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Pit Bull Attacks Summerville Resident

  A 70-year-old Summerville resident was injured after trying to get away from a pit bulldog on Friday morning, according to Summerville Police reports. Janice Foster was working in her flowerbed in her front yard with “an extremely vicious put bulldog” charged at her, Officer Roy Williams stated. “[Foster] said she tried to run from…

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Man Confesses To Burglarizing A Summerville Home

A 34-year-old local man admitted to breaking into a house on Wood Street, according to Summerville Police reports. A witness spotted Arlonzo Johnson, of 35 Fourth Street, breaking into the Wood Street house. “Upon arrival officers found the front door had been forced open with a screwdriver that was left at the scene,” Chief Det.…

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Money Taken From A Local Grocery Store

  A local grocery store is missing more than $1,000 in cash, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. The manager of the Summerville Save-A-Lot grocery store said that someone stole $1,100 from a cash register. The manager has a suspect in mind.

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Pain Pills Taken From Truck Across From The Jail

Pain pills are missing from a truck parked across the street from the Chattooga County Jail, according to an incident report. An inmate told Sheriff’s Investigator Jason Burrage that someone broke into a black Ford Ranger across from the jail and took 40 Oxycodone pills on Friday. The inmate discovered the pills missing after being…

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Woman Seeking Part-Time Work Falls For Scam

A woman looking for a part-time job is the victim on a scam, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. Wendelin Brown was looking for work when a popup advertisement appeared on her computer Friday. “Ms. Brown advised that she was looking for another job and stated that she looked into a company named American Hope…

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Waco (GA) – Several emergency responders were awarded for outstanding service to their communities at the 40th Annual Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council Awards Banquet on March 14, 2019. Held this year at the West Georgia Technical College campus in Waco, Georgia, the banquet occurs annually to honor Emergency Medical Services…

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Joel Sidney Brumlow, II

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Ruth Cook

MRS. RUTH COOK, age 84, passed away Sunday evening, March 17, 2019, in a Rome hospital.  She was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on June 27, 1934 to the late William Alonzo and Willie Copeland Anderson.  Mrs. Cook was a member of the Lyerly First Baptist Church a member of Golden Bells Sunday School Class,…

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Michael David Ragland

Local historian, author, columnist and Retired Major with the Rome Police Department, Michael David Ragland, age 73, of Cave Spring, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at a Cedartown hospital. Mike was born in Lindale, Georgia on June 6, 1945, son of the late Harry Ragland and the late Georgia Greene Ragland.  Mike…

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Alta Faye Norman

Mrs. Alta Faye Norman, age 83 of Summerville, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Norman was born in Mentone, Alabama on November 11, 1935, daughter of the late Charles Keith and Alma Cordell Keith. She was a member of the 1953 graduating class of Summerville High…

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(Updated) Larry Randall DeBerry

Mr. Larry Randall DeBerry, age 63, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Jackson Health Systems in Miami, FL. Mr. DeBerry was born August 23, 1955, son of Rev. Sanford DeBerry and the late Lois Shankles DeBerry. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death…

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MRS. DORA ELIZABETH BEENE, age 95, of Williams Cemetery Road, Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 13, 2019, at her residence.  She was born in Trenton, Georgia on February 27, 1924, a daughter of the late Eugene and Nellie Posey Usry.  Mrs. Beene was Baptist by Faith, was retired from the Preparation Department of Riegel Textile…

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Billy Ray “Bubba” Medley

Mr. Billy Ray “Bubba” Medley, age 43 of Lyerly, Georgia passed away suddenly Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Medley was born in Gadsden, Alabama on December 4, 1975, son of Billy Joe Medley and Imogene Justice Medley. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother and was a…

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