Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Beautiful Old Paint on a Wall - City of Woodstock - Ga

Right there on Down Town Woodstock, Ga you can see this beautiful painting on this wall where the artist express the old days back in the 1800...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just Began, Great Game FALCONS vs PACKERS


January 11 of 2011 was the day set for the new Governor Nathan Deal inauguration. But because of the snowstorm rolling through the state, all nonessential inaugural activities were canceled, as it was announced Sunday.

The swearing took place in the House chambers at the State Capitol at 2 p.m. on Monday January 11.

The day was to start with a 9 a.m. prayer service at Mount Paran Church in Atlanta, but that was canceled. All tickets for Monday night's black-tie inaugural gala at Phillips Arena has been or will be refunded.

Because of the bad weather on the way to Atlanta on Sunday night, Deal encourages Georgians to stay off the roads and watch the ceremony live on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

“I am honored that so many Georgians want to take part in this historic event, but please, everybody take safety as your first priority,” Deal said Friday.

No seating was available for the general public or ticket holders inside the Capitol, where the inauguration took place.

Governor Nathan Deal (GA)

Current Office: Governor
Office Seeking: Governor (Won, General)
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
Party: Republican

Background Information
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sandra
4 Children: Jason, Mary Emily, Carrie, Katie
Birth Date: 08/25/1942
Birthplace: Millen, GA
Home City: Gainesville, GA
Religion: Baptist

JD, Mercer University, 1966
AB, Mercer University, 1964

Professional Experience:
Attorney, Private Practice, 1979-1992
County Attorney, Hall County, 1977-1979
Juvenile Court Judge, Hall County, 1971-1972
Assistant District Attorney, Northeastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia, 1970-1971
Captain, United States Army, 1966-1968

Political Experience:
Governor, State of Georgia, 2010-present
Deputy Whip/Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1992-2010
Switched from Democratic to Republican Party, April 10, 1995
President Pro-Tempore/Senator, Georgia State Senate, 1980-1992

Former Sunday School Teacher/Former Deacon/Member, Gainesville First Baptist Church
Board Member, Mercer University
Member, Advisory Board of Honors Programs, North Georgia College and University
Former President/Lifetime Member, Rotary Club

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow Couple... At Least Having Some Fun....

My wife and I decided to have some fun as the snow gave us a break... So, here it is the Happy Couple!

Georgians' Enjoyment of Snow Over Time... (Really Funny...)

It is really amazing, how Georgians are not prepared
for this kinda snow and ice!!!
(Click on the picture to read it better...)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bad Weather in Atlanta, the Worst in more than 10 Years....

After almost one year without publishing anything in this Blog, I decided to come back and post something about this massive weather that had affected almost all the 50 US States.

From the Carolinas to Texas, a massive winter storm has crippled much of the southeast in the past 72 hours.

Atlanta has been slammed by snow and ice, and Mother Nature has made sure there are not a lot of options for people trying to travel around the southeast. Delta Air Lines canceled at least 800 flights on Tuesday originating in Atlanta and the Northeast as the storm moved up the East Coast. AirTran canceled at least 50 flights. The airlines’ efforts to get all passengers to their final destinations could last into early next week. In fact another source says that “More than 2,000 flights were canceled out of Atlanta and states of emergency were declared in Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee as ice and snowstorms swept the South since Sunday night. Up to 6 inches of snow blanked road and bridges, wreaking havoc with traffic and causing many accidents, reports the AP. "We don't have weather events like this," said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, whose city saw as much as 6 inches in parts. "I think the amount of snow we're getting is probably a 10-year event for the city of Atlanta."
It's been a slippery drive around much of the south. Like a car struggling up an icy hill, metro Atlanta’s climb back toward life as normal will be slow, uneven and potentially treacherous.You might get stuck in the icy roads  and streets if you don't be extra careful as you decide to drive out by now. 

State transportation crews cleared large stretches of the interstates and highways Tuesday, especially along the southern Perimeter, but they cautioned that refreezing was likely overnight. 

Ice will also persist on many surface streets, especially the less traveled ones, until temperatures climb and stay above freezing. And that won’t be until at least Friday afternoon, forecasters say. 

Tuesday, DOT officials’ advice was emphatic: “All motorists, especially large trucks, are urged to stay off the roads through today. If you must travel, extreme caution is strongly advised.” 

School administrators, for one, were listening. All major school systems, including Atlanta, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb, will remain closed today, as will most universities. 

Around Atlanta the snow wasn't the only problem. Freezing rain, sleet and ice helped paralyze Atlanta area roadways. A Driver in Atlanta said, "People don't know how to drive, we're not prepared for this. Visibility is bad and the traction is really bad. I think citizens have gotten the message and know to stay home because the roads are very hazardous."     - Well, in fact most of the population prepared themselves for this  bad weather buying all food supply they could, and decided to stay locked home, not going any where.

– And according to a State Official the City of Atlanta has only 11 Plow Trucks, which   explain everything about the big mess in this huge City.
Some drivers were so overwhelmed they simply walked away from their car, as you see in some pictures, because their car wouldn’t move anywhere. The snow and ice is such a big problem, leaders around all Southern States were practically begging people to stay off the road, and stay home.
A travel nightmare for many who simply are not used to this kind of weather.Weather Mess in the South