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Summerville Police Is In A Vehicle Chase

(2:40 p.m. Update: The police chase into Alabama has ended in Gaylesville after the fleeing suspect  allegedly tried ramming a police officer’s car.) Summerville Police officers are chasing a fleeing car on Hwy. 114 heading toward the Georiga-Alabama state line. Chattooga E-911 dispatchers are calling Alabama law enforcement to cut the fleeing car. Officer Phillip…

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(Photos) King Shoots Into Son’s Room

A 47-year-old man shot twice at his son during the morning hours of April 12, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. Ronnie King, of Bill Mitchell Road, suddenly and without warning shot a .40 caliber pistol into his son’s room. “From my understanding, that is not uncommon for them to have father and son disputes,” Sheriff…

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Hosmer Appointed As Interim Supt. Over County Schools

The Chattooga County Board of Education  unanimously voted to appoint Jared Hosmer as interim superintendent. He will take the helm as retiring Superintendent Jimmy Lenderman leaves at the end of this month.

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Recall Hearing Set

A hearing has been scheduled in the civil case involving the recall petition against School Board Chairman John Agnew. The hearing, with Judge Adele Grubbs of Cobb County presiding, will be May 7, at 9 a.m. in the courtroom at the Chattooga County Courthouse.

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Silversneakers Club Celebrates Easter

  Silver Sneakers recently celebrated Easter at Advanced Rehab in Summerville. The group, designed for older adults, focuses on developing strength and coordination for daily activities, including improving range of motion and agility. Most of the exercises can be performed while seated, though participants are encouraged to stand and move about as they feel comfortable.…

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Revival Is Drawing A Crowd: Tonight Is The Last Day

More than 370 people attended the opening night of a Chattooga County revival held at the Agricultural Center on Hwy. 100. The five-day revival ends tonight. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Subligna, Pennville, Pleasant Grove, West Fifth Street and the LaFayette churches of Christ are holding the revival. The group selected an outsider, Eric…

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Obituaries

David Houston “Mountain Man” Yarbrough

David Houston “Mountain Man” Yarbrough, 59, of Menlo, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. David was the son and is preceded in death by Wesley and Reva Yarbrough.  He is survived by his wife; Sherry Lynn, children; David (Stephanie) Yarbrough, Sherolyn (Scott) Austin; siblings; Hershel (Linda) Yarbrough, Gene (Margie) Yarbrough, Greg (Carolyn) Gilstrap,…

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Ralph Kerns, Jr.,

Mr. Ralph Kerns, Jr., age 77, of Cave Spring, passed away Wednesday evening, April 17, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Kerns was born in Chattooga County, GA on July 23, 1941, son of the late Ralph Kerns, Sr. and the late Stella Selman Kerns.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Roderick…

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James East

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Mary Anne Clark

Mary Anne Clark, 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2010. Mary Anne was the daughter of J. T. and Catherine Clark of Menlo.  She attended Menlo High School (Class of 1948) where she played basketball and was a cheerleader.  She was known for her gregarious personality, ’57 Pontiac, and fearless horsemanship. …

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MAGGE GAYLER

MRS. MAGGE GAYLER, beloved mother, grandmother, and firend, was reunited in heaven with her husband-Duane Gayler, parents-Marvin and Lillie Jones, brother-Marvin Jones, Jr., and son-Tommy Gayler.  Magge was born in Chattooga County, Georgia February 5, 1930 and died after a brief illness April 12, 2019.             Magge and Duane were co-owners of the former Motor Parts Company…

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Betty Jane Howard

Betty Jane Howard, age 85, of Menlo, GA, died Monday, April 15, 2019, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Howard was born November 11, 1933, in Gaylesville, AL, daughter of the late Ida Jones Love.  She attended Chelsea Baptist Church, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Harriet and Henderson.  In addition to her…

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Tonya Lynn Wilhite

Tonya Lynn Wilhite, 50, Elberton, died April 11 Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. She was born in Phenix City, Ala. on Oct. 3, 1968, daughter of Nola Frances Woodall Wilhite (Summerville native) and the late Linton Herschel Wilhite, Jr. Tonya attended Elbert County High School and was an avid cat lover. As a result of…

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