Morning News Briefs for 10-6-16

| October 6, 2016


Police officials in Albany are investigating the incident wherein shots were fired into an unmanned and unmarked sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car. The officer was inside a convenience store when the shots rang out. Multiple rounds were fired into the vehicle.

Organizers of the weekend 100 mile yard sale from Quitman to Unadilla say that they expect thousands of visitors. The city of Sylvester has signed up 100 vendors so far for the event that starts at 8 a.m. Saturday and continues until 4 p.m. rain or shine.

Owners and passengers are being alerted by the government that some of the Nissan Versa automobiles have air bags that can inflate when the doors are slammed to hard. Three complaints have been lodged with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nissan is reportedly investigating.

Veterans Administration officials report that the Health Care facilities in several cities will be closed Thursday and Friday due to the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew including the operation in Jacksonville. Patients with appointments are being rescheduled. More information is available on the Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System web page.

The Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has issued this alert: a technical problem has prevented verification of some Georgia voter registration applications that have been submitted online for several days. All persons that registered online since last Friday should immediately check their status by going to The information can be updated through October 11th, the registration deadline. The technical problem was fixed on Monday.

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