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Chattooga County Sheriff Reports. . .

Scam. . . . “Natividad Villatoro advised me that his friend Mr. Mendeo who goes to his church told him about a scam phone call he received. Mr. Villatoro said that he wanted us to be aware of it and file a report about. Mr. Villatoro stated that the scam number is 832-029-1504 and the…

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Lawmakers question state budget cuts to criminal justice, public safety

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Georgia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle showed hesitation Wednesday to sign off on budget cuts Gov. Brian Kemp has proposed for criminal justice and public safety agencies through July 2021. The state’s prisons, courts, police and public-defender agencies would see reductions of…

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Thursday’s Arrest Report
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Repaving Of Hwy. 114 From Lyerly to Summerville Coming

WHITE, GA – The Georgia Department of Transportation awarded Northwest Georgia $1.9 million to resurface 6.4 miles of SR 114 between Summerville and Lyerly. The project is one of 15 projects that were awarded a total of more than $26 million by GDOT last month. The resurfacing project, which should be completed by the end…

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Bill filed to end discrimination against hair styles in Georgia

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service Protections are being sought by Georgia Senate Democrats against racial discrimination toward hairstyles like braids, locks and twists. Pre-filed earlier this month, Senate Bill 286 would bar employers, landlords and school officials from discriminating against hairstyles including “braids, locks, twists or other textured hair-dressing historically associated…

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Summerville Police Reports. . . .

The following reports were made during the past week by the Summerville Police Department. They were: ++++++++ Justice Ryelee White, of Penn Street, Summerville, said someone illegally opened an account at Verizon Wireless in his name. He received word Monday that he had a $140 past-due bill in his name. Verizon said that he also…

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Tuesday’s Arrest Report
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Nancy Louise Smith

Mrs. Nancy Louise Smith, age 73 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Erlanger Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Smith was born in Trion, GA on August 20, 1945, daughter of the late Houston Richard Rape and Eva Jewel Copeland Rape. She was a homemaker. In addition to her…

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Little Colton Michael Earl Green

Little Colton Michael Earl Green, infant daughter of Danny Wade Green and Samantha Rose Witten passed away Monday- January 20, 2020 at Floyd Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Michael Witten. Along with his parents survivors include his brothers, Brayden, Tanner, and Riley Green; and grandparents, Darla Green, Robert Green, and…

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Frank Eugene “Gene” Thomas

Mr. Frank Eugene “Gene” Thomas, age 82, of Summerville, GA, died Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Thomas was born November 24, 1937, in LaFayette, GA, son of the late Harve and Stella Bayne Thomas.  He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and prior to his retirement, was employed…

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Bonnie Sue Key Harris

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Key Harris, age 73, of Cloudland, GA, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at her daughter’s residence. Mrs. Harris was born January 30, 1946, in Cloudland, GA, daughter of the late Gordon Phillip and Helen Jewell Rebecca Holbrook Key.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and prior to her retirement,…

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James V. Hayes

MR. JAMES V. HAYES, age 66, of White Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born February 22, 1953 to the late Thelma Ruth Davenport Hayes and Vernon Hayes, who survives. Mr. Hayes was an auto mechanic and operator of Hayes Muffler Shop. Surviving are His father, Vernon Hayes; daughter, Dr.…

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Bonnie Gail Brown

Bonnie Gail Brown, age 66, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at Floyd Medical Center, following an extended illness. A native of Cedartown, Georgia, she was born to the late Alvin L. Brown and Cora Frady Brown on July 19, 1953. Bonnie was employed at Riegel Textiles for…

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Debbie Wilson Hawkins

Ms. Debbie Wilson Hawkins, age 68, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday morning, January 19, 2020, in a Rome hospital, following an extended illness. A native of Chattooga County, She was born in Trion, Georgia on January 12, 1952 to the late James Aubrey Wilson, Jr. and Nancy Young Wilson, who survives. Debbie was a…

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