

Jimmy Carter was elected President of the United States on November 2, 1976.

The current Georgia Constitution was ratified on November 2, 1982 by the state’s voters.

On November 2, 2010, voters elected Republican Nathan Deal as Governor, and the GOP swept all of the statewide offices on the ballot.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Today is election day in much of Georgia from 7 AM to 7 PM. Local officials and questions are on the ballots. Check with the Secretary of State’s My Vote Page, where you can sign on and view a sample ballot of anything that will be on your ballot.

Note that some city elections are held in locations other than the “normal” even-year voting places.

Take your photo ID that meets state requirements.Continue Reading..

1
Nov

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for November 1, 2021

Mia is a female Labrador Retriever and dachshund mix puppy who is available for adoption from Butts Mutts, Inc. in Jackson, Georgia.

Mia is a precious lil mini lab that loves to snuggle on the couch. She is very submissive to other dogs. She is still learning to trust other humans since she was dumped on a rural dirt road. She has so much love to give but needs a patient FURever home to help her continue to trust that she will be able to live the life she deserves. Mia is around 8 months old, up to date on all vaccines, spayed and also had surgery to repair her cherry eye. While she is blind in that eye, it doesn’t seem to bother her at all! She is currently in foster care and doing better each day and is waiting for you to love her.

Lendy is a 4-year old, 45-pound female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from Butts Mutts, Inc. in Jackson, Georgia.

This little cutie patootie is looking for her fur-ever home! Lendy weighs around 45lbs and we believe she is around 4 years old. Her energy level is calm and she absolutely loves kids but we have learned she would need to be the only pet in the home. She would make a good pet for a family with kids who only want one dog or an older couple who would like a companion to keep them company. Lendy is current on all vaccines and spayed. If you think Lendy would be a good fit for your life, fill out the adoption application.

Piper is a female German Shepherd who is available for adoption from Butts Mutts, Inc. in Jackson, Georgia.

Piper is a beautiful big German Shepard who at one time had a home but some how found herself in our local shelter. She would like nothing more than to find a home to live our her golden years. She would benefit from someone who knows the breed so she can shine with all her best qualities. Piper needs a foster home or her furever home.

1
Nov

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for November 1, 2021

Georgia’s Trustees decided on November 1, 1732 that the first settlement would be named Savannah and located on the Savannah River.

Parliament passed the Stamp Act on March 22, 1765 with an effective date of November 1, 1765, to fund British military operations.

The Stamp Act, however, was a direct tax on the colonists and led to an uproar in America over an issue that was to be a major cause of the Revolution: taxation without representation.

Passed without debate by Parliament in March 1765, the Stamp Act was designed to force colonists to use special stamped paper in the printing of newspapers, pamphlets, almanacs, and playing cards, and to have a stamp embossed on all commercial and legal papers. The stamp itself displayed an image of a Tudor rose framed by the word “America” and the French phrase Honi soit qui mal y pense—”Shame to him who thinks evil of it.”

Outrage was immediate. Massachusetts politician Samuel Adams organized the secret Sons of Liberty organization to plan protests against the measure, and the Virginia legislature and other colonial assemblies passed resolutions opposing the act. In October, nine colonies sent representatives to New York to attend a Stamp Act Congress, where resolutions of “rights and grievances” were framed and sent to Parliament and King George III.

Georgia Commissioners and Creek leaders signed a treaty on November 1, 1783.

Jimmy Carter ended his first Presidential campaign with a rally in Flint, Michigan on November 1, 1976.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Former President Trump came to Georgia over the weekend to attend a World Series Game. Here is some of the coverage:

YahooSports: MLB refutes Trump claim it invited him to World Series

Trump arrived at the box the Braves provided for him shortly before 8 p.m. He and wife Melania waved to onlookers from the box, located in the corner of the stadium down the right-field line. Both the former president and former First Lady participated in a pregame rendition of Atlanta’s Tomahawk Chop.

The Braves did not show Trump on the stadium’s screen prior to the game.

CBS News: Trump does controversial “tomahawk chop” with Atlanta Braves fans at Game 4 of World Series

Months after calling for a boycott of Major League Baseball, Mr. Trump and wife Melania attended the game between the Braves and Houston Astros at Truist Park in Atlanta. They were seen doing a chopping gesture – a Braves’ gameday tradition considered offensive to many Native Americans.

Mr. Trump was joined by U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker, a former NFL running back who received the endorsement of the former commander-in-chief. Walker is looking to unseat freshman Democratic Senator Rafael Warnock of Georgia in 2022.

Early/Advance voting turnout over the last two off-year elections.Continue Reading..