2008-06-11 / Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

061108-03 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY IN RE ESTATE OF THOMAS H. BELL, SR. All debtors and creditors of the Estate of THOMAS H. BELL,SR., late of Early 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 5th day of June, 2008. THOMAS H. BELL, JR. AND TODD W. BELL ESTATE OF THOMAS H. BELL, SR., Deceased 22067 HIGHWAY 39 Blakely, GA 39823 C/O Harold H. Hobbs Attorney at law 12783 Magnolia St. Blakely, GA 39823 07/02/4tc 061108-01 NOTICE OF BOND ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY OF BLAKELY, GEORGIA YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on July 15, 2008, an election will be held in all of the election districts of the City of Blakely (the "City"), at which election there will be submitted to the qualified voters of the City for their determination (a) the question of whether the City should issue general obligation bonds, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $7,965,000 (the "Sewer Bonds"), for the purpose of financing (i) the acquisition, construction, renovation and equipping of an expansion to a wastewater treatment facility, (ii) the costs of issuing the Sewer Bonds and (iii) capitalized interest on the Sewer Bonds and (b) the question of whether the City should issue general obligation bonds, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,235,000 (the "City Hall Bonds" and together with the Sewer Bonds, the "Bonds"), for the purpose of financing (i) the acquisition, construction, renovation and equipping of a renovation to City Hall, (ii) the costs of issuing the City Hall Bonds and (iii) capitalized interest on the City Hall Bonds. The Bonds, if so authorized, may be issued in whole or in part and in one or more series. The Bonds shall be dated the first day of the calendar month in which the Bonds are issued or the day the Bonds are issued and shall bear interest at rates not exceeding 6.95% per year (based upon a 360-day year comprised of twelve thirty-day months). The principal of the Sewer Bonds shall mature (by scheduled maturity or by mandatory redemption) in the years and amounts, as follows: Year Amount 2010 $ 65,000 2011 110,000 2012 50,000 2013 215,000 2014 285,000 2015 305,000 2016 320,000 2017 370,000 2018 430,000 2019 450,000 2020 475,000 2021 505,000 2022 525,000 2023 555,000 2024 580,000 2025 610,000 2026 640,000 2027 670,000 2028 705,000 The principal of the City Hall Bonds shall mature (by scheduled maturity or by mandatory redemption) in the years and amounts, as follows: Year Amount 2010 $ 10,000 2011 15,000 2012 25,000 2013 35,000 2014 45,000 2015 45,000 2016 50,000 2017 60,000 2018 65,000 2019 70,000 2020 75,000 2021 75,000 2022 80,000 2023 85,000 2024 90,000 2025 95,000 2026 100,000 2027 105,000 2028 110,000 The principal of and interest on the Bonds shall be payable in lawful money of the United States of America at a bank or banks to be designated later. Voters desiring to vote for the issuance of the Sewer Bonds shall do so by voting "YES" and voters desiring to vote against the issuance of the Sewer Bonds shall do so by voting "NO" as to the questions propounded substantially as follows: "SHALL THERE BE ISSUED UP TO $7,965,000 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF THE CITY OF BLAKELY GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING AN EXPANSION OF A WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY?" Voters desiring to vote for the issuance of the City Hall Bonds shall do so by voting "YES" and voters desiring to vote against the issuance of the City Hall Bonds shall do so by voting "NO" as to the questions propounded substantially as follows: "SHALL THERE BE ISSUED UP TO $1,235,000 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF THE CITY OF BLAKELY GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING A RENOVATION OF CITY HALL?" The several places for holding said election shall be in the regular and established election districts of the City, and the polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on the said date fixed for the election. Those qualified to vote at said election shall be determined in all respects in accordance and in conformity with the laws of the State of Georgia. The last day to register to vote in this election shall be June 16, 2008. Those residents qualified to vote at said election shall be determined in all respects in accordance with election laws of the State of Georgia. Any brochures, listings or other advertisements issued by the City or by any other person, firm, corporation or association with the knowledge and consent of the City, shall be deemed to be a statement of intention of the City concerning the use of the proceeds of the Bonds; and such statement of intention shall be binding on the City in the expenditure of any such Bond funds or interest received from such Bond funds which have been invested. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 36?82?100, the City notifies all interested parties that no independent performance audit or performance review (the "Bond Audit") will be conducted with respect to the Bonds. However the City will continue to ensure that Bond proceeds are expended efficiently and economically, as intended by the Bond Audit. This notice is given pursuant to joint action of the Council of the City of Blakely and the Election Superintendent of Early County. CITY OF BLAKELY By: /s/ Rick Hall Mayor EARLY COUNTY ELECTION SUPERINTENDENT By: /s/ Tonya Holley Probate Judge 07/09/5tc 061108-04 NOTICE GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY PROBATE COURT TO: WHOM IT MAY CONCERN JOLLIE MAE IGLES has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of KORYNDA KYNCOLE REED, 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. §53-12-232.) 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 July 14, 2008. All pleadings/objection must be signed before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings/ objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the following address/telephone number 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/ Tonya Holley PROBATE JUDGE By: /s/ Robin M. Altman PROBATE CLERK, DEPUTY CLERK 111 Court Square, Suite D Blakely, GA 39823 229-723-3454 07/02/4tc 060408-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER STATE OF GEORGIA, COUNTY OF EARLY Because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Notes and Deed to Secure Debt from SCHEYAL V. BRADLEY to MERCHANTS & FARMERS BANK, dated April 22, 2005 and recorded in Deed Book 265, Page 585, in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Early County, Georgia, the holder thereof, pursuant to the Deed and Notes thereby secured, has declared the entire amount of said indebtedness due and payable. Pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Notes, will on the first Tuesday in July, 2008, during the legal hours of sale, before the Courthouse door in said County sell at public outcry to the highest bidder in cash, the property described in said Deed to Secure Debt, to-wit: All that tract or parcel of land located, lying and being in Land Lot No. 174 in the 28th Land District of Early County, Georgia and more particularly described as follows: To establish the point of beginning, start at the intersection of the east margin of the right-ofway of the Old Lucille Road and the south line of Land Lot No. 174 in the 28th Land District of Early County, Georgia, thence run North 89 degrees 32 minutes 31 seconds east along a fence (the recognized south lot line of said Land Lot No. 174) the distance of 410.98 feet to an iron pin; thence continue along said fence south 89 degrees 57 minutes east the distance of 278.25 feet to an iron pin; thence continue along said fence north 89 degrees 52 minutes east the distance of 108.75 feet to an iron pin on the east margin of the rightof way of Sunny Side Spur; thence run north 27 degrees 29 minutes east along said margin the distance of 172.12 feet to an iron pin and THE POINT OF BEGINNING. From said point of beginning, thence continue along said margin north 31 degrees 36 minutes east the distance of 297.48 feet to an iron pin and the south margin of the right-ofway of Sunnyside Drive; thence run south 63 degrees 21 minutes east along said south margin the distance of 126.63 feet to an iron pin; thence run south 24 degrees 05 minutes west the distance of 267.43 feet to an iron pin; thence run north 70 degrees 39 minute west the distance of165.00 feet to the point of beginning. Said property is the same property described in and conveyed by that Warranty Deed from Leroy Jacobs to Scheyal Bradley, dated May 13, 2002, and recorded in Deed Book 244, page 81, Early County, Georgia, Deed records.Together with a security interest in that certain 1998 General Product, Admiral Mobile Home Manufacturer's ID Number GMHGA4419717757A The sale will be held subject to all unpaid taxes, assessments, mineral and oil rights, easements and restrictions of record. Notice has been given of intention to collect attorney's fees in accordance with the terms of the Notes. Said property will be sold as the property of SCHEYAL V. BRADLEY, the property to the best information, knowledge and belief of the undersigned, being presently in his possession. The proceeds of said sale will, be applied to the payment of said indebtedness and all the expenses of said sale, including attorney's fees, all as provided in said Security Deed, and the balance, if any, will be distributed as provided by law. The sale will be conducted subject (1)to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U. S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the security deed. This the 14th day of May, 2008. AMERIS BANK AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH MERCHANTS & FARMERS BANK, AS ATTORNEY IN FACT FOR SCHEYAL V. BRADLEY DAVID M. WOLFSON, P.C. Attorney at Law 1010 Williams Street Valdosta, GA 31601 (229) 257-0080 State Bar No: 773395 This law firm is acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 06/25/4tc 060408-03 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER STATE OF GEORGIA, COUNTY OF EARLY Because of a default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by a Security Deed executed by Robert Craig Knighton, Sr. and Joy T. Knighton to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. dated October 24, 1995, and recorded in Deed Book 204, Page 599, Early County Records, said Security Deed having been last sold, assigned, transferred and conveyed to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, NA, as Trustee for Equivantage Home Equity Loan Trust, 1996-1, by Assignment securing a Note in the original principal amount of $27,150.00, the holder thereof pursuant to said Deed and Note thereby secured has declared the entire amount of said indebtedness due and payable and, pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Deed, will on the first Tuesday, July 1, 2008, during the legal hours of sale, before the Courthouse door in said County, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, the property described in said Deed, to-wit: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Early, State of Georgia, and being described as follows: A parcel of land containing 11.61 acres, more or less, part of Lot No's. 418 and 419 in the 28th District of Early County, Georgia, more particularly described as follows: From the point where the West line of Lot NO. 419 is intersected by the center line of Old Columbia-Blakely public road; run North 78 degrees 50 minutes East the distance of 926.30 feet to the point of beginning; and from such beginning point run North 68 degrees 25 minutes East the distance of 371 feet ; thence continuing North 37 degrees 25 minutes East the distance of 181.4 feet to the Wet margin of the right-of-way of Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad; thence South 10 degrees 58 minutes East along the West margin of the rightof way of said railroad the distance of 1044 feet; thence North 4 degrees 46 minutes East the distance of 734 feet to the point of beginning. A plat of said parcel of land made by Grady Lodge Holman, Surveyor, is recorded in Deed Book 110, Page 163, Deed Records of Early County, Georgia, which plat and the record thereof are by reference incorporated in this description. Less and Except: That parcel of land described and conveyed in that Warranty Deed from Charlie A. Knighton and Nell Knighton to Robert Craig Knighton and wife, Joy L. Knighton, dated July 24, 1981 and recorded in Deed Book 131, Page 443, Early County, Georgia, Deed Records. Said property is known as RR 5 Box 1535, Blakely, GA 39823, together with all fixtures and personal property attached to and constituting a part of said property, if any. Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, whether or not now due and payable), the right of redemption of any taxing authority, any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security Deed first set out above. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the security deed. Notice has been given of intention to collect attorney's fees in accordance with the terms of the Note secured by said Deed. Said property will be sold as the property of Robert Craig Knighton, Sr. and Joy T. Knighton, the property, to the best information, knowledge and belief of the undersigned, being presently in the possession of Robert Craig Knighton, Sr. and Joy T. Knighton , and the proceeds of said sale will be applied to the payment of said indebtedness and all the expenses of said sale, including attorney's fees, all as provided in said Deed, and the balance, if any, will be distributed as provided by law. Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, NA, as Trustee for Equivantage Home Equity Loan Trust, 1996-1 as Attorney-in-Fact for Robert Craig Knighton, Sr. and Joy T. Knighton File no. 08-003409 L. J. SWERTFEGER, JR. SHAPIRO & SWERTFEGER, LLP* Attorneys and Counselors at Law 2872 Woodcock Boulevard, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30341 (770) 220-2730/LW www.swertfeger.net *THE LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 06/25/4tc 060408-04 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER EARLY COUNTY, GEORGIA By virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed to Secure Debt executed and delivered by OUIDA WELLS to PeoplesSouth Bank said Deed to Secure Debt being dated October 4, 2005, filed for record on October 7, 2005 being an open ended Deed to Secure Debt, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Early County, Georgia, in Deed Book 269, at Pages 895-899, due to default in payment of the note secured by the Deed to Secure Debt there will be sold before the Courthouse door in said County at public outcry by the undersigned during the legal hours of sale on the 1st day of July, 2008, being the first Tuesday of the month of July, to the highest bidder for cash, the following described property, to wit: All that tract or parcel of land containing 15.82 acres, more or less, located, lying and being in Land Lot No. 61 of the 6th Land District of Early County, Georgia, and being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast comer of Land Lot No. 61, run thence North 89 degrees 23 minutes 00 seconds West the distance of 813.25 feet; continue thence North 89 degrees 23 minutes 00 seconds West along the county line between Early County and Miller County the distance of 882.22 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING for the tract herein conveyed; from said POINT OF BEGINNING, continue thence North 89 degrees 23 minutes 00 seconds West the distance of 121.68 feet; continue thence North 89 degrees 23 minutes 00 seconds West the distance of 295.66 feet; continue thence North 89 degrees 23 minutes 00 seconds West the distance of 440.87 feet; run thence North 01 degree 46 minutes 00 seconds East the distance of 139.91 feet; run thence North 76 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West along the centerline of County Road No. 208 the distance of 565.47 feet; run thence North 03 degrees 06 minutes 00 seconds East the distance of 432.82 feet; run thence South 89 degrees 26 minutes 00 seconds East the distance of 1,188.11 feet; run thence South 00 degrees 34 minutes 00 seconds West the distance of 455.94 feet; run thence North 88 degrees 23 minutes 00 seconds West the distance of 218.00 feet; run thence South 00 degrees 37 minutes 00 seconds West the distance of 208.70 feet to the North margin of County Road No. 208; run thence South 88 degrees 23 minutes 00 seconds East the distance of 417.40 feet; run thence South 00 degrees 37 minutes 00 seconds West the distance of 31.30 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. All as shown as "Tract No.2" on a plat of survey entitled "Land Surveyed for Katie Wilbourn White" prepared by G. L. Holman, Georgia Registered Land Surveyor No. 2033, dated May 25, 1994 and recorded at page 138 of Deed Book 192 in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Early County, Georgia, which said plat and the record thereof are incorporated herein by reference. Said property is the same property designated as Tract No. 2 in a Warranty Deed from Katie Wilbourn White to Ouida Weatherford, dated June 27, 1994, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Early County, Georgia in Deed Book 197, at Pages 817- 818, to which specific referenced is made. The debt secured by the Deed to Secure Debt being in default, and the holder having declared the balance of said indebtedness due, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said deed, and the proceeds of the sale will be applied to the payment of said indebtedness, with interest thereon, and all expenses, including attorney's fees, in connection with this foreclosure as provided in said deed, and the balance applied to any other indebtedness of OUIDA WELLS to the undersigned and the balance, if any, will be applied as provided by law. Said property will be sold subject to: a) any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable); b) any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, and c) all matters of records superior to the Security Deed first set out above, including, but not limited to, assessment liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances or governmental regulations governing the use of said property, easement restrictions, covenants any other such matters. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U. S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the security deed. To the best knowledge and belief of the undersigned, said property is currently in possession of OUIDA WELLS. This 29th day of May, 2008. PeoplesSouth Bank, as attorney in fact for OUIDA WELLS BY: RONALD H. RENTZ Attorney at Law P.O. Box 217 Colquitt, GA 39837 (229) 758-5575 Georgia Bar No. 601000 THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 06/25/4tc 052108-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF JIMMY LORD: All debtors and creditors of JIMMY LORD, deceased, late of said county, are hereby notified to render an account of their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to me. This 13 day of May, 2008. /s/ Susan Beth Lord SUSAN BETH LORD Executor of the Estate of JIMMY LORD, Deceased c/o Thomas H. Baxley Attorney at Law 12837 Magnolia Street P.O. Box 670 Blakely, Georgia 39823 06/11/4tp 060408-05 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY Because of default in the payment of the indebtedness, secured by a Security Deed executed by Harry Leonard Freeman and Willie Lee Freeman to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc dated October 24, 2006 in the amount of $99,000.00, and recorded in Deed Book 278, Page 679, Early County, Georgia Records; as last transferred to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. by assignment; the undersigned, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. pursuant to said deed and the note thereby secured, has declared the entire amount of said indebtedness due and payable and pursuant to the power of sale contained in said deed, will on the first Tuesday in July, 2008 , during the legal hours of sale, at the Courthouse door in Early County, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, the property described in said deed to-wit: A tract of land containing 10.6 acres in lot of land number 279 in the 6th District of Early County, Georgia, said tract of land being more particularly described as beginning at the Southwest corner of said Land Lot and running thence North along the West line of said Land Lot the distance of 1,741 feet to the intersection of said West Line of said Land Lot with the South margin of the Right Of Way of Georgia state Highway No. 216; thence South 72 Degrees East along said South margin of said highway Right Of Way the distance of 354 Feet to its intersection with the center line of the Arlington-Damascus Road; thence Southerly along said center line of said road the distance of 1,644 Feet, more or less, to the intersection of said center line of said road with South line of said line of said Land Lot; thence West along the South line of said Land Lot, the point of beginning, being the same tract of land described and conveyed in warranty deed from George H. Gee III to Pompie Carnley, dated September 22, 1970, and recorded at Page 210, of Deed Records 97 in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Early County, Georgia. Less and except that 4.03 acre tract deeded to Robert Schroeder and Alice Carnley Schroeder dated March 26, 1980, and recorded in Deed Book 125, Page 853, Early County, Public Deed Records. Also, less and except that certain 1.538 acre tract deeded to Ben Sumner dated February 19, 1982, and recorded in Deed Book 133, Page 216, Early County Public Deed Records. Source of Title: Book 151, Page 571 recorded 5/29/1986 APN: 0015- 020 which has the property address of 2981 JD Cook Road, Arlington, Georgia, together with all fixtures and other personal property conveyed by said deed. The sale will be held subject to any unpaid taxes, assessments, rights-ofway, easements, protective covenants or restrictions, liens, and other superior matters of record which may affect said property. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the security deed. Notice has been given of intention to collect attorneys' fees in accordance with the terms of the note secured by said deed. Said property will be sold as the property of Harry Leonard Freeman and Willie Lee Freeman and the proceeds of said sale will be applied to the payment of said indebtedness, the expense of said sale, all as provided in said deed, and the undersigned will execute a deed to the purchaser as provided in the aforementioned Security Deed. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Attorney in Fact for Harry Leonard Freeman and Willie Lee Freeman Anthony DeMarlo, Attorney/jplanicka McCurdy & Candler, L.L.C. (404) 373-1612 www.mccurdycandler.com File No. 08-11904 /CONV THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 06/25/4tc 061108-02 GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS EARLY SUPERIOR COURT JANUARY TERM, 2008 ADJOURNED TO THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAID COUNTY AND THE HONORABLE RONNIE JOE LANE, JUDGE OF SAID COURT. We, The Grand Jury, sworn and serving at the January Term, 2008 Adjourned of The Superior Court of said County, respectfully make to the Court the following recommendations and presentments, to-wit: 1. We investigated, as is required by law, all criminal matters presented to us returning 21 true bills and -0- no bills and -0- accusation was filed by the District Attorney's Office. We recommend and pray that these presentments and recommendations be accepted, adopted and approved by the Court insofar as the Court has jurisdiction and ordered filed and published pursuant to law. /s/ Stella M. Smith Foreman Attest: /s/ Dianne J. Dixon Clerk ORDER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY: The within and foregoing presentments are hereby accepted, adopted and approved by the Court insofar as the Court has jurisdiction, and ordered filed and published pursuant to law This 20th day of May, 2008. /s/ Ronnie Joe Lane JUDGE, PATAULA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT EARLY COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 06/11/1tc

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