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Chattooga Wrestling Wins AA Traditional State Championship

  After capturing the school’s first GHSA Dual State Championship just last month, the Chattooga Indian Wrestling team followed that up by winning the GSHA Class AA Traditional State Championship Saturday in Macon, another first for Chattooga. Chattooga blew out the rest of the competition with 190.5 team points followed by Oglethorpe County in second…

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County Well Might Help City’s Water Problem

Earlier today the Chattooga County Water District was told its well number 7 is not affected by contaminates. This would allow them to supply the City of Summerville which is struggling with clean water. The EPA alerted Summerville that it’s water contained two man made chemicals that potentially could cause a health condition after prolong…

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Friday’s Arrest Report
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Redmond Regional Medical Center Honors Five with HCA Healthcare’s Frist Humanitarian and Excellence in Nursing Awards

ROME, GA (February 14, 2020) – Five Redmond Regional Medical Center colleagues have received HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction, the highest honors bestowed upon employees, physicians, and volunteers at Redmond. HCA Healthcare is the parent company of Redmond Regional Medical Center. Redmond’s HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction Ceremony was held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020,…

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Thursday’s Arrest Report
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City Wants To Limit Bottled Water Distribution

The City of Summerville is asking residents to please limit bottled water to the sensitive population, i.e., pregnant women, nursing mothers, infants, and people with compromised immune systems. Bottled water distribution will be between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Thursday, February 13, 2020. No Saturday or Sunday bottled…

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Georgia public safety chief resigns following trooper cheating scandal

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Georgia’s public safety chief offered up his resignation Thursday in the wake of a cheating scandal in which 30 new state patrol officers were fired last month. Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, is poised to step down after…

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Obituaries

Velva Mae Britt

MRS. VELVA MAE BRITT, age 89, of L. M. Thomas Road, Summerville, Georgia, formerly of Port Orange, FL., passed away Thursday morning, February 13, 2020, in the local Nursing Home.  She was born in Virginia on July 2, 1930 to the late Noah Ebery and Hattie Lee Green Mills. Mrs. Britt was a retired Office Manager for…

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Mrs. Willie Mae Lee

MRS. WILLIE MAE LEE, age 86, of Goodwin Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, afternoon, following an extended illness. She was born in Polk County, Georgia on February 6, 1934, a daughter of the late Estes and Lottie Mae Evans Turpin. Mrs. Lee was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church and…

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Marlyn Styles Meredith

MARLYN STYLES MEREDITH, 84 of Franklin, Tennessee, originally of Summerville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, with her family by her side. Marlyn was born in Farner, Tennessee to Robert and Mamie Styles, the 8th of 9 children. She grew up in Trion, Georgia, where…

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Wanda Louise Broadrick Cates

Wanda Louise Broadrick Cates, age 63, of LaFayette passed away Sunday, February 09, 2020. She was a member of Community Baptist Church on Lee Mason Road. She is survived by her husband, Mike Cates of LaFayette; daughters, Amanda (Carl) Sherlin of Ringgold and Jennifer Jackson of LaFayette; son, Eric Cates of LaFayette; grandchildren, Madison Cates,…

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Betty Jean Ayers

Mrs. Betty Jean Ayers, age 68 of Summerville, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Ayers was born in Rome, Georgia on October 10, 1951, daughter of the late James “Jimmy” Calvin Atkins and Idalene Carr Atkins. She was retired from Mohawk industries and was of the Christian Faith. IN addition to…

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Johnny Clay Wynn

Bro. Johnny Clay Wynn, age 59, of Lyerly, GA, died Friday, February 7, 2020, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Bro. Wynn was born July 11, 1960, in Chicago, IL, son of the late Jerry Wynn and Jo Ann Doegg Bachelor.  He was a member of Berryton Baptist Church, and prior to his retirement, was employed…

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Claude Francis “Frank” Majors

MR. CLAUDE FRANCIS “FRANK” MAJORS, age 77, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Saturday morning, February 8, 2020, in Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome, Georgia, following an extended illness. He was born in Chattoogaville, Georgia on June 2, 1942, the son of the late Charlie S. and Vera Mae Ray Majors. Besides his parents, he was…

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