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Gun Pulled During Fight In Pennville

Earlier this evening Chattooga County deputies were dispatched to Carroll Drive after dispatchers were notified of a fight in progress. People on the scene said a man was waving a gun and at some point shots were fired. One person was transported by Redmond EMS to the hospital. More details will come later.

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First Day Of In-Person Voting Attracts Several Voters

As of 4 p.m., the Chattooga County Registrars Office issued 225 advance voting ballots and 147 mail out. They have received 53 ballots back. This election has three Chattooga County Board of Education posts up for re-election. This election also has the governor’s race and other statewide  posts on the ballot.

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Man Jailed For DUI After Admitting To Smoking Synthetic Marijuana

A driver weaving on Hwy. 27 is now in jail after admitting to using synthetic marijuana Saturday, according to Summerville Police reports. Other motorists started reporting to 911 around 9:15 p.m. that a dark-colored PT Cruiser was driving erratically. The car was weaving across lanes and the driver was using the brakes a lot. Officer…

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Medical Helicopter Being Called For Crash Victims

A medical helicopter is being called for a victim involved in an automobile crash that happened about five miles into Cherokee County, Alabama, around 11 a.m. The crash happened on Jamestown Road. The helicopter is landing in a few minutes at the Redmond EMS station in Summerville, off Stockade Road. A second crash victim was taken…

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Woman Allegedly Shoplifts A “Candie” And Flashlight

Nancy Rutledge Drake, 56, of 236 Northwest Congress Street, Summerville, was cited for shoplifting On Friday afternoon. She allegedly entered the Dollar General store on Commerce Street and stole two items. “[Drake] concealed a candie and a flashlight in her purse without intending to purchase said items,” according to Summerville Policeman Gary Pruitt.

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Thief Breaks Into A Summerville Business

Someone broke into a local business and stole checks and money between Thursday night and Friday morning, according to Summerville Police reports. Someone broke into Chattooga Printing, on 18 Oil Mill Road, Summerville, according to the owner Jane Reed. Someone entered the building through the front door, according to Summerville Policeman Lt. Tim Fulmer. “The…

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Watch For Traffic Issues On Hwy. 337 Today

Chattooga County Public Works and state officials are repairing a hole in a bridge on Hwy. 337. The road is closed from Harrisburg Road to Hemphill Road until county workers finish the repairs later this afternoon.

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Stacy Sue Cothran

Mrs. Stacy Sue Cothran, 49, of Center, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, October 14, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Cothran was born in Chicago, Illinois January 29, 1969, a daughter of the late Roy Collins and the late Elizabeth Brown Collins. Mrs. Cothran was of the Baptist faith, and retired from Roper Manufacturing Company in Lafayette…

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Robert Darrell Watwood

ROBERT DARRELL WATWOOD, age 69, of Red Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday evening, October 12, 2018, at his residence following an illness.  Born in Arab, Alabama to the late Dovard and Elizabeth Nicholson Watwood on November 3, 1948, He was a member of Pentecostal Worship Center and was retired from Georgia Rug Mill…

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Katherine Annilee Dodson

KATHERINE ANNILEE DODSON, age 94, of Williams Cemetery Road, Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday evening, October 10, 2018, at her residence.  She was born in Flat Rock, Alabama on October 28, 1923, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Emma Tavie Garmany Timmons.  Mrs. Dodson was Baptist by Faith and was retired from the…

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DAVID MURL MOORE, age 69, of Marvin Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Saturday morning, October 6, 2018, at his residence following an illness.   He was born in Trion, Georgia on September 6, 1949 to the late Dave A. and Thelma Lorene Young Moore.  Mr. Moore was a retired registered nurse.             Surviving are His wife, Jan Moore; daughter, Lori…

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Raymond E. Winters

Mr. Raymond Earl Winters, age 72, of Summerville, GA, died Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Winters was born December 17, 1945, in Alpine, GA, son of the late Elmer Ervin and Jessie Mae Fincher Winters.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Mohawk Industries for nearly 50 years.  In…

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Marilyn J. Bryant

Marilyn J. Bryant, age 71 of Smyrna, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018. A funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday, October 11 in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Smyrna. Interment will be in Lyerly Cemetery in Lyerly, Georgia. Marilyn was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she…

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Harold M. Carter

Harold M. Carter, age 74, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday, October 09, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Ridley Carter; and daughter, Donna Carter Manning. Survivors include his son, Tim (Chrissi) Carter of Summerville, Ga.; grandchildren, Preslea Carter, Kennedy Carter, Brandon Manning, Jessica Manning Lee, Caitlin Manning, and Josh Manning; brothers,…

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