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Seat Belt Trouble Turns Into Drug Arrests

Despite trying “frantically” to put on their seatbelt, two people were arrested on drug charges on Valentines Day, according to Summerville Police reports. Officer Matt Pritchett spotted two occupants of a 1995 Chevrolet pickup not wearing their seatbelts around noon. The driver, 35-year-old Jennifer Marie Hines, of 3567 Hwy. 100, Summerville, was unable to produce…

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Passing A Bus Law Changes

Georgia’s State School Superintendent Richard Woods applauded the state for changing the law on school bus safety. “I have been concerned about our students’ safety since House Bill 978, which addressed passing a stopped school bus on a highway divided by a turn lane, was signed into law last year. Today, Senate Bill 25 was…

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Royal Ball Coming To Chattooga Library

  The Royal Princess Ball is returning to the Chattooga County Library in Summerville after sell-out events last year. The $10 entrance fee is worth the smiles and entertainment, according to parents. This year’s events will be held at 5:30 p.m. on March 23 and March 30. The Royal Ball has become a popular hit that the…

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Early Voting Starts Feb. 25

  It’s official. Voters will return to the polls on March 19 and decide whether to continue an existing 1-percent sales tax. However, early voting starts on Feb. 25 at the registrar’s office, according to Chattooga County Chief Registrar Sheena Weaver. Voters are being asked whether they want to continue paying a 1-percent sales tax…

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Friday’s Arrest Report
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Mohawk Cutting Hours, Jobs at Lyerly

Mohawk Industries Director of Public Affairs Robert Webb confirmed to The News on Thursday the company’s plant in Lyerly will be cutting jobs. Webb, in a brief letter to The News, said the plant will be “transitioning its Lyerly manufacturing from four rotating 12-hour shifts to three 8-hour shifts.” “This shift reconfiguration will initially reduce…

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Obituaries

Carolyn Grace Jones

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Norma Jean Maxwell

Mrs. Norma Jean Maxwell, age 80 of Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Maxwell was born in Macon, Georgia on May 14, 1938, daughter of the late J.C. Holt and Roberta Sharpe Holt. She was a member of the North Summerville Baptist Church and prior to her retirement, was…

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Judith “Judy” Ann Lingerfelt

Judith “Judy” Ann Lingerfelt, age 70, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, February 09, 2019. She retired from Wackenhut Security Co. for McKee Bakery in Chattanooga where she was a security guard. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Bryant Little and Bernice Williams Little; and brother, Terry Little. She is survived by her…

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Ann E. Bailey Woods

Mrs. Ann E. Bailey Woods, age 87 of Trion, GA passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Floyd Medical Center. Mrs. Annewas born in Trion, Georgia on January 24, 1932, daughter of the late David Oscar Smith and Janie Marie Ledford Smith. She was a member of the Dry Valley Baptist Church where she…

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Krystal Lenore (Miller) Dial

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Venice T. Fleming

Venice T. Fleming, age 98, of Trion, Georgia, died on February 12, 2019, at Redmond Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness.      She was born on April 27, 1920, in Broomtown, Alabama, to the late George Milton and Maggie Addle Barclay Tallent.      She was a member of Trion First Baptist Church…

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Savannah Estelle “Pug” Brown McWhorter

Mrs. Savannah Estelle “Pug” Brown McWhorter, age 90 of Trion, GA passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. McWhorter was born in Rome, Georgia on December 13, 1928, daughter of the late Lonnie Taylor Vann and Elsie Rebecca Trammell Vann. She was a member of the Waterville Baptist…

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