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Dade County, Georgia

Dade County is a county in the U. S. state of Georgia. It occupies the northwest corner of Georgia, the county's own northwest corner is the westernmost point in the state; as of the 2010 census, the population is 16,633. The county seat and only incorporated municipality is Trenton. Dade County is part of the TN -- GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1860, residents of Dade County voted to secede from the state of Georgia and from the United States, but no government outside the county recognized this gesture as legal. In 1945, the county symbolically the United States. Dade County was established in 1837 and was named for Major Francis Langhorne Dade, killed in the Dade Massacre by Seminole Indians in December 1835; the first settlers of Dade County won the land in the Georgia Land Lotteries, held to encourage settlement after the Cherokee people were forced off the land. Many settlers worked in regional coke and coal mines that contributed to development of the Chattanooga, Tennessee area; the area was long isolated by its geography of mountains and rivers, which some historians say contributed to early residents' separatist attitudes.

For the first century of Dade County's existence, no road connected it directly to the rest of Georgia, so visitors from elsewhere in the state had to reach it by way of Alabama or Tennessee. That changed in 1939 with the establishment of Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia began work on Highway 136 to connect U. S. 41 to the created park. The Civilian Conservation Corps built many of the facilities and access roads to the park. Dade County had a short-lived state secessionist movement before the American Civil War. In 1860, county residents wanted to secede from the Union, but lawmakers for the state of Georgia were cautious. Legend has it that in 1860, the people of Dade County were so impatient that they announced their own secession from both Georgia and the United States. On July 4, 1945, a telegram from President Harry S. Truman was read at a celebration marking the county's "rejoining" the Union. Historians say Dade's individual readmission were symbolic and had no legal effect, they say that Dade County seceded along with the state of Georgia in 1861 and re-entered the Union with the state in 1870.

The noted Southern humorist and seminal writer of Southern humor George Washington Harris is buried in the Brock Cemetery in Trenton. Although he influenced the literary works of Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, his grave was not verified and given a marker until 2008. In 1964 Covenant College established a campus at Lookout Mountain. Founded in 1955 in California, it was ready to expand after a year. Several professors led Covenant to move to St. Louis, where it developed for eight years. After outgrowing its facilities there, the college decided to move to Dade County. Shortly after the Georgia State Quarter was released by the US Mint, Dade County gained attention because of an apparent mistake in the design; as shown on the quarter, the state appears to lack Dade County, in the extreme northwestern part of the state. Some accounts in 2012 suggest the exclusion was intended to refer to the local legend of Dade County's secession from Georgia. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 174 square miles, of which 174 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles is water.

The vast majority of Dade County is located in the Middle Tennessee-Chickamauga sub-basin of the Middle Tennessee-Hiwassee basin. A small part of the southernmost tip of the county is located in the Upper Coosa River sub-basin in the ACT River Basin, while a small part of the westernmost portion of Dade County is located in the Guntersville Lake sub-basin in the Middle Tennessee-Elk basin. I-24 / SR 409 I-59 / SR 406 US 11 / SR 58 SR 136 SR 157 SR 189 SR 299 SR 301 Marion County, Tennessee Hamilton County, Tennessee Walker County DeKalb County, Alabama Jackson County, Alabama Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Cloudland Canyon State Park As of the census of 2000, there were 15,154 people, 5,633 households, 4,264 families living in the county; the population density was 87 people per square mile. There were 6,224 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.51% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, 0.76% from two or more races.

0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,633 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.30% were non-families. 21.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.97. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,259, the median income for a family was $39,481. Males had a median income of $31,534 versus $21,753 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,127.

About 7.50% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18

Ellie Chowns

Eleanor Elizabeth "Ellie" Chowns is a British Green Party politician, who served as a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands from 2019 to 2020. She has been a councillor on Herefordshire Council since 2017, representing the Bishops Frome & Cradley ward, is leader of the council's Green group. Chowns studied geography, environmental studies, development studies at the University of Sussex, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997, she undertook a one-year Master of Professional Studies degree in sustainable development at the University of Middlesex, graduating in 1998. She undertook doctoral research in international development at the University of Birmingham, she completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2014, with a doctoral thesis titled "The political economy of community management: a study of factors influencing sustainability in Malawi's rural water supply sector". She is a specialist in international development, having worked for charities such as Voluntary Service Overseas and Christian Aid and as a lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

Chowns got involved in politics in 2015. In 2017 she was elected as a councillor on Herefordshire Council, became the leader of the Green group, she stood in the general election in North Herefordshire, securing 5.5% of the vote. In May 2019, Chowns was re-elected with 78.6 % of the vote. In the month, Chowns was subsequently elected as an MEP in the 2019 European elections, winning 10.66% of the vote share. In the same election, the Green Party won 7 MEPs, up from 3. Chowns stood as the Green candidate for North Herefordshire, a safe Conservative seat, in the December 2019 parliamentary election, she won 9.3% of the vote share, the 6th highest Green vote share in the country and the highest of any seat where there was no Unite to Remain alliance. Chowns was arrested on 14 October 2019 in Trafalgar Square defending the rights of Extinction Rebellion protesters to continue, she was released pending investigation, was one of the claimants to challenge the legality of the Section 14 order under which she was arrested.

On 6th November 2019 the High Court ruled this blanket use of Section 14 by the Metropolitan Police was unlawful. Chowns declined to sue the Metropolitan Police for unlawful arrest, but declared the ruling to be a'victory for the right to peaceful assembly and protest, two cornerstones of our democracy'. Chowns, Ellie. "Is Community Management an Efficient and Effective Model of Public Service Delivery? Lessons from the Rural Water Supply Sector in Malawi". Public Administration and Development. 35: 263–276. Doi:10.1002/pad.1737

Bourbon Crow

Bourbon Crow is the outlaw country project formed by horror aficionado Wednesday 13. They have released three full-length albums Highway to Hangovers, Long Way to the Bottom and, Off the Wagon on the Rocks. In 2007, an exclusive Texas tour in support of the debut album had to be cancelled after Wednesday 13 was involved in a car accident returning from rehearsals, leaving him with a broken collar bone and a fractured ankle. In May 2009, the band toured the United States in support of their second release, featuring Wednesday; this touring lineup included Wednesday 13 bassist Nate Manor on electric bass with Roman Surman as the electric guitarist. The band cite many country legends such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard as their main influences, claiming that Highway to Hangovers is a salute to these musicians; the subject matter of many of the songs on the record is comical, with satirical lyrics about such topics as alcohol and death however Bourbon Crow has never stated the album was a serious attempt at Outlaw Country.

From the band's Myspace page: "Bourbon Crow finished recording their sophomore release at Hooverama studios in Charlotte, NC. This is the same location Wednesday 13 has used for the past 12 years to record his Wednesday 13 and Frankenstein Drag Queens releases. A total of 13 songs were recorded for the release, titled Long Way to the Bottom. Only 10 of these songs will be used for the release; the recording session was video taped and maybe included with the finished product as a bonus." The album was preceded by 2 free podcasts. Long Way From the Bottom was released on May 5. After the band split with their previous record label, they went to Kickstarter to kickstart their next album, Off the Wagon on the Rocks. 2006 - Highway to Hangovers 2009 - Long Way to the Bottom 2015 - Off the Wagon on the Rocks Bourbon Crow Facebook

Micro Aviation B22 Bantam

The Micro Aviation B22 Bantam is a New Zealand ultralight aircraft and produced by Micro Aviation NZ of Hamilton, New Zealand and of Mandeville, New Zealand. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft; the aircraft complies with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules as well as the United Kingdom BCAR Section "S" regulations. It features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration; the aircraft is made from bolted-together aluminum tubing, with its flying surfaces covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 9.03 m span wing is supported by V-struts and jury struts. The engine is mounted above the cockpit on the forward end of the main keel tube. Standard engines available are the 64 hp Rotax 582 two-stroke and the 85 hp Jabiru 2200 four-stroke powerplant. Two Bantams are in use by park rangers in Kruger National Park in South Africa. Total production has exceeded 300 aircraft.

The World Directory of Leisure Aviation reviewed the Bantam and described it as "a simple practical aircraft characterized by its agility, vice-free handling and ease of maintenance." B22J Higher powered version B22S Standard model Data from Bayerl & TackeGeneral characteristics Crew: one Capacity: one passenger Wingspan: 9.03 m Wing area: 15.1 m2 Empty weight: 215 kg Gross weight: 430 kg Fuel capacity: 50 litres Powerplant: 1 × Jabiru 2200A four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 60 kW Performance Maximum speed: 150 km/h Cruise speed: 120 km/h Stall speed: 55 km/h Rate of climb: 3.4 m/s Wing loading: 28.5 kg/m2 Official website

Robert Le Lorrain

Robert Le Lorrain was a French baroque sculptor, born in Paris. He was born into a family of bureaucrats, the son of Claude Le Lorrain, a business agent of Nicolas Fouquet, Louis XIV's Minister of Finance. Le Lorrain was a student of the French sculptor and architect, Pierre Paul Puget. At age eighteen, Le Lorrain entered François Girardon's studio. Le Lorrain won the Prix de Rome in 1689, On his return to Paris he first joined the Académie de Saint-Luc, was received into the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture in 1701, his major non-royal clients were members of the house of Rohan. His students included Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. Robert Le Lorrain died in Paris in 1743. Disappointingly few works by this accomplished master have survived, his best-known work is the stone relief, The Horses of the Sun, over the stable doors at the Hôtel de Rohan, Paris. Though Le Lorrain's works for Marly have been dispersed or lost, as have church monuments in Paris and Orléans, sculpture in the chapel at Versailles survives.

The Courtauld Institute of Art, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Liechtenstein Museum, the Louvre, the National Gallery of Art, are among the public collections holding sculpture by Robert Le Lorrain, he is known to have been a prolific draughtsman: no drawings securely attributed to him survive. Beaulieu, Michèle, Robert Le Lorrain, 1982; the first monograph devoted to the sculptor. Souchal, François, French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th Centuries; the Reign of Louis XIV. 1981. Vol. II. G-L, s.v. "Robert Le Lorrain" ArtCyclopedia Web Gallery of Art Robert Le Lorrain in American public collections, on the French Sculpture Census website


Gränichen is a municipality in the district of Aarau of the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. The river Wyna heads northwest thereafter; the valley has an average width of about 500 m. On both sides of the valley there are steep hills with tributary valleys and small high plateaus; the landscape is not dissimilar to that of the Tafeljura though - geographically and geologically speaking - Gränichen lies in the Midland of Switzerland. The hills on the left side of the valley are: Manzenberg, Wällenen, Moosberg and Pfendel; these are foothills of the Schornig. The hills on the right side of the valley are called Fuden, Räckholderen and Surberg. In front of the Breitenberg is the Schulthess which has the shape of an ellipsis; the Dossen und. Near the southern border, at an average distance of two kilometers, there are three hamlets, which belong to the municipality of Gränichen: Rütihof on Moorbergs and Refental between Breitenberg and Surberg. Gränichen has an area, as of 2006, of 17.3 km2. Of this area, 30.1 % is used for agricultural purposes.

Of the rest of the land, 13.1% is settled and the remainder is non-productive. The highest point is at 615 m above main sea level on the'Pfendel', the lowest point is at 402 m where the river wyna leaves the village; the seven neighbouring villages are Suhr in the nordwest, Hunzenschwil in the north, Schafisheim in the northeast, Seon in the east, Teufenthal in the south, Unterkulm in the south, Muhen in the southwest and Hirschthal in the west. History's first mention of Gränichen was around 1184 under the name of Cranechon. However, archaeological discoveries dating from the Neolithic, as well as the remains of a Celtic castle, show that the area around Gränichen has been settled for quite some time. In the 12th century Gränichen belonged to the monastery of Engelberg and came under the reign of the Habsburgs, who passed the government of the village to the Lords of the Castle of Liebegg. After 1415, Gränichen belonged to Bern; the construction of the Wynentalbahn railway in 1904 promoted the settlement of local industries.

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Azure a Bend counterchanged. The castle of Liebegg resides on a hill close to the border to Teufenthal, about three kilometers south-south-east of the village center; the Castle, which dates from the 11th century, is nowadays used as a center for culture and congresses. Near the village center one finds the "Chornhaus", built in 1695, looks similar to a small castle, because of its tower; until 1798 it served as a granary and was thereafter used by the municipal administration department for over a century. Since the new parish hall was completed in 1995 it contains a small village museum; the Reformed Church was built from 1661 to 1663 on the site. It is one of the main works of Protestant church building in the canton of Aargau, is listed as a heritage site of national significance; the other heritage site of national significance in Gränichen is the Untervogthaus on Lochgasse. Gränichen has a population of 7,735; as of 2008, 17.6% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.

Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 6.8%. Most of the population speaks German, with Italian being second most common and Albanian being third. Of the rest, 1.1 % spoke 0.7 % spoke Turkish. The age distribution, as of 2008, in Gränichen is. Of the adult population, 691 people or 10.7 % of the population are between 29 years old. 774 people or 12.0% are between 30 and 39, 1,174 people or 18.2% are between 40 and 49, 956 people or 14.8% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 674 people or 10.5% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 503 people or 7.8% are between 70 and 79, there are 251 people or 3.9% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 37 people or 0.6% who are 90 and older. As of 2000, there were 140 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 1,243 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, 1,001 homes with 5 or more persons in the household; the average number of people per household was 2.50 individuals. In 2008 there were 1,357 single family homes out of a total of apartments.

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP. The next three most popular parties were the FDP and the Green Party; the municipal assembly is the law-making body. The executive authority is the municipal council; the members of the council are elected by the assembly according to the principle of majority. They stay in office for a duration of four years; the council's task is to represent the municipality. In order to do so, he takes care of the decisions of the assembly and the assignments imposed by the canton and the federal government; the five municipal councils are: Rolf Arber, Mayor Hans-Peter Lüem, Vice-Mayor Ruedi