LEGALS

NOTICE GEORGIA, LINCOLN COUNTY PROBATE COURT The petition of ROB A. HEDRICK, for a year’s support from the estate of LAURA ANNETTE HEDRICK, deceased, for decedent’s surviving spouse, having been duly filed, interested persons are hereby notified to show cause, if any, on or before October 30, 2014 why said petition should not be granted. Objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed on or before the time stated in the preceding sentence. All pleadings/objections 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. LEE D. MOSS, PROBATE JUDGE By: Debbie Pruett, Clerk P. O. Box 205 Lincolnton, Ga. 30817 706-359-5528 10 9 4tp

STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF LINCOLN

NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER

IN DEED TO SECURE DEBT

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed to Secure Debt from Eva Searles and Robert Searles to CitiFinancial Services, Inc. in the original principal amount of $64,337.75 dated 09/20/2007, and recorded in Deed Book 181, page 585, Lincoln County records, said Security Deed being last transferred and assigned to CitiFinancial Servicing LLC in Deed Book 227, page 55, Lincoln County records, the undersigned will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the Courthouse door in said County, during the legal hours of sale, on the first Tuesday of November, 2014 by CitiFinancial Servicing, LLC, as Attorney-in-Fact for Eva Searles and Robert Searles the following described property:

The following described property, to-wit: all that lot or parcel of land, with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the State of Georgia, County of Lincoln, being known and designated as a lot containing fifty five one hundredths (.55) acre, more or less, as shown on a plat recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Lincoln County, Georgia in Plat Book 4, Page 145.

Being the same fee simple property conveyed by warranty deed from Robert Searles to Robert Searles and Eva Searles, dated 07/28/1995 recorded on 08/06/1998 in Book 102, Page 573 in Lincoln County records, State of GA.

Property known as: 201 Rowland York Rd, Lincolnton, GA 30817

The indebtedness secured by said Deed to Secure Debt having been declared due and payable because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby, this sale will be made for the purposes of paying the same and all expenses of sale, including attorney’s fees, (notice having been given as provided by law).

The property will be sold as the property of Eva Searles and Robert Searles subject to the following:

(1) all prior restrictive covenants, easements, rights-of-way or encumbrances; (2) all valid zoning ordinances; (3) matters which would be disclosed by an accurate survey of the property; (4) the outstanding ad valorem taxes and assessments, if any; (5) unpaid water and sewage bills, that constitute liens against the property, whether due and payable or not yet due and payable; and (6) matters of record superior to the security deed first set out above.

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 44-14-162.2 the name of the person or entity who has the full authority to negotiate, amend, or modify the terms of the aforementioned indebtedness is:

CitiFinancial Services, Inc.

605 Munn Road

Fort Mill, SC 29715

PH: 877-675-3656

Pursuant to O.C.G.A Section 44-14-162.2, nothing contained in this Notice of Sale shall obligate any entity to negotiate, amend, or modify said indebtedness.

To the best of the undersigned’s knowledge and belief, the party in possession is Eva Searles and Robert Searles.

CitiFinancial Servicing, LLC, as Attorneyin fact for Eva Searles and Robert Searles.

This law firm is acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt, any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

Pendergast & Associates, P.C.

115 Perimeter Center Place

South Terraces, Suite 1000

Atlanta, GA 30346

Phone – 770-392-0398

Toll Free – 866-999-7088 www.penderlaw.com

Our File No. 14-01804-4

SUMMARIES OF PROPOSED

CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENTS

Pursuant to requirements of the Georgia Constitution, Attorney General Samuel S. Olens, Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp, and Legislative Counsel Wayne R. Allen hereby provide the summaries of the proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the November 4, 2014, general election ballot for consideration by the people of Georgia:

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To prohibit an increase in the state income tax rate in effect January 1, 2015. Senate Resolution No. 415 Resolution Act No. 592 Ga. L. 2014, p. 888 "( ) YES

( ) NO Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to prohibit the General Assembly from increasing the maximum state income tax rate?"

Summary

This proposal prohibits the General Assembly from increasing the maximum marginal state income tax rate above the rate in effect on January 1, 2015. It adds a new Paragraph IV to Article VII, Section III of the Georgia Constitution.

A copy of this entire proposed constitutional amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection.

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Adding reckless driving penalties or fees to the brain and spinal injury trust fund. House Resolution No. 1183 Resolution Act No. 589 Ga. L. 2014, p. 887 "( ) YES

( ) NO Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow additional reckless driving penalties or fees to be added to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund to pay for care and rehabilitative services for Georgia citizens who have survived neurotrauma with head or spinal cord injuries?"

Summary

This proposal authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the imposition of additional penalties or fees for the offense of reckless driving and to provide for the allocation of such additional penalties or fees to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund, for the specified purpose of meeting any and all costs, or any portion of the costs, of providing care and rehabilitative services to citizens of this state who have survived neurotrauma with head or spinal cord injuries. It amends Paragraph VI (k) of Article III, Section IX of the Georgia Constitution.

A copy of this entire proposed constitutional amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection.

SUMMARY OF

PROPOSED STATE-WIDE

REFERENDUM

QUESTION

Pursuant to Code Section 21-2-4 of the O.C.G.A., the Secretary of State is authorized to include with the summaries of proposed constitutional amendments a summary of any state-wide referendum question to be voted on at the same general election:

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Allows property owned by the University System of Georgia and operated by providers of student housing and other facilities to remain exempt from taxation. House Bill No. 788 Act No. 613 Ga. L. 2014, p. 679 "( ) YES

( ) NO Shall property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?"

Summary

This Act provides for an ad valorem tax exemption for private interests in property of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia that is operated by a private party and further provides that such arrangements shall not constitute special franchises for purposes of ad valorem taxation.

If approved by a majority of the voters, the tax exemption provided by the Act becomes effective January 1, 2015, and applies to all tax years beginning on or after that date. 10 16 3tc

SPECIAL USE REQUEST

The Lincoln County Planning Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting in the Planning and Zoning Conference Room located across from the Lincoln County Courthouse at 107 Perryman Avenue, Lincolnton, Georgia on November 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at which time request will be made for a special use request for the property located on Highway 220 West known as Tax Map 30/ Parcel 037.

The primary purpose of the hearing is for a special use request to install a 190 foot monopole Communications Tower located in an Agricultural zoned district.

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the 184th District G.M., Lincoln County, Georgia containing 50.7 acres more or less and being bound now or formerly as follows: North by Georgia State Route #220; East by Georgia State Route #43; South by lands of Clinton H. Mobley and Patricia A. Mobley; and West by county public road known as Ferguson Justice Road.

Documents can be viewed at Lincoln County Department of Planning & Zoning during normal business hours. Individuals with questions may call (706) 359-5522.

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will act on the recommendation during their regularly scheduled meeting on November 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. 10 23 2tc GEORGIA, LINCOLN COUNTY PROBATE COURT

The petition of JOSEPH H. JOHNSON, for a year’s support from the estate of KAREN W. JOHNSON, deceased, for decedent’s surviving spouse, having been duly filed, interested persons are hereby notified to show cause, if any, on or before October 30, 2014 why said petition should not be granted. Objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed on or before the time stated in the preceding sentence. All pleadings/objections 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. LEE D. MOSS, PROBATE JUDGE By: Debbie Pruett, Clerk P. O. Box 205 Lincolnton, Ga. 30817 706-359-5528 10 23 4tp State of Georgia Lincoln County

Debitors and Creditors Notice

All persons having claims against JESSIE MAE CROZIER, deceased, or decedent’s Estate are required to present the same to the undersigned properly itemized and proven within the time required by law.

All persons indebted to said deceased, or decedent’s Estate are requiested to make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This 13th day of October, 2014.

WILLIAM STANLEY CROZIER,

EXECUTOR J. Milton Martin, Jr. Hull Barrett, P.C. 7004 Evans Town Center Blvd. Third Floor Evans, GA 30809 10 23 4tp

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that owner of Sunrise Minit Mart located at 420 N. Washington St. has made application to the City Council of Lincolnton, Georgia, for a malt beverage and wine license. The hearing of such application will be held at the next regular meeting of the of the Council more than thirty (30) days after the first public notice dated October 30, 2014.

Parth Parikh

10 30 3tp State of Georgia Lincoln County

Debitors and Creditors Notice

All persons indebted to the estate of are hereby LOWELL MATTHEWS THOMAS are notified to make payment to the undersigned and all persons having a claim against said estate are notified to make claim to the undersigned or be barred from participation in said estate

This 26th day of September, 2014.

Executrix of the estate of

LOWELL MATHEWS THOMAS

Katherine Parks Thomas

3231 Bay Shore Dr.

Lincolnton, GA 30817 Thomas B. Britt Hammond Hammond & Hammond Attorneys at Law PO Box 1137 Thomson, GA 30824 10 9 4tp

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