Betty Brady Appointed To Board Of Assessors
Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:18
A Summerville real estate agent was appointed to the Chattooga County Board of Assessors recently, according to county records. 
Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters appointed Betty Brady, of Summerville, on Feb. 21 to the board. She fills the unexpired term of Gwen Crabtree who resigned on Feb. 7. Brady’s term ends on March 8, 2021.
“Ms. Brady brings a tremendous knowledge of real estate and will be an asset to this board,” Winters said. 
DOT Plans To Widen U.S. 27 To Gore Intersection
Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:15
Staff Writer
What had been an $8 to $10 million plan to build a Summerville Bypass has mushroomed into a much larger Department of Transportation proposal that includes the four-laning of U.S. 27 from the southern city limits of Summerville to the Gore-Subligna Road and John Jones Road intersection at Gore.
The Summerville Bypass, which will link U.S. Hwy. 27 to Ga. Hwy. 48 (Menlo Highway) remains part of the plan.
‘The bypass project is very much alive but now it has been combined with the new project,” said Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters.
Winters said the State Department of Transportation has completed surveying for the overall project, which would include the widening of U.S. 27 across Taylor Ridge and an additional lane across the existing bridge over the Chattooga River.
Cost estimates for the complete project, which will cover five to six miles, are about $30 million.
Microquake Strikes North Of Trion
Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:58

A micro-earthquake struck in the middle of the woods just north of the Walker and Chattooga County line around 9:54 a.m. this morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Martha Carpenter Retiring After 33 Years In Banking Industry
Thursday, 15 March 2018 08:42
After working 33 years in the banking industry, Martha Carpenter is retiring at the end of March.
"She has been a faithful employee to Regions Bank and we are going to miss her," bank president John Sterner said.
He and coworkers invite the public to a reception tomorrow (Friday) at the bank from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"Martha is one that you can count on. If it does not look right, she is going to question it," Sterner said. "She has been a dedicated employee."
Carpenter remembers being hired at the bank when it was called First Federal Savings and Loan. Over the years the name of the bank changed four times (First Federal, Interfed, AmSouth and now Regions).
Fifth Annual Menlo Quilt Show Coming
Monday, 12 March 2018 11:11
The fifth annual Menlo Quilt Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 17 at the Lawrence Center in Menlo. Last year, one quilt that drew a lot of interest was an 1861 vintage quilt that Emily Easter Carroll brought to her marriage when she wed Sylvester Hosmer in 1861. Event organizer Glenda Hamilton said this year's event will have even more entries than last year. 
7 Candidates Take Aim At Chattooga Board Of Education Posts
Friday, 09 March 2018 13:05
List of all qualifying today. . .
All the incumbents seeking re-election for the Chattooga County Board of Education will have opposition during the November General Election.
Incumbent Chairman Eddie Massey (D-Menlo) will have one or more people running against him. Political newcomer Andy Stivers, 36, (R-Menlo) has qualified to run against the chairman.
"As a former student, parent and educator of Chattooga County, I would like to continue being a positive and active memeber of the schools and community by running for the school board. I believe my views on school safety, education and the responisbilities of a board member will benefit our community," Stivers said.
Also, running as a Republican for the Menlo post is Sammy D. Ballard of Menlo. He qualified this morning.
Massey, the incumbent in the Menlo district, has spent 15 years on the board of education. He was appointed chairman of the board for eight years.
"I've always had an interest in the schools and all of our children have attended Chattooga County public schools. Nieces, nephews and I've got a granddaughter that started Pre-K. I've got a grandson that will start sometime," Massey said.





Easter Events

Easter Egg Hunts
* United By Faith Bapt. Church
March 17 @ noon
* North S'ville Baptist Church
March 24 @ 11a.m.
Sunrise Services
* Wesley Chapel Methodist Church
April 1 @ 7 a.m. 
Special Programs
Good Friday Service
March 30@7 p.m.
Musical: Victory! The Proclamation of Easter
April 1 @ 11a.m.
Subligna Baptist Church
April 1 @ 8:30 a.m. 

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