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Health department now offering flu vaccine

  Summerville, GA:  The Chattooga County Health Department, 60 Farrar Drive, Summerville, is now offering flu vaccines during regular business hours.  Please call the health department at 706-857-3471 to schedule an appointment. Public health experts say now is a good time for people to consider getting vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. “Get your flu…

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Power Lines Toppled In Downtown Summerville

(Update: 4:15 p.m.) A few Georgia Power customers are without service around downtown Summerville. A Coors Light beer truck snagged utility lines and a power pole at the intersection of Commerce Street and First Street around 2:30 p.m. today. The truck driver and a passenger in the beer truck were trapped inside the cab until…

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Taylor’s Ridge Crash Claims A Life

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a Chattooga County man on Saturday evening. Around 7 p.m. 30-year-old Michael “Cody” Fulmer was heading south on Hwy. 27 in a silver pickup truck. As he neared Taylor Ridge, he crashed. Witnesses told The News they jumped out and tried helping until Redmond…

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Summerville Water Customers Experiencing Low Water Pressure

City of Summerville water customers are experiencing low water pressure. Power to the Berryton water filter plant is not working properly. The plant operates on three phase electrical system and only one phase of power is available, according to interim City Manager Janice Galloway. Georgia Power has been called and it is unknown how long…

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Mary Elizabeth Rogers

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rogers, age 87, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Rogers was born in Lindale, Georgia on July 23, 1931, daughter of the late General Jefferson Grogan and the late Odessa Sartin Grogan.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Grogan.  Mrs. Rogers…

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Danette Jett

Danette Jett Shaw Retiree Dies Sept. 2018 Mrs. Danette Brooks Jett, 64, Summerville, died Sept. 12 at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome. She was born Dec. 29, 1953 to the late LeRoy Brooks and Betty J. Bennett Brooks. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and was retired from Shaw Industries. One…

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Michael “Cody” Fulmer

Mr. age 30 of Summerville, GA departed this life Saturday- September 15, 2018 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Fulmer was born August 26, 1988 in Rome, GA to Michael “Anky” Fulmer and the late Tonya Taylor. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and was employed by KD Cycles. He loved his children and enjoyed spending…

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(Updated) John Robert Marshall, Jr.

Mr. John Robert Marshall age 63 of Lyerly, GA passed away Friday September 14, 2018 at Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Marshall was born December 16, 1954 in Chattanooga, TN to the late John Robert and Jane Brooks Marshall. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Cynthia Brooks. Mr. Marshall is…

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Edna Delilah Edenfield

Mrs. Edna Delilah Edenfield, age 78 of Summerville, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.   Mrs. Edenfield was born in Trion, Georgia on April 20, 1940, daughter of the late Joe Cleghorn and Mizzie Maddux Cleghorn Brown. She was a member of the New Generations Church of God…

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(UPDATED) Montie Jo Bentley

Mrs. Montie Jo Bentley, age 75, of Lyerly, GA, died Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Bentley was born December 8, 1942, in Arab, AL, daughter of the late Jack and Myra Brooks West.  She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Mohawk. …

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MRS. SARALYN SUE THOMAS, age 85, of Old Highway #27, Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Her residence.  She was born in LaFayette, Georgia on November 3, 1932, a daughter of the late William Russell (Tut) Parker and Margaret Opal Hill Parker.  Mrs. Thomas was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church and was retired…

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