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Public CommentPeriod is Now Open to Sound Off about the GA 400 Improvement Projects

Public CommentPeriod is Now Open to Sound Off about the GA 400 Improvement Projects

Atlanta, GA--  The State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) of Georgia kicked off the public comment period today for Georgia 400 improvement projects that are scheduled to take place fromm 2011 through 2014.  The public comment period began 12/1 and ends 1/7/2011. A brief description of pjojects is below.

The public comment period includes a series of open house events that will each take place from 4pm-7pm.  People can also send in their written comments to:  P.O. Box 7278, Atlanta, GA 30357

The Cumming public open houses locations and dates are as follows:

North Hall Park & Community Center-Library Construction begins this Month

Atlanta, GA--  The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $9.73-million contract late last week for construction of the North Hall Park and Community Center-Library on Nopone Road. Grading work is already under way, and the remaining construction will begin within the next two weeks. Charles Black Construction is the construction manager for the project.

North Hall Park, the community center and library are 1-cent sales tax projects approved by the voters for central North Hall. The commission voted on the Nopone Road site in February.

The first phase of North Hall Park will include four Little League baseball fields, a running track, walking trails, multipurpose field, and a children’s play area. Future phases will include more a recreational lawn, sports fields, hiking/bicycling trails and natural areas.

Last Day for United Way's Online Auction with special VIP Gifts

Last Day for United Way's Online Auction with special VIP Gifts

Atlanta, GA--  Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta is sponsoring “Gift Back: An Online Auction” for the first time.  Dozens of items and packages will be available for bids from Nov. 26 through Dec. 6, 2010, by logging on to unitedwayatlanta.org.

Anyone wishing to nab one or more of the wonderful items, donated by local and national organizations, should bid and bid often to increase their chances of winning. Once bidding ends Dec. 6 at midnight, those with winning bids will be contacted by a United Way representative.

This is a public auction.  Funds will go toward reaching the United Way 2010 fundraising goal of $80.2 million. Some of the items available for bids include a trip to Super Bowl, tickets to the Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Cancun getaway, a night with the Atlanta Braves, artwork, collectibles, airline tickets, Olympics paraphernalia and much, much more.

Hall County Correctional Officer Arrested

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by the Hall County Sheriff's Office) On Monday, November 15, the Hall County Sheriff's Office was requested to conduct a criminal investigation into the actions of a former Hall County Public Works, Corrections Officer, assigned to Resource Recovery. (Recycling Center) This request was made by Warden Avery Niles of the Hall County Correctional Institute.

The Corrections Officer, Eric Miller, age 33, of Toccoa was terminated Monday, November 15th after an internal investigation revealed that he had failed to properly supervise inmates in his custody and for other illegal activity. Miller had been assigned to supervise inmates at the Recycling Center on Chestnut Street. He had been employed with the County for three years.

The Sheriff’s Office investigation began as a result of a small bag of Marijuana being found in Millers uniform jacket last Monday.

Hall County Man sentenced on Child Porn Charges

Atlanta, GA-(AP) - A 52-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

 

Prosecutors say Jerry Ray Kinman purchased child pornography from a Belarus-based website. They said they found about 14,000 images and 54 videos of child pornography on his computer after searching his home in February.

This wasn't Kinman's first brush with the law. He was convicted in 1994 in a U.S. military court on three counts of indecent acts with a child, and served about four years in prison.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.)