A “birther” issue in Forsyth County sheriff’s race?

They had a bit of a “birther” issue in Forsyth County recently when it turned out that none of the three Republican candidates for sheriff bothered to submit birth certificates or high-school diplomas to party officials during the qualifying period.  The Republican Party went ahead and qualified them, anyway. County elections officials have been working to straighten the mess out and say that the issue has been cleared up after all three men submitted the necessary documentation. Any voter in the county has until June 8 to file a challenge to the candidacies of Lauren McDonald, Duane Piper and incumbent Ted Paxton. There may be no further repercussions, however, since no Democrat qualified to run for sheriff in Forsyth, Georgia’s most staunchly Republican county. Read more.

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Forsyth County gambling operations busted

This isn’t like the old days. Demographics have changed. Six people have been arrested on commercial gambling charges at two Forsyth County, Georgia convenience stores. Three people were arrested at  the Quick Stop Convenience Store, 2383 Canton Highway—Srinivas Varaganti, 44, assistant store manager Prakashbhai Patel, 51, and 38-year-old Maria De Leon—and about $6,500 in cash was seized. In a separate probe, the owner and employees of Country Corner Shell Station at 601 Dahlonega Street, Cumming were arrested after allegedly paying out winnings from video poker machines in cash, alcohol, and lottery tickets. Owner Allauddin Panjwani, 57, his son, manager Javed Panjwani, 32, and clerk Manuel Ramirez have been charged in the case All are out on bond. Court appearances are scheduled for…

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Dew on the Kudzu: Brambleman has “surprises throughout”

Atlanta book reviewer Idgie at Dew on the Kudzu has posted her take on Brambleman: This book has great amounts of historical information in it, which will appeal to many, and that little element of supernatural, which turns it into a nice fictional book with surprises throughout.   A little bit of something for everyone! Check out her full review.

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A hate crime against haters?

Police say that a group of “masked radicals” descended on a suburban Chicago restaurant and attacked a meeting of white supremacists, resulting in several injureies and at least five arrests. Apparently the attack was extracurricular to protests during the NATO summit being held in Chicago. Read more.

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