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Woman Creates Disturbance At Local Pharmacy

A Summerville woman was cited for causing a disturbance at a downtown pharmacy on Wednesday, according to a police report. Amber Carmen Sipsy, 36, of Trion, was allegedly very loud and disruptive both inside and outside of Economy Pharmacy at 9881 Commerce Street, Suite A. “[Sipsy] was making loud and boisterous accusations of having an affair,”…

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Grill Taken From Summerville Yard

James Pierce, of Blake Street, said someone stole his smoker grill on Oct. 8. The grill was valued at $50. The smoker was in his front yard, according to a Summerville Police report.

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Pit Bulldogs Kill Woman’s Maltese Poodle

Two pit bulldogs are being blamed for the death of a Maltese Poodle belonging to Trina Johnson, of Fourth Street, according to a Summerville Police report. Johnson found her pet lying dead on her property and a pit bulldog standing over it. That pit bulldog and another one allegedly belonged to a neighbor, according to…

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Scammer Claims To Be From Social Security Administration

A Summerville resident became another victim on a telephone scam on Thursday afternoon, according to police reports. Dan Price, of Summerville, received a call from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. He gave them his social security number and then they asked him for money. They tried convincing him that he was…

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Governor Kemp’s New Appointee Has Local Connections

ATLANTA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of J. Matthew Williamson as the new Solicitor General of the State Court of Walker County. Williamson’s appointment fills the vacancy created by Chris Townley’s recent resignation. In accepting this appointment, Williamson will leave his current role as Legal and Policy Director for Walker County.…

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Historical Society Plans Picnic Meeting At Camp Hamby Oct. 13

By STEVE STRICKLAND Gary McConnell will be the featured speaker at the regular fall meeting of the Chattooga County Historical Society at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct.13 at Camp Hamby located at 5025 Hair Lake Road, Summerville. Rain or shine, a fall picnic is planned in the spacious pavilion nestled in the woods directly behind the…

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Mary K. Denney

Mrs. Mary K. Denney, of Summerville, GA passed away Friday- October 11, 2019. Mrs. Denny was born in Cherokee County, AL to the late Archie Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Poovey Noles. She was retired from Oakview Health and Rehabilitation Center. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband; Eugene Denney, sons;…

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Mary Carol (Knowles) Denney

Mrs. Mary Carol (Knowles) Denney DECEMBER 28, 1944 ~ OCTOBER 11, 2019 (AGE 74) Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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James Kenneth Thompson

Mr. James Kenneth Thompson, age 74, of Gaylesville, AL, died Friday, October 4, 2019, at Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born June 8, 1945, in Henagar, AL, son of the late Calvin Thompson and Mary June Ray Thompson Chadwick.  He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, and prior to his retirement, worked as…

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Joyce Mae Corbin Gaston

MRS. JOYCE MAE CORBIN GASTON- AGE 62, Of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at Floyd Medical Center. She was born on December 7, 1956 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Aaron Corbin and Lucy Rainwater Corbin; two brothers, Harold “Sonny” Wilson and John Corbin also preceded her in death. She was retired…

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Roger Alden Kvam

Reverend Doctor Roger Alden Kvam, 88 of Canton, Georgia returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, September 28, 2019 after a 7-year battle with cancer.  Dr. Kvam was born on February 22, 1931 in Decorah, Iowa to the late Joseph A. Kvam and Myrtle Hebranson Kvam.  Dr. Kvam was the fifth of seven children. In…

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(Updated) Phillip Foster

PHILLIP COLLIN FOSTER- AGE 57, Of Atlanta, Georgia. Sunrise: March 12, 1962 Sunset: October 3, 2019 –  Born in Trion, Georgia to his parents Mother, Annie Foster Harvey and Father Ferris Foster. Phillip graduated from Chattooga High School and was an excellent Basketball Team Star Player and later graduated from Golden State Technical College in…

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David Wayne Reece

Mr. David Wayne Reece, age 66 of Lyerly, GA passed away Thursday- October 3, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Reece was born November 24, 1952, in Summerville, GA, son of the late James Earl and Mary Faith Story Reece.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, and prior to his retirement, was employed…

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