Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mikes Link and Huff requalify for Watkinsville City council, qualifying over at 4 TODAY

Marci Campbell has yet to plunk down her fee to re-qualify for post 3. Huff is post 4 and Link is post 5 and so far have no opposition. Link likes to summarily vote against all beer and wine applications.

Qualifying fee in $72.00 to run for any of the Watkinsville City Council posts. Qualifying is over at 4:00 pm today at the City Hall office in the Community Center on VFW Drive

Perspectives 2014 Starts this Friday!




Subject: Perspectives 2014 Starts this Friday!
Date: August 26, 2014 at 7:56:38 PM EDT
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PERSPECTIVES: Georgia Pottery Invitational Starts Friday!


Volunteers Still Needed
 
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 GEORGIA'S LARGEST ANNUAL
POTTERY EVENT BEGINS THIS COMING FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014!
OVER 5,500 POTS AVAILABLE!

Dear Dan,

OCAF's Annual PERSPECTIVES: Georgia Pottery Invitational begins this coming Friday, August 29 with our always fabulous Opening Gala and continues every day through Wednesday, September 17. During PERSPECTIVES Watkinsville will be home to the largest collection of functional pottery in the state of Georgia. Don't miss your chance to purchase from these one-of-a-kind pottery pieces created by  Georgia's preeminent potters. And don't miss your chance to have first pick of all these beautiful items during our Opening Gala! 


Call for Volunteers

PERSPECTIVES would not be possible without all the wonderful volunteers who  make it happen. With the event beginning soon we are still in need of people to volunteer for everything from helping with the Opening Gala to Cashiering on the last day of the sale. Ask those who have volunteered in the past and they will tell you they have had a great time and have enjoyed the great group of people they met.

AS A VALUABLE ADDED BONUS,
volunteers will be treated to an Appreciation Reception in Rocket Hall the evening the event closes on Wednesday, Sept 17th. During the reception,dinner will be served and ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL BE ABLE TO SHOP AND RECEIVE A 30% DISCOUNT ON ALL POTTERY IN ROCKET HALL. 

Please click the button below to see, and sign up for, the many volunteer opportunities available. Your help will be greatly appreciated. 

     

David Morgan

Perspectives begins:



OPENING RECEPTION &  
PREVIEW SALE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 6-9 PM

$10 ADMISSION 

Admission price includes a buffet of assorted tasty finger foods and liquid refreshments under the tents adjacent to the 1902 Building. Music by Solstice Sisters will add to the festivities while you "meet and mingle" with this year's participating potters and are part of the first buyers to choose among the over 5000 pieces of pottery for sale.
  
  
Barry Gregg 
   And continues:   
     
Aug 30 - Sept 17, 2014
10 AM to 5 PM Each Day
Including Sundays & Labor Day 
Free Admission


Pottery Sale - Exhibitions - Demonstrations Gallery Talks
Workshop - Studio Tours
 

For a complete schedule of events during Perspectives: GA Pottery Invitational click HERE!

Rebekah Strickland

FREE POTTERY DEMONSTRATIONS
EACH SATURDAY, 1-4 PM 

Aug 30 - Rick Berman  
Sept 6 -  Marise Fransolino  
Sept 13 - Maria Dondero      



All events of Perspectives 2014: GA Pottery Invitational take place at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) facilities, located in historic downtown Watkinsville GA. For a detailed Google Map to the facilities, please click this LINK. To see a slideshow of participating potters or for more information about the  reception, exhibitions and other scheduled events, click HERE.

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GA. GOP Senate Candidate David Perdue: 'Don't Worry About That Unemployment Number'

GOP Senate Candidate David Perdue: 'Don't Worry About That Unemployment Number'

Gov. Nathan Deal Presumes UGA Immigration Activists Are Undocumented

Gov. Nathan Deal Presumes UGA Immigration Activists Are Undocumented

UGA students press Governor Nathan Deal on immigration issue during campaign visit

UGA students press Governor Nathan Deal on immigration issue during campaign visit

Nathan Deal’s run-in with immigration activists at UGA | Political Insider blog

Nathan Deal’s run-in with immigration activists at UGA | Political Insider blog

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ken Dious meet and greet

Gov. Nathan Deal: "I'm Writing a Check"

Watchdog group demands investigation of Nathan Deal’s top aides | Political Insider blog

Watchdog group demands investigation of Nathan Deal’s top aides | Political Insider blog

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has gone from rags to riches

Old Stiff Knee at Little Kings ("BBS" band and guests)

New Watkinsville musician Bo Edwards Single, "Old Stiff Knee"

Always happy to share songs from Watkinsville folks

New Bo Edwards Single, "Old Stiff Knee"

Ice Bucket Challenge

Good to see my friend Laurel Loftin getting soaked and reusing the water

Mike Collins Debates Jody Hice in Watkinsville

Governor's staff put finishing touch on Deal's land sale

Sure am glad Nathan Deal is personally making money off the state of Georgia while he is still in office, come November let's give him a nice retirement 

Governor's staff put finishing touch on Deal's land sale

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pedestrian talking on cellphone killed by car while crossing Atlanta Highway

Pedestrian talking on cellphone killed by car while crossing Atlanta Highway

Pedestrian talking on cellphone killed by car while crossing Atlanta Highway

Pedestrian talking on cellphone killed by car while crossing Atlanta Highway

No one yet signs up in opening day of Watkinsville City Council qualifying

No candidates or incumbents have yet to qualify for Posts 3 (Marci Campbell), Post 4 (Mike Huff), or Post 5 (Mike Link) for the Watkinsville City Council. Qualifying ends Wednesday at 4 pm.

Ralph Lombardo gives kidney to his son

The Oconee Enterprise > News > Ralph Lombardo gives kidney to his son

Jones: Changing demographics turning Georgia into electoral battleground

Jones: Changing demographics turning Georgia into electoral battleground

Paul: Night sky is vital resource

Paul: Night sky is vital resource

ROAD CLOSURE!!! Wreck! Atlanta Hwy Near the Bogart Pantry. All Lanes Closed. See alternate route. from Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office : Nixle

ROAD CLOSURE!!! Wreck! Atlanta Hwy Near the Bogart Pantry. All Lanes Closed. See alternate route. from Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office : Nixle

Fatal crash in Bogart

Sheriff, GSP, and EMS units just worked a fatal crash in Bogart on the Atlanta Highway near the Bogart Pantry. The GSP is writing the report.
The names of those involved are not being released pending notification of next of kin.
Folks, when we are working a scene such as this, your needing to get to a hair appointment, needing to get to Auburn, wanting to get to the Bogart Pantry, etc, simply are not high on our list of priorities at the moment, and we are not just shutting down a highway for fun.
We understand that you are curious, but that isn't the time to play 20 questions.
Please follow the directions of the personnel directing traffic

Flipping Georgia’s races: New WSB-Landmark poll puts Jason Carter, Michelle Nunn at top | Political Insider blog

Flipping Georgia’s races: New WSB-Landmark poll puts Jason Carter, Michelle Nunn at top | Political Insider blog

Videographer ousted from GOP event, and Sam Olens speaks up | Political Insider blog

Videographer ousted from GOP event, and Sam Olens speaks up | Political Insider blog

Video Journalist Forcefully Removed From Republican Meeting! - fetchyournews.com

The Georgia Republican party showed its true colors this weekend in Dawson County, removing and arresting a video journalist who dared try to capture Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens saying he gets ill when he hears Michelle Nunn speak. This has national political implications. Hello David Ferguson and Rachel Maddow?

Video Journalist Forcefully Removed From Republican Meeting! - fetchyournews.com

Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Development Authority Says County Sh...

Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Development Authority Says County Sh...: US 78 And SR 316 Corridors Identified The Oconee County Industrial Development Authority is calling on the Oconee County Board of Commissi...

Perspectives 2014: Georgia Pottery Invitational & Call for Volunteers


From: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
Date:08/21/2014 7:42 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: danjmatt@bellsouth.net
Subject: Perspectives 2014: Georgia Pottery Invitational & Call for Volunteers




PERSPECTIVES: Georgia Pottery Invitational Announcement and Call for Volunteers! 

Perspectives Logo 2012

 GEORGIA'S LARGEST ANNUAL
POTTERY EVENT BEGINS AUGUST 29!
OVER 5,500 POTS AVAILABLE!
Dear Dan,

OCAF's Annual PERSPECTIVES: Georgia Pottery Invitationalbegins next Friday, August 29 with our always fabulous Opening Gala and continues every day through Wednesday, September 17. During PERSPECTIVES Watkinsville will be home to the largest collection of functional pottery in the state of Georgia. Don't miss your chance to purchase from these one-of-a-kind pottery pieces created by  Georgia's preeminent potters. And don't miss your chance to have first pick of all these beautiful items during our Opening Gala! 


Call for Volunteers

PERSPECTIVES would not be possible without all the wonderful volunteers who  make it happen. With the event beginning soon we are still in need of people to volunteer for everything from helping with the Opening Gala to Cashiering on the last day of the sale. Ask those who have volunteered in the past and they will tell you they have had a great time and have enjoyed the great group of people they met.  

Also, as a valuable added bonus, all  volunteers will be able to shop and receive a 30% discount on all pottery in Rocket Hall the evening the event closes on Wednesday, September 17.  Please click the button below to see, and sign up for, the many volunteer opportunities available. Your help will be greatly appreciated. 

   
Rob Sutherland

Perspectives begins:



OPENING RECEPTION &  
PREVIEW SALE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 6-9 PM

$10 ADMISSION

  Admission price includes a buffet of assorted tasty finger foods and liquid refreshments under the tents adjacent to the 1902 Building. Music by Solstice Sisters will add to the festivities while you "meet and mingle" with this year's participating potters and are part of the first buyers to choose among the over 5000 pieces of pottery for sale.
  
  
Carter Gillies
   And continues:  

Aug 30 - Sept 17, 2014
10 AM to 5 PM Each Day
Including Sundays & Labor Day 
Free Admission

Pottery Sale - Exhibitions - Demonstrations Gallery Talks  - Workshop - Studio Tours 

For a complete schedule of events during Perspectives: GA Pottery Invitational click HERE!  


Mark Knott

FREE POTTERY DEMONSTRATIONS
EACH SATURDAY, 1-4 PM 
 
Aug 30 - Rick Berman  
Sept 6 -  Marise Fransolino  
Sept 13 - Maria Dondero      



All events of Perspectives 2014: GA Pottery Invitational take place at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) facilities, located in historic downtown Watkinsville GA. For a detailed Google Map to the facilities, please click this LINK. To see a slideshow of participating potters or for more information about the  reception, exhibitions and other scheduled events, click HERE.

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Shipp, Chiles Author Primer for Af-Am Families




From: Liz Flowers
Date:08/18/2014 9:16 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: Release - Shipp, Chiles Author Primer for Af-Am Families



RELEASE
August 18, 2014
For Immediate Release

Contact:
Liz Flowers
404-291-4755
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Shipp, Chiles Author Primer For African-American Families
JUSTICE WHILE BLACK avail in October
Atlanta, Ga. - August 18, 2014 - The events in Ferguson, Missouri have cast harsh light on the excesses of the US criminal justice system when it comes to young black men. Every day, black men are stopped by police, arrested, and incarcerated at rates far beyond the national average. Too many, such as Michael Brown and Eric Garner, are being killed by police. Justice While Black provides clear-cut advice on handling specific legal circumstances such as searches, arrests, preparing for trials, and more. This is a must-read for African American families.

Justice While Black is a primer on how to navigate the US criminal justice system, explicitly addressing the struggles that face African Americans, especially young men. The book walks readers through the necessary steps to take during a stop-and-frisk, an arrest, and a trial, among other scenarios, and provides information useful not only to the accused but their families as well. Shipp and Chiles also delve into the long, bloody history between black males and the police, beginning with slave patrols and the KKK and ending with the drug-sentencing laws and racial profiling of today.

Justice While Black includes chapters on dealing with racial profiling, illegal searches, plea bargains, hiring attorneys, trial situations, and the navigating the prison-industrial complex as a whole. The straightforward, no-nonsense tone and clear language cut through the bureaucratic legalese that so often trips up the unprepared, giving readers information they need to know about their constitutional rights and advice on how to survive the system.

Robbin Shipp is an attorney in Decatur, Georgia, with almost 20 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer. She lives in Atlanta with her daughter. She is a candidate for Labor Commissioner in Georgia. Nick Chiles has won more than a dozen major journalism awards, including a Pulitzer Prize as a newspaper reporter in New York City. He is the author or co-author of 12 books, including two New York Times bestsellers, one co-written with Rev. Al Sharpton and one with gospel superstar Kirk Franklin. He lives in Atlanta with his family.

Justice While Black, available October 14, 2014
978-1-932841-90-9, Law, Discrimination & Race Relations, $14 

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A Great Video Featuring the Farm



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The Pastures of Rose Creek

 

Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend!

Farm News

Check out this great video featuring William and our farm. The video is a preview for a documentary coming out soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0JBRx5Pz_A

Featured Cut

This week's featured cut is the Beef Shank. The beef shank comes from the leg of the animal and is used to make the classic Italian dish Osso Buco. Osso Buco originates from the Piedmont of Italy - and coincidentally is where our Piedmontese bull Alrigo hails from.  Osso Buco on top of a steaming bed of risotto, makes for a classic Italian Piedmont heritage dish that you and your guests are sure to enjoy.

Where to find us...

  • Athens Farmer's Market - Come see us at Bishop Park from 8am to 12pm. We will have our wonderful Piedmontese grass-fed beef fresh as well as our free-range eggs for sale! 
  • Oconee Farmer's Market -  Find us in Downtown Watkinsville by the Court House from 8am to 1pm. Our Piedmontese grass-fed beef and free-range eggs will be for sale! Also, we'll have beets,  peppers, cucumbers, and pears!
  • Wednesday Athens Farmer's Market - We'll be at the parking lot next to Creature Comforts Brewing Company, 271 W Hancock Avenue, from 4pm - 7pm! We'll have eggs and grass-fed beef!
  • Sunday Farm Stand - Due to the intense heat we've been experiencing there will be no farm stand this Sunday. Look for us again the following Sunday with new a new Gold Club deal.

 

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Rev. Jody Hice's own words about education

EDUCATON – REV. JODY HICE’S APPARENT POSITION IN HIS OWN WORDS:
The following is taken verbatim from Rev. Jody Hice’s book “It’s Now or Never,” Chapter 8 beginning in the middle of the next to last paragraph on page 140 through 143.
To me, the public school system has miserably failed, and there are at least three glaring reasons for its failure: 1) it is a monopoly that is forced upon tax-payers; 2.) it is based on centralized decision – making from Washington D.C. (the Department of Education should be eradicated!) and 3) schools have become centers of indoctrination and social engineering through the abusive arm of political correctness.
R.C. Hoiles was publisher of the Santa Ana Register, now known as the Orange County Register. In 1957 he wrote a classic work about alarming trends within public schools at that time. With almost prophetic accuracy, his words have proven frightfully precise today. He listed twenty – one ways that public schools harm children. The following abbreviated version of his concerns comprises what he says public schools dare not teach: 
NOTE: Hice is not merely quoting these words he is endorsing them as his own. 
1. They dare not teach the spirit of the Constitution as set forth in the first official document of the United States, the Declaration of Independence. They dare not teach it because it says that all men, not just the majority, are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
2. They dare not teach that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed. They have to completely repudiate the ideas of the American way of life. They have to teach the old-world philosophy of the divine right of governments…
3. They dare not teach in government schools the meaning of liberty. If the government schools successfully taught the meaning of liberty our Founding Fathers had in mind, there would be no government schools that starve the intellects of our children.
4. The government schools dare not teach the meaning of the Golden Rule. If they were successful in getting their pupils to understand that they should not force other people to pay for something they did not want, then they could see that it was a violation of the Golden Rule to force others to pay for their schooling.
5. They dare not teach the First Commandment: “Thou shalt have no other Gods before me” because they are bowing down and worshipping the will of the majority rather than the eternal laws of God that no man made and no man can unmake.
6. They dare not teach, “Thou shalt not covet,” because they are violating the Coveting Commandment. They (teachers) get their pay by violence (forced taxation) rather than by rendering service well enough so that those who pay them believe they are benefited by their employment.
7. They dare not teach discipline and self reliance because they are not disciplining themselves enough to render such service that they can be paid voluntarily.
8. They dare not teach thrift and the harm that comes from getting into debt. They dare not do this because the government burdens every child and every person in the United States with a monstrous debt.
9. They dare not teach respect for individual initiative because government schools are based on lack of respect for other people’s initiative. They are based on the theory that “we’ve got the power and the individual is helpless and we’re going to make him pay for anything our agent’s think is education.
10. They dare not teach humility and meekness because the means used by government schools are the exact opposite of humility and meekness. Are believers in tax-run schools so sure they are right that they are willing to initiate force to make people support their ideas of education?
11. They dare not teach children to reason. They have to teach them not to recognize a contradiction or a dilemma. If the pupils were taught to reason, they would recognize the tyranny that is bound to follow…..
12. They dare not teach the harm that follows socialism, communism, collectivism and fascism for not to do so would let pupils realize that aggressive force is part of socialism, communism, collectivism and fascism.
13. They dare not teach that what man wants must be obtained on a voluntary basis. They dare not teach this because they get what they want on an involuntary basis.
14. They dare not teach the difference between socialism and private ownership of property. They dare not explain that under socialism the only way a man can benefit is by injuring another….
15. They dare not explain that in free enterprise, including free enterprise I education, the gain of one is the gain of all.
16. Tax-run schools dare not teach love and charity because they are using aggressive force.
17. They cannot teach patience because they are so impatient about getting what they seems to believe is an education that they dare not wait to persuade those who should employ them to pay their salaries.
18. They cannot teach peace and goodwill because they are an example of the opposite of peace and goodwill.
19. They cannot teach that the government is a servant of individuals because they believe it should be supported by giving it a monopoly to use aggressive force to make people pay. They can only teach that it is a master of the individual.
20. They cannot teach justice because their method of supporting the schools is based on injustice-arbitrary, initiated force.
21. They cannot teach that each man is responsible for his own life because they deny that by using force to take part of mans energy against his will, and man cannot be responsible for his life unless he has the right to choose.

NOTE: The above may be read in their entirety at: R.C. Hoiles, “Tewnty-one ways ‘public schools’ harm your children, “ 1957, http://honestedu. Org/edlib/v3n2/21ways.php 

Rev. Jody Hice's own words about those on the left who happen to be religious

THE RELIGIOUS LEFT – JODY HICE, 
The following is taken verbatim from Dr. Jody Hice’s book “Now or Never’, Chapter 10, The Religious Left, page 161 beginning in the top paragraph. The following is taken from Jan Markell, “Why the Left is not Right, “Worldview Times, June 6, 2009, http://www.worldview weekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=5006. Hice concurs with these ideas.
“Steeped in secularism, it is virtually impossible to distinguish the ideology of the religious left from the secular left. Both are extremist in their understanding of politics, economic, and their “answers’ to societal ills. To them, big government, socialized medicine and higher taxes can resolve the problems in America’s culture. As far as the ‘Christian’ tone of their message, Mark Tooley points out that it is as though they equate the welfare state with the Kingdom of God itself. The religious left interprets big government as the solution to every social problem and therefore, it must be ‘fought’ for and advanced in every way possible.”
Hice beats up Jim Wallis, the author of God’s Politics pretty hard. He says on page 159, “Now or Never”, Who is the Religious Left? “Having been raised in an evangelical family, Wallis knows spiritual vocabulary very well and has become a powerful tool in using his religious disposition to delude many Christians into the socialist entrapments of ‘social justice.’
At the bottom of page 159 he continues by quoting David Kirkpatrick, “Democrats Turn to Leader of Religious Left,” New York Times, January 17, 2005, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1322291/posts., “Democrats needed to do a better job of explaining the moral and religious foundations of policies intended to help the poor, protect the environment and reduce violence. He also encourages them to find ‘middle ground’ on issues that most Christians are concerned about, like obscenity and abortion. In relation to the abortion, he specifically told the Democrats to treat it like a moral problem and propose ways to decrease it.”
Hice’s view on this is stated on the top of page 160, where he says, “In short, this is his (Wallis’) purpose; to create massive ‘spiritual’ confusion and change the way American’s think and vote.”     
The following is taken from “God’s Politics” by Jim Wallis. I encourage everyone, GOP and Democrat alike to read it and judge for yourselves. Hice may be right. It may change the way you vote and think.
At the top of Introduction page xiv Wallis says, “Abraham Lincoln had it right. Our task should not be to invoke religion in the name of God by claiming God’s blessing and endorsement for all our national policies and practices – saying in effect, that God is on our side. Rather, Lincoln said, we should pray and worry earnestly whether we are on God’s side.
Those are the two ways that religion has been brought into public life in American history. The first way – God on our side – leads inevitably to triumphalism, self righteousness, bad theology, and often, dangerous foreign policy. The second way – asking if we are on God’s side – leads us to much healthier things, namely, penitence and even repentance, humility, reflection, and even accountability. We need much more of all these, because these are often missing values of politics.”
At the bottom of Introduction page xiv Wallis says “The values of politics are my primary concern in this book. Of course God is not partisan; God is not a Republican or a Democrat. When either party tries to politicize God, or co-opt religious communities for their political agendas, they make a terrible mistake. The best contribution of religion is to be neither ideologically predictable nor loyally partisan. Both parties, and the nation, must let the prophetic voice of religion be heard. Faith must be free to challenge both right and left from a consistent moral ground.”

Anyone feeling spiritually confused yet? If so, call Jody Hice. He will set you straight!