Hockey anyone?; Tax relief for Dawson Co. seniors?; Gville student nails a scholarship; Bigamy charge

*Alpharetta is trying to slip one past Forsyth County and “net” an NHL franchise. The town’s mayor confirms an overture has been made to the league to bring one to the Atlanta suburb. For several months Forsyth County officials have been discussing such a possibility their community. There’s a minor league team in Gwinnett and one hopes to begin play in Athens this fall.

*State Representative Will Wade (R-Dawsonville) recently introduced two bills which would provide tax relief for certain Dawson County seniors. One would exempt them from county ad valorem taxes that are used for educational purposes. The other would provide relief for those who meet qualifying requirements.

*Hugh Pruitt, a University of North Georgia (UNG) freshman from Gainesville, has been awarded a scholarship by the Atlanta Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) for his essay “Where Will I Be In Five Years.”  He is one of two recipients of the $2,500 essay-based scholarship awarded this academic year by PMI Atlanta. The second will be awarded this spring.  (PICTURED: Hugh Pruitt, second from left, with (left) Dr. Juanita Woods, associate professor and UNG Enactus Project Club faculty advisor, along with Lee Jordan and Joe Sisto from PMI Atlanta.)

*This is a complaint from the police beat that you don’t see very often – at least not around here: The Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) says it received a report of bigamy Monday morning”…from a citizen who says she discovered her husband married another woman in Indiana while he was still married to her.” (To read what the Georgia code says about bigamy and how much jail time you might expect to serve if you are convicted of it, click here: § 16-6-20 – Bigamy :: 2010 Georgia Code :: US Codes and Statutes :: US Law :: Justia)