Local News

Prowler Reported On North Curran Street

A prowler might have disturbed some canines on North Curren Street around midnight on Thursday, according to a Summerville Police reports. Maranda Nelms, of North Curran Street, called and said a prowler might be around her home. “Ms. Nelms advised that her dogs had been barking for some time and would not come in the…

Read More
Saturday’s Arrest Report
Read More
Public Beer Drinking Results In Two Arrests

* Jimmy Dewayne Peoples, of Lake Wanda Reita Road, in Summerville, was arrested for drinking alcohol in J.R. “Dick” Dowdy Park around 7 p.m. on Thursday. “I was dispatched to Dowdy Park in reference to subjects drinking alcohol under the pavilion. Upon contact, I spoke to several individuals including Jimmy Peoples. No one admitted to drinking…

Read More
Chattooga School Board Reduces Millage Rate By One Mill

Chattooga County taxpayers will pay lower school taxes this year when they pay their property taxes. The Chattooga County School board Thursday night reduced its millage rate by one mill. The old rate of 13.683 mills will be reduced to 12.683 mills. The board also approved its FY2018-2019 budget at the meeting. See complete details…

Read More
Friday’s Arrest Report
Read More
Motorcycle Driver Goes To Jail On Drug Charges

Summerville Police officers stopped Jerry Michael Money, 44, of 42 Second Avenue, in Summerville, for driving his black Suzuki motorcycle too fast on Highland Avenue last Saturday. Upon talking with Money, cops noticed that he was “overly nervous.” While checking him, the officer found Alprazolam, Tramadol hydrochloride, and other items, according to a police report.…

Read More
Milkshake Strikes Woman’s Vehicle

A vehicle belonging to a Chattooga County resident was struck with a milkshake Tuesday night, according to Summerville Police reports. Jakyia Walker, of Dry Valley Road, was passing a residence on Sixth Street in Summerville when someone threw a milkshake at her vehicle. The milkshake struck the side of the vehicle. “[I] observed the vehicle…

Read More

Latest E-Edition


Alfred Roger Mitchell

Mr. Alfred Roger Mitchell, 79, died August 14, 2018, at a local hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Mitchell was born in Floyd County on April 13, 1939, son of the late Roger and Genie Echols Mitchell. As a child, Alfred moved with his family to Chattooga County where he graduated from Summerville High School…

Read More
Peggy Joan Rackley Puryear

Mrs. Peggy Joan Rackley Puryear, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, following an extended illness. Mrs. Puryear was born in Trion, GA, on March 17, 1937, daughter of the late James Cecil Rackley and the late Emma Jo Dawson Rackley.  She attended Model High School and acquired her G. E.…

Read More
Lee Duane Johnson

Mr. Lee Duane Johnson, age 67, 3620 Silver Hill Rd Summerville, passed away August 13, 2018 at Florida Hospital Orlando. Mr. Johnson was born March 4, 1951, in Minneapolis, MN, son of the late Duane Johnson and Frank Zahn. He was a member of Cornerstone Church Rome, and retired from Schaerer Contracting Co. He was…

Read More
Betty Joyce Searles Nettles

Betty Joyce Searles Nettles, 74, of Hoboken, passed away August 11, 2018 in Middleburg. She was born June 15, 1944 in Trion, GA to the late John Sherman Searles and Maggie Mildred Hamilton Searles. Mrs. Nettles attended Waycross Junior College and worked for 12 years at Charlton Memorial Hospital and as a caregiver at Mullis…

Read More
Margaret C. Hegwood

Mrs. Margaret C. Hegwood, age 78, of Menlo Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018. ​Mrs. Hegwood was born on August 25, 1939, in Walker County, daughter of the late Ben and Bertha Crain. She was a 1957 graduate of Menlo High School. After high school, Mrs. Hegwood worked as the bookkeeper for the…

Read More
Joyce Anne Overby Talley

Mrs. Joyce Anne Overby Talley, age 74, of Adairsville, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at a local hospital. Mrs. Talley was born in Rome, Georgia on September 26, 1943, daughter of the late Martin Overby and the late Eva Mae Fortune Overby.  She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, Christopher Shaun…

Read More

MR. DERWIN R. WIGGINS – Age 58, of Lyerly, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018.  He is the son of Letty M. Wiggins and the late Maceo L. Wiggins and, united with Pond Spring AME Zion Church. Arrangements and survivors will be announced later by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.

Read More

Local Sports

Take Our Poll


Are You Ready For Fall?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Video Of The Week


One-Stop Payment Center

Links To Pay Your Bills Online