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Wrangler Contracts With Local Mill To Make Special Jeans

Trion’s Mount Vernon Mills will benefit from a new contract with Wrangler Jeans and Apparel. Wrangler is creating a new collection of blue jeans. It’s called the “Rooted Collection.” It features new designs for five state-specific pairs of jeans from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Here is the company’s press release: GREENSBORO, N.C.–(BUSINESS…

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Saturday’s Arrest Report
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Summerville Police Is In A Vehicle Chase

(2:40 p.m. Update: The police chase into Alabama has ended in Gaylesville after the fleeing suspect  allegedly tried ramming a police officer’s car.) Summerville Police officers are chasing a fleeing car on Hwy. 114 heading toward the Georiga-Alabama state line. Chattooga E-911 dispatchers are calling Alabama law enforcement to cut the fleeing car. Officer Phillip…

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(Photos) King Shoots Into Son’s Room

A 47-year-old man shot twice at his son during the morning hours of April 12, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. Ronnie King, of Bill Mitchell Road, suddenly and without warning shot a .40 caliber pistol into his son’s room. “From my understanding, that is not uncommon for them to have father and son disputes,” Sheriff…

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Friday’s Arrest Report
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Hosmer Appointed As Interim Supt. Over County Schools

The Chattooga County Board of Education  unanimously voted to appoint Jared Hosmer as interim superintendent. He will take the helm as retiring Superintendent Jimmy Lenderman leaves at the end of this month.

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Recall Hearing Set

A hearing has been scheduled in the civil case involving the recall petition against School Board Chairman John Agnew. The hearing, with Judge Adele Grubbs of Cobb County presiding, will be May 7, at 9 a.m. in the courtroom at the Chattooga County Courthouse.

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Obituaries

Wayne Butler

WAYNE BUTLER, age 78, of Roberts Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday morning in the local nursing home.  Born in Chattooga County, Georgia on May 6, 1940 to the late Charlie and Ruth Miller Butler.  He was preceded in death by wife, the late Bessie Hunter Butler on July 29, 2009 and a brother, the late Monroe Butler…

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MICHAEL LEE “YANK” ORGAN

MICHAEL LEE “YANK” ORGAN, age 66, of Rollins Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in O’Fallon, Ill. following an extended illness.  Born in Apple River, Ill. on August 25, 1952, a son of the late Chester O. Organ.  Mr. Organ was a millwright machinist for Local #1263.  He was preceded in death by his mother and…

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David Houston “Mountain Man” Yarbrough

David Houston “Mountain Man” Yarbrough, 59, of Menlo, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. David was the son and is preceded in death by Wesley and Reva Yarbrough.  He is survived by his wife; Sherry Lynn, children; David (Stephanie) Yarbrough, Sherolyn (Scott) Austin; siblings; Hershel (Linda) Yarbrough, Gene (Margie) Yarbrough, Greg (Carolyn) Gilstrap,…

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Ralph Kerns, Jr.,

Mr. Ralph Kerns, Jr., age 77, of Cave Spring, passed away Wednesday evening, April 17, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Kerns was born in Chattooga County, GA on July 23, 1941, son of the late Ralph Kerns, Sr. and the late Stella Selman Kerns.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Roderick…

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James East

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Mary Anne Clark

Mary Anne Clark, 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2010. Mary Anne was the daughter of J. T. and Catherine Clark of Menlo.  She attended Menlo High School (Class of 1948) where she played basketball and was a cheerleader.  She was known for her gregarious personality, ’57 Pontiac, and fearless horsemanship. …

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MAGGE GAYLER

MRS. MAGGE GAYLER, beloved mother, grandmother, and firend, was reunited in heaven with her husband-Duane Gayler, parents-Marvin and Lillie Jones, brother-Marvin Jones, Jr., and son-Tommy Gayler.  Magge was born in Chattooga County, Georgia February 5, 1930 and died after a brief illness April 12, 2019.             Magge and Duane were co-owners of the former Motor Parts Company…

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