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1  Discussion / Sports Forum / Watch Shaq delight in his 6'7 son's high school basketball dominance on: May 13, 2015, 12:26:49 PM

Well here's something for college and NBA fans to keep in mind for the next 3-5 years. Tape of Shaq's large adult son Shareef O'Neal went around early this season, and now there's more:

2  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Just purchased my Retirement Home on: May 12, 2015, 08:19:33 AM

I'm looking for a lady that has her own place(and money). Thanks for the address. I'll be right over to start courting you. I wont stop until you say Yes, YES, YES!!! Please read and sign the contract..... read  Grin...... tiptoe
3  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Gov. Nathan Deal signs state’s $21.8 billion budget at Albany State University on: May 11, 2015, 09:36:18 PM
The 2015-16 budget includes $19.8 million for a new fine arts center at ASU clap clap

ALBANY — As State Sen. Freddie Powell Sims stepped off the stage at Albany State University’s Billy Black Auditorium Monday afternoon, she leaned over and whispered, “the ink is finally dry.”

Minutes earlier, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the state’s $21.8 billion 2015-16 budget which contained $19.8 million in bonds for the construction of a new fine arts center at Albany State.

Deal became the first sitting governor to visit the Albany State campus since Roy Barnes came to town after the flood of 1994.

It took a decade to secure funding for a new facility to replace the aging Holley Hall. The issue was a thorn in the sides of former school presidents Portia Shields and Everette Freeman. Interim President Art Dunning, Powell Sims, an assist from several area state representatives and fortuitous timing finally pulled it off.

“This is a watershed moment for Albany State University,” Dunning said. “We want to thank the governor for being here and we want to thank our elected officials for what they have done for us.”

Sims agreed.

“We are so pleased to have the governor here to allow us to host this budget signing on the campus of Albany State,” Sims said, then looked toward the governor. “We are pleased to stand with you today as you sign this budget.”

The path to funding the new facility was a long and twisted process.

As in the previous year, the Georgia Board of Regents had included money in its 2015-16 budget recommendation to the governor for ASU. And as in the previous year, Deal had removed funding from the budget. What was different this year is the centerpiece of Deal’s education reform package which would allow a state take over of failing schools through out the state.

Senate Bill 133 provides the framework for the governor’s “Opportunity Schools” amendment that need two-thirds majority from both house and senate to be included as a constitutional referendum on the 2016 state ballot.

Powell Sims threw her support behind SB133, becoming the only Democratic co-sponsor of the bill, and funding for Albany State’s new fine arts center appeared back in the 2015-16 state budget. The bill eventually passed, as SR 287, by one vote in the Senate and two votes in the house.

“Our decisions on what to fund each year carry a great deal of weight,” Deal said prior to the signing. “I commend the General Assembly for working with me to produce a balanced budget that reflects the needs of our agencies and the people of this great state. Education always eats up the largest part of the budget and we’ve spent more on education than any governor in the past 50 years.

“It pleases me that we were able to include $19.8 million in funding for a new fine arts center at your fine institution.”

The budget also includes more than a $1 million to continue improvements to the Darton State College Student Center. Deal was quick to point out that budget also includes an additional half-billion dollars in K-12 education funding. The money came from reducing austerity cuts.

That additional funding can be used by the state’s 181 school districts to eliminate teacher furlough days, provide teacher raises or restore 180-day school years.

“Today was a pretty strong day for Albany State University and Albany,” Rep. Darrel Ealum (D-Albany) said. “This should be only a beginning.”

The governor also signed two other bills which added an additional $19.7 million to continue the state’s criminal justice reforms, which “utilize community alternatives to sentencing, educational initiatives and reentry support to enhance the safety of Georgians.”
4  Discussion / Sports Forum / Westover seniors sign with Fort Valley State on: May 07, 2015, 06:27:45 AM

ALBANY — Senior members of the Westover football program continue to reap the benefits of the hard work during the past four years. Wednesday afternoon, Jysanti Richardson and Michael Ervin signed their letters-of-intent to attend and play for Fort Valley State.

5  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: the Little Sheriff strikes again.... on: May 07, 2015, 05:24:24 AM
I thinks ole Sherifee might have been freaking this woman when both of his guns shot off at the same time... "Oops! Did I do thatttttt".... tiptoe
6  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / SC College Student Accused of Poisoning Roommates' Food on: May 06, 2015, 08:49:47 AM
This 22-year-old could be facing prison time, but this isn't the first time a group living situation turned sour.

7  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: It's prom Night and your daughter comes out wearing THIS!! What is your reaction on: May 05, 2015, 11:52:25 AM
Most ladies these days show the top half anyway. So she decided to reverse things and show the bottom half. I guess it's the same thing if you look at it from an upside down perspective... Grin
8  Discussion / Sports Forum / Football Legend’s Son Takes up Cheerleading on: May 05, 2015, 11:17:21 AM

Herschel Walker is a legendary athlete. Aside from being an All-American sprinter in college, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1982, and had a prodigious NFL career. If that wasn’t enough, he has a black belt in tae kwon do.

It might not surprise you that Herschel’s son Christian is also a great athlete. What might surprise you is the sport he’s excelling in - competitive cheer. As he told CBS This Morning, Herschel didn’t know about the sport at first, “I didn’t know what that was. Then he’s, ‘Oh, no. People turnin’ flips and all this stuff. Dance and all this.’ And I came out to see it. And I saw how athletic the kids were that was doing it…I was like, 'Geez, I didn’t realize it was that big of a sport.’ And I was proud he was doing it.”

When Walker was asked if he ever feels disappointed that his son isn’t following in his footsteps as a football player, Walker said, “No, I don’t. Because, I love him so much that if he never played football, I’m going to love him as much as I love him now.”

See video here: https://www.yahoo.com/tv/football-legends-son-takes-up-cheerleading-118136792890.html

9  Discussion / Sports Forum / HBCU NFL Free Agent signings 2015 on: May 03, 2015, 03:32:44 AM
Mike Lee, CB, Fort Valley State Wildcats signs with the Atlanta Falcons.
10  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: ARod ties Willie Mays for #4 on all time home run list on: May 02, 2015, 06:28:51 PM
SterRod ties Willie Mays for 4th on the all time home run list.
11  Discussion / Sports Forum / 2015 NFL Draft grades: Jaguars, Falcons win the draft on: May 02, 2015, 06:19:05 PM
Several teams changed their franchise in the draft, and none did a better job than Atlanta and Jacksonville.

We've made it through all 256 picks in the 2015 NFL Draft and it's time to hand out the grades – prematurely as they may be. For fun, lets keep these grades and look at them again in three years.

Look Here: http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2015/5/2/8535351/2015-nfl-draft-grades-jaguars-falcons-cowboys-broncos-patriots-packers-giants-steelers-seahawks
12  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Happiest Tiger at SSU!! Shocked and very pleased!!! on: April 30, 2015, 08:39:56 AM
Congratulation's SSUTF!!!This is good news. I applaud the parents for allowing him attend the school of his choice.... clap
13  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: After Baltimore riots, some leaders slam 'thug' as the new n-word on: April 29, 2015, 05:48:07 PM
I think our President is guilty of this...appeasing
14  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: After Baltimore riots, some leaders slam 'thug' as the new n-word on: April 29, 2015, 05:45:19 PM
Some people will do anything, say anything, act a certain way, dress a certain way, even speak a certain to appease. But what's appeasing to one person might not be appeasing to another.
15  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: After Baltimore riots, some leaders slam 'thug' as the new n-word on: April 29, 2015, 12:38:50 PM
So what should we call them? I just don't feel that the president was wrong. 

Why not call them what they really are... unruly, rioters, law breakers, frustrated, tired, weary, worn, aggravated, upset, pissed off, mad, angry, oppressed.
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