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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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Monday’s Arrest Report
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Children’s Librarian Rose Kohler Speaks About Summer Reading Club

By GENE ESPY Editor Rose Kohler, Children’s Librarian at the Chattooga County Library, spoke on the Summer Reading Club and the number of books and films circulated through the library, the Summer Reading Program and things that are new at the facility. Mrs. Kohler spoke about the new Seed Library and it is located in…

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Sunday’s Arrest Report
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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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Johnny Pless “J.P.” Burton

Johnny Pless “J.P.” Burton, age 64, of LaFayette passed away Monday, March 04, 2019. He is survived by his sister, Betty (Larry) Tatuam of East Brainerd; brother, James Burton of LaFayette; nieces, Lacy (Zach) Davis of Summerville and Amanda Adams of Summerville; great nieces, Landon Ivey, Kalei McNair, Ty DeBerry, Zoey McNair, and Cyla DeBerry.…

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Cami Sheree Ellis

Ms. Cami Sheree Ellis, age 31, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at a local hospital. Ms. Ellis was born in Marietta, Georgia on April 20, 1987, daughter of Danny Ellis and the late Kristie Wade Ellis.  She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Rachel Wade, Bobby Ellis and Janice…

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