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In latest Ga. Supreme Court rulings, Non-dependent mother denied death benefits

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Ga. Supreme Court reverses burglary conviction

of immigrant over deportation issue

 SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS

Published Monday, September 22, 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 .

 

ENCARNACION V. THE STATE (S14A0690)

            The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously reversed the burglary conviction of a man who is not an American citizen, on the ground that his court-appointed attorney failed to tell him in no uncertain terms that by pleading guilty to the offense, he would be deported.

Join Piedmont's Dr. Flint for Dinner & Discussion on Hip Replacement

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Jasper, Ga (September 18, 2014) – Piedmont Mountainside Hospital is proud to announce its next dinner and discussion offered to the community on joint health and the latest treatment options for hip replacement. The discussion will be led by orthopaedic surgeon Russell Flint, MD on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light dinner and refreshments will be provided.

The discussion will cover typical issues encountered with hip pain and solutions including advances in hip replacement and treatment options for hip pain and a question and answer segment.

The event will take place in the Education Room at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital at 1266 Highway 515 South, Jasper, Georgia.  

To RSVP, call 706.705.5032. Seating is limited and registration is required.

 

Cove Road reopens after lumber truck overturns

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Latest estimate from crews on scene are the S turn section of Cove Road could open this evening by around 6 p.m. but that was a "shooting for" time, subject to change.

 

Cove Road, a major thoroughfare for east/west commutes in Pickens County, may remain closed all day with a load of lumber and overturned tractor-trailer in the steep S curves section not far from Jasper.

No injuries were reported when the truck carrying the lumber overturned this morning. 

Pickens Commission Chair Rob Jones said that crews from out of the county are coming to assist in the cleanup, but the road could be closed until midnight Monday.

Economist: 'Peach State job engine is humming'

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Press release from 

Office of the Governor

 

Since taking office, Gov. Nathan Deal has budgeted conservatively, downsized state government, implemented real tax reform and created nearly 300,000 private-sector jobs as Georgia rebounded from the Great Recession. A prediction from a Georgia State University economist in today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggests the governor's policies are working. Director of the Georgia State Economic Forecasting Center Rajeev Dhawan tells the AJC that Georgia’s economic growth will be solid in the coming years.  

 

More pests attacking hemlocks

Learn how to save them at class in Jasper September 10

 

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Needle blight is one of the additional pests attacking hemlocks.

 

By Donna Shearer

Save Georgia's Hemlocks

In spite of the harsh winter of 2013-14 that reduced the hemlock woolly adelgid population, particularly at elevations above 2600 feet, the invasive insect is making a comeback and continuing to prey on hemlock trees throughout the northern counties of Georgia. And now to make matters worse, two more pests are plaguing the trees as well.