Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Governor Perdue Signs Dogfighting Legislation
Today Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed House Bill 301, making dogfighting a felony in Georgia. “I am pleased today to make it clear that dogfighting is an activity that we will not tolerate here in Georgia,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “This legislation makes the crime of dogfighting the felony it deserves to be, while ensuring that we do not confuse these illegal activities with those who are lawfully training dogs for hunting, agricultural and law enforcement purposes.”...

Georgia Aquarium Announces $110 Million Expansion
When Bernie Marcus opened the Georgia Aquarium in November 2005, he promised that it would always play a role in animal conservation, that it would make an important economic impact on downtown Atlanta, and that it would constantly reinvent itself to continue to "WOW" and attract visitors from around the world. Today, Aquarium founder Marcus and Jim Jacoby, owner of Marineland of Florida and a member of the Georgia Aquarium board, disclosed a key relationship for the Georgia Aquarium with Marineland that ensures those promises continue to be met...

Wells Qualifies to Run for Fayette County Tax Commissioner
5/5/08 (9:19 a.m.) On May 2, 2008 former Republican Commissioner, Linda Wells qualified to run for the position of Tax Commissioner. Asked about her reasons for running, Ms. Wells said there are several reasons for returning to public service... More

Rudjard Hayes Qualifies to Challenge District Attorney Scott Ballard
5/6/08 (11:17 p.m.) Veteran Prosecutor Rudjard Hayes qualified at the State Capitol last week to challenge incumbent Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard in the Republican Primary on July 15, 2008. The Griffin Judicial Circuit... More

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