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Former Brunswick councilman Brooks to stand trial Dec. 16

Special to SEGAZINE

It’s now official: The voters will get their say on former Brunswick City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. before 12 Camden County jurors sit in judgement.

Superior Court Judge H. Ronnie Rahn, who was appointed to the case, issued an order this week setting Dec. 16 for Brooks trial on racketeering and influence peddling charges. Early voting in the city election, in which Brooks is running to get his seat back, begins Oct. 14, the election is Nov. 5 and a runoff, if necessary, would be Dec. 3.

Election official had held off on printing the ballots when Brooks’s case was on the court calendar for Sept. 23. When they learned that the trial had been delayed, the Glynn County Board of Elections ordered the ballots, said Cindy Johnson, supervisor of elections.

Gov. Nathan Deal suspended Brooks April 29 and appointed property appraiser Emmitt Nolan to replace him in late July. Financial adviser Felicia Harris is also running on a ballot that will show both Brooks and Nolan as incumbents, Johnson said.

“We checked with City Attorney Nathan Williams who advised us to list them both as incumbents,’’ Johnson said.

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