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Needles found on Nelson walking trail

Residents warned not to touch them, call 911

By Ralph O. Dennis
Contributing writer
    December 5th was the regularly scheduled meeting of the Nelson City Council. The agenda was short to begin with but became shorter as the meeting progressed. The council was scheduled to hear the engineer’s report on the drainage issues on Cherokee and School streets. He was unable to attend the meeting because of a death in his family. The presentation will now be on December 15 at the work session/ public hearing.
    See full story in this week's print or online editions.

Ga supreme court rules on case involving sex offender registry

Other decisions also released

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Please note: Opinion summaries are prepared by the Public Information Office for the general public and news media. Summaries are not prepared for every opinion released by the Court, but only for those cases considered of great public interest. Opinion summaries are not to be considered as official opinions of the Court. The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at www.gasupreme.us .

 

ELLIS V. THE STATE (S16A1246)

            The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously reversed the attempted extortion and perjury convictions against former DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer W. Burrell Ellis, Jr. for his alleged attempts to “shake down” a county contractor for campaign contributions.

Tater Patch Players present farcical, family Christmas show

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     In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) is a family farce centered around Christmas dinner taken hostage.
    Holiday productions run the gamut from sappy like The Christmas Shoes, to the literary classic A Christmas Carol, all the way to variety shows like Radio City Christmas Spectacular. If In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) were categorized, it would fall into the same niche as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – both over-the-top, slightly goofy and comedic critiques of the highs and lows of holidays and relatives.  

Post Office program provides personalized response to your child’s letter to Santa

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NORTH POLE — Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter — complete with a North Pole postmark.
    Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa:
    1. Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
    2. Later, when alone, open the envelope and write a personalized response.

Tom Graves re-elected to House steering committee

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     Washington, D.C. –Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) last night was unanimously re-elected by Georgia and South Carolina House Republicans to the powerful House Republican Steering Committee, a 32-member committee that determines Republican members’ committee assignments and selects committee chairmen. Rep. Graves was elected to the committee as Region 4 Representative, which consists of Georgia and South Carolina.

     “I’m honored to be re-elected by Georgia and our region to the House Republican Steering Committee at such an exciting time,” said Rep. Graves. “As the House, Senate and White House work hard next Congress to enact conservative reforms, I’ll continue serving on the Steering Committee as a strong voice for our region’s interests.”