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Deaths Related to Prescription Drug Overdoses Decrease Overall in 2018

  Decatur, GA (January 24, 2020) – An analysis of autopsies performed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in 152 counties in which drug overdose was the cause of death or significant contributing factor in the death has been completed. The analysis revealed prescription drug overdose deaths in 2018 were lower than the previous three…

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Tight budget means tough decisions for General Assembly

By Beau Evans and Dave Williams Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Georgia House Speaker David Ralston has warned his legislative colleagues repeatedly this month the need for painful spending cuts means the 2020 General Assembly session likely will last longer than usual. Three days of hearings Jan. 21-23 on Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed mid-year…

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Sheriff’s Office Receives Equipment

The United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association, USDSA, awarded the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office with ballistic helmets and emergency belt trauma kits for their officers. Pictured are Chief Deputy Kevin Woods, Deputy Marvin Armstrong and Corporal Corey Fielding. Sheriff Mark Schrader said that Sgt. Josh Powell helped secure the grants and equipment.

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Johnson Jailed For Fighting With His Mother

Arlonzo Rakharian Johnson, 34, of Fourth Street, Summerville, was arrested for disorderly conduct after fighting with his mother on Highland Avenue on Wednesday, according to a city police report. “[Johnson] had been involved in an altercation with his mother Amy Johnson. [Arlonzo] had torn up several family photos and had also thrown several of his…

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McKinley “Mac” Massey

Mr. McKinley “Mac” Massey, age 66 of Trion, Georgia passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at his residence. Funeral Services for Mr. Massey will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in the Pettit Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Barrett officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hall’s Cemetery. Mr.…

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Nancy Louise Smith

Mrs. Nancy Louise Smith, age 73 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Erlanger Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Smith was born in Trion, GA on August 20, 1945, daughter of the late Houston Richard Rape and Eva Jewel Copeland Rape. She was a homemaker. In addition to her…

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Little Colton Michael Earl Green

Little Colton Michael Earl Green, infant daughter of Danny Wade Green and Samantha Rose Witten passed away Monday- January 20, 2020 at Floyd Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Michael Witten. Along with his parents survivors include his brothers, Brayden, Tanner, and Riley Green; and grandparents, Darla Green, Robert Green, and…

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Frank Eugene “Gene” Thomas

Mr. Frank Eugene “Gene” Thomas, age 82, of Summerville, GA, died Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Thomas was born November 24, 1937, in LaFayette, GA, son of the late Harve and Stella Bayne Thomas.  He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and prior to his retirement, was employed…

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Bonnie Sue Key Harris

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Key Harris, age 73, of Cloudland, GA, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at her daughter’s residence. Mrs. Harris was born January 30, 1946, in Cloudland, GA, daughter of the late Gordon Phillip and Helen Jewell Rebecca Holbrook Key.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and prior to her retirement,…

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James V. Hayes

MR. JAMES V. HAYES, age 66, of White Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born February 22, 1953 to the late Thelma Ruth Davenport Hayes and Vernon Hayes, who survives. Mr. Hayes was an auto mechanic and operator of Hayes Muffler Shop. Surviving are His father, Vernon Hayes; daughter, Dr.…

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Bonnie Gail Brown

Bonnie Gail Brown, age 66, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at Floyd Medical Center, following an extended illness. A native of Cedartown, Georgia, she was born to the late Alvin L. Brown and Cora Frady Brown on July 19, 1953. Bonnie was employed at Riegel Textiles for…

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