The day's top headlines for Thursday, September 15, 2011
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City of Decatur’s 911 call center would benefit
Municipal 911 call centers like City of Decatur’s would receive more state money from a bill now making its way through the Georgia House of Representatives. House Bill 256 would raise an estimated $8 million to $20 million that would be distributed among the state’s 911 centers, according to the Association County Commissioners of Georgia. The money would be collected from a 75-cent 911 call fee on prepaid cell phones and prepaid minutes. “The fees would be collected at the point of sale,” said state Rep. Wendell Willard, (R-Sandy Springs), who authored the bill. “There’s been a similar system in place for years, that was originally designed to help fund our state’s 911 centers, but that money has been going into Georgia’s general fund. “…