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Operation Christmas Child Kicking Off In Chattooga

On Nov. 12, multiple locations throughout Summerville will open to collect shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items for the Samaritan’s Purse project. During the project’s National Collection Week (Nov. 12-19), Summerville volunteers hope to collect more than 14,892 gifts to contribute to Operation Christmas Child’s 2018 goal of reaching 11…

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The Video From Tuesday Night’s Forum Has Been Posted

The Chattooga BOE candidates’ forum was jointly hosted by WZQZ Radio and The Summerville News at the Chattooga County Civic Center on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Mr. Caleb Millican moderated.

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Thursday’s Arrest Report
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Utility Wires Intentionally Cut Outside Home

April Fowler said someone damaged the utility wires outside her home around 12:30 a.m. today, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. The incident happened on Gordon Lane in Menlo. Fowler noticed that her telephone and cable were not working. She went outside and found several wires cut. “I did see the cut lines and checked…

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Watch For Deer This Fall; Motorist Nabs One

As hunters go back into the woods, the deer are coming out. Be mindful when driving around Chattooga County. Christopher R. Nixon, of Trion, struck a deer on Allgood Street near Trion City Schools yesterday around 1:20 a.m. “While on the scene, I did observe damage to the passenger side front bumper of the vehicle.…

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Local Getting Treated At Harbin’s Cancer Center Will See Many Wreaths Soon

The holidays are approaching and area artists, florists, garden clubs, businesses, interior designers, and creative individuals have joined Cancer Navigators, Inc. and the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren, MD Cancer Center to create and sell original holiday wreaths to benefit Cancer Navigators – a Rome-based charity that provides one-on-one services to cancer patients. Original masterpiece…

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Mamie Roper Floyd

Mrs. Mamie Roper Floyd, age 86 of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.   Mrs. Floyd was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on December 6, 1931, daughter of the late Merley Roper and Ruby Kinsey Roper. She was a member of the Four Mile Baptist…

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William “Glen” Alexander

Mr. William “Glen” Alexander, age 52, of Trion, GA, died Sunday, October 14, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Alexander was born November 17, 1965, in Summerville, GA, son of Vera Goodridge Alexander and the late William Gordon Alexander.  He was a self-employed painter and had previously been employed with Harriet and Henderson. Mr. Alexander is…

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Stacy Sue Cothran

Mrs. Stacy Sue Cothran, 49, of Center, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, October 14, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Cothran was born in Chicago, Illinois January 29, 1969, a daughter of the late Roy Collins and the late Elizabeth Brown Collins. Mrs. Cothran was of the Baptist faith, and retired from Roper Manufacturing Company in Lafayette…

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Robert Darrell Watwood

ROBERT DARRELL WATWOOD, age 69, of Red Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday evening, October 12, 2018, at his residence following an illness.  Born in Arab, Alabama to the late Dovard and Elizabeth Nicholson Watwood on November 3, 1948, He was a member of Pentecostal Worship Center and was retired from Georgia Rug Mill…

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Katherine Annilee Dodson

KATHERINE ANNILEE DODSON, age 94, of Williams Cemetery Road, Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday evening, October 10, 2018, at her residence.  She was born in Flat Rock, Alabama on October 28, 1923, a daughter of the late Robert L. and Emma Tavie Garmany Timmons.  Mrs. Dodson was Baptist by Faith and was retired from the…

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DAVID MURL MOORE, age 69, of Marvin Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Saturday morning, October 6, 2018, at his residence following an illness.   He was born in Trion, Georgia on September 6, 1949 to the late Dave A. and Thelma Lorene Young Moore.  Mr. Moore was a retired registered nurse.             Surviving are His wife, Jan Moore; daughter, Lori…

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Raymond E. Winters

Mr. Raymond Earl Winters, age 72, of Summerville, GA, died Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Winters was born December 17, 1945, in Alpine, GA, son of the late Elmer Ervin and Jessie Mae Fincher Winters.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Mohawk Industries for nearly 50 years.  In…

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