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Man Tosses Marijuana Out The Window, Tells Cop It’s A Receipt

Summerville Police Officer Jo Stricklin stopping a red Toyota Camry speeding on Highland Avenue last Friday turned into a drug arrest, according to police reports. “While waiting for the light to turn, I witnessed the driver throw a green circular object out of the passenger side window into the ditch,” Officer Stricklin stated. The officer…

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Watch For A 4-Vehicle Crash On Hwy. 27 At Dot Johnson Drive

(Update: An emergency responder on the scene told other responding units to disregard). A four-vehicle crash is being reported at Dot Johnson Drive and Hwy. 27 in Pennville. Emergency vehicles, including an ambulance, are responding to the scene. No details on the number of injuries, if any.

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(Updated) Water Main Break Causing Some Issues

UPDATE: REPAIRS HAVE BEEN MADE. WATER FLOWING LIKE NORMAL. The city of Summerville is reporting a disruption in water services in the Pennville area, according to City Manager Janice Galloway. A water main broke on McMillan Street and caused the low water pressure issue. Officials don’t have an estimated time of when full water pressure…

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Students Walkout In Protest

A couple of hundred of Chattooga High students walked out briefly in protest of system officials changing the school calendar from a 4-day school week to a 5-day week. The protest was peaceful and a few students had signs supporting the 4-day week. The walkout was approved by Superintendent Jimmy Lenderman, according to officials. “They…

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Thursday’s Nights Chattooga BOE Agenda

CHATTOOGA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETING REGULAR SESSION AGENDA MARCH 21, 2019 @ 6:00 PM Chattooga County Board Office of the Superintendent Agenda for Board Meeting • Invocation • Pledge of Allegiance • Adoption of Superintendent’s Recommended Agenda for March 21, 2019 School Board Regular Session Meeting. • Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting – February…

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Foul Ball Shatters Windshield On Tuesday Afternoon

A Jeep’s windshield was damaged by a foul ball while parked at the Chattooga High School baseball field parking lot off Hwy. 114 on Tuesday, according to Summerville Police reports. Larissa Eaton, of Lyerly, was in the parking lot around 6:27 p.m. when a foul ball smacked her 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s driver side windshield.…

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Bobby Henry Bankston

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Jackie Shropshire

  Summerville Resident Dies March 16, 2019   Jackie Ray Shropshire, 68, Summerville, died March 16 at Oakview Healthcare. He was born Aug. 5, 1950 with love and support in his life from his family to the late LeRoy Brooks and Mrs. Betty Jean Adams Brooks. Jackie enjoyed special times with his family, had a…

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Patricia Lee Collins Smith

Mrs. Patricia Lee Collins Smith, age 68 of Summerville, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Redmond Regional Medical Center. Patricia was born in Trion, Georgia on October 20, 1950, daughter of Ruby Elizabeth Caldwell Hall and the late R. H. Hall. She was a member of the New Faith Tabernacle and was retired…

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Brian Eugene Brewster

Mr. Brian Eugene Brewster, age 49, of Summerville, GA, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center. Mr. Brewster was born November 17, 1969, in Rome, GA. He was self-employed in the auto body repair industry and was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Faye Akery Dixson; and grandmother, Alice Murphy. Mr. Brewster…

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Patti Thompson Willingham

Mrs. Patti Thompson Willingham, age 50 of Summerville, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2019 suddenly at the Floyd Medical Center. Patti was born in Rome, Georgia on May 29, 1968, daughter of James G.Thompson and the late Patsy Ann Milican Thompson. She was the wife of Eddy Willingham and they shared…

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Bobby Joe “Bob” Peppers

Mr. Bobby Joe “Bob” Peppers, 78, of Cedartown, Georgia passed away March 17, 2019. He was born September 30, 1940 in Lyerly, Georgia, son of Guy and Martha Henderson Peppers. Bob graduated from Lyerly High School in 1958 where he was a standout basketball player and a proud member of Future Farmers of America (FFA).…

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Joel Sidney Brumlow, II

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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