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Van Smacked While Summerville Woman Shops

While a Summerville woman shopped inside a local business, someone struck her van in the parking lot, according to city police reports. Officer Phillip Cox was patrolling when he noticed a broken taillight lens lying on the ground at the Dollar General Store at the corner of Commerce and Kelly Street on Monday morning. “Patricia…

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Police Chase Ends In A Crash; Suspect Is Now Fleeing On Foot

A vehicle chase near Mountain View Road has resulted in a crash and subsequent foot chase, according to preliminary reports. A Georgia State Patrol started chasing a vehicle around 9:25 p.m. The suspect crashed near the intersection of Spring Creek Road and Mountain View Road. A suspect has fled from the vehicle on foot. Other law enforcement…

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Pet Feline Found In The Mouth Of A Stray Dog

A Hickory Hills Lane resident found his cat in the mouth of a stray dog last Thursday, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s report. Steven Dupree called cops around 8:23 p.m. when he found that his cat had been attacked by a stray. He was walking one of his dogs when he heard “something” in the…

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Woman Strikes Gas Pump During Early Morning Hours

During the early morning hours last Thursday, a video surveillance camera captured a woman driver striking a local gas pump, according to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s report. Employees at Mr. C’s Chevron gas station at 12449 Hwy. 27 discovered that one of the gasoline pumps was damaged. “Video shows a female driving a dark in…

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Summerville Police Reports . . .

A Hawkins Drive resident Friday that someone stole patio furniture from her porch, according to Summerville Police reports. Charlotte M. Montgomery said that someone during the past week stole a metal chair from her front porch. The chair is valued at $35. Linda Lawrence of Kelly Street said Friday that someone put more holes in…

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BONNIE GRACE STOKER, age 84, of Ash Street, Summerville, Georgia, Berryton Community, passed away Monday morning at Her residence.  A Chattooga County native, She was born to the late Henry and Mamie Moses Stoker on September 14, 1934.  She was her Family’s Care Giver.  In addition to her Parents Ms. Stoker was preceded in death by sisters, Susie…

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Catherine Mozell Townsend Stanfield

Catherine Mozell Townsend Stanfield, 88, of LaFayette passed away Monday, June 24, 2019. She was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell H. Stanfield; daughter, Marla Darlene Stanfield; parents, George Townsend and Eunice Jones Townsend; and brother, Sewell “Sonny” Townsend. She is survived by her daughter, Joan…

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Sarah Anne Meadows

Mrs. Sarah Anne Meadows, age 86, of Trion, GA, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at Pruitt Healthcare. Mrs. Meadows was born April 1, 1933, in Trion, GA, daughter of the late Alred and Mae Lancasters Chandler.  She was a homemaker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Clara Ware…

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William “Billy” Andrew Smith

William “Billy” Andrew Smith, 71, of Rome (formerly of LaFayette) passed away Friday, June 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Garner; sisters, Sue Dresser and Mary Ann Kenemore; brothers, Raymond and David Smith. He is survived by his son, Billy Smith of Rossville; five grandchildren; several great grandchildren; siblings, Mary…

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Steven E. Gilreath

MR. STEVEN E. GILREATH, age 79, of Harrisburg Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  Mr. Gilreath was born February 27, 1940 in Summerville, Georgia, a son of the late Coy T. Gilreath and Mae Gilreath Vance.  Prior to His retirement, he served four years in the U. S. Army in military police. …

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Myrna Jean Borneman

Ms. Myrna Jean Borneman age 74 of Rome, Georgia passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.  Ms. Borneman was born September 18, 1944 in Flint, Michigan to the late Harold Paul and Lilla M. Coulter Borneman.  Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Arthur…

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George (Jeep) Langston

Mr. George (Jeep) Langston, 80 of Chatsworth, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Wood Dale Health Care Center. Jeep was born November 23, 1938 in Trion, GA. He was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church. He enjoyed Ham Radio and was a member of the H.R.C. He was preceded in death by his…

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