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Marvin’s Builders Supply Tagged By Graffiti

Someone spraypainted the back of Marvin’s Builders Supply store at 11170 Hwy. 27, Summerville, during the past week, according to city police reports. Merinda Chastain told Officer Roy Williams that someone within the last three days had used black spray paint on the back of the building. The officer said the department would do extra…

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Arrested: Woman Claims She Really Didn’t Call 911

A Steven Street woman claims she really didn’t call 911 asking for help on Friday afternoon, according to Summerville Police reports. However, cops arrested 26-year-old Monica B. Jones for disorderly conduct. “[Jones] was in an argument with her boyfriend. She then called 911 wanting an officer and hung up the phone. [Jones] would not answer…

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Summerville Resident’s Pet Killed During Dog Attack

A Summerville man was cited for violating the leash law after a dog he was taking care of attacked and killed a neighbor’s pet on Sunday morning, according to Summerville Police reports. Jason Alexander, of Roosevelt Street, witnessed a bulldog killed Stephanie Blaylock’s small dog. “He described the bulldog as aggressive and that it was…

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Strange Acting Woman Arrested For Meth

“Lisa had some tools in her hand, being a file, a wrench and a screwdriver. I asked Lisa was she having car trouble and she stated yes and we referring to having to push maybe the fuel reset button in the trunk to get her car to crank. I noticed and advised Lisa that her…

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Ankle-Monitor Wearing Lady Nabbed For Drugs Again

A court-ordered ankle monitor did not keep a 33-year-old Summerville woman away from methamphetamine, according to Summerville Police reports. Crystal Bates, of 541 James Street, allegedly tried dodging a roadblock at the intersection of West First Street and Lewis Street last week. Officer Phillip Cox jumped into his patrol car and followed after Bates who was…

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Reesa Johnson

Toyo Tire Employee Dies May 20, 2019   Mrs. Reesa Kaye Johnson, 58, Rome, died Monday at her residence. Mrs. Johnson was born in Rome on Feb. 15, 1961, daughter of the late Billy Joe Baker and the late Eleanor Ann Goss Harrison. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Johnson worked for a number of years at Galey…

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Dorothy Elaine Collin

Ms. Dorothy Elaine Collins, age 73 of Trion, GA passed away Saturday- May 18, 2019 at her residence. Ms. Collins was born May 20, 1945 in Trion, GA to the late Marvin and Nelly Collins. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her sons, Tony (Tammy) Blackmon & William (Linda)…

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Pauline Fletcher Pruchniak

Pauline Fletcher Pruchniak, age 84, of McHenry, formerly of Summerville, for 21 years, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital with her family by her side. She was born June 28, 1934 in Centre, AL to Paul and Foy (Timmerman) Fletcher. On November 3, 1962 she married the love of her…

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Cloe Lee Everett Owens

Mrs. Cloe Lee Everett Owens, age 88, of Summerville, GA, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Owens was born June 28, 1930, in Kensington, GA, daughter of the late Gus Boyd Everett and Willie Mae Bailey Everett. She was a member of Pennville Alliance Church, and prior to her…

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MR. JACKIE MATNEY, age 61, of James Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday evening, May 15, 2019, in a Rome hospital following an extended illness.  A native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, He born to the late James H. and Ethel Murdock Matney on August 28, 1957.  He was retired from Mount Vernon Mills, were he was a hyster driver;…

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Timothy Trace “Trey” Cordell

Mr. Timothy Trace “Trey” Cordell, age 39 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, may 15, 2019 at the Floyd Medical Center. Trey was born in Rome, Georgia on October 17, 1979, son of Timothy Wayne Cordell and Peggy Brooks Cordell. He loved to fish, play horseshoes, and strum on his guitar. Trey never met a…

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Ronnie McDonald

Mohawk Retiree Dies May 13, 2019 James Ronald “Ronnie” McDonald, 70, Gaylesville, Ala., died Monday at his residence. Mr. McDonald was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Summerville, son of the late James McDonald and Grace Warren McDonald. He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church and prior to his retirement, he was employed with Mohawk.…

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