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Matters of the heart this Valentine’s Day

Magistrate court is normally closed on Saturdays except for first appearance and bond hearings. This Valentine’s Day ‘“ Saturday, Feb. 14 ‘“ it will be different. ”The courtroom will be decorated for wedding celebrations and any weeping will be tears of joy for the newlyweds,” said magistrate judge William Thomas. For the fourth year in a row, the magistrate court will host free weddings. Light refreshments and other amenities will be provided at no cost to the couple or Lamar County. Six couples had scheduled nuptials as of last Thursday ‘“  and still counting. Those who wish to be married on Valentine’s Day should call 770-358-5154 for an appointment and have a marriage license issued by a probate court. NOTE: If not a resident of Georgia, you must apply in the county where the marriage is to be performed. Find more legal information at: http://marriage.about.com/cs/marriagelicenses/p/georgia.htm

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