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Waterpark questions answered

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By Gerry Nechvatal, Pickens Economic Developer

[The following is an updated version of a report delivered in May by Economic Developer Gerry Nechvatal to the Chamber of Commerce Board].
     The visit by the Port Royal Development Team sparked a great deal of interest as evidenced by the tremendous turnout at the Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast in May, and although the response has been very positive, there have been some valid questions and legitimate concerns which I would like to address.

For comments from the economic developer pick up a print copy or follow the link to our e-edition.

Extra dough for ACES kids

aces-bread    Holding loaves of bread at Madeline’s Café - Sandra Wright, director of ACES; Gerard Monte of Madeline’s; Jennie Hobson, ACES volunteer; Betty Jean Thompson, ACES nutritionist and head of the bread-production; Hector Rosano of Madeline’s; Bernadette Macarthur, ACES assistant director.   

     In an innovative partnership, the ACES emergency shelter kids will make bread under the supervision of their nutritionist, using some ingredients from a garden planted by the local Master Gardeners and equipment bought by a volunteer. The bread is then sold at Madeline’s Café.

Former Marine riding cross-country for wounded veterans

“Veterans deserve someone to make outrageous goals for them,” said rider

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     Veteran Matt Littrell (left) and friend Raymond Avery (right) take a break at the overlook on Burnt Mountain before continuing their 2,700 mile trip across country on horseback to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.

     It was just a year-and-a-half ago that veteran Matt Littrell was staring at a pistol, thinking of taking his own life.
    But unlike the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day, with only 22 states reporting, Littrell didn’t follow through.

Classical guitar kicks of Summer Sounds series

    From country to Motown, series will keep the fun in summer

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     Sharptop Arts Association is happy to announce a new musical series, with performers to include a wide-range of genres to keep those toes tapping all summer long. 
    Kicking of the Summer Sounds series is classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi, who is back by popular demand. Bianchi performed to a standing-room-only crowd at the Sharptop gallery last year and is thrilled to be back.

Ga. Supreme Court rules on murder case involving insurance policy, love triangle

Court also makes decision in Cobb EMC case

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SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS

Published Monday, June 2, 2014

 

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 .

See previous stories on Ga.Supreme Court rulings:

 

Ga. Supreme court rules on cases involving lethal inuections - May 19

Ga. Supreme court rules on two child killing cases, one internet porn case - April 22

 

 

 

SLAUGHTER V. THE STATE (S14A0536)

            In this high-profile case from rural Marion County, the Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously upheld the murder conviction and life prison sentence given to a woman who admitted to police she had shot and killed a young man she believed was having an affair with her husband.

            According to the facts presented at trial, Donna Slaughter, 30 at the time of the crime, lived in a trailer on Palm Drive in rural Mauk, GA, with her then 23-year-old husband, Jason Slaughter. For about a year, 21-year-old Michael Haegele also lived with the couple.

On May 7, 2010, a man’s body was found on the side of Butler Mill Road in Macon County, spotted by a school busload of children. The victim had been shot in the back of the head, and the words, “Fag,” “KKK,” and “Hell” had been written on his body. But it otherwise contained no identification. Law enforcement canvassed witnesses in the area, and one resident said he had seen a small red truck stop on Butler’s Mill Road, which struck him as odd. In an attempt to identify the victim, law enforcement also released sketches and limited information to various media outlets.