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Nahmias Wins Runoff to Keep Ga. Supreme Court Seat

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias 
has won a runoff election to keep his seat on the bench.

Unofficial returns Tuesday showed Nahmias winning 67 percent of the vote compared to 33 percent for challenger Tammy Lynn Adkins with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

The two candidates were forced into a runoff since neither
candidate won 50 percent plus one vote in the general election.
Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Nahmias to the state's
high court in August 2009. He previously served as a U.S. attorney and a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Adkins is a divorce lawyer who ran unsuccessfully for the Court
of Appeals in 2008. She did not raise money and did little
campaigning before the general election.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Central Ga. Farmers Eligible for Drought Disaster Loans

Governor Sonny Perdue's office announced that 151 counties in Georgia -- including all in Central Georgia -- have been designated Federal drought disaster areas, making farmers eligible for low-interest emergency loans.

The Governor said he asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to make the designation due to drought and excessive heat from July 1 until now.

According to the Governor's office, the USDA found that at least one farm in each of 151 Georgia counties sustained a 30 percent or greater production loss due to drought conditions.

The disaster designation allows farmers in those counties to be considered for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Contact your county's FSA office for information about emergency loans.

Pilot Club of Dublin Hosts Polar Express

On Dec. 3 and 4, and again on Dec. 10 and 11 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The simulated train leaves at 15 minute intervals.

Pilot Club of Dublin’s main projects are to give bike helmets to all first graders in Laurens County, to install Life Line units for the elderly or those in need of a unit. Pilot Club of Dublin is also involved with Advocates for Alzheimer’s.

For tickets and more information, visit Capital City Bank and Bank of Dudley.

Photos from Rock the Runway

Photos from the Rock the Runway Event that took place on Nov. 20 in the Dublin Mall center court, performances by Oconee Community Mentoring Association mentees, more commonly known as OCMA Kidz.

 

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6 People Injured In Car Accident In Twiggs County

Six people were injured in a two car accident in Twiggs County Friday night, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

A GSP official says the accident happened around 9 p.m. on Hwy 129 and Bullard Road. They say no one died.

The GSP is not releasing any additional information at this time.

Churches, Volunteers Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving

 

Central Georgia churches and community groups will pitch in to offer free meals for the hungry, homeless, and lonely on Thanksgiving Day.

Here are some of the events on Thursday:

In Macon, the Knights of Columbus will feed turkey dinners to the homebound and homeless. That started around 9 a.m. in the social hall of St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Poplar Street. Everyone should be served by 1 pm.

 

Anointed New Vision Ministry, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Hightower Road. Pastor Ernestine Sherard said 60 to 70 people had shown up by 11 a.m.

 

Light of the World Church, 1240 Bailey Ave., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Gray Chapel AME Church, 635 Hall St., in Fort Hill, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Macon Rescue Mission, 774 Hazel St., serving at noon. A second meal may be served at 1 p.m. Coats, blankets, and a clothing closet will be available.

 

Tree Lighting Ceremony

 On Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. Historic Dublin will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony.

The event will take place at 62 W. Bridge St. The evergreen tree will be decorated and lit.

After the tree lighting ceremony, the Dublin Library is scheduled to host free pictures with Santa, in conjunction with Schade Photography Studio and HDBA.

According to the Historic Dublin Business Assocation website, the event will also include hot chocolate from Starbucks and cookies from Donatos. There will be entertainment for the children as they wait to have their pictures taken with Santa.