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ELLIS V. THE STATE (S16A1246)
The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously reversed the attempted extortion and perjury convictions against former DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer W. Burrell Ellis, Jr. for his alleged attempts to “shake down” a county contractor for campaign contributions.
Most people would recognize the photograph – an antiqued black and white picture of two well-dressed Asian men who were physically connected at the sternum. Cartilage and a fused liver held them together their entire lives.
What most people probably don’t know about the unusual pair - the most famous conjoined twins of all time – is that they immigrated from their home in Siam (now Thailand) to a small town in North Carolina where they became wealthy farmers, married two sisters and had 21 children between them.
Home Depot will be collecting and recycling your old light this year.
Keep Pickens Beautiful
According to Home Depot, by changing out your old Christmas lights, and replacing them with new LED lights you can save up to 75 percent on your energy bill.
Ray Nieves, Assistant Manager at Home Depot would like to encourage you to replace your tree lights with new LED. Home Depot will be collecting and recycling your old light this year, by providing a drop box at the front door. Nieves stated that last year his store filled 2 boxes with old lights, to be recycled. Make this year the year you replace your old worn out strains that never seem to work, with new LED, it is a win, win for you and our environment.
In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) is a family farce centered around Christmas dinner taken hostage.
Holiday productions run the gamut from sappy like The Christmas Shoes, to the literary classic A Christmas Carol, all the way to variety shows like Radio City Christmas Spectacular. If In-laws, Outlaws & Other People (That Should Be Shot) were categorized, it would fall into the same niche as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – both over-the-top, slightly goofy and comedic critiques of the highs and lows of holidays and relatives.
Office will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28
After several years in the same location, Pickens DFCS is moving to a space with over twice the square footage.
The Pickens Department of Families and Children Services is relocating from its longtime building on Chambers Street to a space nearly twice the size. The outgoing director said the move will allow them to better serve their clients and provide much-needed room for additional staff.