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Judge revokes Deal's daughters bankruptcy


ATLANTA --- A federal judge has revoked the discharge of a 2009 bankruptcy of more than $3 million in debts by the daughter and son-in-law of Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Brizendine made the decision Friday after re-examining the case when it was revealed that Clint Wilder had a previous bankruptcy in 2001.

Bankruptcy laws bar anyone from filing for protection more than once within eight years.

Deal's daughter, Carrie, and son-in-law filed for bankruptcy in 2009 after their Habersham County store failed. It left Deal and his wife, Sandra, on the hook for a $2.3 million loan they guaranteed for the venture.

The nominee was not mentioned in the bankruptcy filing, but the lawyer handling the case for the U.S. government said he should have been listed as a co-debtor.

High school student dies after performance

GRIFFIN, GA. --- A high school student died after becoming ill following a performance with the school's drum line.

The Griffin-Spalding County school system said in a release that Michael Hollis died Friday at Spalding Regional Hospital.

He had performed with the Griffin High School drum line at a local elementary school earlier Friday when he became ill.

Superintendent Curtis Jones said counselors are meeting with students and staffers.

In other news

A UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA fraternity has been suspended, the third time a chapter has been suspended this year. Kappa Sigma's national executive director, Matt Wilson, said the fraternity's chapter at UGA has been suspended and is now being investigated.