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  1. LPPT


    Password to what?
  2. I just talked with Pat, he let me know we are up. I am poking around I love how crisp and clean the graphics look. I can't wait to post a picture.
  3. I had thought we were doing it last night. I really hope we don't lose all the news for 15 years. it is the only record other than court records of news in Paulding.
  4. A lot of folks don't know this about me, I love to fish. This is an awesome catch. After a three-hour battle, fisherman Bwiji Aliven landed a 946-pound blue marlin off the Marshall Islands last week in what was a record-setting achievement, and he did it all by himself, acting as skipper, fisherman and crew. “He makes his income by selling his catch to local restaurants and stores,” Kyle told For The Win Outdoors. “He normally goes out fishing by himself almost everyday when weather permits.” So if anybody can catch a 946-pound blue marlin by himself, it’s Bwiji. “But it comes with years of practice and thinking safety,” said Kyle, a great fisherman in his own right, as he holds the local tournament record with a 719-pound marlin. Bwiji knew it was a “monster” when the fish did its initial jumps. Several times he had reeled the fish in close to the boat only to see it run off again. “So it was a battle of tug of war for three hours,” Kyle explained to For The Win Outdoors. “When the fish got close to the boat he kept the boat straight, set his starboard motor to forward idle and slowly pulled the leader up on the port side of his boat. When the fish was in gaffing range he made a final wrap on the leader with one hand.” He was then able to gaff the “exhausted” fish, secure it alongside his 23-foot Grady-White boat, and take it back to Majuro. Read more
  5. Paulding state and local officials happy with pace of 'behind the scenes' work on aviation academy District 17 State Rep. Martin Momtahan, R-Dallas, said he was “excited about where we are in the process." He said the technical college system is “busy behind the scenes making sure that this project is successful now and in the long run.” “When starting a construction project at any airport at this scale you must first get the appropriate permits from federal, state, and local agencies,” Momtahan said. “These applications and permits take time to process and are designed in such a way that the results at the end of the project is an end product that serves our community as well as the entire state of Georgia in an impactful way,” he said. “We are thankful for the selection of our site as the No. 1 place for aviation training in the state of Georgia, and hope that it will continue to make the state of Georgia the nation’s No. 1 place to do business,” Momtahan said. Chattahoochee Tech President Ron Newcomb said he expects the next step toward beginning construction will be taken this fall when the state government begins seeking proposals on architectural and construction plans, a technical college system spokesman said. Click the link to read the entire article
  6. The board looks about the same. Seems to be responding faster.
  7. Maybe they are going to get some DNA? That would be my best guess. Maybe someone is looking for fame or there is an inheritance somewhere.
  8. This is what I am up against. A 50,000 Cadillac xts went to 30,000 with 1000 miles on it. Next year it will be worth about about 20,000 depending on mileage. The Murrano about the same. The average repairs on the caddy in a year run about 1000. The Lexus around 600 with depreciation around 1/2 of what the caddy is. The Murrano actually holds value better than the caddy When I looked into the higher rate of repair on the Murrano that seemed excessive in the first year were under $100 each and small things. The Lexus beat both in these categories.This is the investment end of car ownership. I will need to test drive the Buick. I am also looking into the Hyundai Genesis G80. It also depreciates terribly. I never buy new, someone else can take the original 10,000 hit. In that way depreciation is not that painful. The bottom line is for me it makes no sense to buy something I can't take a 4 to 6 hour ride to the beach in. I am not going up to bmw's or audi's. I have zero car vanity for anyone to take advantage of. I will test drive the Lexus, Genesis, and Buick this week. As you can see my frustration is high. I appreciate all the feedback and help from everyone. Keep it coming.
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    I occasionally do it. Usually when they are out of something and I need to go to Walmart. Now I will do it in reverse, buy most groceries at Walmart and get cash back if I need something at Kroger. Kroger's Romaine lettuce is always bitter and nasty so I get that at Walmart.
  10. I ordered a 2019 xts it is on it's way. Now hubby is back peddling due to the repairs being expensive and how quickly it depreciates. With my fybromyalgia and facet syndrome I am willing to make sacrifices for comfort, him not so much. I am going to test drive a lexus this week. If the lexus is not as comfortable it might be the Nissan Murrano.
  11. “Operation End Game” Targets On-line Child Predators “Operation End Game” Targets On-line Child Predators July 29, 2019 Athens, GA (July 29, 2019) – As a result of a proactive undercover investigation coordinated by the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia, and the Athens-Clarke County District Attorney’s Office, nine people were arrested over a three-day period beginning Thursday, July 25, 2019. Those arrested were charged with O.C.G.A. 16-12-100.2, Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 2007. “Operation End Game” was a three-day proactive effort centered in Athens, GA. The operation took several months of planning. The arrestees, ranging in age from 19 to 53, traveled from areas around Northeast Georgia with the intent to meet a child for sex. One person that was arrested was a convicted murderer who had completed his sentence. One person was arrested in possession of firearms and a machete. Thirteen mobile phones were seized as evidence during the operation. The goal of “Operation End Game” was to arrest persons who communicate with children on-line and then travel to meet them for the purpose of having sex. Additionally, the operation targeted those that are willing to exploit children by purchasing sex with a minor. On-line child predators visit chat rooms and websites on the internet, find children, begin conversations with them, introduce sexual content and arrange a meeting with the children for the purpose of having sex. The children these predators target are both boys and girls. Since 2014, the Georgia ICAC Task Force has arrested over 130 people in similar operations. Over the course of the operation, over 25 cases were established that met the threshold for arrest. Nine of those cases were concluded with arrests. During the multi-day operation, investigators had more than 200 exchanges with subjects on various social media or internet platforms. Many of those were exchanges in which the subject initiated contact with whom they believed to be a minor and directed the conversation towards sex. In some of those cases, the subject introduced obscene or lude content, often exposing the minor (UC) to pornography or requesting the child take nude or pornographic images for them. About half of the exchanges involved websites used for dating, socializing, or even websites used for classified advertisements. Although some websites promote themselves as being for “adults-only” it is not uncommon for law enforcement to work cases in which children access these sites, establish profiles claiming to be older, and then find themselves vulnerable to victimization, harassment, blackmail, or assault. Several subjects were identified as communicating simultaneously with multiple investigators posing as minors. Such activity confirms what investigators uncover conducting these types of investigations: that many predators specifically seek out minors on such websites to groom them as potential victims for sexual contact. Along with those agencies who participated in the planning and coordinating of the operation, 10 additional law enforcement agencies participated in “Operation End Game” as members of the Georgia ICAC Task Force. These agencies were: Alpharetta Police Department Clarke County Sheriff’s Office Floyd County Police Department Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office GBI-Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC) Gwinnett County Police Department Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lilburn Police Department Polk County Police Department Savannah Police Department The proactive on-line investigation was a coordinated effort among the participating law enforcement agencies to combat this activity. Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Cleveland Spruill stated, “the ACCPD is proud to partner with the FBI, GBI and other federal, state, and local area law enforcement agencies in these continuing efforts to identify and apprehend those who prey on our most vulnerable victims. Thanks to this coordinated three-day effort, multiple predators have been removed from our streets and are no longer free to victimize our children.” GBI Special Agent in Charge, and Commander of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Debbie Garner remarked, “the Athens-Clarke County Police Department is one of our most active member agencies. We appreciate their daily efforts to combat child exploitation. This type of cooperation and collaboration is invaluable in the effort to keep our children safe from predators who seek to harm them. This successful operation was a true partnership between all the agencies involved. We will continue to aggressively work together to protect our children.” The following were arrested and charged in Clarke County as part of “Operation End Game”: Morgan Andrews, W/M, Maxeys, GA, 27, mold repair technician Joseph Kelly, W/M, 44, Statham, GA, assembly line worker James Morriss, Jr., W/M, Dacula, GA, 49, sales representative Andrew Schafer, W/M, Winder, GA, 53, project manager Deointe Sims, B/M, Athens, GA, 25, assembly line worker Fredrick Smith, B/M, Royston, GA, 29, fast food/food delivery service employee Michael Turner, B/M, Covington, GA, 46, shipping/receiving employee Zachary Turner, B/M, Colbert, GA, 19, unemployed Noe Villafuerte, H/M, Winterville, GA, 44, landscaper The Georgia ICAC Task Force is comprised of 240+ local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, other related criminal justice agencies and prosecutor’s offices. The mission of the ICAC Task Force, created by the U. S. Department of Justice and managed and operated by the GBI in Georgia, is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in developing an effective response to cyber enticement and child pornography cases. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education. The ICAC Program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the internet, the proliferation of child pornography, and the heightened online activity by predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims. By helping state and local law enforcement agencies develop effective and sustainable responses to online child victimization and child pornography, the ICAC program delivers national resources at the local level. Arrests made by the Georgia ICAC Task Force have been steadily increasing over the last 3 years. The Georgia ICAC Task Force made 244 arrests in 2015, and in 2016, the Georgia ICAC Task Force made 340 arrests. In 2017, The Georgia ICAC Task Force made 350 arrests. In 2018, The Georgia ICAC Task Force made 307 arrests. The Georgia ICAC Task Force has made over 2,000 arrests since its inception in 2002. Contact Information: Debbie Garner - Special Agent in Charge
  12. They don't want to ruin their perfect bedroom community. I might point out we are building a newer larger jail. It will hold lots of people that spent 20 hours or less with their parents growing up. Not only are the taxes going up, so is child care.The lifestyle of families surviving on 40,000 a year in this county feels too much like poverty to some due to the expense of our lifestyle here. The folks I see crying about their lovely lifestyle tend to be self employed here or locally employed. I hate going even to Marietta. It takes 20 to 40 minutes to get me out of the county. There is no route that is not frustrating. When I get stuck in traffic I don't know how people live in that hell every day. Surely they miss their kids? Poverty and neglect are the primary predictors of future legal problems. Our sheriff seems to understand that and is planning accordingly.
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  14. Wow I wanted to see it too and time got away from us. The 2 at Atlanta were beautiful.
  15. Spiders are harder to kill than other insects. Most of the poisons are very toxic. I had an infestation of black widows in the stones I use for landscaping. They were so aggressive they would go after the grass trimmer. We had to poison them it was just too dangerous. Their venom is a neurotoxin that can cause lifetime issues. I feel for these people I can't imagine the nightmare. A new home should be a good life change.
  16. Paulding students score above state average on most spring 2019 Milestones tests Paulding students' average scores exceeded the state average on most spring 2019 Georgia Milestones tests. Georgia Department of Education today, July 26, released the results of end-of-course and end-of-grade tests taken by Paulding third- through 12th-graders in the spring of the 2018-2019 school year. They showed Paulding County School District students’ average test scores exceeded the state average in 19 of 24 subject areas. Click the link to read the entire article
  17. Paulding County family discovers venomous spider infestation on move-in day "Crap, we just bought this death trap," Photianos said. And these aren't your average creepy crawlers; their bite comes with a poisonous punch that can cause severe skin lesions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One family friend knows from personal experience, after helping move items out of the house last week. "I've been bit [sic] by just about anything, but that was by far the worst," the family friend told FOX 5 News, who wanted to remain anonymous. "It was very painful." He said he had to be hospitalized and is currently on multiple antibiotics. The brown recluse is a resilient creature. Photianos said the spiders survived three different exterminators and the family's personal attempts to rid the home of the brown recluse. "You would've thought one of the regular pest control companies could have nipped it in the butt, taken care of it, but these things are tenacious and they just keep coming back," Photianos said. He told FOX 5 News the family has been fighting off the infestation for a year now, moving in and out between pest control operations. Photianos said their seven kids permanently moved out when the school year ended because the number of spiders spiked. The previous owners and the home inspector were not aware of the infestation, according to Photianos. He believes the infestation occurred during a mold removal process, which happened during a several month vacancy ahead of the family's move-in date. Prior to signing the papers, they only visited the home during the day. Brown recluse spiders typically hunt at night. Click the link to read the rest of the article.
  18. I updated with pictures. I miss my old phone it took awesome pics.
  19. Why would someone ban you for this? You are not the only one to think this. It is tragic and hindsight is 20/20 there were clearly mistakes made by people that should follow protocol to the letter. I don't see Gary patting anyone on the back saying it will be ok son. There is nothing wrong with your level of concern either. This was bad, really bad.
  20. LPPT

    Update on Bear

    I always hear the dog asking why you cripple me why why why!!! I think you have to start when they are tiny!!!
  21. Is that what it was? I couldn't really follow it well enough. I assumed it was commentary on local politics which would be relevant to this issue. What is relative is that the huge industrial parks seen in surrounding counties did not happen without infrastructure paid for by taxpayers and an industrial building authority that knew what to do. Not only that but there has to be sacrifices at this point, big ones for us to even entertain catching up. There is only one thing that will ever help this county grow industry and catch up. We would have to do whatever it took and have the right people in place from local to DC to get a connector from 20 to 75 running through this county.
  22. I will sign. My poor son thought it was a holiday and thought school should be out
  23. The board has different people now. This board did not make that decision. I could say more about the integrity of some of those people but they are gone and it is water under the bridge. It is obvious that our surrounding counties have done something right and Paulding has not. I am sick to death of parks. It takes almost a 1/2 hour or more to get in or out of this county on the existing roads. Our children barely see their parents. Build better roads. Everywhere I look I see new government buildings being built on bonds of course. I see almost no industry. We are finally getting the reservoir built on bonds and my water bill is ridiculous. As a homeowner I am on the hook for all this. We won't dig ourselves out of this hole without industry. Don't build another house, another school, another park until we have industry to offset it. When they bring that nuclear plant online Paulding taxpayers are going to have to grab their ankles. If we had put water and roads ahead of the above mentioned we would have industry here.
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    Macland Road

    I just noticed that yesterday. It is huge!
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