4C — Savannah Morning News •Thursday, March 16r20OO Eye on Bryan/Liberty • S The Bryan County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Richmond Hill High School oh Wildcat Drive. First District U.S. Congressman But protest against the for office <an't be challenged until supporters, of Car- about $1.2 million. The* Georgia However, until qualifying ends there Jack Kingston will have an office qualifying ends. olyn Brown do not Supreme Court ruled in October may be little Sage can do about tax commissioner may Brown, who is under state investi- have any means of 1999 that Brown was not entitled to Brown's re-election plans. day from 11 a.m.-noon at Richmond Hill's City Hall, 40 have been filed too soon. gation of whether she mishandled bringing their own collect fees and commissions and a "Until you have qualifying and Richard R. Davis Drive and from 2- public funds and gave preferential candidate for- superior court judge has said she until an official has qualified there's By Anne Cordelro wasn't entitled to legal fees. no way tp challenge the qualifica- 3 p.m. today at Hinesville's City treatment to some taxpayers, ward. 1 don't want Hall on Martin Luther King Jr. Savannah Morning News announced her intentions to seek a that to happen,". Brown has since Tiled a lawsuit tions of a candidate," said Secretary Drive. third term for the office.in February. Sage said. against the county to recover her of State spokeswoman Kara Jones. F ormer liberty County grand jury foreman Reginald Sage now. wants to block Tax Commis- sioner Carolyn Brown's bid for re- Brown said. election. She doesn't plan to back down "I plan to run, and run 1 will," • Sage's tenure as Brown a Liberty County grand jury fore- ' man ended Feb; 20, when a new . legal expenses. That suit has not Once qualifying has ended, a citi- been settled. zen has up to two weeks to challenge As for the fees and commissions, a 'candidate's qualifications. The she doesn't think she needs to repay superintendent of elections can challenge a candidate up until the The Hinesville City Council will meet at Z.p.m, today at City Hall on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. However, qualifying won't begin giand jury was sworn in. Since then those. The Liberty County Development Sage filed a letter to the Liberty until April 24. It ends at noon April he has been sworn in as an adviser "The Supreme Court said the tax election, Jones said. Sage said if Brown Would return Authority will meet at 5 p.m." County Elections Committee on 28. to the sitting grand jury. Sage can- commissioner is not entitled to fees. today at the Courthouse Annex, . Monday challenging Brown's qualify- Sage hopes he can convince the not be present during grand jury It didn't say you need to go back and the money he would drop his chal- 112 N. Main St. ing. Sage said Brown has funds that county's election committee to act votings • pay it back," Brown said. . , lenge. are unaccounted for. now. He plans to speak with the com- "I'm doing this as a private citi- If the county wants to pursue get- But if she doesn't, he plans to pur- ting-the money back, that's another sue it. The Liberty County Board of However, Julie Martin, the county's mittee at its meeting at noon Mon- zen," he said. case, she said.. "I think she's wrong and I'm trying Commissioners will meet at 7:30 election supervisor, and.the-Secre- day at the Voting Registrar's office on . He wants Brown to return the fees a.m. Monday in the commission . tary of State's office said Sage filed Commerce Street in Hinesville. and commissions she has collected Sage, though, wants to end ; what to make her do the right thing," Sage meeting room of the Liberty dte letter too soon. A candidate's bid "If I wak until after qualifying, the and her legal expenses, which total he says is dividing the community. said. County Courthouse Annex. 412 N. Main St. The meeting topic is the NEED CASH? personnel hearing decision of former 911 director Mike Gibbs. WHEN OTHERS SAY NO, WE CAN SAY YES! CITY SUSPENDS The Bryan County Board of his termination. Gibbs was hired in Middle School on April 25; a business Credit Trouble Bf Overextended 0 Self Employed 0 Bankruptcy & ADMINISTRATOR ..... ' breakfast for city employees, city and Commissioners will meet at 6:30 1992 and fired in January. Gibbs has DEBT CONSOLIDATION LOANS • REFINANCING asked the.county to erase his termi- county officials, community leaders p.m, Monday at the Bryan County Public Works Administrator Ed HOME IMPROVEMENT LOANS • DELINQUENT TAX LOANS nation and let him resign.. and chamber of commerce members Commissioners meeting room in - Bacon has been suspended by the Gibbs' assistant, Rhonda Hawkins at 9 a.m. April 29 at Magnolia Manor; Pembroke. The commissioners will MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE: CHECK OUT THESE PAYMENTS; Pembroke City Council again. $10,000 CmA. ..asliAvas $ 7 4 monthly* is serving as the interim director and a day in the city's new park on discuss the Special Purpose Local W FKEE Credit Analysis!.. A year ago, Bacon was fired, V FREE Financial Analysis! $25,000 Cash...as low as $194 monthly* while the county searches for a hew 'April 29. Option Sales Tax, Black Creek rehired, suspended arid reprimanded IX FEES House Inspection! $50,000 Cash...as low as $3t7 monthly* School property, tax digest within a matter of days in light of sev- director. .. . During the park celebration, resi- «" NO Application Fee! - . changes, appointments to boards,, eral allegations, including dumping Eight people have applied for the dents can see a demonstration of the an animal control ordinance and a Homeowners, Call Now! (912) 691-2300 trash on private property. director's position, County Adminis-. police canine unit, tour the city's well agreement with the iQie This time Bacon, who is also a trator Joey Brown said. walking trail in golf carts, canoe and • ContiMortgage more. The city will also announce the Environmental Protection Division. Bryan County Commissioner, On Monday the county's 911 advi- - Wt Make It Hatpin! allegedly moved debris from private sory board narrowed the list of candi- winners of its an contest and trivia 6605 Abercom St, Ste 204, Savannah, GA 31405 quiz on the history of Richmond Hill Hospice Savannah will host a free property. dates to five people. They are sched- 80O-290-0341 seminar, "Safe, Comforting unlit hurory mJ the * * Urn nuy "We were going to have the county uled for interviews on March 27. In Pembroke, the activities will remove it and he went ahead and did The 911 director would supervise include: a City Hall open house 8:30 Physical Care Techniques." at 6 • it," City Clerk Betty Hill said. 16 full-time employees and oversee a a.m.-8:30 p.m. on April'24; a business p.m. Tuesday at the Bryan County The. Pembroke City Council voted department with a budget of breakfast at 7:30 a.m. April 25 at San- Health and Rehabilitation Center. Monday to suspend Bacon without $858,000. The job has a salary range dra's Seafood and Cafe; an after- 127 Carter St. The workshop is pay for three days beginning March of$39,000-$47,000. riours social 7-9 p.m. April 26 at the designed to helpthose giving 20 for working without a work order. The County Commission will make Pembroke Telephone Co.; a brown care to a loved one. Call Gretchen The reprimand he signed in 1999 said a decision on Gibbs' appeal.at a 7:30 bag lunch noon-2 p.m. April 27 in McKivergan ai 756-6131 if you plan We've let spring out to attend. future violations could result in ter- a.m. meeting Monday. downtown Pembroke, which will of the bag mination of his employment. include the dedication of a park Bacon, who has worked with the BRYAN COUNTY CITIES bench and collecting canned goods city for seven years, could not be CELEBRATE GOVERNMENT for the food bank; a family night street dance 8 p.m. till midnight on Mail: PO. Box 1308 VEIVV'BRADLEY reached for comment Wednesday afternoon. Richmond Hill and Pembroke plan April 28; u city clean-up from 8:30 Richmond Hill. GA'31324 or to clean up, show off and have fun a.m.-l p.m. followed by a cookout G P.O. Box 2255. Hinesville, . A 31313 during thp Georgia Municipal Associ- April 29. Phone: Contact Bryan/Liberty LIBERTY COUNTY SEARCHES ation's celebration of City Govern- For more information on the Rich- reporter Anne Cordeiro Great Gifts! FOR 911 DIRECTOR at 756-5566.: ment Week in April. mond Hill activities, call Richmond UniQue AntiQues! Richmond Hill fax: 756-4264 Liberty County's 911 Advisory In Richmond Hill, the activities for Hill's City Hail at 756-3345. For more Affordable Prices! ".' Board has asked five candidates to the celebration April 23 to April 29 information on the Pembroke activi- Hinesville fax:-369-2097 interview for the job as director of the include: removing yard debris, stove, ties, call Pembroke's City Hall at 653- county's emergency call center. refrigerators; customer service train- 4413. The Boyds Collection Meanwhile, Mike Gibbs, the coun- ing for city employees; holding a City Yankee Candles ty's former 911 director, has appealed Council meeting at Richmond Hill From staff reports LOCAL NEWS 101 S. Main St Ford's Village • Hinesville Richmond Hill .. 368-0110 756-2072 •••'.• By Paula Reed Ward identified by police, was caught City police. PEWARp O H • 3 i . T - ' Savannah Morning News breaking into a safe at Hughes Sup- Officers from Garden City, Q: What has 800,000 pairs of » • ' • .• • • . • . ply Inc. off Dean Forest Road about • • • • ' - . t - • - * . Chatham County Police Department A $1,000 reward is being offered; Wouldn't you like that many A man suspected of more than 100 10:20 p.m. by two Garden City police and Georgia State Patrol searched for for information leading to the ' eyes looking at it? people looking at your ad? burglaries at local businesses is still officers: Before they could catch him, the suspect using a helicopter and arrest and conviction of the being sought by.police after an all- though, the man ran through the dogs from Reidsville until about 4:45 suspect in the burglaries. Anyone Call 652-0377 for information; with information is asked to call night manhunt. . building and escaped on foot, said a.m. Wednesday. The suspect, who has not yet been Sgt. Thomas McCook, bf the Garden t h e man is believed to be the same the Chatham County Police : person responsible for dozens of Department at 652-6507, or Crime commercial burglaries in Savannah, Stoppers, anonymously, at 234- Pooler, Garden City, Chatham and .2020/ Effingham counties, said Lt. Robert Although there are few details on Merriman, bf Chatham County the suspect's physical description, police. . he is believed to wear a white air The rash of burglaries began in baseball cap with a black brim, Tuesday, April 25th October and has continued regularly and a heavy nylon-type jacket. Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. Savannah since then, Merriman said. Investigators are concerned that, versed in police procedure and reac- Civic Center - 106+ Acre Working Horse Farm 9:00 AM-4:30 PM in addition to stealing from the busi- tion times. . ; 10 Miles East ofGlennville on Hwy. 121 in Tattnatl County, GA nesses, the suspect is causing exten- Authorities hope by bringing Reserve your booth sive damage by his. methods of attention to the suspect that mem- "Setting in Parcels or as a Whole" for the Spring 2000 . entrance, Merriman said. The sus- bers of the'public might be able to 1 100 Sq. Ft. 3 Br., 2 BA House Savannah pect is known to break into business- help. They, doubt, however, that he Burn with Shop Morning News es that are in commercial complexes will stop despite the attention, Merri- Hay Burn Job Fair. Job seekers surrounded by chain link, fence and man said. . 20* x 20' Metal Office Bldg. • from all over the also break windows by throwing a "This guy's cocky enough, he's still Coastal Empire will be heavy piece of pipe through them. going to do it," he said. "I Ic thinks he 35OOBu. Grain Bin there. Don't wait! "(Tuesday) night we afforded the can probably outwit us." 55 Acre Pasture Fenced perfect opportunity to catch this with Cross Fencing, well established There are a limited individual, and he slipped out of our Crime and public safety reporter with Certified Tift 44 Bermuda Grass number of booths hands," Merriman said. Paula Reed Ward can be readied at • 50 Acre Bcuutiful Woodland with available! Established Riding Trails • 2 Ponds * . 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