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Summerville Santa Express Train Excursions And Special Events Set

All aboard The Summerville Santa Special! Summerville Main Street invites passengers to experience a 75-minute train excursion that departs from the Historic Summerville Depot each weekend in December, beginning tonight through Dec. 22. Rides depart four times daily on Saturdays and three times daily on Sundays. Passengers will be transported to “Santa’s Workshop” in Trion…

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Three People Have Announced To Run For Probate Judge Post

The coming retirement of Chattooga County Probate Judge Jon Payne is generating some political interest. Already three people have announced their intentions of replacing the probate judge after next year’s election The first person to announce was Derrick Eckroat back in March. He is a paramedic with Redmond EMS. He’s worked in that field for…

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Summerville Council Announces Agenda Items For Monday

    AGENDA Regular Called Meeting December 9, 2019 5:00 P.M.   Call to order Roll Call  Invocation  Pledge of Allegiance  Approval of meeting agenda  Consent agenda (reserved)  Reports and Presentations  Mayor’s Comments – Harry Harvey Introduction of guests/visitors Recognize the CERT team for their assistance with traffic control during the 2019 Christmas Parade. Recognize…

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Chattooga Coach Says Good-Bye

Chattooga High School head football coach Charles Hammon is leaving. He was the school’s 17th head football coach. Hammon’s record at CHS was 37-32.  His overall varsity head coaching record stands at 59-82 over fourteen seasons as a head coach. Hammon has served as head coach at Valley Head, Ala., Dade County and Chattooga.

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Cadillac Shed To Be Restored

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation awarded a local folk art site money to restore a structure in Pennville. “Paradise Garden the creation of one of America’s best-known folk artists, Howard Finster, received $3,750 to assist in restoring the Cadillac Shed, which protects the one-of-a-kind car that served as a canvas for the prolific artist. Paradise…

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Dog Attacked On Martin Street

A Martin Street resident said her dog was attacked on Wednesday afternoon, according to Summerville Police reports. Debbie Nance said that she let her small dog out of her residence and then left to go to town. When she returned home, she found her dog had been attacked. The dog was taken to the vet’s…

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Doris E. Ray

Doris E. Ray, 88, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on December 5, 2019.  Mrs. Ray was born in Berryton, Georgia on August 15, 1931 to the late Clifford and late Trzevent McGraw. Doris was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  She loved traveling with her husband James.  They traveled all over the world together.  Mrs.…

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Joe “Frankie” Cline, Jr.

Joe “Frankie” Cline, Jr. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Betty Dozier Bankston

Mrs. Betty Dozier Bankston age 86 of Summerville, GA passed away Wednesday- December 4, 2019 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Bankston was born October 5, 1933 in Dallas, GA. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Bankston will be held at 2:00 Monday- December 9, 2019, at West 5th Street Church of Christ…

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Storey McKnight

LaFayette Resident Dies November 29, 2019 Ronald Storey McKnight, 63, LaFayette, died Friday. Storey was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His father, Neal McKnight and brother, Mark McKnight died earlier. Surviving are his mother, Jackie McKnight; brothers, Tom (Sally) McKnight, Alan (Tammy) McKnight and…

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Nathan Pittman

Leesburg, Ala. Resident Dies November 30, 2019 Nathan Pittman, 16, Leesburg, Ala., died Saturday at Cherokee Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Pittman was a native of Fort Payne, Ala. and member of Believers Fellowship. He was a 10th grade student at Cherokee County High School. Surviving are his parents, Jerry and Brittney Tucker, Leesburg, Marie Tucker,…

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(Updated) Ricky Dale Stinson

Mr. Ricky Dale Stinson, age 68 of Summerville, GA passed away Tuesday- December 3, 2019 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.   Mr. Stinson was born November 10, 1951 inTrion, GA, the son of Ruth Stallings Stinson Kinsey and   the late Allard Thomas Stinson.  He was formerly employed with Mohawk Ind, a member of the Horizon…

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Linda Jean Smith

Miss. Linda Jean Smith, age 57, of Menlo, GA, passed away Monday- December 2, 2019, in Redmond Regional Medical Center. Miss. Smith was born November 24, 1962, in Newport News, VA, the daughter of the late Cyril and Blanche Alice Smith. She was a RN with the Floyd Medical Center in the neonatal intensive care…

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