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122618-02
IN THE PROBATE COURT
COUNTY OF EARLY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: ARLESTER BROWN,
DECEASED
ESTATE NO. 3215
PETITION FOR LETTERS OF
ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE
TO: Whom It May Concern

Emmie F. Brown has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of Arlester Brown, deceased, of said County. (The petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. §53- 12-261.) All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the court on or before January 22, 2019.

BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the Petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All objections should be sworn to 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.

/s/ Robin M. Altman
Judge of the Probate Court
By: /s/ Angela C. White
Clerk of the Probate Court
111 Court Square, Suite D
Blakely, GA 39823
229-723-3454
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011619-01
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed Bids: Sealed bids for the construction of the project titled: C.R. 271 Culvert Improvements for Early County, Georgia, will be received until February 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Board of Commissioners Administration Office 204 Court Square Blakely, GA 39823. Bids will be publicly opened and read at the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room at 202 Court Square, Blakely, Ga 39823. No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for receipt of bids for a period of sixty (60) days.

Contractor License: Any Contractor submitting a bid must be a pre-qualified Georgia Department of Transportation Contractor. License numbers must be written on the face of the bid envelope. No bid will be opened unless it contains the Contractor’s GDOT license number. See Instructions to Bidders for additional bidding requirements.

Work to Be Done: The work to be done shall consist of furnishing all labor, materials and equipment necessary to construct the proposed C.R. 271 Culvert Improvements as shown on the construction drawings. In general, construction consists of installation of drainage piping or box culvert, pavement replacement, erosion control measures and all associated measures for the complete project. This work will be awarded in one (1) contract with a 120 consecutive calendar day construction schedule.

Plans and Contract Documents: Plans and Contract Documents are on file for review only at the Board of Commissioners Administration Office 204 Court Square Blakely, GA 39823. Copies for bidding purposes can be obtained from Watkins & Associates, L.L.C., 103 West 6th Street, Tifton, Georgia 31794, Phone: (229) 388- 8823, upon payment of $200.00 for each set (non-refundable).

Bonds: All bid forms must be accompanied by a Bid Bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount bid. The successful bidder, if awarded the Contract, will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract amount. All bonds must appear on the Treasury Department’s most current Circular 570 Listing.

Requests for Information: Plan holders list, addenda and bid results are available at www.watkinseng.com.

The Owner, reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to re-advertise.

Early County, Georgia
By: Chairwoman June Merritt
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010219-01
NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER POWER
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF EARLY

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained with that certain Security Deed dated August 8, 2006, from April N. Norman and Joseph R. Norman to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for America's Wholesale Lender, recorded on August 9, 2006 in Deed Book 276 at Page 820 Early County, Georgia records, having been last sold, assigned, transferred and conveyed to NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER by Assignment and said Security Deed having been given to secure a note dated August 8, 2006, in the amount of $53,000.00, and said Note being in default, the undersigned will sell at public outcry during the legal hours of sale before the door of the courthouse of Early County, Georgia, on February 5, 2019 the following described real property (hereinafter referred to as the “Property”):

A parcel of land containing 1.535 acres, more or less, located in the City of Arlington in Land Lot No. 240 in the 6th Land District of Early County, Georgia, and more particularly described as follows: To establish the point of beginning start at the intersection of the center lines of Highland Avenue and Park Avenue and thence run north 27 degrees 49 minutes 25 seconds west the distance of 168.81 feet to a point on the west margin of the sidewalk like of Highland Avenue, the point of beginning. From said point of beginning thence run south 14 degrees 07 minutes 00 seconds east along said sidewalk like the distance of 182.17 feet; thence run south 77 degrees 19 minutes 00 seconds west the distance of 383.76 feet; thence run north 14 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds west the distance of 95.15 feet; thence run north 07 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds east the distance of 83.42 feet; thence run north 75 degrees 53 minutes 00 seconds east the distance of 352.79 feet to the point of beginning. Said parcel of known as Lots 22 and 23 of Block K in the City of Arlington. A plat of said parcel of land made by Grady Lodge Holman, dated May 18, 2006, is recorded in Deed Book 268, Page 140, Early County, Georgia, Deed Records, which plat and the record thereof are by reference in incorporated in this description.

The debt secured by the Security Deed and evidenced by the Note and has been, and is hereby, declared due and payable because of, among other possible events of default, failure to make the payments as required by the terms of the Note. The debt remaining is in default and this sale will be made for the purposes of paying the Security Deed, accrued interest, and all expenses of the sale, including attorneys’ fees. Notice of intention to collect attorneys' fees has been given as provided by law. To the best of the undersigned’s knowledge, the person( s) in possession of the property April N. Norman, Joseph R. Norman. The property, being commonly known as 17073 S. Highland Ave., Arlington, GA 39813 in Early County, will be sold as the property of April N. Norman and Joseph R. Norman, subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien and not yet due and payable), any matters affecting title to the property which would be disclosed by accurate survey and inspection thereof, and all assessments, liens, encumbrances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record to the Security Deed. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 44-14-162.2, the name, address and telephone number of the individual or entity who shall have the full authority to negotiate, amend or modify all terms of the above described mortgage is as follows: Nationstar Mortgage LLC, 8950 Cypress Waters Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019, 888-850-9398. The foregoing notwithstanding, nothing in O.C.G.A. Section 44-14-162.2 shall require the secured creditor to negotiate, amend or modify the terms of the mortgage instrument. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under U.S. Bankruptcy code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Security Deed.

Albertelli Law Attorney for
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC
D/B/A MR. COOPER as Attorney
in Fact for April N. Norman and
Joseph R. Norman 100 Galleria
Parkway, Suite 960 Atlanta, GA
30339 Phone: (770) 373-4242 By:
Cory Sims For the Firm
THIS FIRM IS ACTING AS A
DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY
INFORMATION OBTAINED
WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. - 18-028972 A-4678071
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010919-02
IN THE PROBATE COURT
COUNTY OF EARLY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT
LESUEUR HIGHTOWER,
DECEASED
ESTATE NO. 3208
PETITION BY PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE FOR
WAIVER OF BOND AND/OR
GRANT OF CERTAIN
POWERS
NOTICE

Hilton E. Hightower, III and Amy Elizabeth Hightower Dent have petitioned for waiver of bond and/or for the grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. §53-12- 261 in regard to the above estate. All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said Petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the court on or before February 4, 2019.

BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the Petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All objections should be sworn to 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.

/s/ Robin M. Altman
Judge of the Probate Court
By: /s/ Angela C. White
Clerk of the Probate Court
111 Court Square, Suite D
Blakely, GA 39823
229-723-3454
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010919-01
NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER POWER
GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY

Under and by virtue of Power of Sale contained in the Security Deed from Benjamin Kegler to Skystone Mortgage Group, Inc., dated September 14, 2006, filed for record November 8, 2006, recorded at Deed Book 278, Page 601, Early County, Georgia Records, in the original principal amount of $53,000.00; as assigned to First Franklin Financial Corporation, by Assignment dated September 19, 2006, filed for record May 14, 2007, recorded at Deed Book 283, Page 38, aforesaid records; as further assigned to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., by Assignment dated November 6, 2006, filed for record May 5, 2008, recorded at Deed Book 292, Page 13, aforesaid records, together with a Promissory Note of equal date and value, with interest at the rate specified therein, there will be sold, by the undersigned at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, before the Courthouse Door at EARLY COUNTY, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first TUESDAY in February, 2019, the following described property:

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 113, 28th District, Early County, Georgia, being Lot 13, Robindale Subdivision, as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 124, Page 86, Early County, Georgia Records, which plat is incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference.

Map and Parcel ID # B 067-038.

Said legal description is controlling however, the property is commonly known as 1096 Damascus Street, Blakely, Georgia 39823.

The indebtedness secured by said Security Deed has been and is hereby declared due because of default under the terms of said Security Deed and Note, including, but not limited to, the nonpayment of the indebtedness as and when due. The indebtedness remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same, all expenses of the sale, including attorneys’ fees and other payments provided for under the terms of the Security Deed and Note.

Said property will be sold subject to the following items which may affect the title to said property: all zoning ordinances; matters which would be disclosed by an accurate survey or by inspection of the property; any outstanding taxes, including but not limited to, ad valorem taxes, which constitute liens upon said property; special assessments; and all outstanding bills for public utilities which constitute liens upon said property; To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the party in possession of the property is Benjamin Kegler and /or tenant( s).

The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the United States Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Security Deed. VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. and its counsel are acting as debt collectors. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.

VANDERBILT MORTGAGE
AND FINANCE, INC.,
as Attorney-in-Fact for
Benjamin Kegler.
For information on modifying or
altering the loan or acquiring further information about this
Security Deed:
Contact: Jason Godwin
Godwin Law Group
3985 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Bldg D
Norcross, GA 30093
Phone: 470-427-2683
Email: jgodwin@godwinlawgroup.com
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010919-03
NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER POWER
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF EARLY

Because of a default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Deed to Secure Debt executed by PAMELA K. HODGES EDISON to FIRST STATE BANK OF BLAKELY dated November 4, 2015, and recorded in Deed Book 338, Pages 166-167, Early County, Georgia, Deed Records, said Deed to Secure Debt securing a Note in the original principal amount of $34,106.73 dated December 27, 2017. First State Bank of Blakely as the holder thereof pursuant to said Deed and Note, and all extensions thereof, thereby secured has declared the entire amount of said indebtedness due and payable and, pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Deed, will on the first Tuesday in the month following the publication of this notice, being February 5, 2019, during the legal hours of sale being 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., before the Courthouse door in Early County, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, the property described in said deed to wit:

A certain lot in the City of Blakely, Early County, Georgia, in Land Lot No. 167 in the 28th Land District of said county (together with the residence and all other buildings and improvements thereon) described as beginning at a point on the south margin of River Street at the corner of land formerly owned by J.B. Chancey, from thence running south 300 feet; thence east 75 feet; thence north 300 feet to the south margin of River Street; thence west along the southern margin of River Street a distance of 75 feet to the Point of Beginning, bounded on the north by River Street, on the east by what is known as the Henry Butler residence lot (occupied in 1943 by H.E. Minten), and on the west by what was formerly known as the Brunson residence lot, and being the same land described in that deed from Mrs. Loren Russell to S.W. Howell, dated November 29, 1919, and recorded at Page 468 of Deed Book 30, in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Early County, Georgia.

Said parcel of land is the same land described in and conveyed by that Survivorship Deed from Sydney Chandler to Joseph B. Hodges and Mary M. Hodges, dated June 30, 2006, and recorded in Deed Book 276, Page 249, Early County, Georgia, Deed Records, and that Survivorship Deed from James L. Fowler, individually, and as Executor under the Will of Nell C. Fowler, and as Sole Successor Trustee of the James L. Fowler and Nell C. Fowler Joint Revocable Living trust Agreement, pursuant to that Trust Agreement dated August 11, 1994, to Joseph B. Hodges and Mary M. Hodges, dated June 29, 2006, and recorded in Deed Book 276, Page 252, Early County Deed Records.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14850 RIVER STREET, BLAKELY, GEORGIA

(M/P B013014013)

Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, whether or not now due and payable), the right of redemption of any taxing authority, any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Deed to Secure Debt first set out above.

The proceeds of said sale will be applied to the payment of said indebtedness and all expenses of said sale as provided in said Deeds, and the balance, if any, will be distributed as provided by law.

The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the secured creditor.

The property is or may be in the possession of PAMELA K. HODGES EDISON.

First State Bank of Blakely, as

Attorney-in-fact for PAMELA K.

HODGES EDISON.
By: PATAULA LAW, LLC,
AMOS JOHN SHEFFIELD,
Lawyer
Attorney for FIRST STATE
BANK OF BLAKELY,
94 Court Square
Blakely, Georgia 39823
(229) 724-4471 Phone
(888) 420-5792 Fax
amos@pataulalaw.com
File No.: 2019-0052
THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING
AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND
ANY INFORMATION
OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR
THAT PURPOSE.
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