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Sen. Jeff Mullis on Summerville Drinking Water Advisory

ATLANTA (February 21, 2020) | On January 30, 2020, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) received samples of drinking water from the Raccoon Creek Treatment Plant in Summerville that contained PFA (perfluoroalkyl) substances, leading the EPD to issue a health advisory. Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) would like to provide the following update on…

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Trion Head Football Coach Stepping Down

Trion Head Football Coach Justin Brown is stepping down as head football coach, according to Trion High School officials. Brown has led the Bulldog team through numerous victories during the past eight years as head coach. “On behalf of the administration and athletic department of Trion City Schools, we would like to sincerely thank Coach…

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Bill requiring all vehicle passengers in Georgia to buckle up hits speed bumps

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Legislation aimed at requiring back-seat passengers to wear safety belts in Georgia hit speed bumps Wednesday as key Senate lawmakers disagreed over penalties and court implications for violators. Georgia has required front-seat passengers to wear belts in most vehicles since 1988. It remains one…

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Georgia lawmakers mull over vaping tax

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service Vaping could face a new tax in Georgia under a House bill state lawmakers began considering Wednesday. Several legislators have targeted vaping amid studies showing a growing number of teenagers becoming addicted to nicotine and reports of dozens of vaping-related lung illnesses seen in Georgia by…

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Summerville Police Reports . . .

A case of candles are missing from the McGinnis High Rise Apartments, according to Summerville Police reports. Maureen Arrivillaga reported on Feb. 11 that she had a case of candles in her apartment and she knew they were there on Feb. 7. When she went to get them four days later, they were gone. Officers…

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Velva Mae Britt

MRS. VELVA MAE BRITT, age 89, of L. M. Thomas Road, Summerville, Georgia, formerly of Port Orange, FL., passed away Thursday morning, February 13, 2020, in the local Nursing Home.  She was born in Virginia on July 2, 1930 to the late Noah Ebery and Hattie Lee Green Mills. Mrs. Britt was a retired Office Manager for…

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Mrs. Willie Mae Lee

MRS. WILLIE MAE LEE, age 86, of Goodwin Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, afternoon, following an extended illness. She was born in Polk County, Georgia on February 6, 1934, a daughter of the late Estes and Lottie Mae Evans Turpin. Mrs. Lee was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church and…

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Marlyn Styles Meredith

MARLYN STYLES MEREDITH, 84 of Franklin, Tennessee, originally of Summerville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, with her family by her side. Marlyn was born in Farner, Tennessee to Robert and Mamie Styles, the 8th of 9 children. She grew up in Trion, Georgia, where…

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Wanda Louise Broadrick Cates

Wanda Louise Broadrick Cates, age 63, of LaFayette passed away Sunday, February 09, 2020. She was a member of Community Baptist Church on Lee Mason Road. She is survived by her husband, Mike Cates of LaFayette; daughters, Amanda (Carl) Sherlin of Ringgold and Jennifer Jackson of LaFayette; son, Eric Cates of LaFayette; grandchildren, Madison Cates,…

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Betty Jean Ayers

Mrs. Betty Jean Ayers, age 68 of Summerville, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Ayers was born in Rome, Georgia on October 10, 1951, daughter of the late James “Jimmy” Calvin Atkins and Idalene Carr Atkins. She was retired from Mohawk industries and was of the Christian Faith. IN addition to…

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Johnny Clay Wynn

Bro. Johnny Clay Wynn, age 59, of Lyerly, GA, died Friday, February 7, 2020, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Bro. Wynn was born July 11, 1960, in Chicago, IL, son of the late Jerry Wynn and Jo Ann Doegg Bachelor.  He was a member of Berryton Baptist Church, and prior to his retirement, was employed…

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Claude Francis “Frank” Majors

MR. CLAUDE FRANCIS “FRANK” MAJORS, age 77, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Saturday morning, February 8, 2020, in Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome, Georgia, following an extended illness. He was born in Chattoogaville, Georgia on June 2, 1942, the son of the late Charlie S. and Vera Mae Ray Majors. Besides his parents, he was…

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