Looking at this little girl you would never know she’s a Golden Mix! Her stunning personality and love for life burst through and just glow. This sweet pup is on her way up in life, after some freshening up, a bit of medical treatment, she’ll have a mane and coat that will shine in the spring sunlight.
Executive Director Julie Edwards is asking people to donate a $35 foot of fence to help the group reach its goal. Just a few weeks ago, an anonymous donor also agreed to match every donation up to $10,000, turning the total into $40,000 if the goal is met.
“With the extra money, we hope to add some things to make the area more enriching for the dogs and more attractive. So colorful flowers, sun canopies, agility equipment, toys, etc.,” Edwards said.
Tonight, I’ll moderate a debate in Fayetteville among the four candidates for Georgia Republican Party Chairman. It will be from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Fayette Event Center – 174 Glynn St N, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Jon Richards, whom many of y’all may know from his work on behalf of the Gwinnett and Georgia Republican Parties, will move into hospice care.
“He’s always good for a conversation or two regarding trends and topics, and what was going on politically, as well as everything else,” Gwinnett County Republican Party Immediate Past Chairman Rich Carithers said.
“As we enter the last four days of session, we are still one big family under the Gold Dome and Jon helped to instill this characteristic,” Riley wrote.
Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus Executive Director Liz Flowers wrote “My heart is heavy” on Twitter after hearing the news.
Note this is probably the first time in Georgia politics that Gov. Deal and Liz Flowers were both quoted in the same article saying nice things about the same person. That’s the kind of guy Jon Richards is. Please join us in praying for his comfort.
If approved by voters, the sales tax would bring in up to $797 million for Cobb schools and $62.5 million for Marietta schools to build new schools, replace old ones, repair buildings and increase technology and security in schools. The program would run from January 2019 to December 2023.
Cobb voters have approved four education sales tax cycles since 1998.
A section of Marietta will also vote to choose a new school board member. Real estate agent Kerry Minervini and Patricia Echols, a co-owner of a private investigation firm, are vying to fill the Ward Six seat vacated by Tom Cheater.
Ward Six covers the northeast section of Marietta stretching from a section of Cobb Parkway up to the Sandy Plains Exchange at the intersection of Sandy Plains Road and Scufflegrit Road and is the same area that is represented on the Marietta City Council by Michelle Cooper Kelly.
As of Friday afternoon, according to the Newton County Board of Elections, fewer than 800 people had voted on the measure. At this same juncture in 2011, more than 1,000 votes had been cast. The 2011 SPLOST was approved with 54 percent of the vote.
The 2011 vote was the smallest margin of victory for the tax. The 1995 SPLOST passed with more than 78 percent of the vote, while the 2000 SPLOST passed with 62 percent of the vote. In 2005, 64 percent of Newton County voters voted to approve the tax.
Tuesday, March 21, voters who haven’t already voted early will be asked to approve a referendum for a one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) aimed at helping the county and its municipalities fund a number of needed improvements in transportation, stormwater infrastructure, public safety, and facilities.
The SPLOST is touted as a way to let our neighbors help foot the bill for improvements to infrastructure that they use. While a property tax is only paid by property owners in the county, a SPLOST would see anyone who shops or dines in the county helping chipping in. All counties surrounding Fayette currently have a SPLOST, meaning Fayette residents contribute when they shop out of the county, but not the reverse. Currently, Fayette has one of the lowest sales tax rates in the state at six cents. Of those six cents, four go to the state, one goes to the school system, and one goes to the county.
If approved, the six-year SPLOST would bring in an estimated $141,014,157 in tax revenue to be divvied up between the County and municipalities based on population. Fayette County would take the largest share at $64,646,530, followed by Peachtree City at $45,472,835, Fayetteville at $21,098,538, Tyrone at $9,102,463, and Brooks at $693,791.
Without a SPLOST, a significant property tax increase and/or cuts in services would be needed in order to fund the same projects. For the county, 37 percent of its share would go towards stormwater infrastructure projects. The need to catch up years of stormwater maintenance was highlighted by the December 2015 floods that washed out portions of three roads. The County would also spend 30 percent of their allotment on transportation projects, including road replacements and multi-use path projects, and 28 percent to upgrade an outdated public safety radio system for the E911 system.
The one-cent sales tax referendum extends the current one-cent sales tax and if approved, will fund continued bond payments on the recent high school construction and renovations at Comer Elementary.
Superintendent Allen McCannon told the board of education Tuesday night that by using the E-SPLOST funds for capital improvements, the millage rate on property taxes has remained stable at 16.99 since 2007.
He said based on current projections the majority of the funds will have to be used to continue paying for previous construction, not new construction. He said any additional funds collected over the bond payments could be used for items that will be listed on the ballot (such as a fine arts center).
“Based on current projections, the chance of generating substantial funds over the required payments is unlikely,” he said.
McCannon said if the E-SPLOST is not approved, the school system would have to find additional revenue, likely through an increase in property taxes.
[Decatur County Schools Superintendent Tim] Cochran said ESPLOST is very important to the school system. It has funded the building of the new high school, Jones Wheat and West BainbridgeElementary Schools. No property taxes are used for the construction. He pointed out the constant need for upgrades to the other facilities. Five buildings are 50 plus years old, while three are 61 years old.
Cochran stressed that all SPLOST money stays here in the county. Visitors to Bainbridge and area help fund it when they make purchases here.
The term is for five years, with the current one expiring the end of June. This is not a new tax, but a renewal of the current one. The continued 1cent will provide for Decatur County by making payments on the high school debt, ongoing facility upgrades and repairs system wide, purchase technology for all schools, purchase of new school buses and for transportation equipment and maintenance equipment.
He pointed out that if the ESPLOST fails to renew, there will be no solution but to raise property taxes.
Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will campaign next week for Republican Bruce LeVell, as he burnishes his pro-Trump credentials in the race to represent the suburban Atlanta district.
LeVell, a Dunwoody jeweler who headed Trump’s diversity coalition, said Monday that Lewandowski’s March 29 appearance in Alpharetta is an indication the “Trump team is rallying around my campaign.”
“Corey and I have been brothers-in-arms fighting for President Trump since June of 2015,” he said.
In the 18-candidate April 18 special election, LeVell is positioning himself as Trump’s biggest ally in the race. But he’s facing stiff competition from other pro-Trump Republicans in the race, including former Johns Creek councilman Bob Gray, whose TV ad featured him with a water pump prepared to drain a swamp.
A bill to grant the state more power to intervene in Georgia’s struggling schools is one step closer to a vote in the Senate.
The chamber’s education committee on Monday approved the bill creating a “chief turnaround officer” to work with low-performing schools.
The committee maintained a key portion of the bill, which would make the State Board of Education responsible for hiring the new official. Education groups instead want the elected state superintendent to hire the new official because board members are appointed by the governor.
People who have been involuntarily committed to a mental hospital would be able to request the right to purchase a gun before the end of the standard five-year ban under a bill approved by a House committee.
A proposal collecting sales taxes on trips through ride-hailing services including Uber and Lyft and another to force online retailers to collect sales taxes also were on the committee’s agenda, but didn’t receive a vote. The Senate Finance committee may take up the bills Wednesday.
A key Senate committee on Monday passed House Bill 338, now named the First Priority Act instead of “plan b,” the informal moniker by which it has been known around the Capitol.
The bill has been slightly modified since it passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, but must return there for ratification of the Senate’s changes. That’s assuming the full Senate approves the measure before the legislative session ends next week. After approval Monday by the Senate Education and Youth Committee, it goes to a committee that schedules Senate floor votes.
The House Insurance Committee on Monday passed revamped legislation to reduce “surprise billing,’’ in which patients using hospitals in their insurance network may still get unexpected bills from doctors who are not in the network.
The new version of Senate Bill 8 is vastly different from the original proposal that passed the state Senate unanimously.
Both Sen. Renee Unterman, the bill’s sponsor, and Rep. Richard Smith, chairman of the House Insurance Committee, called the bill ‘’a first step’’ toward solving the billing problem. Smith said that about one in five hospital ER patients nationally receive bills from non-network doctors.
Unterman, a Buford Republican who’s also a nurse, said many teachers needing emergency care in her county, Gwinnett, find that ER doctors at Gwinnett Medical Center hospitals are out of their insurance network.
Rep. Darlene Taylor, a Thomasville Republican, said health care is not a free market. “Doing nothing [on surprise billing] helps no one,” she said.
If Senate Bill 8 passes the House, the two chambers must settle the differences between the original and revised versions in a conference committee.
Students will have a clear right to refuse to take state tests in schools without being punished if Gov. Nathan Deal signs legislation approved by the Georgia Senate Monday.
House Bill 425 says schools cannot punish students who refuse to take standardized state tests and encourages state and local school boards to let students take the tests with paper and pencil rather than on a computer.
Deal vetoed similar legislation, Senate Bill 355, last year.
The Senate Finance Committee approved legislation Monday that could mean a $200 million a year tax hike for used-car buyers.
Supporters of House Bill 340 by Rep. Shaw Blackmon, R-Bonaire – which is backed by new-car dealers – view it as cleaning up a loophole that currently allows used-car dealers to get an unfair competitive advantage on taxes and to sometimes scam the system.
State estimates say that by fiscal 2019 — the first full year the law would be in effect — the proposed changes in how used cars are taxed could mean an extra $237 million in title fee payments. That could rise to $268 million by 2022.
Another part of the legislation would lower the bill on the same tax to those who lease cars, cutting their tab by up to $74 million in 2019, a number that could grow up to $106 million by 2022.
The new-car lobby says the bill would merely force used-car buyers to pay the tax under the same system that governs new-car buyers.
Griff Lynch, the authority’s executive director, said Monday the Savannah and Brunswick seaports handled 2.94 million tons of cargo in February — up nearly 10 percent from the same month last year. It was also their second-highest monthly tonnage ever. That record was set in January.
Containerized cargo moving through Savannah is driving the growth.
Lynch said the Panama Canal, which finished a major expansion last summer, is increasing container volumes “a little faster and stronger” than expected.
Carver, who couldn’t be reached for comment, “has invested considerable time and effort on issues surrounding the transfer of a small amount of water from the Tennessee River into the watershed that feeds Lake Lanier,” states a Lake Lanier Association invitation about the event at Port Royale Marina in Forsyth County.
Here’s the text of the resolution approved at the Glynn County Republican Party on Saturday.
RESOLUTION OPPOSING CASINO GAMBLING
WHEREAS, Georgia Republican legislators have introduced legislation that would allow for casino gambling in Georgia; and
WHEREAS, the gambling bills now mask the negative connotations of casino gambling by referring to casinos euphemistically as “destination resorts”; and
WHEREAS, the usual arguments for opening the state to gambling continue to be, “this will create jobs” and “it is for the children” because it will generate revenue for Pre-K and for the HOPE scholarship, and
WHEREAS, these reasons fail to overcome the substantial societal costs of gambling, which include (1) the break-up of families because gamblers are twice as likely to divorce as non-gamblers, (2) an increase in local crime by at least ten percent within five years or less after the establishment of a casino, including an increase in prostitution; (3) local job loss because local citizens change their spending habits, (4) an increase in bankruptcies, and (5) an increase in child neglect and domestic violence; and
WHEREAS, all taxpayers, including non-gamblers, end up paying higher taxesfor these publicly borne social costs; and
WHEREAS, the proposed establishment of the gambling industry in Georgia violates free-market principles by instituting a politically protected industry that will drain customers from legitimate businesses not similarly protected; and
WHEREAS, once the gambling industry is allowed to operate legally in the state, its lobbying power will grow and increase its influence over legislators and local community officials; and
WHEREAS, once the State of Georgia allows Class III gambling, this would open the door for any Indian tribe to “venue shop” for property to open casinos on land that would be taken out of the governance of the State and off the local tax digest; and
WHEREAS, the State should not have a vested interest in predatory activities such as gambling for the sake of filling State coffers at the expense of ruined lives and broken families;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, we, the Delegates of Georgia’s Chatham County Republican Convention, urge the members of the Georgia Legislature to cease and desist with any efforts to open the State of Georgia to casino gambling;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Secretary of Georgia’s Chatham County Republican Party Convention is directed to immediately transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party and to all elected Chatham County Republican officials in the Georgia Senate and in the Georgia House; to the Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia, the Honorable Casey Cagle, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Georgia; and to the Honorable David Ralston, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
[F]ormer members of the Whig Party meet to establish a new party to oppose the spread of slavery into the western territories. The Whig Party, which was formed in 1834 to oppose the “tyranny” of President Andrew Jackson, had shown itself incapable of coping with the national crisis over slavery.
The Civil War firmly identified the Republican Party as the party of the victorious North, and after the war the Republican-dominated Congress forced a “Radical Reconstruction” policy on the South, which saw the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution and the granting of equal rights to all Southern citizens. By 1876, the Republican Party had lost control of the South, but it continued to dominate the presidency until the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933.
Well I guess it was back in eighteen eighty nine,
When a couple of boys in Dahlonega went down in a mine,
And found it was slap full of gold.
Then these folks in Atlanta wanted to keep growing,
So they told the legislature the Capitol had to be going,
And so those politicos said “Good Bye Milledgeville! Our attorneys will be in touch.”
Now the Capitol had been moved before,
Savannah, Louisville, and more,
They’d even moved it down to Macon on an overloaded poultry wagon.
Atlanta sure wanted to lend the State a hand,
Giving the legislature plenty of land,
Hammers started swingin’ and, boy howdy, they sure were buildin’.
The architect of this here building was feeling bold,
Covering the building’s dome all in beautiful gold,
Leaving the gold mine empty, and leaving someone with the shaft.
Well, Governor Gordon was slap full of delight,
When his eyes did recognize that impressive sight,
On March 20, 1889, a completed Capitol building.
He grabbed the keys and a few words he spoke,
The words he uttered were no joke,
“Boys when you’re hot, you’re hot! Now thanks a lot.”
Less than 1 percent of Cobb’s 444,677 registered voters cast their ballots ahead of Tuesday’s election for the special 1 percent sales tax for schools as of Friday morning, according to Cobb elections.
A total of 3,787 Cobb residents have cast early ballots since early voting opened on Feb. 27, according to Janine Eveler, director of Cobb elections.
Early voting ended Friday.
About 89 percent, or 3,357 votes, of the early votes so far were cast in-person while the other 430 votes were returned to Cobb elections by mail.
The turnout in Tuesday’s sales tax referendum in Houston County will not draw nearly that of the presidential election four months ago, but Jimmy Autry says the stakes are equally important.
He chairs the committee that’s promoting the special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST. A yes vote in the referendum would extend the 1-percent tax on retail sales for another six years.
“It’s just as important as the presidential election, but you can’t convince some people,” Autry said. “This is all local. These are things that affect you. I drive home on a Moody Road upgraded because of SPLOST.”
Jones, Baldwin, Wilkinson and Pulaski counties are also among the places deciding sales tax proposals. Additionally, voters in Monroe County are deciding whether to approve a 1 mill property tax increase to go toward keeping the Monroe County Hospital open. Peach County voters are deciding whether to approve an expansion of the tax exemption on business inventory, with the aim of spurring economic growth.
Senator Johnny Isakson is recovering from his second recent back surgery and we hope you’ll join us in praying for him and his family and staff as he recuperates.
The campaign of Republican Amy Kremer went off the rails this weekend, with her entire staff quitting and sending out a press release:
The entire campaign staff of GA 6th District Congressional candidate and former Tea Party Express CEO Amy Kremer has resigned over Kremer’s inability to raise funds and failure to pay her staff and operating bills, including campaign vendors.
Ms. Kremer had only raised $2500 through the first month despite placing 4th among Republican candidates in a recent poll.
This is yet another setback for Ms. Kremer whose previous venture, Women Vote Trump Pac, raised only $28,000 of its $30 million goal.
Cooper Mohr, 30, was on the campaign’s field team and was staying in Kremer’s east Cobb house with two other staffers. After he resigned from the campaign, he said Kremer changed the locks and wouldn’t let them get their belongings. Reached outside her house on Friday, he said he contacted the Cobb police for help.
“I’m not going to let them do this to us,” he said.
Republican Bob Gray hired the staffers who quit a rival campaign’s staff en masse after complaining she couldn’t pay their campaign bills, the latest move in an increasingly bitter race to represent a suburban Atlanta district.
Jack Melton, the former campaign manager for tea party activist Amy Kremer, said the Republican side of the April 18 special election appears to be between Gray and former Secretary of State Karen Handel – and that Gray was his pick “as the only conservative outsider in this race.”
Former State Senator Judson Hill held a Meet and Greet event this weekend with “100 Women Who Support Judson Hill. Pictured below with Shelly Hill, Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter (USN Ret.), and DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester.
Next year’s state elections have dominated the current year’s legislative session, never more so than this past week. The contest got off to a semi-official start when the AJC reported Secretary of State Brian Kemp will jump into the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal. Next to enter the fray, most likely, is Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.
After that, it’s anyone’s guess how big the field grows, and how quickly. But you can expect April to be busy.
The field won’t get as large as last year’s GOP presidential primary, or this year’s special election in the Sixth Congressional District, but it looks to be a full one. (That’s before we get to the Democratic side, a topic for another day.)
Given the foregoing array of possible candidates, not to mention the emerging scramble to replace them in the seats they now occupy, we could see dramatic turnover in the highest levels of state government. Imagine, for instance, that Cagle and Ralston not only both run for governor, but both lose. In that case, we would see a totally new group in charge of the House, the Senate and the executive branch. At a minimum, having two new faces in those three offices is very plausible.
In the near term, that probably means gridlock. Already, there’s a sense under the Gold Dome that personal ambitions, and efforts to thwart the same, are shaping the legislative process behind closed doors.
Today is Legislative Day 36 in the Georgia General Assembly, marking the beginning of the spring to the end of session next Thursday. Some bills will break the tape and win passage, others will be deferred until next year. Some will hit the wall, and some will stumble. Keep running through the finish line, my friends.
The Senate could vote this week to allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.
Senate approval would send the bill back to the House, which approved a version earlier this month on party lines. The Senate added an exemption for buildings where high school-age students attend classes at technical colleges under a state program.
The budget-writing process has remained uncontroversial this year, with few major differences in the $49 billion proposals advanced by the House and Senate. Both chambers have agreed on 2 percent salary increases for teachers and some other state employees and a 20 percent increase for law enforcement officers with state agencies, including Georgia State Patrol.
The Senate’s Education Committee plans to vote Monday afternoon on a bill giving the state more power to intervene in struggling schools.
The House has already passed a version of the bill creating a “chief turnaround officer” to work with struggling schools. The new position would be appointed by the State Board of Education, whose members are appointed by the governor, with input from the elected state superintendent and education groups.
A reader mentioned seeing figures of $49 billion and $25 billion for the 2018 Fiscal Year state budget. The larger number includes federal funds that pass through the state government, while the smaller number reflect only state dollars.
The Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 201 by Sen. Butch Miller (R-Gainesville) and the bill passed out of House Industry and Labor by substitute.
The Georgia Senate passed SB 201 that would require employers to let workers use their sick days to take care of a child, parent, or any dependent listed on tax returns.
State Rep. Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) is sponsoring the bill in the House.
“I think what we’re doing is stating the policy of the state is to welcome companies that will give flexibility to their workers,” Strickland said.
If the company you work for doesn’t offer sick leave, this bill doesn’t do much for you. There is no mandate in Georgia requiring companies to offer sick days to their employees.
“Surprise medical billing,” one of the bigger healthcare issues in the legislature, will be heard in the House Insurance Committee at 8 AM today, as they take up Senate Bill 8 by Sen. Renee Unterman. House Insurance Chairman Richard Smith (R-Columbus) proposed his own measure, HB 71, which has not passed the House.
The United States – and Georgia – is in the midst of a horrific epidemic of opiate overdose. Every day, a Georgian dies of an opiate overdose. Most of those who die are young adults. Their deaths are tragic for their families and communities, and all of us are poorer because they can no longer contribute to our society. And it could get much worse. Other states have twice Georgia’s rate of opiate overdose.
Overprescribing of opiates – which are no less addictive than heroin – has driven this devastation. Sales of prescription opioids in the U.S. nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, but there has been no change in the amount of pain Americans report. Prescription opiates are a gateway drug – the great majority of those addicted to heroin got started with opioid medications. This is one reason CDC released opioid prescribing guidelines for chronic pain a year ago.
Reversing this epidemic won’t be simple, and won’t be quick – but the sooner we take effective action, the more lives will be saved. To their credit, Georgia’s political leaders are working to do so by improving Georgia’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP).
In states with laws regulating pain clinics and requiring PDMP checks, deaths from opioids have decreased.
This past Thursday, the Senate Health Committee approved House Bill 249 that would require doctors to check our state PDMP before prescribing all opioids and all benzodiazepines. It also sensibly allows for delegates to do so, saving our doctors time.
Unfortunately, this version of the bill has too many loopholes. The Senate version of the bill had sensible exemptions, including opiates prescribed for palliation, end-of-life care, and addiction treatment. The current draft includes exemptions that would endanger public safety and result in avoidable overdoses and deaths of Georgians.
Too many Georgians have already been killed in this epidemic. A final bill in the coming days that includes only the specific and well-worded exemptions included in Senate Bill 81 is safer for patients and will save lives. Families throughout Georgia are counting on our elected officials to do the right thing and make our PDMP work for doctors and protect patients.
When patients get an initial opioid prescription that’s just a one-day supply, they have about a six-percent chance of being on opioids for a year or longer. But if that first prescription is for a three-day supply, the probability of long-term use starts inching up. With an initial five-day supply, the chance jumps to about 10 percent. With a six-day supply, the chance hits 12 percent. With 10-day’s worth, the odds of still being on opioids a year later hits roughly 20 percent.
So, with an initial 10-day opioid prescription, about one-in-five patients become long-term users. That’s according to the new study’s lead author Bradley Martin, a professor of pharmaceutical evaluation and policy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. It’s a fast rise, Martin said to Ars. “We really didn’t expect that.”
People who got 30 days of opioid total—meaning they may have gotten multiple prescriptions or refills over time—had about a 30-percent probability of using opioids for a year. And they had a nearly 20-percent chance of being on them for three years.
The CDC estimates that 91 people die of an opioid overdose every day in the US.
My name is Samson, and I used to be a gypsy… Roaming country roads and sleeping on the highway. But I gave up my traveling life to settle down with a family and a big couch. All my friends tell me I’m a really chill dude. You know… calm, gentle, affectionate. Serious. Kind of nerdy. Really, my top priority is finding someone who I can keep company and chill with.
Fawn and Mary are sweet, loving and sightly under-exposed with different humans but have excellent potential. They are sisters that are very smart and learn so quickly! A fantastic mix of Coon Hound and Rhodesian Ridgeback. They have a gorgeous and different look.
They seem to really enjoy human companionship and are warming up to positive training methods to learn leash walking,come, riding in the car and new and different sights, smells and sounds. Fawn is right at 73 pounds and is almost 2 and a half years old. These girls have affectionate hearts and loving souls and are absolutely beautiful.
Bennie is all about playing hard and loving with his whole heart. He will make a wonderful family boy. The only reason we have him marked for older kids is that his play is excited and because of his large size we don’t want him knocking down a young child.
Bennie loves toys and especially the ball, he will fetch and most times return for you to throw again….sometime he will want you to chase him for it. Bennie loves the water and swimming. He is muscular and athletic. He is a total snuggle bug and a fun time! He is well behaved, loving and has some basic obedience skills, house trained and ready to be a large part of your family!
Hi! I’m Huey. I am an adorable fluff ball of a puppy. I’m pretty chill and love basically everyone. I’m hoping to grow up with my forever family and not at the Adoption Center. Can you help me find my family?
Gwinnett Habitat Executive Director Brent Bohanan said 239 volunteers worked on the house for more than 1,300 hours. It’s the 132nd home built by Gwinnett Habitat, but it was originally built in 1992 as Habitat’s fifth home in Gwinnett. Bohanan said the first homeowner paid it off and moved on, but sold it back to Habitat.
“We’re just so excited to be able to recycle one of our homes and pass it on to Lula and her famly,” said Bohanan, who prayed during the ceremony and cited Psalm 127:1. “We hope that this home will be a great place that you can make a lot of memories together.”
“That tells you when people have a will to not just sit on their butts, but to go out and sometimes you’ve got to make things happen, even when you don’t succeed, you try again,” said Dunn, who played 12 seasons in the NFL, six with the Atlanta Falcons and six with Tampa Bay. “I think she’s an example that no matter what background, no matter the situation, you may not succeed, but try again.”
Judd is a sweet older boy who has some arthritis in his back legs and really like to get out of the shelter into a loving home with a soft bed. He loves sniffing around and will sit when you ask him to. Judd arrived at the shelter as a lost dog on 1/11 and since no one ever came to find him, he is now in need of a new home. Judd is up to date on shots, and will be heartworm tested and microchipped before adoption. Since he in an older boy, he will need to be neutered at your own veterinarian. Judd is 8 years old, his ID is 591405, he is in run 57 and weighs 46 lbs.
She originally came to the shelter as a stray with ID and her family did not come for her. She thought she found her new forever home when she was adopted but that new person decided owning a dog just was not what the were expecting so she was returned on 02/21. They said she was good with kids but needs some work on her potty skills. Eenie is a playful, sweet 3 year old girl and is also well behaved, sitting and laying down when told. She has been spayed, tested negative for heart worms, micro-chipped and is current on vaccines so she is all set to go for that new home. You will find her waiting in run 804 and her ID# is 591844.
Meet Ripley! He’s a real ham and just a total sweetheart. He is playful and well behaved, and knows all his basic commands. He was found as a lost doggie on 2/26/17 and will become available for adoption on 3/5/17. Ripley keeps his run nice and clean and appears to be housebroken. He is about 2 years old and weighs 47 lbs. He is current on his vaccines and upon adoption will be neutered, heartworm tested and micro chipped. Ripley’s ID # is 593267 and can be found in cage 83.