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Dr. Brad Harrub To Speak At Pleasant Grove Pleasant Grove church of Christ will have a guest speaker, Dr. Brad Harrub, Sept. 27-29. Dr. Harrub will speak on “the Truth About Origins.” He will present Biblical and scientific evidence proving man’s true origin and look at man’s future. The seminar is free The public is…

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(PHOTOS) Mountain View Man’s Carving Hobby Is ‘Great Reliever Of Stress’ Extra Money

By GENE ESPY Editor Mountain View resident John Martin really enjoys his hobby of carving with a chain saw when he can get the time to do it. Martin has been carving for 20 years and still loves doing his artwork and makes a little money on the side as well. “If I charged by…

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Annual LaFayette Fly-In And Cruise-In Is Planned Tomorrow

The annual City of LaFayette Fly-In and Cruise-In has been scheduled from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at LaFayette Regional Airport. Admission is free. There will be free airplane rides for ages 8 to 17 and free inflatable bouncers for children. There will also be helicopter and bi-wing plane rides available for purchase. Lunch…

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Summerville Police Reports . . .

Joseph Eleam, of Summerville, said a local businessman was harassing him and a female friend who lives on Elm Street too, according to Summerville Police reports. “Mr. Eleam stated that [this businessman] had followed them from his work and made several trips up and down the roadway in front of the residence,” Officer Lebron Jackson…

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Drug Task Force Commander Says Meth Distributor Stopped

A multi-county methamphetamine operation has been halted, according to Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force Commander DeWayne Brown. Danny Kerdell Smith, of Rossville, and 12 others were arrested yesterday by drug agents. The drug network included people in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd and Walker counties, according to Brown. It was part of a three-month…

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Mary Ellen Selman Cook

Mary Ellen Selman Cook, 89, of Atlanta, Georgia, went to be with her precious Lord on September 16, 2019. She is now with her beloved Mother, Mary Thompson Selman, who predeceased her in the 1990’s. Her Father, William Penn Selman, died in the 1940’s, and her brother, William Penn Selman, Jr. predeceased her also. She…

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Vilma Bankey Hudson

Vilma Bankey Hudson, age 92, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, LA on Sunday, September 8, 2019. She and her husband, Bill, lived in Marietta, Ga for over 50 years before moving to Walker, Louisiana in 2005. Vilma was a very loving and caring…

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Gary Wayne Carroll

Gary Wayne Carroll, age 60 of Summerville, GA died Monday, September 16, 2019, at Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Carroll was born January 9, 1959, in Summerville, GA, son of Mary Frances Owens Carroll and the late Jerry Frederick Bennett Carroll.  He attended Berryton Church of God, and prior to his retirement, was employed with Mount…

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Little Daniel Isaiah Bales

Little Daniel Isaiah Bales, infant son of Keria O’sha Bales and D’Anthony Vanterious Parks, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019, at his residence. Little Daniel was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Bales. He is survived by his parents, Keria Bales and D’Anthony Parks; brothers, Denario Bales, Quay Bales, and Kayson Bales; grandparents, Jana…

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Joe Edward Brown

MR. JOE EDWARD BROWN, age 35, of Holland Community, Lyerly, Georgia. Passed away unexpectedly August 22, 2019.  He was born in Rome, Georgia on December 4, 1983, a son of the late Linda Everett and Charles E. Brown , who survives.  Mr. Brown worked for the Nissan auto parts company.             Surviving are His life partner, Daryle Lee Marsh;…

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Rosetta Lucille Stephens

MRS. ROSETTA LUCILLE STEPHENS, age 94, of Ellen Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019, in the local nursing home.  She was born in Dalton, Georgia on January 14, 1925, a daughter of the late Raymond R. and Nellie Crabtree Garmany.  Mrs. Stephens was retired from the weaving department of Riegel Textile Corporation and was…

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Jesse Eugene (Gene) Alexander

MR. JESSE EUGENE (GENE) ALEXANDER, age 87, formerly of Chattooga County passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019.  He was born on September 8, 1932 son of the late Jesse LaFayette and Maggie Hollis Alexander.      Mr. Alexander served in the United States Air Force, earned a Masters degree in English from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and…

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