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Narcotics Anonymous Group Aims To Derail Others’ Drug Addictions

Some of them started smoking marijuana at the age of 12 or 13. One started using meth in her 30s. However, Angela Horner is aiming to derail people’s drug addiction through her Narcotics Anonymous (NA) program in downtown Summerville. “I’m an alcoholic and addict,” 29-year-old Sheree Jones told The News during an interview at the…

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Lockbox With Cash Is Missing

Someone stole a Highland Avenue resident’s lockbox containing more than a thousand dollars between Monday and yesterday, according to Summerville Police reports. Tony Lingerfelt said someone stole his white lockbox from underneath his nightstand. It contained between $1,200-$1,400 in cash. It also had a car title and personal papers. Police detectives were given information about…

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“Irate” Neighbor Goes To Jail

Summerville Policeman Matthew Wilson said a 58-year-old man was arrested after becoming irate with neighbors last night. Michael Lee Pickle, of 387 Ramey Street, Summerville, was “upset and irate” when he confronted his neighbors and Gracie Potts. He thought they were talking about him behind his back and told Officer Wilson he confronted them about…

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Another Stolen Truck Located; This Time By Helicopter

A helicopter looking for entry and exit points along the Chattooga River spotted a stolen truck this morning, according to Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader. Someone stole a 2005 red Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck from a Mahan Road residence. The truck was stolen while one of the homeowners was at the house. The thief took off…

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Stolen Truck From Tennessee Found Near Chattoogaville

A Chattooga County deputy found a stolen vehicle that belonged to a person in Tennessee, according to an incident report. Deputy Tony Edwards was patrolling around 1:29 a.m. on Hwy. 114 when he noticed a silver Dodge pickup sitting on the lot of P&P Country Store, 9636 Hwy. 114, Lyerly, on Thursday. “I ran the…

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Ernest “Buddy” Rosson

Mr. Ernest “Buddy” Rosson, age 75 of Summerville, GA passed away Wednesday- August 14, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Rosson was born October 23, 1943 in Summerville, GA to the late Rev. G.W. “Dub” and Bertha Mae Spraggins Rosson. He was retired from Mount Vernon Mills, a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, and he was…

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Robert Edward Hughes

Robert Edward Hughes, age 59 of Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Hughes was born in Trion, Georgia on November 19, 1959, son of the late Ernest Gordon Hughes and Doris Jean Crowe Hughes. He was a member of the Berryton Baptist Church and was the former…

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Bobby Lang Helms

Rev. Bobby Lang Helms, age 86, of Trion, GA, went home to be with the Lord Saturday- August 10, 2019, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.   Rev. Helms was born August 20, 1932, in Sand Rock, AL, son of the late George Edward and Orlean Moseley Helms.  He was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist…

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Orble Barnes Allen

Mrs. Orble Barnes Allen, age 85, of Dalton, GA, departed this life Friday August 9, 2019 at Tranquility Assisted Living Facility of Dalton. Orble was born May 6, 1934 in Jamestown, AL, the daughter of the late Julian Russell Barnes and Vivian Henderson Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Edison Allen;…

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Bobby Eugene Dawson

MR. BOBBY EUGENE DAWSON, age 84, of Red Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, at his residence.  A Native Chattooga Countian, He was born to the late Frank Jennings and Frances Elizabeth Floyd Dawson on June 11, 1935.  He was retired truck driver for Spriggs Paving Company and a Veteran of…

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(Updated) James Michael “Mike” Ratliff

Mr. James Michael “Mike” Ratliff, age 73, of Lyerly, GA, died Friday, August 9, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Ratliff was born January 30, 1946, in Rome, GA, son of the late Sanders Linton Ratliff and Ethel Estelle Kelley Ratliff.  He was a member of the New Hope South Baptist Church, and prior to his…

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Mary Lynn Watkins

MARY LYNN WATKINS – AGE 71, – Of Summerville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. She was born on September 22, 1947 to the parents of the late Isaiah Watkins, Sr. and Bertha Mae Brooks Watkins.   Survivors are her loving children, son, Trevor Darnell (Denise)…

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