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Cops were called to 77 Third Avenue to investigate a domestic disturbance, according to Summerville Police reports. Charlsie Ragland said her ex-lover just got out of prison and came over to her residence yesterday afternoon. He became irate while she was talking on the telephone and wanted her to hang up. The ex-boyfriend then threatened…

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Chattooga Chamber To Welcome CASA Group

Chattooga Chamber of Commerce will officially welcome Lookout Mountain CASA into the Chamber and community, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, on the steps of the courthouse, 10035 Commerce Street, Summerville, at 11:30 a.m. June 10. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Lookout Mountain CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers are specially trained…

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Trion Native Serves Aboard Virginia-class Submarine

Norfolk, Va. – A Trion High School graduate and Trion, Ga. native is currently serving aboard a U.S. Navy Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine. Treavor D. Flannigan is an Information System Technician (Submarine) 3rd Class serving aboard USS New Hampshire (SSN 778). As an Information System Technician (Submarine), Flannigan is responsible for computer network system administration,…

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Marvin’s Builders Supply Tagged By Graffiti

Someone spraypainted the back of Marvin’s Builders Supply store at 11170 Hwy. 27, Summerville, during the past week, according to city police reports. Merinda Chastain told Officer Roy Williams that someone within the last three days had used black spray paint on the back of the building. The officer said the department would do extra…

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Arrested: Woman Claims She Really Didn’t Call 911

A Steven Street woman claims she really didn’t call 911 asking for help on Friday afternoon, according to Summerville Police reports. However, cops arrested 26-year-old Monica B. Jones for disorderly conduct. “[Jones] was in an argument with her boyfriend. She then called 911 wanting an officer and hung up the phone. [Jones] would not answer…

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Summerville Resident’s Pet Killed During Dog Attack

A Summerville man was cited for violating the leash law after a dog he was taking care of attacked and killed a neighbor’s pet on Sunday morning, according to Summerville Police reports. Jason Alexander, of Roosevelt Street, witnessed a bulldog killed Stephanie Blaylock’s small dog. “He described the bulldog as aggressive and that it was…

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Linda Faye Watkins

Linda Faye Watkins, age 71 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, May 21, 2019 at the Floyd Medical Center. Mrs. Watkins was born in the Mountain View Community in Trion, Georgia on July 21, 1947, daughter of the late Russel Dewey Hill and Burta Lee Miller. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working with her…

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Larry Lynn Lanham

Larry Lynn Lanham, age 65, of Summerville, passed away Tuesday May 21, 2019 in a local hospital. Larry was born November 4, 1953, in Fulton County, a son of the late Jeff Lanham, Sr. and Janie Daugherty Lanham. He was a veteran of United States Army. Larry was preceded in death by a grandson, David…

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Reesa Johnson

Toyo Tire Employee Dies May 20, 2019   Mrs. Reesa Kaye Johnson, 58, Rome, died Monday at her residence. Mrs. Johnson was born in Rome on Feb. 15, 1961, daughter of the late Billy Joe Baker and the late Eleanor Ann Goss Harrison. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Johnson worked for a number of years at Galey…

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Dorothy Elaine Collin

Ms. Dorothy Elaine Collins, age 73 of Trion, GA passed away Saturday- May 18, 2019 at her residence. Ms. Collins was born May 20, 1945 in Trion, GA to the late Marvin and Nelly Collins. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her sons, Tony (Tammy) Blackmon & William (Linda)…

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Pauline Fletcher Pruchniak

Pauline Fletcher Pruchniak, age 84, of McHenry, formerly of Summerville, for 21 years, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital with her family by her side. She was born June 28, 1934 in Centre, AL to Paul and Foy (Timmerman) Fletcher. On November 3, 1962 she married the love of her…

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Cloe Lee Everett Owens

Mrs. Cloe Lee Everett Owens, age 88, of Summerville, GA, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Owens was born June 28, 1930, in Kensington, GA, daughter of the late Gus Boyd Everett and Willie Mae Bailey Everett. She was a member of Pennville Alliance Church, and prior to her…

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MR. JACKIE MATNEY, age 61, of James Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday evening, May 15, 2019, in a Rome hospital following an extended illness.  A native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, He born to the late James H. and Ethel Murdock Matney on August 28, 1957.  He was retired from Mount Vernon Mills, were he was a hyster driver;…

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