Legals

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605505
IN THE PROBATE COURT
OF HART COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN RUCKER,
DECEASED
ESTATE NO. 20ES170
PETITION FOR LETTERS
OF ADMINISTRATION NOTICE
TO: Whom it may concern:
Valerie Banks has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of John Rucker, deceased, of said County. (The Petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. 53-12-261.) All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said Petition should not be granted. All objections to the Petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the Court on or before 10:00 a.m. November 16, 2020.
BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the Petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a Probate Court Clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact Probate Court personnel for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the Petition may be granted without a hearing.
/s/ Merry P. Kirk
Judge of the Probate Court
P.O. Box 1159
Hartwell, GA 30643
706-376-2565

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SUMMARIES OF
PROPOSED
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS
Pursuant to requirements of the Georgia Constitution, Attorney General Christopher Carr, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and Legislative Counsel Richard C. Ruskell hereby provide the summaries of the proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the November 3, 2020, general election ballot for consideration by the people of Georgia (short captions are those adopted by the Constitutional Amendments Publication Board):
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Authorizes dedication of fees and taxes to their intended purposes by general state law.
House Resolution No. 164
Resolution Act No. 597
Ga. L. 2020, p. 919
"( ) YES

( ) NO
Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to dedicate revenues derived from fees or taxes to the public purpose for which such fees or taxes were intended?"
Summary
This proposal authorizes the Georgia General Assembly by general law to require that fees or taxes collected for some specific intended public purpose be used as so intended. It requires any such general law to identify the specific public purpose, name the state agency to administer the funds, require the agency to make annual reports of revenues and expenses, and automatically end the fee or tax within ten years. It prohibits the General Assembly from designating funds when total revenues so dedicated equal or exceed one percent of the total state revenues based on the previous fiscal year's appropriated state revenues. It exempts such general laws from certain state constitutional restrictions. It requires that such general laws, including amendments, be approved by two-thirds of each chamber of the General Assembly, but allows for repeal of such general laws by simple majority vote. It prohibits attempts to reallocate dedicated funds through any appropriations act or amendment. It provides for temporary suspension of such general laws by the Governor or by the General Assembly in the event of a financial emergency, subject to certain limitations. It amends Article III, Section IX, Paragraph VI of the Georgia Constitution by redesignating the second subparagraph (o), relating to the dedication of the excise tax on the sale of fireworks, as subparagraph (p), by redesignating subparagraph (p), relating to the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Fund, as subparagraph (q), and by adding a new subparagraph (r).
A copy of this entire proposed constitutional amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection.
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Waives state and local sovereign immunity for violation of state laws, state and federal constitutions.
House Resolution 1023
Resolution Act No. 596
Ga. L. 2020, p. 917
"( ) YES

( ) NO
Summary
This proposal waives state and local sovereign immunity so as to allow citizens to sue the State of Georgia, its departments and other agencies, and its local governments in superior courts and authorizes superior courts to order state and local officers and employees to cease violations of the Georgia Constitution, the laws of the State of Georgia, or the United States Constitution, beginning with violations occurring on or after January 1, 2021. It requires that such suits be brought only against the State or Georgia, or in the case of a local government, against the specific local government. It requires superior courts to dismiss any such lawsuit that names any individual state or local public officer or employee as a defendant. It maintains the ability of superior courts to dismiss such suits based on other appropriate legal or equitable grounds or limitation on review in superior court. It prohibits any type of monetary award, including attorney's fees or costs of litigation, unless authorized by an Act of the Georgia General Assembly. It does not prohibit the General Assembly from further waiving certain other immunities provided for under Georgia's Constitution, though it does not waive any immunity provided for by the United States Constitution. It amends Article I, Section II, Paragraph V of the Georgia Constitution by rendering the current text subparagraph (a) and adding a new subparagraph (b).
A copy of this entire proposed constitutional amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection.
SUMMARIES OF
PROPOSED STATE-WIDE
REFERENDUM
QUESTIONS
Pursuant to Code Section 21-2-4 of the O.C.G.A., the Secretary of State is authorized to include with the summaries of proposed constitutional amendments summaries of any state-wide referendum questions to be voted on at the same general election:
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Provides tax exemption for certain single-family homes owned by tax exempt charities.
House Bill No. 344
Act No. 149
Ga. L. 2019, p. 438
"( ) YES

( ) NO
Shall the Act be approved which provides an exemption from ad valorem taxes for all real property owned by a purely public charity, if such charity is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code and such real property is held exclusively for the purpose of building or repairing single-family homes to be financed by such charity to individuals using loans that shall not bear interest?"
Summary
This proposal authorizes a new exemption from ad valorem taxes for all real property owned by a purely public charity, if such charity is exempt from federal taxation and such property is used only for building or repairing single-family homes to be financed by such charity to individuals using zero interest loans. It amends Code Section 48-5-41 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated by deleting "and" at the end of paragraph (14), by replacing the period with "; and" at the end of paragraph (15), and by adding a new paragraph.
If approved by a majority of the voters, the Act becomes effective on January 1, 2021, and applies to all tax years beginning on or after that date.

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604003
IN THE PROBATE COURT
OF HART COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOGAN ANDREW BROWN,
DECEASED
ESTATE NO. 20ES163
PETITION FOR LETTERS
OF ADMINISTRATION NOTICE
TO: WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Peter Andrew Brown has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of Logan Andrew Brown deceased, of said County. (The Petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. 53-12-261.) All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said Petition should not be granted. All objections to the Petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the Court on or before 10:00 am, November 16, 2020.
BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the Petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a Probate Court Clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact Probate Court personnel for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be (scheduled at a later date). If no objections are filed, the Petition may be granted without a hearing.
Merry P. Kirk
Judge of the Probate Court
P.O. Box 1159
Hartwell, GA 30643
(706) 376-2565

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602752
NOTICE TO
DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF HART
IN RE: GENEVA H. BEGGS, DECEASED.
All creditors of the Estate of GENEVA H. BEGGS, deceased, late of Hart County, are hereby notified to render their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to me.
This 1st day of October, 2020.
Dewey Herbert Beggs, Jr.
Executor of the Estate
of Geneva H. Beggs
67 Eagle Grove School Road
Canon, GA 30520

Robert E. Ridgway III
Ridgway & Ridgway, LLP
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
93 Chandler Center
P.O. Box 710
Hartwell, Georgia 30643
(706) 376-3991

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602753
IN THE PROBATE COURT
OF HART COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE:ESTATE OF JOANNE MOORHEAD BROOKS, DECEASED
NOTICE TO
DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
All creditors of the Estate of JOANNE MOORHEAD BROOKS late of Hart County, are hereby notified to render their demands to the undersigned, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment.
This 1st day of October, 2020.
David B. Brooks
929 Melody Lane
Hartwell, Georgia 30643
The Gordon Law Firm
Attorneys at Law, LLC
Post Office Box 870
Hartwell, Georgia 30643
(706) 376-5418

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NOTICE TO
DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF HART
IN RE: JOHN DAVID STARRETT, SR., DECEASED.
All creditors of the Estate of JOHN DAVID STARRETT, SR., deceased, late of Hart County, are hereby notified to render their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to me.
This 30th day of September, 2020.
John David Starret, Jr.
Administrator of the Estate
of John David Starrett, Sr.
359 Benson Street
Hartwell, GA 30643

Robert E. Ridgway III
Ridgway & Ridgway, LLP
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
93 Chandler Center
P.O. Box 710
Hartwell, Georgia 30643
(706) 376-3991

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591633
NOTICE OF HART COUNTY
SPECIAL
REFERENDUM ELECTION
TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF HART COUNTY, GEORGIA:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 3rd day of November, 2020, an election will be held in all of the precincts of Hart County, Georgia, at which there will be submitted to the qualified voters of Hart County, Georgia, for their determination, the question of whether or not the governing authority of Hart County, Georgia, shall be authorized to issue licenses to sell distilled spirits for beverage purposes by the drink, such sales to be for consumption only on the premises.
Voters desiring to vote in favor of authorizing the governing authority to issue licenses to sell distilled spirits for beverage purposes by the drink, such sales to be for consumption only on the premises, shall do so by voting "YES" and voters desiring to vote against such authorization shall do so by voting "NO", as to the question propounded, to wit:
Shall the governing authority of Hart County, Georgia, be authorized to issue licenses to sell distilled spirits for beverage purposes by the drink, such sales to be for consumption only on the premises?

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602919
IN THE JUVENILE COURT
OF HART COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN THE INTEREST OF:
J.M. Case No. 073-20HJ-046
Sex: Female
Age: 12 years
DOB: 03-17-2008
Child under 18 years of age
NOTICE OF SUMMONS
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, Michael James Miller. The mother of the child is Regina Miller.
YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that the above-styled action seeking custody of the above-named child was filed against you in the Juvenile Court of Hart County on or about the 25th day of September, 2020, and that by reason of an order for service by publication entered by the Court on or about the 30th day of September, 2020;
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED AND REQUIRED to appear before the Juvenile Court of Hart County, Georgia, located at the Hart County Courthouse, 185 W. Franklin Street, Hartwell, Georgia on the 5th day of November, 2020 at 9:30 o'clock a.m., for the purposes of a final hearing to determine whether or not the above-named child is dependent and, if so, what disposition should be made.
You are further notified that you are required to provide to the Court, within ten days from the date of preliminary disposition in this case, the names and addresses of all relatives and other persons who might be considered as possible placements for the child.
A copy of the petition may be obtained from the Clerk of the Juvenile Court at the Hart County Courthouse, Hartwell, Georgia, during regular business hours, exclusive of holidays. A free copy shall be available to the parents. Upon request, the copy will be mailed to the requester. The child is in the present legal and physical custody of the Hart County Department of Family and Children Services.
The general nature of the allegations are: abandonment, neglect and dependency.
YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that while responsive pleadings are not mandatory, they are permissible, and you are encouraged to file with the clerk of this court and serve upon Petitioner's attorney, Kevin McFarlin, P.O. Box 628, Royston, Georgia 30662, an answer or other responsive pleading within thirty-five (35) days of the date of the order for service by publication.
All concerned parties are informed that they are entitled to have an attorney represent them; and if a party is entitled to counsel during the proceedings, the Court will appoint counsel at no cost if the party is unable without undue financial hardship to employ counsel.
WITNESS THE HONORABLE Warren C. Caswell, Judge of said Court.
This 2nd day of October, 2020.
Frankie Gray, Clerk,
Juvenile Court of
Hart County, Georgia