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“Expect Cases To Increase,” Chattooga Commissioner Says

Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters says the number of coronavirus cases will increase within the community. Listen to his interview below:

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Sharp Increase Noted In Covid-19 Cases

Atlanta – The numbers of cases and deaths from COVID-19 have steadily increased in Georgia and around the country in recent days. These numbers are dramatic, and the grief over loved ones lost to the virus is unfathomable. With more testing, the numbers will continue to increase. Without question, these numbers also tell us that…

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Strong state revenue report could be last for foreseeable future

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – The state probably has received its last positive revenue report for awhile. The Georgia Department of Revenue reported Tuesday that tax collections increased by 9.8% last month compared to March of last year. The state brought in $1.83 billion in revenue last month, an…

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Shelter In Place FAQ

Everything you want to know about Gov. Kemp’s shelter in place order By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service Gov. Brian Kemp has issued a statewide shelter-in-place order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here are some frequently asked questions surrounding the order and answers supplied by the governor’s office: How long…

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COVID-19 testing program launched at Georgia Tech

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Georgia Tech opened a drive-thru rapid COVID-19 testing site Monday on its Midtown Atlanta campus. The test site, a partnership between the state Department of Public Health and CVS Health, is operating at a parking deck at 352 Peachtree Place. At full capacity, the…

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Deadly chase ends in Trion

The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department was involved in a vehicle chase that ended with the fleeing suspect shooting himself. A deputy tried stopping a red Jeep in the Pennville area but it would not stop. The chase headed north on Hwy. 27 toward Trion. The vehicle slowed near the Chattooga River Bridge and the driver…

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(Updated) Justin Owens

Mr. Justin Alexander Owens, 25, of Rome,  passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Owens was born May 11, 1994, in Lauderdale, MS, son of Joe Ray Owens and the late Glenda Faye Harris Taylor. He was a graduate of Chattooga High School where he excelled in the High…

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Connie Diann Reed

Mrs. Connie Diann Reed, age 49 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 following an extended illness. Connie was born in Summerville, Georgia on April 23, 1970, daughter of the late Hubert Cook and Marie Helton Cook. She was employed in the food service industry and was also a CNA. Connie loved taking…

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Rodney William Brown

Rodney William Brown, age 58, of LaFayette passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Lee Brown and Doris Bowling Brown; and brother, J.W. Brown. He is survived by his sons, Jason (Cassie) Brown of Hawaii and Nathan (Blakely) Brown of Summerville; several grandchildren; brothers, Roy Lee (Merita)…

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Nancy Joyce Watts

Nancy Joyce Watts, age 65 of Lafayette, Georgia passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Erlanger Medical Center. Mrs. Watts was born in Hampton, Virginia on August 22, 1954, daughter of the late Curtis Olga Scearce and Madie Marie Cook Scearce. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with Roper Corporation. Mrs. Watts is…

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Jimmy Allen Trammell

 Jimmy Allen Trammell, age 51 of Summerville, GA passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Trammell was born in Summerville, Georgia on June 16, 1968, son of the late Billy Hoyt Trammell and Rose Nell McGraw Trammell. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, enjoyed working on small engines,…

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G.F. Timmerman

Mr. G.F. Timmerman, age 81 of Trion, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at Redmond Medical Center. Mr. Timmerman was born on February 6, 1939, son of the late Goody Frank Timmerman and Fannie Louise Sexton Timmerman. He was a veteran of The United States Navy, and formerly owned and operated the Timmerman T.V. Service…

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Kathryn Blalock Vernon

Kathryn Blalock Vernon, age 91, of Lyerly, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Vernon was born November 12, 1928, in Broomtown, AL, daughter of the late Calvin and Lula Don Hartline Blalock.  She was a homemaker and was the oldest member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Broomtown. …

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