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Sunday’s Arrest Report
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Man Tries Fleeing Through Nursing Home

A 23-year-old Trion man fled through the local nursing home after cops tried questioning him about an altercation on Thursday, according to Summerville Police reports. Dylan A. Smith allegedly grabbed his girlfriend, Cheyenne Hines, and would not let her leave his home on Roseway Circle. She was able to call three friends, who arrived and…

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Column: Christmas Eyewitness

Eyewitnesses are crucial. This newspaper relies on them. By the words of a witness, cops arrest people. By the testimony of a witness, criminals go to jail. An executive becomes a whistleblower and a corrupt company falls. As an eyewitness of a cover up, Mark Felt became the most famous political whistleblower. We know his…

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Friday’s Arrest Report
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Emergency Calls Increasing In Chattooga

Emergency calls into the 911 Center continue to increase as well as the petty calls, according to Chattooga County 911 records. Last year Redmond EMS responded to 5,236 emergency calls in Chattooga County. Out of those calls, they transported 3,286 people to area hospitals. That means about 2,000 calls were not emergencies or did not…

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Thursday’s Arrest Report
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Wilbanks Named Redmond Dispatcher Of The Year By Redmond EMS

Chattooga County 911 dispatcher Chris Wilbanks was named the 2018 dispatcher of the year by Redmond EMS for district four recently. Wilbanks has worked at 911 since July 2009.

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Wayne Ray Chadwick

Mr. Wayne Ray Chadwick, age 58, of Lyerly, GA, died Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Chadwick was born April 11, 1960, in Fort Payne, AL, son of Verna Janette Blake Chadwick and Winston Ray Chadwick.  He was employed with Trycon Tufters, Inc. Mr. Chadwick is survived by his daughters, Keya…

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Joyce Ophelia Gillyard

Joyce Ophelia Gillyard, 64 died from a sudden illness on Dec. 11. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James C. Bowers. Her children are Tony and Renee Wilson, Trion; Melissa Alcorn, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jason Wilson, of Jacksonville; Dawn Jett, of Las Vegas, Nevada; James Bowers, Las Vegas. Also surviving are seven…

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(Updated) Ronnie Lamar Brewster

Ronnie Lamar Brewster, age 68, of Summerville, GA, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Brewster was born May 17, 1950, in Trion, GA, son of the late Willie Edgar and Dovie Mae Hulgan Brewster.  He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam, and was self-employed in the…

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Linda Ruth Lee

Linda Ruth Lee, age 62, of Cedartown, GA, died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lee was born January 24, 1956, in McKenzie, AL, daughter of Lewis M. Lee and Ruth Barnes Mullins.  She was employed with Epps Transportation.  Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her son, James Shirey; and…

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MRS. IMOGENE WHITE, age 80, of White Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, December 10, 2018) at her residence.  She was born in Trion, Georgia on May 25, 1938 to the late Clyde and Lillian Elrod Cochran.  Mrs. White was a member of the Church of God, was retired from the card room of Riegel Textile Corporation.   She was…

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Goldie Cordle Patty

Mrs. Goldie Cordle Patty, age 91 of Trion, Ga, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but are expected to be finalized Tuesday. Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Goldie Cordle Patty.

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Joseph Burton (Joe) Applegate

Joseph Burton (Joe) Applegate passed away on December 4, 2018.  Dr. Applegate grew up in Washington, DC, and Albany, Georgia, where he excelled in sports and general awesomeness.  He attended East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where he studied English and psychology, earning his Master’s Degree in English and subsequently teaching college English for a…

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