Legislation Makes Family-Friendly Improvements to the Capitol Complex
Washington, D.C. – The House today passed the fiscal year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (H.R. 5325), which was authored by Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) who is chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee on Appropriations. The bill provides annual funding for the offices of Members of the House of Representatives, the support agencies of Congress, security, services for visitors, and Capitol operations and maintenance.
“The main focus of this legislation is to preserve the beauty, enhance the security and improve the institutions of the United States Capitol complex. Using a zero-based budgeting approach, in which each agency of the Legislative Branch was forced to justify its budget request from scratch, I’m pleased to report that we have accomplished our mission in a way that respects taxpayers,” Chairman Graves said.
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em?
Not if the Pickens County Recreation Advisory Board gets their wish – a total ban of smoking at Roper Park facilities that would include the entire 40-plus acres of baseball fields, tracks, parking lots, the community center and the new Boys & Girls Club facility.
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BARKING HOUND VILLAGE, LLC ET AL. V. MONYAK (S15G1184)
In this high-profile Fulton County case involving how to measure the value of a pet, the Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled in favor of a couple who sued a dog kennel for negligence in its treatment of their dog.
Local writer/filmmaker recalls a day with the Champ
photo/ Dan Huth’s personal collection
Muhammad Ali shoots a commercial for Vitalis Hair Tonic, at Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym. The boxing great was in training for his upcoming 1971 title fight with Joe Frazier. The author is on the ladder holding a microphone.
By Dan Chandler Huth
Spring had come to Miami Beach. The air was balmier, the breezes softer, the Cadillacs from New York were replaced by Buicks from Michigan.
Trudge up a narrow stairway to the Dundee’s Fifth Street Gym and you emerged to the sound of leather hitting canvas and the pungent smell of decades of sweat. Boxers of all sizes, speeds and colors were hard at work in every corner.
Press Release from the Pickens County School System - The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Purdy as Principal of Pickens High School. Mr. Purdy served as Principal of Jasper Middle School since 2014.
Mr. Purdy is a native of Rome, GA. He earned a Bachelor’s in English Education from Piedmont College and a Master’s of Health Science from the University of Alabama. Prior to being the Principal of Jasper Middle School, he