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Cops Using CHS For Training This Week

Chattooga County law enforcement officials said they will be using the high school on Hwy. 114 for training purposes this week. There will be ambulances and fire trucks there as well.

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Monday’s Arrest Report
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Lyerly Will Give More to Library

By JIMMY ESPY Staff Writer The Lyerly Town Council on Tuesday approved a resolution in support of the town borrowing $130,000 to help pay for improvements at the wastewater treatment plant. The resolution was required by the lender, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. Council member Juanita Baker asked when the town would have to begin…

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Sunday’s Arrest Report
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DA Seizing Property Of Lyerly Man

The Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force and the district attorney’s office are seizing a man’s property and cash, according to Superior Court records. Charles Lang, of 38 Taliaferro Springs Road, in Lyerly, was arrested on numerous drug charges on Oct. 5 after his home was raided by drug agents. “The search of the premises resulted…

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Saturday’s Arrest Report
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Penn Bridge Road Is The Center Of Several Recent Wrecks

Penn Bridge Road near Trion has seen several crashes during the past few weeks. They’ve not all been in the same spot, however, according to Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader. Most of the crashes did not involve injuries. However, one during the early morning hours of Nov. 5 resulted in a 26-year-old Tunnel Hill woman…

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Stanford E. Blackmon

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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James Gordon Allen III

Mr. James Gordon Allen, III, age 71 of Summerville, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Redmond Regional Medical Center.   A native of Summerville, Georgia, Mr. Allen was born December 2, 1946, the only child of the late Billy Allen and Connor B. Moore Allen.  He was very involved in Civic Clubs and…

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Rev. Robert Patterson

Rev. James Robert Patterson, age 84, of LaFayette, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Rev. Patterson was born November 20, 1933, in Summerville, GA, son of the late Altus and Mary Howard Patterson.  He was a Baptist Minister and had pastored numerous churches including Chesterfield, Friendship, New Bethel,…

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Timothy Carl Pierce

Mr. Timothy Carl Pierce, age 57, of Menlo, GA, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Pierce was born December 13, 1960, in Summerville, GA, son of Carl Anderson Pierce and Peggy Joyce Holloway Pierce.  He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Rome, GA, and was employed…

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Nancy Margaret Mann

Nancy Margaret Mann, age 86, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.B. Mann; parents, Henry Thomas Green and Lucy Borden Green; three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia (Bade) Eller of Summerville;…

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Terry Randall Huskey

Terry Randall Huskey, age 64, of Summerville, GA, died Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Huskey was born November 7, 1954, in Chattanooga, TN, son of the late David Allen and Clara Porter Huskey.  He was employed with Auto Zone for more than 20 years.  In addition to his parents, he…

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Wanda Arlene McGraw

Wanda Arlene McGraw, age 57, of Cedar Bluff, AL, died Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Cherokee Medical Center. Mrs. McGraw was born November 2, 1961, in Atlanta, GA, daughter of Lorene Fortenberry and the late James Funderburke, Jr.  She was a homemaker and a member of United by Faith Church.  In addition to her father,…

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