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Notice to the Public

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that, in the case of the State of Georgia v. Sumter County, Georgia, Civil Action File No. 20CV00162(JB), the hearing before a Judge of the Superior Court of Sumter County, Georgia previously scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on the 14th of April, 2020 has been rescheduled to the new date and time as further described below.

There will be heard before a Judge of the Superior Court of Sumter County, Georgia, on the 14th day of May, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., the case of the State of Georgia v. Sumter County, Georgia, Civil Action File No. 20CV00162(JB) pending in said Court, the same being a proceeding to confirm and validate $11,500,000 in aggregate principal amount of general obligation debt proposed to be issued by Sumter County (the “County”) and the security therefor (including the Sales and Use Tax and an ad valorem tax).

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 36‑82‑100 (the “Audit Statute”), the County notifies all interested parties that no independent performance audit or performance review will be conducted with respect to the general obligation debt.  However, the County will continue to ensure that the proceeds of the debt are expended efficiently and economically, as intended by the Audit Statute.

Any resident of the County, or any other person wherever residing who has a right to object, may become a party to these proceedings (an “Intervenor”).  The matter is an essential function and will be heard notwithstanding the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency, dated March 14, 2020, as extended by a similar Order, dated April 6, 2020.  In order to limit the risk of exposure to Coronavirus/COVID-19, Intervenors should use the e-filing system, and all parties and Intervenors will be required to participate by video conference or telephone conference via Zoom. The link to the videoconference is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88505798587, and the telephone conference call number is 1-929-205-6099 plus Meeting ID: 885 0579 8587.

Intervenors are hereby specifically notified that filing deadlines will not be tolled or extended.

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