August Birthday Blog
A Very Happy Birthday to the following folks!
August 1 - Scott Clements-Gordon County Tax Commissioner
August 2 - Terry Baskin-Clayton County Tax Commissioner
August 3 - Crystal Covington-AMS Assistant Levy Manager
August 12 - Vanessa Lewis-Wilkinson County Tax Commissioner
August 17 - Jade Vinson-Echols County Tax Commissioner
- Wade McCord- Bibb County Tax Commissioner
August 19 - Phylis Blocker-Marion County Tax Commissioner
- Tabetha Dupriest-Worth County Tax Commissioner
August 20 - Wanda Nelson-McIntosh County Tax Commissioner
August 27 - Karolyne Cantillano-AMS Levy Team Member
August 29 - Bobby Martin-Franklin County Tax Commissioner
Some fun facts about the month of August...
The month of August is often referred to as the "dog days of summer" but not because it has to do with dogs. The star Sirius, also known as the dog star, rose at the same time as sunrise during the month of August in ancient Roman times; hence, the name for the last full month of the summer.
August is named after Augustus Caesar, founder and the first emperor of the Roman Empire. He was posthumously adopted by his maternal great-uncle, Gaius Julius Caesar.
Although civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., is honored in birth month of January, he is best known for his famed "I have a dream" speech that was given on Aug. 28, 1963.
On Aug. 24th in 79 A.D., the volcano, Mount Vesuvius, erupted and destroyed the city of Pompeii.
Some famous people born in August include Martha Stewart, Martin Sheen, Jeff Gordon, Deion Sanders and Halle Berry.