2013 murder case closed after suspect dies
Monday, 22 May 2017 14:23

The murder case involving a Chattooga County man, 52-year-old Vincent Hughes,  has been closed, according to Cherokee County Sheriff's Jeff Shaver. 

The suspected murder occurred on County Road 103 in the Cloudland area of northern Cherokee County in April of 2013,  according to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Josh Summerford.

Cops To Crack Down On Ridge Speeders
Monday, 22 May 2017 08:29
Stricter enforcement of the speed limit on Taylor Ridge is coming, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The state received complaints that drivers are going too fast. Those calls to the state only increased after last week's fatal crash that killed an 11-year-old Leroy Massey Elementary School student.
"We will have concentrated patrols on Taylor Ridge. We will be partnering with the Chattooga County Sheriff and his men to slow folks down," Rome's Georgia State Patrol Post Commander Scott Thompson said.
The post commander said he believes people are trying to zoom up the ridge and increase speeds to get ahead of other traffic, especially when the lanes end and motorists have to merge.
"Those are the folks that are really putting others at danger," Thompson said.
Lyerly Considers Security Cameras At McLeod Park
Monday, 22 May 2017 08:26
Vandalism at McLeod Park is costing the taxpayers of Lyerly money and may lead to a change in how the town provides security.
Earlier this month vandals demolished playground equipment at McLeod Park. Several days after discovering that damage, city employees saw that five of the memorial plaques placed in the park had been damaged as well. It is not known if all the vandalism occurred at the same time.
It’s not the first time the park has been targeted by vandals.
“I think we need to look at investing our public safety money into a security camera system,” said Mayor Josh Wyatt. “The cost of this equipment has gone way down and it’s something we need to look at.”
Mount Vernon Mills Is Hosting A Blood Drive Wednesday
Friday, 19 May 2017 13:31
Mt Vernon Mills and Blood Assurance will be hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday May 24th from 6AM - 5PM at the Main Plaza Rotunda of the Trion manufacturing facilities.
You do not have to be an employee to participate. However, you must be at least 18 years old (16-17 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.
Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat iron rich foods in the days leading up to donation.   First-time donors with Blood Assurance please bring a photo ID.

Light refreshments will be served to donors and a T-shirt will be given to all donors. The theme for this drive is "Honor. Duty. Donor" and the T-shirts are Red with a symbolic "blood donor dog tag" shown on front.  This theme was selected to coincide with National Military Appreciation Month and red shirts were selected to complement the drive by redshirtfridays.org in a show of support for our troops.
Walk-ins are welcomed and those who prefer appointment times may pre-schedule their donation time at www.bloodassurance.org/mountvernonmills.

Ducky Derby Set June 3 At Depot
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:33
The second Ducky Derby has been planned for June 3 at the Depot in Summerville.
The race time is 2 p.m. but the festivities for the day begin at 10 a.m.
Concerts, arts and crafts, food vendors and children activities are being planned.
Tickets are on sale at City Hall, Jefferson’s, Sugarville Sweets, Dirttown Deli, Pamper Me Salon, Merle Norman, Trendsetters and Pine Ridge Outdoors. 
The prices for adopting the ducks will be: $5 each; $25 for a six-quack; $50 for a ducky-dozen or a max-quack of 25 ducks for $100.
The prize for the first duck crossing the finish line will be $500. The 13th duck to cross the finish line will win a 40” High Sense Smart TV with a Sony Surround Sound wireless sound bar donated by Crossroad Pawn Shop.
Funds raised will find downtown projects.







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June 3
* Mt. Bethel Baptist Church
Broomtown, Ala
10a.m. -2 p.m. (CST)
June 7-July 26
* Welcome Hill Baptist Church
Wednesdays Only @6 p.m.
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