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SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS
Published Friday, March 25, 2016
The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at www.gasupreme.us .
ANDERSON V. SENTINEL OFFENDER SERVICES, LLC (S15Q1816)
The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled that under the body of law derived from court decisions dating back to the 1800s, when someone fails to comply with his misdemeanor probation sentence, a court is authorized to delay the ending date of his original sentence.
Submitted by Al Rothe of KPB
Each year during the month of April, Keep Pickens Beautiful (KPB) participates in the Great American Clean-up. The Great American Clean-up is sponsored by our parent organization, Keep America Beautiful. During April, KPB sponsors and encourages local events to help make our community more beautiful. This year KPB will kick off a brand new event; “Operation Clean Sweep.”
County Fire Marshal / Photo
A mother and two adult sons “just did get out” of this burning home Monday on Dry Pond Road.
Homeowner Ruthell Cornett and her two adult sons of Dry Pond Road in west Pickens narrowly escaped a fire that completely destroyed their home Monday night.
Fire Marshal Curtis Clark said Ms. Cornett suffered some minor injuries exiting the burning home through a bedroom window. He thought she may have cut her hands and arms breaking the glass to get out.
Party qualification ended last week, Friday, March 11 for several local offices up for election this year.
Of the 10 county offices, four are contested, including a crowded race for one school board seat. The Democratic Party has also submitted one non-binding question that will appear on the May ballot.
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A 19-month-old toddler was airlifted to Egleston Children’s Hospital Tuesday mid-day after the child fell from the second story window of a home in the Riverstone subdivision in south Pickens.
Sheriff’s spokesman Kris Stancil said the child was apparently pushing on a screen in an upstairs window when it came loose and both the screen and child went out.
Medics and sheriff deputies responded. No names were released as no charges are expected.
Stancil said the child was conscious and alert and crying when he was airlifted, “which is a good sign in this case.”