DUI Arrest: Foiled By Lipstick
Friday, 28 April 2017 14:56

Lipstick on a beer bottle resulted in a local woman's arrest, according to Summerville Police reports.

The incident began when 9-1-1 dispatchers received complaints about an erratically driven grey Hyundai Tuscon around 2:30 p.m. April 13.

Officer Matt Pritchard spotted the speeding vehicle in downtown Summerville and pulled it over. Driving was Tina Denton, 50, of Summerville.

Summerville Starting Its Spring Clean Up Week This Monday
Friday, 28 April 2017 10:28
Summerville's annual push to get homeowners to clean their properties starts Monday.
"We do it every year . . . We set aside one week. We don't accept hazardous materials or construction items," Summerville City Manager Tony Carroll said. 
There is no cost to citizens to dump their trash in the ditch from May 1-5. 
"We ask that you please separate the junk from regular yard debris and brush. There is no need to call when items are placed at the roadside, we will be running a route to collect the items," Carroll stated.
Items that will not be picked up are as follows:
Summer Feeding Program Looking For Sites For Food
Friday, 28 April 2017 10:28
The Chattooga County School Nutrition Program is beginning preparation for the USDA Summer Feeding Program again this year. This program serves free meals to all children under the age of 18 during June and July. They want creative ideas about ways and places to feed as many needy children as possible this summer.
They are looking for individuals or church, civic and community groups that would volunteer to manage and/or provide a sit. The sires may be church building, playgrounds, parks, vacation bible schools, apartment complexes, community centers or any place that children may gather in the summer.
Teller Cleared Of Accusation That She Took $$$ From Bank
Friday, 28 April 2017 10:25
The charges against a former bank teller have been dismissed, according to Chattooga County State Court records.
The state court solicitor found there was not enough evidence to try the case against 18-year-old Morgan Marie Driver, of 90 Sixth Street, Trion. 
She is a former employee at Trion First National Bank in the Triangle Shopping Center. Originally she was accused of taking $500 from the bank. However, State Court Solicitor Sanford "Buddy" Hill moved to dismiss her case Monday during court.
The charges against Driver have been dismissed, according to her Summerville Attorney Steve Miller. 
GDOL to co-sponsor a job fair in Rock Spring
Thursday, 27 April 2017 09:49


ATLANTA – Job seekers in the LaFayette area will have the opportunity to meet with about 30 employers with positions to fill during the job fair held in Rock Spring in May. 

The job fair is being co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) LaFayette Career Center, along with the Chattooga, Dade and Walker counties chambers of commerce.

The job fair will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 3-7 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center located at 10052 U.S. Highway 27 in Rock Spring.

Employers who have registered and offer a variety of jobs include: Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care, Audia Plastics, Clumpies Ice Cream, Coca Cola, Dixie Collision, Dollar General, EnviroGuard, Hammer Down OC, Hayes State Prison, Jimmy Simpson Foundation, Komatsu America Corporation, Lake Winnepesaukah and Lookout Mountain Community Services.

Along with Mohawk Industries, Primary Health Care Centers, Quality Machine, Rock City, Roper Corporation, Ruby Falls, Sprint, Shaw Industries, Vanguard National Trailer Corporation, Victory Sign Industries, LTD., Walker County Emergency Services, Walker County Sheriff Department, Walker State Prison and Walmart.

For more information about the jobs, or to apply online, visit employgeorgia.com to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.

Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for jobs.

For more information about the job fair, contact the GDOL’s LaFayette Career Center at (706) 638-5525. The career center, located at 200 West Villanow St., is open to serve the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit dol.georgia.gov to learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia and other GDOL services for job seekers and employers, and to connect with us on social media.

Relay For Life Event Plans Being Finalized
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 18:06
Corrected. . .
Plans are being finalized for the annual Relay for Life event and organizers are saying it will be bigger, better and more fun this year. It is planned for 6 p.m. until midnight, May 19 at the Chattooga Agricultural Center off Ga. 100 in Summerville.
“We are doing something a little different this year which is exciting,” Amanda Glass of the American Cancer Society said.
She said in the past the Survivors Dinner was  before hand and that worked really well. This year it will be seperate and on another day.
“It seems like it is easier on the cancer survivors,” she added. “So this year we are moving it back again. We are separating the two.”
The Survivors Celebration (luncheon) will be held May 7 and will be known as Survivor Sunday.
The Cancer Society is asking any church that wants to support and be a part of it that Sunday can hold its own event to honor the survivors as well as the caregivers because it is really hard on them, too, at their church service.
After the Survivor Sunday church service at the various churches, they will all meet after church at the First Baptist Church of Summerville Family Life Center beginning from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and people can come whenever they want to during that time period, Ms. Glass said.
A luncheon will be served at that time for the survivor and their caregiver.
This year’s theme for the Relay for Life will be “Superheroes.”
City Will Extend Highland Sidewalk; Plans For Others
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:50
The expansion of the Highland Avenue sidewalks is underway by the Summerville City Council.
Earlier this year contractors installed a sidewalk on Highland Avenue. Now the council has extra money to extend the project.
"We got with the contractor and he gave us a price to extend it. That will finish that sidewalk all the way up to Stockade Road," Summerville City Manager Tony Carroll told the council.
"Did you find it somewhere to come up with that money Tony?' Councilman Earl H. Parris asked.
"Yes sir. We had $25,000 in the gas extension project. We can use that," Carroll said.
The extension will cost the city $15,840.71, according to the city manager.
But this expansion is not the end, according to officials.





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