History is happening all the time, and this page will keep you informed of significant events that affect the information provided in the textbook.
p. 9 — In 2005 and 2006, the General Assembly created three new Georgia cities — Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, and Milton. Two of these — Sandy Springs and Johns Creek — have a population of over 50,000 residents and need to be added to the map of Georgia's Largest Cities with the appropriate symbol for 50,000+ population. [Map]
p. 202 — In the third sentence of the first full paragraph, change Lincoln's inauguration as president from January to March.
p. 371 — Add a new sentence before the last sentence in the first paragraph:
And, by 2007, for the first time since the office was created in the Georgia Constitution of 1945, a Republican held the office of lieutenant governor.
p. 373 — Replace last sentence of the first paragraph with:
Although no weapons of mass destruction were discovered, Saddam Hussein's regime was overthrown. Subsequent efforts by the U.S. and its allies to rebuild Iraq were hampered by deadly violence between Sunni and Shiite sects, suicide bomb attacks on Iraqi civilians and police, and use of roadside bombs to kill and wound U.S. and other coalition military forces. By January 2007, U.S. forces had suffered more than 3,000 deaths and many more injuries, and public opinion was deeply divided over the future of American involvement in the conflict.
p. 373 — In 2005, the U.S. Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission voted to close four military bases in Georgia: Fort Gillem in Forest Park, Fort McPherson in Atlanta, the Naval Air Station in Atlanta, and the Naval Supply Corps School in Athens. The close must be completed by 2011, so these four installations should no longer appear on the map "U.S. Military Bases Today" after 2011.
p. 383 — In the last sentence on the page, change to:
At the time of his death in 2006, soul singer James Brown from Augusta had . . . .
p. 433 — In the box entitled "Leadership in the General Assembly," change the entry on committee chairmen to read:
Members appointed by the Speaker of the House or President of the Senate
p. 434 — Change the third sentence in the paragraph at bottom of page to read:
In the Senate, this responsibility rests with the president (lieutenant governor).
p. 438 — Under the "Governor's Action" section, change the last sentence to:
However, this rarely happens.
p. 443 — Change the last sentence of the first paragraph to read:
Since the office was created in 1945, only one lieutenant governor has ever been called on to assume the powers of governor. As discussed on p. 328, Georgia's first lieutenant governor — M. E. Thompson — was elected in Nov. 1946. In that election, Eugene Talmadge was elected governor but died before taking office. Following a Georgia Supreme Court ruling, Thompson assumed the powers of governor in 1947, serving until the next general election in 1948.
p. 443 — Replace last two sentences of the second paragraph with:
In addition Senate rules give the lieutenant governor many important powers, including the right to name committee officers and members and assign bills to committee.
Page 468 — In 2006, the Georgia Department of Education amended the GPS by adding a new standard requiring students to understand the conditions that juvenile offenders can be treated as adults.
To help students master the new standard, replace the final sentence in the first paragraph under "The Juvenile Justice System" with the following:
In Georgia, juvenile courts have concurrent jurisdiction with superior courts over any child under age 17 alleged to have committed a delinquent act that would be considered a crime if tried in a superior court and for which the child may be punished by loss of life or by life imprisonment — with or without the possibility of parole. After an indictment, the superior court may investigate and transfer any child's case to the juvenile court if the offense was not punishable by death or life imprisonment.
However, Georgia law identifies seven specific delinquent behaviors — sometimes referred to as the "seven deadly sins" — that can subject a juvenile offenders age 13 to 17 to the adult criminal justice process. Those behaviors are murder, voluntary manslaughter, rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, and armed robbery (if committed with a firearm). Within 30 days of a conviction of any of the seven deadly sins by a juvenile, the superior court must provide written notification of the conviction and specific criminal offense to the juvenile's school.
p. 480 — Remove provision (2) in the last sentence of the first paragraph. In 2005, the Georgia General Assembly eliminated the requirement that a new city must be at least three miles from the boundary of any existing city.
p. 482 — In the second sentence of the first paragraph, change the number of Georgia cities from 527 to 530, and change the number of cities with populations larger than 10,000 from 62 to 65. Also, change the last sentence of the first paragraph to read:
The top 10 cities in population range from Atlanta with 416,474 to Johns Creek with approximately 65,000 people.
p. 484 — In the first full paragraph, change the number of Georgia cities from 527 to 530.
p. 486 — Replace the first sentence in the second paragraph under "City-County Consolidation" with:
In Georgia, city-county consolidation has occurred only five times in the 37 years between 1970 and 2007.
p. 486 — Replace the last sentence of the second paragraph under "City-County Consolidation" with
The latest consolidation became effective in 2007 when the city of Georgetown joined Quitman County. With fewer than 3,000 combined residents, this consolidated government is Georgia's smallest.
p. 486 — In the first sentence of the last paragraph on the page, replace the list of counties that have shown interest in combining city and county governments with:
p. 505 — Add to list of Georgia State Symbols:
Prepared Food . . . . .Grits
Cold Water Game Fish . . . . Southern Appalachian Brook Trout
Salt Water Fish . . . .Red Drum
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