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4
Aug

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3
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 3, 2018

Carroll County Animal Shelter is having a special $25 dollar adoption event in August.

Dipper Carrollton

Dipper is an 8-week old male American Bulldog mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Carroll County Animal Shelter in Carrollton, GA.

Chipper Carrollton

Chipper is an 8-week old male American Bulldog mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Carroll County Animal Shelter in Carrollton, GA.

Chappy Kari Zee Carrollton

Chappy, Kari, and Zee are Australian Shepherd & Catahoula Leopard Dog mix puppies who are available for adoption from the Carroll County Animal Shelter in Carrollton, GA.

Chappy, a male, is the largest of the three and has a mostly red merle coat but with some blue coloring as well. Kari, a female, has a traditional red merle coat; and Zee, another female, has a black and white coat. They are all about 8 weeks old in these photos. Chappy in particular will be a large adult, based on his size now, but Zee and Kari will probably be more toward medium in size. all of the puppies have dark eyes.

3
Aug

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for August 3, 2018

On August 4, 1753, George Washington became a Master Mason at the Masonic Lodge No. 4 in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

On August 5, 1774, Royal Governor James Wright issued a proclamation banning assemblies to protest British policy.

President Abraham Lincoln imposed the first federal income tax on August 5, 1861 at the rate of 3 percent on all income over $800 per year.

16th Amendment

On August 3, 1910, Georgia became the ninth state to ratify the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which allows Congress to levy a tax without apportioning it among the states.

On August 5, 1910, Gov. Joseph Brown signed legislation outlawing betting on election outcomes.

Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President on August 3, 1923 after Warren Harding died in office.

On August 4, 1944, Anne Frank, her family, and two others were found by Nazis in a sealed area in an Amsterdam warehouse. They were sent first to a concentration camp in Holland, then most were sent to Auschwitz. Anne and her sister Margot died from Typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March of 1945.

On August 4, 1958, a wagon train left Dahlonega, headed to Atlanta to pay tribute to the mighty General Assembly deliver 43 ounces of gold to be used to coat the dome of the State Capitol.

Gold from Dahlonega on its way to Atlanta. Photo by Ed Jackson via http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu

The caravan transporting the gold from Dahlonega to the State Capitol arrived in Roswell/Sandy Springs area on August 5, 1958. At the current price of $1270.10 per ounce, that would be worth $54,614.30.

President Ronald Reagan began the process of firing all striking Air Traffic Controllers on August 5, 1981.

On August 3, 1982, Michael Hardwick was arrested, setting in motion the prosecution that would eventually lead to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Bowers v. Hardwick.

The World of Coca-Cola opened on August 3, 1990 between Underground Atlanta and the Georgia State Capitol.

Divers raised the turret of USS Monitor near Cape Hatteras on August 5, 2002.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Governor Nathan Deal announced that the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce Division generated more than $5.56 billion in Georgia investments and 27,373 jobs in Georgia during FY 2018. From the Press Release:Continue Reading..

2
Aug

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for August 2, 2018

Georgia delegates Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton signed the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776.

On August 2, 1983, the United States House of Representatives voted to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a federal holiday on the third monday in January.

President Barack Obama visited Georgia on August 2, 2010 – his first trip to Atlanta and second to Georgia after his election in November 2008. The occasion of his 2010 trip, like his trip to Atlanta yesterday, was to deliver a speech to the Disabled American Veterans Conference at the Hyatt Regency. From his 2010 speech:

As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end.  Shortly after taking office, I announced our new strategy for Iraq and for a transition to full Iraqi responsibility. And I made it clear that by August 31st, 2010, America’s combat mission in Iraq would end. And that is exactly what we are doing — as promised and on schedule….

As agreed to with the Iraqi government, we will maintain a transitional force until we remove all our troops from Iraq by the end of next year.

At the same time, every American who has ever worn the uniform must also know this: Your country is going to take care of you when you come home. Our nation’s commitment to our veterans, to you and your families, is a sacred trust. And to me and my administration, upholding that trust is a moral obligation. It’s not just politics.

That’s why I’ve charged Secretary Shinseki with building a 21st century VA.  And that includes one of the largest percentage increases to the VA budget in the past 30 years. We are going to cut this deficit that we’ve got, and I’ve proposed a freeze on discretionary domestic spending. But what I have not frozen is the spending we need to keep our military strong, our country safe and our veterans secure. So we’re going to keep on making historic commitments to our veterans.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

The Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted a short list of nominations to the Georgia Supreme Court to Governor Nathan Deal.Continue Reading..

2
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 2, 2018

Toddy Rabun

Toddy is a senior male Hound mix who is available for adoption from Rabun Paws 4 Life, Inc. in Clayton, GA.

Todd Dirt Road

Todd is a young male Miniature Pinscher mix puppy who is available for adoption from Dirt Road Doggies Rescue, Inc in Gillsville, GA.

Tod Gwinnett

Tod is a 2-year old, 64-pound adult male German Shepherd dog who is available for adoption from Gwinnett County Animal Control and Welfare in Lawrenceville, GA.

1
Aug

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for August 1, 2018

Hall County Animal Shelter is offering free and reduced price adoptions for some dogs, according to AccessWDUN.

All senior dogs – over the age of six - are available for free adoptions and all large dogs are available at a reduced cost of $25 throughout the month of August, according to shelter officials. The typical adoption fee is $85.
“The adoptions will still cover spay/neuter, a rabies shot, microchipping, a health exam and the dog’s first set of shots,” said Mike Ledford, Hall County Animal Shelter Director.
The Hall County Animal Shelter is located 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville. It is open for adoptions Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Frankie Hall

Frankie is a three-year old mixed breed male dog who is available for adoption from the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, GA.

Whiskey Hall

Whiskey is a year-old male German Shorthaired Pointer mix who is available for adoption from the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, GA.

Skye Hall

Skye is a 5-year old male Great Pyrenees mix who is available for adoption from the Hall County Animal Shelter in Gainesville, GA.

1
Aug

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for August 1, 2018

August 1 was a big day for Benjamin Mays – he was born on August 1, 1895 and became President of Morehouse College on August 1, 1936.

PT-109, commanded by LTJG John F. Kennedy was sunk on August 1, 1943.

On August 1, 1982, Hank Aaron was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Gwinnett County Commissioners approved a contract with MARTA and will place a transit referendum on the March 2019 ballot, according to the AJC.Continue Reading..

31
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 31, 2018

Todd PTC

Todd is a young male Pointer & Border Collie mix who is available for adoption from the Fayette County Animal Shelter in Peachtree City, GA.

River PTC

River is a young female Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Fayette County Animal Shelter in Peachtree City, GA.

Pippa PTC

Pippa is a young female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from Hounds In Pounds, Inc in Peachtree City, GA.

31
Jul

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for July 31, 2018

July 30th could be celebrated as the birthday of democracy in America, as the Virginia House of Burgesses became the first legislative body in the New World on July 30, 1619.

 Its first law, which, like all of its laws, would have to be approved by the London Company, required tobacco to be sold for at least three shillings per pound. Other laws passed during its first six-day session included prohibitions against gambling, drunkenness, and idleness, and a measure that made Sabbath observance mandatory.

On July 31, 1777, the Marquis de LaFayette was commissioned a Major General in the Continental Army, serving without pay.

The cornerstone for the first United States Mint was laid in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 31, 1792, becoming the first building constructed by the federal government under the Constitution.

Former President Andrew Johnson, who succeeded President Lincoln upon his assassination and oversaw much of the post-Civil War Reconstruction era, died of a stroke in Tennessee on July 31, 1875.

On July 31, 1906, a bill to place a Constitutional Amendment on the November election for voters to decide whether to create an intermediate-level Georgia Court of Appeals was approved by the Georgia General Assembly.

On July 30, 1931, Georgia Governor Richard B. Russell, Jr. signed legislation merging Milton and Fulton Counties if voters in each county approved a referendum. Fulton had earlier merged with Campbell County, to the south.

Actor Laurence Fishburn was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 30, 1961.

On July 31, 1962, the one-millionth immigrant was welcomed into Israel.

President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed legislation creating Medicare, for seniors, and Medicaid for some low-income people on July 30, 1965.

On July 31, 1987, “The Lost Boys” was released. From the New York Times:

“The Lost Boys” is to horror movies what “Late Night With David Letterman” is to television; it laughs at the form it embraces, adds a rock-and-roll soundtrack and, if you share its serious-satiric attitude, manages to be very funny.

Nolan Ryan, the greatest pitcher in major league baseball history, won his 300th career game on July 31, 1990. During eight innings, Ryan threw 146 pitches, while today, many pitchers are pulled at around the 100-pitch count.

“In the old days throwing that many pitches was a normal game,” said Nolan Ryan, who tossed a record seven no-hitters and is the all-time leader in strikeouts, fifth in innings pitched.

Ryan, currently the Rangers’ team president, is an outspoken detractor of the recent trend toward monitoring pitch counts. In a recent Sports Illustrated article, Ryan expressed his belief that today’s pitchers are “pampered” and that there is no reason why today’s pitchers cannot pitch as much as he and his colleagues did back in the day. As a result, Ryan is pushing his team’s pitchers to throw deeper into games and extend their arms further, emphasizing conditioning over what some would call coddling.

As Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux told SI: “This generation of players has become a creature of the pitch count. Their ceiling has been lowered. It’s up to us to jack it back up.”

Although I think that time he whipped Robin Ventura should count as a win.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections

Governor Nathan Deal has suspended the state sales tax and use tax on jet fuel, according to a press release.Continue Reading..

27
Jul

Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for July 27, 2018

Snippy Macon

Snippy is a female Basset Hound mix who is available for adoption from All About Animals Rescue in Macon, GA.

Snippy is a 1-2 year old female basset hound mix. She came to rescue feral but in a short period of time she is now playful, walks on a leash, a little skittish, hard to catch to put on a leash. She needs a home that will have patience with her being shy and help her gain confidence. She is great with other dogs.

Oscar Macon

Oscar is an adult Labrador Retriever mix who is available for adoption from All About Animals Rescue in Macon, GA.

Oscar is a 6 year old male lab mix. He is very sweet, playful, loves the water, gets along with a lot of different dogs. Oscar previously had a stroke which doesn’t seem to have effected him with the exception that his mouth appears droopy on one side. Oscar doesn’t like males of any age and he will bite them. Therefore he will take a very special home that meets this very limiting need.

Jordan Macon

Jordan is a female Labrador Retriever mix puppy who is available for adoption from All About Animals Rescue in Macon, GA.

Jordan is a female lab mix around 6 months. She is affectionate, sweet, very active and gentle. Adopt Jordan and enjoy watching her grow.