Summerville Parade Is Rescheduled For 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 19
Monday, 05 December 2016 14:53

Update: The Summerville Christmas Parade Is Rescheduled For 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 19

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Rescheduling the Summerville Christmas Parade is not an easy task, according to city officials.

The parade scheduled for tonight was canceled due to heavy rains in the forecast. Officials are now looking for other possible dates. 

"We are trying to find an available date that works for us, the churches and the high school," Summerville City Manager Tony Carroll said.

The city has two possible dates in mind for the Christmas parade. They are . . .

Chattooga County Gains More Jobs
Monday, 05 December 2016 12:31
Chattooga County added 73 new jobs in October but 86 people joined the work force, pushing the unemployment rate to 5.7 percent. It was 5.6 percent in September.
The number of county residents employed rose from 9,774 in September to 9,847 in October.
The county added 65 jobs between October of 2015 and October 2016, when the unemployment rate was 5.9 percent.  
All statistics are provided by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The unemployment rate for the 15-county Northwest Georgia region went down from 5.3 percent to 5.1 percent between September and October. The region added 902 jobs. 
Floyd County unemployment rate went from 6.1 percent to 5.6 percent. Walker County decreased from 5.2 percent to 5.1 percent. Catoosa (4.7 percent) and Dade (5 percent) stayed the same. 
Statewide the unemployment rate moved from 5.1 to 5.2 percent. That’s down from 5.5 percent last year. 
Local Athlete On JSU Winning Team
Friday, 02 December 2016 15:30
Most Chattooga fans remember Skyler Esmann for his sportsmanship more than his athletic ability. Although he was an outstanding, standout athlete, he was a far better ambassador for the school. Skyler was the type of player who would knock a player out of his cleats, then offer him a helping hand to get up and give him a word of encouragement as they returned to the huddle. He started a trend at CHS that several Chattooga players continue to this day.
After high School, Skyler chose to continue his education and football career at Jacksonville State University where he has continued to be an outstanding athlete but also, an exemplary ambassador of sportsmanship. 
“Sportsmanship is accepted at any level of football as long as it’s genuine,” Skyler spoke about his style of play. “Some people may mistake your kindness for a weakness but that’s before they battle against you one on one and realize there is nothing weak about you.”
Last week the JSU Gamecocks won the Ohio Valley Conference Title for the third consecutive year and Skyler was an instrumental part of that success. “Winning the OVC again felt amazing and college life is fun,” Skyler commented about his time at JSU. “It never seems to stop going so it goes by very fast, even if it feels like it will never end.”
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 17:12





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