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Albany and Dougherty County among those in limbo after LOST decision

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As many as 21 Georgia counties and the municipalities located within their boundaries face an uncertain economic future after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that courts cannot settle disputes over the distribution of local-option sales tax revenues collected in the counties.
Source: Albany Herald

 Man arrested for threatening to blow up U.S., Atlanta
Lyle Devenpeck, according to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, allegedly called 911 on four separate occasions on Sunday. During one call he allegedly said he wanted to talk and then said something to the effect of, “he wanted to blow up the United States and he could blow up Atlanta,”?according to the report.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

 Francys Johnson named state NAACP leader
Johnson, a Statesboro attorney and pastor, is the youngest leader yet in the Georgia civil rights organization.
Source: Statesboro Herald

 U.S. Supreme Court won’t take up Warren Lee Hill case 
Hill has been on death row for his conviction on two murders.

New $100 bills begin circulating today
The Federal Reserve, which has not been affected by the shutdown, will have armored trucks rolling from its regional banks around the country headed to banks, savings and loans and other financial institutions with the new C-notes.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Atlanta Braves lose to Dodgers
The Braves were 56-25 at Turner Field, but they were the only division champions with a losing road record at 40-41.
Source: WSB-TV

Jimmy Carter says today’s middle class resembles past’s poor 
Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that the income gap in the United States has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble the Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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