Closer Look: Meko’s Law In Forsyth County, Peanut Farming; And More

The Forsyth County Commission is trying to pass a new ordinance called Meko's Law. It is meant to protect animals, after the dog it’s named after (pictured above),  Meko, was killed during a grooming session.
The Forsyth County Commission is trying to pass a new ordinance called Meko's Law. It is meant to protect animals, after the dog it’s named after (pictured above), Meko, was killed during a grooming session.
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Earlier today Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia will expand its HOPE Career Grant, which covers 100 percent of the tuition for degrees, and certificates, in 12 fields including commercial truck driving and practical nursing. The state plans to add five more industries to the list. Gretchen Corbin, commissioner of The Technical College System of Georgia, talks about the expansion.
  • 6:18: The Forsyth County Commission is trying to pass a new ordinance called Meko’s Law, to protect the safety of animals. This comes after a dog-groomer in Cumming was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty for allegedly killing a dog named Meko during a grooming session. Forsyth County Commission Chairman Todd Levent explains the ordinance.
  • 23:10: Last year, Georgia produced 49 percent of the nation’s peanuts, according to the Georgia Peanut Commission. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made changes to the grading system used to classify peanuts. A look at how this could affect local peanut farmers with Armond Morris, owner of Armond Morris Farms LLC, and chairman of Georgia Peanut Commission.
  • 41:23: We continue our conversations with breast cancer survivors. Today, Jennifer Brooks shares her personal story of choosing not to have reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy.

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