Morning News Briefs for 8-19-16

| August 19, 2016


James and Robert Bell of Mitchell County filed suit against Sabal Trail the contractors set to build a natural gas pipeline that will cross a piece of the 100 acres that they own. Sabal trail won an eminent domain suit against the brothers and now they been ordered to pay Sabal Trails attorney’s fees; $47 thousand dollars.

Details are still coming in regarding the shooting death of a man in Fitzgerald. According to his wife who talked with police; her husband answered their door and spoke with three men. Then gun shots rang out and her husband was able to make his way back inside the home where he died. Officials say that they are following up on leads but so far they have no suspects. GBI agents were called in.

The state of Georgia could face a federal discrimination and segregation lawsuit. The United States Department of Justice says that Georgia is the only state in the nation with a program like GNETS, the Georgia Network for Education and Therapeutic Support, wherein some students are separated from their classmates due to behavior-related disabilities. The Justice Department holds that Georgia’s program violates federal law.

Southeastern food business are joining forces to assist Louisiana families in need. Multiple grocery stores are taking donations to help flood victims in Louisiana and Mississippi. Southeastern Grocers is allowing customers to give donations at any of their Harveys, BI-LO or Winn-Dixie locations. The company said the Southeastern Grocers Foundation will match every dollar that customers donate. Those who would like to help can make donations from now until August 23.

So far there have been no early qualifiers to run for the office of Mayor of the City of Dawson, Georgia; not even current mayor Christopher Wright who is facing child sex charges and a recent charge of impersonating an officer of the law in Albany. He has been asked a majority of Dawson City Council members to vacate his office. His term expires in December.

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