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Menlo Buys Security Vehicle; All Fire Hydrants Serviced

By GENE ESPY Editor The City of Menlo bought a security vehicle after the one they had begun having problems. The cost of the new vehicle was $3,300. The council also voted to close City Hall on Tuesdays and Thursday to catch up on some work that needed to be done. There will be a…

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County Renews Contract For Redmond Ambulance Services

Redmond Regional Medical Center will continue to provide ambulance services in Chattooga County for the next 10 years, according to a contract signed last month. This is the first contract extension since the county abolished its own service in 2011. “I cannot say enough good about the services they have provided to us,” Commissioner Jason…

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Mobile Home Property Tax Bills Are Due April 1

Mobile home property tax bills are in mailboxes now. Those bills are due April 1, 2020. According to Joy Hampton, Chattooga County Tax Commissioner, if the bills aren’t paid by April 1, they will begin to accrue interest and penalties on April 2 and are subject to tax sales coming up this year. If you own…

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Cache Of Lyerly Man’s Documents, And Advertising Items Found By Next Of Kin

By GENE ESPY Editor James Battles, Chattoogaville, found a trove of old documents, receipts, advertising items and other items in the estate of his grandfather, M. D. Battles, Chattoogaville, who also served as Constable and Justice of the Peace. The papers were left to Harold Battles, James’ father. James Battles brought the items into The…

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Trion Cash Reserves Drop $1.2 Million During Last Fiscal Year

Trion’s cash reserves dropped about $1.2 million during the last fiscal year, CPA Lloyd Williamson told the town council at the end of last month. “I was telling the mayor earlier that I have a rock on my desk that my daughter gave me. It says, ‘Cash isn’t everything, but it does calm the nerves.’…

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Early 2020 Property Taxes Are Now Underway For Residents

Layaway Your Property Tax Bill Now Chattooga County Tax Commissioner Joy Hampton said residents are starting to take advantage of the ability to pay toward their 2020 property tax bills. “I would like to remind Chattooga County taxpayers that they can make early ‘pre-payments’ toward those 2020 bills, as often or in whatever increments work…

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Lula C. Arnold

Ms. Lula C. Arnold, age 96, of Summerville, GA, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at her residence. Ms. Arnold was born November 12, 1923, in Stevenson, AL, daughter of the late Willie and Tennie Gertrude Burton Guinn.  She attended the Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Riegel Textiles.  In…

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Josh Elrod

Mr. Josh Elrod, age 37, of Menlo, GA, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Claude Hoyt Hampton

Mr. Claude Hoyt Hampton, age 84, of Cloudland, GA, died Thursday, February 20, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Hampton was born August 27, 1935, in Cloudland, GA, son of the late William Ira and Charlotte Maude Tallent Hampton.  He was a man of God and was Christian by faith.  Prior to his retirement, he was…

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Judy Marks

Judy Marks, age 76, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Exie Caylor; and sister, Mary Jo Caylor Brown. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Benny Marks of LaFayette; son, Kip (Heather) Marks of LaFayette; grandchildren, Caylee and Laney Marks;…

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Cynthia “Patt” Watkins

MS. CYNTHIA “PATT” WATKINS – Age, 62 – Of Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at a local Health Care. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bertha Watkins, and sister, Mary Lynn Watkins. She was a member of The Church of Christ Family. Survivors are her brother, Isaiah “Ike” Watkins; two…

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Velva Mae Britt

MRS. VELVA MAE BRITT, age 89, of L. M. Thomas Road, Summerville, Georgia, formerly of Port Orange, FL., passed away Thursday morning, February 13, 2020, in the local Nursing Home.  She was born in Virginia on July 2, 1930 to the late Noah Ebery and Hattie Lee Green Mills. Mrs. Britt was a retired Office Manager for…

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Mrs. Willie Mae Lee

MRS. WILLIE MAE LEE, age 86, of Goodwin Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, afternoon, following an extended illness. She was born in Polk County, Georgia on February 6, 1934, a daughter of the late Estes and Lottie Mae Evans Turpin. Mrs. Lee was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church and…

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