Legals

605664
IN THE PROBATE COURT
OF ELBERT COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: Estate of Kenothy Leroy Brown Sr., deceased
Estate No. 2020-131
PETITION FOR LETTERS
OF ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE
Kendaijah Brown has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of Kenothy Leroy Brown Sr, 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 Nov. 12, 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/ Stephanie Hewell
Judge of the Probate Court
45 Forest Ave.
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-2016
10-28,11-4,11,18

606766
IN THE PROBATE COURT
OF ELBERT COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: Estate of Rodney Earl Roland, Deceased
Estate No. 2020-129
PETITION FOR LETTERS
OF ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE
To whom it may concern:
Jennie R. Evans has petitioned to be appointed administrator of the estate of Rodney Earl Roland, 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 Nov. 19, 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/ Stephanie Hewell
Judge of the Probate Court
45 Forest Avenue #41
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-2016
10-28,11-4,11,18

605304
NOTICE TO DEBTORS
AND CREDITORS
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF ELBERT
All creditors of the Estate of Roger C. Craft, deceased, late of Elbert County, Georgia are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This 15th day of October, 2020.
Carol W. Phillips,
as Executor of the Estate of
Roger C. Craft, deceased
DYAL JENKINS, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
115 Heard Street
Elberton, Georgia 30635
706-283-8240
706-283-8948 Fax
johnsjenkins@bellsouth.net
10-21,28,11-4,11

605296
NOTICE TO DEBTORS
AND CREDITORS
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF ELBERT
All creditors of the Estate of William T. Carey, deceased, late of Elbert County, Georgia are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This 15th day of October, 2020.
Angela C. Pullian,
as Executor of the Estate of
William T. Carey, deceased
DYAL JENKINS, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
115 Heard Street
Elberton, Georgia 30635
706-283-8240
706-283-8948 Fax
johnsjenkins@bellsouth.net
10-21,28,11-4,11

605601
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF RIGHT TO REDEEM PROPERTY
AFTER TAX SALE
TO: Estate of Coy Norman; any and all heirs of Coy Norman, known or unknown; Louise Willis; any and all heirs of Louise Willis, known or unknown; Joyce Willis; any and all heirs of Joyce Willis, known or unknown; Elbert County Tax Commissioner; and any and all other persons, including the occupant, if any, with an interest in a tract of land in the 197th G.M. District of Elbert County, Georgia, located on Bowman Highway, Elbert County, Georgia, more particularly described below (Elbert County Tax Parcel No. 031-008)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT:
The right to redeem the following described property, to wit:
All that tract or parcel of land, with improvements thereon, lying and being in the 197th District, G.M., Elbert County, Georgia, containing 41.15 acres, more or less, and being bounded, now or formerly, on the North by Mrs. Pauline Brown; on the East and South by Emma Moon; and on the South by Tom Joe Jackson, and being more particularly described in a plat of same made by Carl Maxwell Rucker, Civil Engineer, dated July, 1972, entitled "Plat of property for Coy Norman," recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 138, Elbert County, Georgia public records, which said plat is expressly by reference incorporated herein and made a part hereof. This being the same property described in a Quitclaim Deed dated April 8, 2016, recorded in Deed Book 595 at pages 555-556 in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Elbert County, Georgia.
will expire and be forever foreclosed and barred on and after the 30th day of November, 2020. This property is also known as Elbert County Tax Parcel No. 031-008.
The tax deed to which this notice relates is dated the 3rd day of September, 2019 (in connection with a tax sale conducted on September 3, 2019), and is recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Elbert County, Georgia, in Deed Book 651 at pages 629-631.
The property may be redeemed at any time before the 30th day of November, 2020, by payment of the redemption price as fixed and provided by law to the undersigned at the following address: James A. Eberhardt, c/o Bill Daughtry, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 6267, 704 Elbert Street, Elberton, Georgia 30635, TEL: 70-283-5543.
Please be governed accordingly.
This 19th day of October, 2020.
/s/ James A. Eberhardt
BILL DAUGHTRY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, LLC
P.O. Box 6267
Elberton, Georgia 30635
TEL: 706-283-5543
FAX: 706-283-6968
10-21,28,11-4,11

603948
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):
- 1 -
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.
- 2 -
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
Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to waive sovereign immunity and allow the people of Georgia to petition the superior court for relief from governmental acts done outside the scope of lawful authority or which violate the laws of this state, the Constitution of Georgia, or the Constitution of the United States?"
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:
- A -
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.
10-14,21,28

604002
NOTICE OF PETITION
TO CHANGE NAME
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF ELBERT
Notice is hereby given that Anthony Alexander, the undersigned, filed a Petition on behalf of himself to the Superior Court of Elbert County, Georgia, on the 4th day of September, 2020, asking for a name change for himself from Anthony Alexander to Anthony Hardy. Notice is hereby given pursuant to law to any interested or affected party to appear in said Court and to file objections to such name change. Objections must be filed with said Court within thirty (30) days of the filing of said Petition.
This 5th day of October, 2020
Anthony Hardy
10-14,21,28,4

604152
IN THE PROBATE COURT
OF ELBERT COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: Estate of Richard L. Dye, Deceased
Estate No. 2020-130
PETITION FOR LETTERS
OF ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE
TO: Whom it may concern
Melissa Lorraine Rucker has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of Richard L. Dye, 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 November 5, 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.
Stephanie Hewell,
Judge of the Probate Court
By: /s/ Mary H. Guest,
Clerk of the Probate Court
45 Forest Ave.
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-2016
10-14,21,28,11-4

602982
NOTICE TO DEBTORS
AND CREDITORS
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF ELBERT
IN RE: Helen B. Ayers, Deceased
All creditors of the Estate of Helen B. Ayers, deceased, late of Elbert 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.
/s/ Martha B. Fortson
/s/ Margaret Hall
Co-Executors of the Estate of
Helen B. Ayers
RIDGWAY & RIDGWAY, LLP
Attorney and Counselors at Law
93 Chandler Center
P.O. Box 710
Hartwell, Georgia 30643
706-376-3991

602935
NOTICE TO DEBTORS
AND CREDITORS
All creditors of the Estate of Jimmy Gordon Davis, deceased, late of Elbert County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This 2nd day of October, 2020.
/s/ Shirley W. Booth, Executor
PATRICIA S. BRYANT, LLC
Suite 300, 8 N. Oliver St.
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-7902
10-7,14,21,28