Category Archives: Government

Supreme Court issues ruling in GA-FL ‘Water Wars’; decision goes back to Special Master

In a 5-4 split vote, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sent back to a special master the long-running interstate legal battle over Florida’s claims that Georgia overuses water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. Florida has asked the Supreme Court to cap Georgia’s use of water pulled from the tri-river basin along the length of the state in order to… Read More »

Monday is the Start of Advance Voting for May 22nd Primary

Monday is start of advance voting for May 22nd Primary  Advance voting for the May 22nd Primary/Nonpartisan General Election begins Monday, April 30. Advance voting will continue Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., concluding on Friday, May 18. There is also a Saturday of advance voting on May 12, which the hours for that Saturday are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.… Read More »

Jury Duty Scam: Multiple Area Sheriff’s Departments Warn Against Fraudulent Calls

Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin shared a Wednesday morning facebook post from his counterpart in Wakulla County Florida warning residents about an ongoing scam regarding jury duty. According to the post, a Wakulla County victim reported being contacted by a “Lt. Johnson” regarding warrants for failure to appear for jury duty.  The caller also told the victim that… Read More »

IRS: Hurricane Irma Victims in All of Georgia Now Eligible for Disaster Tax Relief

Hurricane Irma victims in the entire state of Georgia now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. This includes an additional filing extension for taxpayers with valid extensions that run out on Oct. 16, and businesses with extensions that ran out… Read More »