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Truck Taken From Summerville Train Depot

Someone stole a truck from the Summerville Depot on Saturday night, according to police reports. Arnold W. Millsaps, of Trion, said he left his gold 1999 Chevrolet K1500 truck outside the depot. “The doors to his truck were unlocked with his keys, wallet and cellphone inside. Additional description is an aluminum diamond plate dog box…

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Chicken Wing Cook-Off Calling All Kings & Queens Of Chicken Wings

On Saturday, Summerville Main Street will host a Wingfest and Chicken Wing Cook-Off. The event will include a chicken wing cook-off, awarding winners with cash prizes, a “People’s Choice” wing tasting, onsite vendors and entertainment, and arrival of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Train. Festivities will kick-off at 10 a.m. and close out at…

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Summerville Police Reports . . . .

Summerville police officers found several people’s checks, a passport and other documents inside a vehicle on July13. Officer Marvin Armstrong stopped a 2003 Chevrolet truck because it had its registration was expired. When the officer started looking around, he spotted a grey and orange document holder with various people’s IDs. “As I opened the holder,…

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Cruelty Arrest: Dog Left Unattended In Cage For 2-Weeks

A local man was jailed Thursday for leaving his dog unattended in a cage for two weeks, according to Summerville Police reports. Chattooga County Animal Control Officer Daniel Hayes received a tip that a pit bulldog mix was locked inside a cage near 25 Mountain Side Drive. The tipster claimed the owner hasn’t been around…

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Another Aggressive Dog Reported In Summerville

An aggressive dog charged after a woman near the intersection of Highland Avenue and First Street last Saturday, according to a Summerville Police report. Resident Denise Brown said a dog ran toward her in an aggressive manner and acted like it was going to bite her, Officer Marvin Armstrong III reported. “She advised that she…

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Attorney’s File Room Door Damaged By Unknown Person

A local attorney said his office was compromised last Sunday, according to Summerville Police reports. Attorney Jim Oxford, who has an office at 56 West Washington Street, said someone damaged the door to his file room. “[Oxford] advised that a screwdriver had been used in an attempt to pry open the door which caused extensive…

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Obituaries

Hattie Ruth Tomlin Hammond

Mrs. Hattie Ruth Tomlin Hammond, age 83 of Trion, GA (formerly of Mentone, AL) passed away Friday- July 19, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Hammond was born April 27, 1936 in Gaylesville, AL to the late William and Rhoda McCullough Woodall. She was retired from Mount Vernon Mill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time…

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James Franklin Burrage

Mr. James Franklin Burrage, age 79, of Summerville, GA, passed away Thursday July 18, 2019, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.      Mr. Burrage was born June 30, 1940, in Trion, GA, the son of the late James Radford and Sadie Bell Baldwin Burrage.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Harriett and Henderson. Mr. Burrage…

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KAY E. COOPER

MRS. KAY E. COOPER, age 72 of Willow Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday morning in a Rome hospital.   She was born to the late Dewey and Martha Brown on August 31, 1946.             Survivors include daughter Sally Cash; son-Shawn Broom;  several Grandchildren also survive.             Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.  The Family…

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DEBORAH ROCHELLE PERRY

MRS. DEBORAH ROCHELLE PERRY – AGE 65, – Of Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 13 2019. She was born January 27, 1954 in Chattooga County and was a member of World Church of the Living God. She was preceded in death by her father, Ben Perry; Grandmother, Clara “Mama Snookie” Johnson, aunt, Darryl Johnson,…

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Martha Bell Fuller Battles

Mrs. Martha Bell Fuller Battles, age 87 of Lyerly, GA passed away Monday- July 15, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Battles was born April 11, 1932 in Cherokee County, AL to the late George F. and Mellie Mae Noels Fuller. She was retired from Georgia Glove Mill and was of the Baptist Faith. Along with…

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Laura Anthony

Mrs. Laura Anthony age 50, of Summerville, GA died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Anthony was born October 4, 1968, in Rome, GA, the daughter of the late Gilbert Haskell and Glenda Jean Hunter Rutledge.  She was formerly employed with Mt. Vernon Mills. Survivors include her husband, Michael Anthony, son  Chris (Bubba)…

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(Updated) Boyce Dooley

Mr. Boyce Rupert Dooley, 85, surrounded by family, died peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Montclair Assisted Living in Decatur, GA. Mr. Dooley, the son of the late William Franklin Dooley and Essie (Davis) Dooley, was born on December 2, 1933, in Haralson County, GA. From the age of four, he…

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