The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold public hearings in Atlanta today (July 29th) and tomorrow (July 30) allowing the public to weigh in on its “Clean Power Plan.”
Speaking slots have been filled (the majority of registered speakers appear heavily weighted towards proponents for the program). However, groups opposing the regulations (which attempt to limit the amount of carbon dioxide from coal plants) expect large ‘spill over’ rallies throughout both days.
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The Fannin County Recreation Department sponsored a week long basketball camp for all boys and girls ages 7 through 14. With right at 77 participants the kids had the opportunity of being instructed by Coach Johnny Farmer, coach Shan Culpepper, Shannon York, Natasha Anderson, and Jordan Farmer.
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Real Estate Consultant to the Board of Assessors (BOA), John Foster, was terminated last Friday (July19) during a board meeting, after working for the board for a very short time following its reorganization.
An Arrest has been made in connection with a letter containing household flour meant to appear as anthrax-tainted powder sent to a financial company earlier this week.
Nancy Ann Davenport, of Fannin County was arrested in connection with the letter. She was booked into the county jail and later released on a $2,500.00 bond.
Davenport is charged with making a terroristic threat. The Georgia Code defines a terroristic threats as:
(a) A person commits the offense of a terroristic threat when he or she threatens to commit any crime of violence, to release any hazardous substance, as such term is defined in Code Section 12-8-92, or to burn or damage property with the purpose of terrorizing another or of causing the evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation or otherwise causing serious public inconvenience or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience. No person shall be convicted under this subsection on the uncorroborated testimony of the party to whom the threat is communicated.
The state penalty for this charge is $1000.00 in addition to or instead of up to 5 years in state prison.
It should be noted that criminal acts involving the U.S. Postal Service are also punishable according to federal law.