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LEGALS

PETITION FOR LETTERS OF
ADMINISTRATION NOTICE
AHMIN W. VONDENKAMP has peti­tioned to be appointed Administrator of theestate of EUGENE E. VONDENKAMP, de­ceased, of said County. The petitioner has alsoapplied for waiver of bond and grant of certainpowers contained in O.C.G.A. 53-12-261. Allinterested parties are hereby notified to showcause why said petition should not be grant­ed. All objections to the petition must be inwriting, setting forth the grounds of any suchobjections, and must be filed with the courtby OCTOBER 26, 2018. All pleadings/objec­tions must be signed under oath before a no­tary public or before a probate court clerk, andfiling fees must be tendered with your plead­ings/ objections, unless you qualify to file asan indigent party. Contact probate personnelat the following address/telephone number forrequired amount of filing fees. If any objec­tions are filed, a hearing will be held at a laterdate. If no objections are filed, the petitionmay be granted without a hearing.
JUDGE LEE D. MOSS
P O BOX 205
LINCOLNTON, GA 30817
706-359-5528
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Contractors Needed for
Weatherization Assistance Program
CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority,Inc. (CSRA EOA) is accepting proposals fromqualified contractors interested in performingWeatherization and HVAC services for theWeatherization Assistance Program to ben­efit residents of income qualified householdsthroughout Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glas­cock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie,Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, andWilkes counties. This is to build a pool ofapproved contractors. Specific training andInsurance certifications and qualificationswill be required to be considered for our ap­proved contractors’ pool. Work is awardedbased on qualifications and bidding on jobs.RFP applications and instructions regarding

this advertisement may be obtained/answeredby emailing kjohnson@csraeoa.org or calling(706) 945-1616. Proposal Submissions are dueOctober 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Late proposalsubmissions will NOT be considered. CSRAEOA encourages M/WBE, and Labor SurplusArea Firms to apply.
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DEBTORS AND CREDITORS NOTICE
All creditors of the estate of DONALD LEEPATAT, JR., deceased, late of Lincoln County,Georgia, are hereby required to render in theirclaims or demands to the undersigned accord­ing to law, and all persons indebted to said es­tate are required to make immediate paymentto the undersigned.
This 13 day of September, 2018.
DONALD LEE PATAT, III
ADMINISTRATOR OF
ESTATE OF
DONALD LEE PATAT, JR.
Dallas and Gracey Law Firm
PO Box 1150
Thomson, Georgia 30824
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NOTICE TO DEBTORS
AND CREDITORS
All persons indebted to the Estate of AR­LESIA VERMAN HAWES, deceased, arehereby notified to make payment of same tothe undersigned and all persons having a claimagainst said estate are notified to make claimto the undersigned or be barred from partici­pation in said estate. Deadline for acceptingany claim is November 1, 2018.
This 2nd, day of October, 2018.
Judge Lee D. Moss
P O Box 205
Lincolnton, GA 30817
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SUMMARIES OF PROPOSED
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Pursuant to requirements of the GeorgiaConstitution, Attorney General ChristopherCarr, Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp, andLegislative Counsel Richard C. Ruskell here­by provide the summaries of the proposedconstitutional amendments that will appear onthe November 6, 2018, 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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Creates the Georgia Outdoor StewardshipTrust Fund to protect water quality, wildlifehabitat, and parks.
House Resolution No. 238
Resolution Act No. 414
Ga. L. 2018, p. 1138
"( ) YES Without increasing
( ) NO the current state sales tax rate,shall the Constitution of Georgia be amendedso as to create the Georgia Outdoor Steward­ship Trust Fund to conserve lands that protectdrinking water sources and the water qualityof rivers, lakes, and streams; to protect andconserve forests, fish, wildlife habitats, andstate and local parks; and to provide opportu­nities for our children and families to play andenjoy the outdoors, by dedicating, subject tofull public disclosure, up to 80 percent of theexisting sales tax collected by sporting goodsstores to such purposes without increasing thecurrent state sales tax rate?"
Summary
This proposal authorizes the General As­sembly to provide for an annual allocation ofup to 80 percent of the revenue derived fromthe state sales and use tax collected by sport­ing goods stores to a trust fund to be used forthe protection and preservation of conserva­tion land. Any law adopted pursuant to thisproposal shall provide for automatic repealnot more than ten years after its effective date;however, such repeal date may be extendedfor a maximum of ten additional years. Itamends Article III, Section IX, Paragraph VIof the Georgia Constitution by adding a newsubparagraph (p).
A copy of this entire proposed constitu­tional amendment is on file in the office of thejudge of the probate court and is available forpublic inspection.
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Creates a state-wide business court tolower costs, enhance efficiency, and promotepredictable judicial outcomes.
House Resolution 993
Resolution Act No. 410
Ga. L. 2018, p. 1130
"( ) YES Shall the Constitution
( ) NO of Georgia be amended

so as to create a state-wide business court,authorize superior court business court divi­sions, and allow for the appointment processfor state-wide business court judges in orderto lower costs, improve the efficiency of allcourts, and promote predictability of judicialoutcomes in certain complex business disputesfor the benefit of all citizens of this state?"
Summary
This proposal creates a state-wide businesscourt with state-wide jurisdiction for use undercertain circumstances. It contains provisionsrelating to venue, jurisdiction, and powers ofsuch court and provides for selection, terms,and qualifications of state-wide business courtjudges. It amends Article VI of the GeorgiaConstitution by revising Sections I, II, III, IV,and VII.
A copy of this entire proposed constitu­tional amendment is on file in the office of thejudge of the probate court and is available forpublic inspection.
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Encourages the conservation, sustainabil­ity, and longevity of Georgia's working foreststhrough tax subclassification and grants.
House Resolution No. 51
Resolution Act No. 297
Ga. L. 2018, p. 1127
"( ) YES Shall the Constitution
( ) NO of Georgia be amended so asto revise provisions related to the subclassifi­cation for tax purposes of and the prescribedmethodology for establishing the value of for­est land conservation use property and relatedassistance grants, to provide that assistancegrants related to forest land conservation useproperty may be increased by general law for afive-year period and that up to 5 percent of as­sistance grants may be deducted and retainedby the state revenue commissioner to providefor certain state administrative costs, and toprovide for the subclassification of qualifiedtimberland property for ad valorem taxationpurposes?"
Summary
This proposal revises provisions subclassi­fying forest land conservation use property forad valorem taxation purposes. It revises themethodology for establishing the value of for­est land conservation use property and relatedassistance grants. The proposal also permitsthe subclassification of qualified timberlandproperty for ad valorem taxation purposes. Itamends Article VII, Section I, Paragraph III ofthe Georgia Constitution by revising subpara­graph (f) and by adding a new subparagraph(f.1).
A copy of this entire proposed constitu­tional amendment is on file in the office of thejudge of the probate court and is available forpublic inspection.
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Provides rights for victims of crime in thejudicial process.
Senate Resolution No. 146
Resolution Act No. 467
Ga. L. 2018, p. 1139
"( ) YES Shall the Constitution
( ) NO of Georgia be amendedso as to provide certain rights to victims againstwhom a crime has allegedly been perpetratedand allow victims to assert such rights?"
Summary
This proposal recognizes certain rights ofvictims against whom a crime has been per­petrated and provides for the enforcement ofsuch rights. It amends Article I, Section Iof the Georgia Constitution by adding a newParagraph XXX.
A copy of this entire proposed constitu­tional amendment is on file in the office of thejudge of the probate court and is available forpublic inspection.
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Authorizes fair allocation of sales tax pro­ceeds to county and city school districts.
Senate Resolution No. 95
Resolution Act No. 278
Ga. L. 2017, p. 857

"( ) YES Shall the Constitution
( ) NO of Georgia be amendedso as to authorize a referendum for a sales anduse tax for education by a county school dis­trict or an independent school district or dis­tricts within the county having a majority ofthe students enrolled within the county and toprovide that the proceeds are distributed on aper student basis among all the school systemsunless an agreement is reached among suchschool systems for a different distribution?"
Summary
This proposal authorizes a county schooldistrict or an independent school district ordistricts within the county having a majority

of the students enrolled within the county tocall for a referendum for a sales and use tax foreducation and provides that the proceeds aredistributed on a per student basis among all theschool systems unless an agreement is reachedamong such school systems for a different dis­tribution. It amends Article VIII, Section VI,Paragraph IV of the Constitution by revisingsubparagraphs (a) and (g).
A copy of this entire proposed constitu­tional amendment is on file in the office of thejudge of the probate court and is available forpublic inspection.
SUMMARIES OF
PROPOSED STATE-WIDE
REFERENDUM QUESTIONS
Pursuant to Code Section 21-2-4 of theO.C.G.A., the Secretary of State is authorizedto include with the summaries of proposedconstitutional amendments summaries of anystate-wide referendum questions to be votedon at the same general election:
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Provides for a homestead exemption forresidents of certain municipal corporations.
House Bill No. 820
Act No. 346
Ga. L. 2018, p. 235
"( ) YES Do you approve a
( ) NO new homestead exemp­tion in a municipal corporation that is locatedin more than one county, that levies a sales taxfor the purposes of a metropolitan area systemof public transportation, and that has withinits boundaries an independent school system,from ad valorem taxes for municipal purposesin the amount of the difference between thecurrent year assessed value of a home and theadjusted base year value, provided that thelowest base year value will be adjusted yearlyby 2.6 percent?"
Summary
This proposal authorizes a new homesteadexemption from ad valorem taxes for munici­pal purposes in an amount equal to the amountby which the current year assessed value of ahomestead exceeds the adjusted base year val­ue of such homestead. This exemption wouldonly apply to persons residing in a municipalcorporation that is located in more than onecounty, that levies a sales tax for the purposesof a metropolitan area system of public trans­portation, and that has within its boundar­ies an independent school system. It enactsCode Section 48-5-44.1 of the Official Codeof Georgia Annotated.
If approved by a majority of the voters, theAct becomes effective on January 1, 2019, andapplies to all tax years beginning on or afterthat date.
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Provides a tax exemption for certain homesfor the mentally disabled.
House Bill No. 196
Act No. 25
Ga. L. 2017, p. 55
"( ) YES Shall the Act be
( ) NO approved which pro­vides an exemption from ad valorem taxes onnonprofit homes for the mentally disabled ifthey include business corporations in the own­ership structure for financing purposes?"
Summary
This proposal clarifies that the existingexemption from ad valorem taxation for non­profit homes for the mentally disabled applieseven when financing for construction or reno­vation of the homes is provided by a businesscorporation or other entity. It amends para­graph (13) of Code Section 48-5-41 of the Of­NOTICE

ficial Code of Georgia Annotated.
If approved by a majority of the voters, theAct becomes effective on January 1, 2019, andapplies to all tax years beginning on or afterthat date.

In the Superior Court of Lincoln County
State of Georgia
In Re: Petition of Vanessa Ann Cardella
to Change Name to
Vanessa Ann Brown
Civil Action No. 18cv0111
NOTICE OF PETITION TO CHANGE 10NAME OF ADULT
Petitioner files this petition to Change Nameand shows the following:
Vanessa Ann Cardella filed a petition in theLincoln County Superior Court on 10th day ofOctober, 2018 to change her name from Van­essa Ann Cardella to Vanessa Ann Brown.
Any interested party has the right to appearin this case and file objections within 30 daysafter the petition was filed.
This 4th day of October, 2018
David L. Huguenin
Attorney for Petitioner
Georgia Bar #376725
David L. Huguenin, P.C.
4024 Washington Road
Martinez, GA 30907
706-855-5000 telephone
706-855-7844 facsimile
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OF RENEWAL
Notice is hereby given that David Dawkinsowner of Dawkins & Murray DBA Fast Timeslocated at 326 South Washington Street hasmade application to the Mayor and Council ofthe City of Lincolnton, Georgia, for renewalof his alcoholic beverage license. The hear­ing of such application will be held at the nextmeeting of the legal session of the Council tobeheld at City Hall on November 6, 2018.
This public notice is dated October 25,2018.
David Dawkins
Owner
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NOTICE
Georgia, Lincoln County Probate Court
The petition of BETTY RIDLEHOOVERfor a year’s support from the estate of GRADYRIDLEHOOVER, deceased, for decedent’ssurviving spouse, having been dulty filed, in­terested persons are hereby notified to showcause, if any, on or befoe November 8, 2018,why said petition should not be granted.
Objections to the petition must be in writ­ing, setting forth the grounds of any such ob­jections, and must be filed on or befoe the timestated in the preceding sentence. All plead­ings/ objections must be signed before a notarypublic or befoe a probate court clerk, and fil­ing fees must be tendered with your pleadings/objections. Contact probate court personnelat the following address/telephone numberfor the required amount of filing fees. If anyojbections are filed, a hearing will be sched­uled at a later date. If no objections are filed, thepetition may be granted without a hearing.
Lee D. Moss, Probate Judge
by: Debbie Pruett, Clerk
PO Box 205
Lincolnton, GA 30817
706-359-5528
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