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The Country Club
by Mike posted Jun 30 2015 4:24PM
Carrie Underwood Performs Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" at the Big Barrel Fest, and Raps!
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by Wild Bill posted Jun 30 2015 4:08PM

Georgia's new gasoline tax goes into effect July 1, and will add approximately 7 cents to the cost of a gallon of gasoline.

The Georgia General Assembly passed HB 170 this year, which changes the way the state taxes gasoline. Currently, there is a 7.5 cent excise tax on each gallon of gas. Gasoline is also subject to the state sales tax of 4 percent, and local sales taxes. In Coweta, the local sales tax is 3 percent.

On Wednesday, the state sales tax will go away, and will be replaced with an excise tax of 26 cents. The local taxes won't change.

Diesel fuel will be subject to a 29 cent state excise tax.

HB 170 went through many changes during the legislative session, and the changes have been confusing to many.

Joe Crain Jr. of Newnan's Crain Oil said that everybody he talks to is "under the impression gas is going to go up 26 cents." But they are not realizing the 4 percent state sales tax is going away.

"It's awfully confusing. We as normal people can't understand it and we can't read it and make sense out of it," he said of the legislation.

There will be a significant tax increase, however, on diesel used for school buses.

Since 2013, diesel fuel used for school buses has been exempt from state excise taxes. "They were paying a 4 percent state sales tax. It's going to a 29 cent excise tax. I imagine you'll have some local schools boards that are having to sit down and scratch their heads," Crain said.

Dean Jackson of the Coweta County School System said the local system does not know exactly the impact the tax increase will have on them. The system has in recent years used approximately 500,000 gallons of diesel per year.

Earlier versions of the bill would have taken away local sales taxes on gasoline, including the school system's Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or required that ESPLOST funds collected on motor fuel be used only for transportation projects.

"There certainly will be some sort of impact" to the school system's budget with the change," said Jackson, but it won't be nearly as bad as it would have been under previous versions.

When Crain Oil picks up gasoline from the Atlanta terminal, it pays the excise tax when it pays for the gas. When the gas is delivered to a gas station, the gas station "pre-pays" the sales tax.

Then, Crain Oil remits the sales tax to the state, which distributes the local portion to the county and school system.

Crain said that they'll be busy over the next few days trying to fill up as many tanks as they can before the gas increase kicks in Wednesday at 12:01 a.m.

"We'll be doing some steady hauling, that is for sure," Crain said.

Because all gasoline taxes are prepaid, the taxes won't change on gasoline that is already in the tanks at stations on July 1. The increase will go into effect the next time those tanks are filled.

Crain said their computers are already programmed to charge excise and sales tax, so the transition will be "just a matter of changing your numbers" in the computer and "making sure that your dealers understand what is going on and that their invoice will look differently on July 1."

Georgia is not alone in raising gasoline taxes, now that prices are significantly lower than they have been for the past several years. Thirteen other states have either approved or considered a gas tax increase this year, according to Gasbuddy.

Though taxes are going up, gas prices are slowly going down from what is hoped to be their summer peak. The Georgia state average for regular unleaded was $2.677 on Friday, according to AAA's fuelgaugereport.com website. That's down from $2.716 a week ago.

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Topics : Business_Finance
Location : Georgia
by Wild Bill posted Jun 30 2015 3:33PM
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
326 PM EDT TUE JUN 30 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN JEFF DAVIS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  NORTHWESTERN APPLING COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 400 PM EDT

* AT 326 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM
  WAS LOCATED OVER HAZLEHURST...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BAXLEY...HAZLEHURST...GRAHAM...GRAYS LANDING AND PINE GROVE. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM.
ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...IF ONE IS SPOTTED...
ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE...
SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.



by Nick Kasey posted Jun 25 2015 9:54AM
NBC has announced that Carrie Underwood will be back for another season of Sunday Night Football they broke the news on Twitter "Great to have Carrie Underwood back for another season of Sunday Night Football."

The series of tweets reveal that the players starring in the opening sequence, include the Giants' Odell Beckham Jr, the Cowboys' Dez Bryant, the Eagles' DeMarco Murray and the Packers' Clay Matthews.
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Topics : Sports
by Nick posted Jun 24 2015 2:46PM
Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, and Jason Aldean took a little fishin' trip this past week. Dierks tweeted out this pic this week showing off their catch of the day. Now Dierks, Luke, and Jason will get back on the road to continue their country tours!
by Wild Bill posted Jun 17 2015 4:49PM
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 530 PM EDT
FOR PIERCE COUNTY...

AT 456 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR BLACKSHEAR. THIS STORM WAS NEARLY STATIONARY. PENNY SIZE
HAIL MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THE DAMAGING WINDS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BLACKSHEAR...PATTERSON...OFFERMAN...BRISTOL...JAMESTOWN...SUNNYSIDE
AND DEENWOOD.
 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHERN ATKINSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  SOUTHWESTERN COFFEE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 530 PM EDT

* AT 452 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM
  WAS LOCATED NEAR WILLACOOCHEE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH.
  NICKEL SIZE HAIL MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THE DAMAGING WINDS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  DOUGLAS...PEARSON...WILLACOOCHEE...BROXTON AND AMBROSE. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 515 PM EDT

* AT 450 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM
  WAS LOCATED NEAR ODUM...OR 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF JESUP...AND MOVING
  NORTH AT 15 MPH. NICKEL SIZE HAIL MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THE DAMAGING
  WINDS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  JESUP...ODUM AND DOCTORTOWN. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.

UPDATE 5:14


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  BACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  APPLING COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 600 PM EDT

* AT 512 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM
  WAS LOCATED NEAR BAXLEY...AND MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH. NICKEL SIZE
  HAIL MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THE DAMAGING WINDS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BAXLEY...ALMA...SURRENCY...PLANT HATCH...NEW LACY AND PINE GROVE. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHWESTERN BRANTLEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  SOUTHWESTERN PIERCE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  EAST CENTRAL WARE COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 507 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM
  WAS LOCATED NEAR FORT MUDGE...OR 8 MILES SOUTH OF BLACKSHEAR. THIS
  STORM WAS NEARLY STATIONARY. NICKEL SIZE HAIL MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY
  THE DAMAGING WINDS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  FORT MUDGE...HEBARDVILLE...BRAGANZA...BOGGY BAY...SUNNYSIDE AND
  DEENWOOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.

by Wild Bill posted Jun 15 2015 9:12AM

It wasn't the way Byron Buxton wanted to reach base for the first time in his Major League career, but it ended with him scoring the winning run in the ninth inning to help the Twins to a
4-3 win over the Rangers in his big league debut on Sunday.

Eduardo Escobar hit a leadoff double in the ninth, and Buxton reached on a fielder's choice with a sacrifice bunt attempt, as the Rangers threw out Escobar at third base on the play. After Brian Dozier made the frame's second out, Eddie Rosario scored Buxton, who went 0-for-4 at the plate, from first with a double to center field.

"It was amazing, especially making your debut and scoring the winning run," Buxton said. "It's an amazing feeling. It's a day I'll cherish forever."

Buxton, ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect by MLBPipeline.com, arrived at Globe Life Park roughly two and a half hours before the game. He woke up at 5:30 a.m. to catch a 9:13 a.m. flight from Birmingham to Dallas that landed shortly after 11 a.m.

Buxton, 21, worked with first-base coach Butch Davis to get a feel for the ballpark, but only recorded one putout on a fly ball to center field in the sixth. He went 0-for-4 at the plate, striking out in his first at-bat, grounding to third in his second at-bat and striking out again in his third at-bat to end the sixth with a runner at third.

"I'm just glad we got the win," Buxton said. "I don't really care how much I did out there. I got my feet wet and got all the jitters out. So I'm just ready to get back out there and play another game."

Buxton, wearing No. 25 after wearing No. 7 in the Minors, said before the game he felt surprisingly at ease despite the fact it was his highly anticipated debut. He said the nerves got to him a bit as the game went along, but Twins manager Paul Molitor still liked what he saw.

"He was excited," Molitor said. "He doesn't show it a lot externally. He's a pretty self-controlled kid, which is good to have. But he was a little anxious. Tried to see the ball early and they got him to chase a couple times. But we saw a glimpse of his speed on the ball to third when he made it close. But he looked comfortable in the outfield. Hopefully his at-bats will get better the more experience he gets."

he five-tool phenom hit .283/.351/.489 with six homers, seven doubles, 12 triples and 37 RBIs in 59 games at Double-A. He also stole 20 bases in 22 attempts.

He served as leadoff hitter for the Lookouts, but Molitor said he plans to keep Brian Dozier as his leadoff hitter in the short-term to keep the pressure off Buxton. But Twins players still came away amazed by his speed and a move to the leadoff spot seems inevitable.

"We were joking how close he made that play in his second at-bat and how he'd probably lap me in a home-to-home race," Twins right-hander Phil Hughes said. "You can see the talent is there for everything you need to be successful."

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Topics : Sports
Location : BirminghamDallas
by Wild Bill posted Jun 12 2015 4:49PM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
511 PM EDT FRI JUN 12 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN BACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...
  SOUTHEASTERN APPLING COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 510 PM EDT...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
  PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70
  MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF ALMA...AND MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BAXLEY...SURRENCY AND NEW LACY. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TREES HAVE BEEN BLOWN DOWN IN THE CITY OF ALMA AND AT LEAST ONE TREE 
HAS COME DOWN ON OR BRUSHED A HOUSE. 

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO
AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIND DAMAGE. THIS IS A VERY
DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
..THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHEASTERN WARE COUNTY IS
CANCELLED...

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS MOVED OUT OF 
THE WARNED AREA IN WARE COUNTY. THEREFORE THE WARNING HAS BEEN 
CANCELLED.


PIERCE GA-
521 PM EDT FRI JUN 12 2015

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM EDT
FOR PIERCE COUNTY...

AT 520 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BLACKSHEAR...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25
MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BLACKSHEAR...PATTERSON...OFFERMAN AND BRISTOL. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...
DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY
RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER
COVERS THE ROAD.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIND DAMAGE. THIS IS A VERY
DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND 
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. NUMEROUS TREES HAVE BEEN BLOWN DOWN IN WARE 
COUNTY.
 
by Mike S posted Jun 11 2015 1:55PM

Tim McGraw has already given away 108 homes to American veterans, and the country superstar has no plans to slow that down while he's on the road for his Shotgun Rider tour.

At each of his 36 tour stops over the summer, McGraw will give away a newly renovated, mortgage-free home provided by Chase and Operation Homefront to a deserving military family — something he has been doing for three years now.

According to Operation Homefront, there are currently over 2.5 million post-9/11 veterans, and another one million who will transition out of the military in the next few years. The charity looks to help ease that process for as many vets as possible.

"The return to civilian life can be a challenging transition," says McGraw in a message to the press. "We want to welcome veterans home to the community they sacrificed to protect. A mortgage-free home provides stability for their families and also allows them to start this new chapter of their life with one less worry. It's an amazing feeling to see them receive something they so deeply deserve, and to be able to share that experience with thousands of fans each night makes me proud to be a part of this program."

McGraw's Shotgun Rider tour is currently underway.

Source:Chris Parton/ tasteofcountry.com

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by Mike S posted Jun 11 2015 9:13AM

With Carrie Underwood winning in three categories during Wednesday night's (June 10) 2015 CMT Music Awards, here's a complete list of all the winners from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

Collaborative Video of the Year
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, "Somethin' Bad"

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Sam Hunt, "Leave the Night On"

Duo Video of the Year
Florida Georgia Line, "Dirt"

Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, "Something In The Water"

CMT Performance of the Year
Bob Seger and Jason Aldean, "Turn the Page" (from CMT Crossroads: Bob Seger and Jason Aldean)

Group Video of the Year
Lady Antebellum, "Bartender"

Male Video of the Year
Luke Bryan, "Play It Again"

Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, "Something In The Water"

Source: cmt.com

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