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Summerville To Shoot Fireworks June 30

The city of Summerville will celebrate Independence Day on June 30 this year. The city’s annual firework show will start at 10 p.m. at the Chattooga County Ag Center on Hwy. 100. Other festivities start at 6 p.m., according to event organizers. The city will have free water slides, sack races and watermelon available. The…

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2018 Teen Awareness Committee To Give Computers To Center

Unlike times in the past when Summerville residents held a Teen Awareness Day at the Fairway Recreation Center, things are changing for this year. Although there isn’t a summer event planned at Fairway, the Teen Awareness group has other plans for this year. The 2018 Teen Awareness project will be a fundraiser to donate eight…

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Wednesday’s Arrest Report
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Misplaced Purse And Contents Valued At $1,200-plus

Friday evening Tonya Smith was cleaning out her vehicle at Mr. C. Carwash at 12449 Hwy. 27, in Summerville, when she accidentally left her purse behind. “While speaking further to Mrs. Smith I was advised that she was parked near the vacuum cleaners disposing of garbage when she sat her purse near the trash cans,”…

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Tuesday’s Arrest Report
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Man Down On His Luck Has Money For Drugs

While he couldn’t afford insurance on his vehicle, a 25-year-old Gaylesville man had enough money for drugs on Saturday night, according to Summerville Police reports. Policeman David Westbrooks witnessed a suspicious hand-to-hand transaction at the gasoline pumps at the Circle K gas station on Hwy. 114. One of the men left in a black 2003…

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Kiki’s Kids Camp Offers Education, Camaraderie

Kiki’s Kids Camp, a four-day summer camp for youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, is making the summer break both educational and funthis week at Darlington School’s Huffman Athletic Center. Campers have traditional activities along with educational sessions designed to help them live healthy. Blood sugars are checked throughout the day to ensure their safety…

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Shirley Rogers McGill Goodson

Mrs. Shirley Rogers McGill Goodson, age 83 of Cloudland, Ga. passed away Wednesday June 13, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Goodson, was born February 3, 1935, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Harry Rogers, and Eunice Payne Rogers. She was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, a graduate of Coosa High School. Mrs. Goodson was…

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Dr. Roy Louis Groce, Sr.

Dr. Roy Louis Groce, Sr., age 98 of Chickamauga, Georgia a preacher of The Gospel of Jesus Christ for seventy years went home to be with The Lord on Thursday – June 14, 2018. He was born on July 19, 1919 to the late James & Lillie Holmon Groce. He served his country in the…

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Miss Emily Johnson

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Miss Emily Cheyenne Johnson, age 17 of Cedar Bluff, AL, passed away Sunday- June 17, 2018 at her residence. Emily was born January 24, 2001, in Ft. Payne, AL, the daughter of Scott Eugene Johnson and Shae Lynn Smith.  She was a senior at Gaylesville High School, and is…

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Kenneth Lee Kinsey

Mr. Kenneth Lee Kinsey, age 73 of the Spring Creek Community, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 following an extended illness.   Mr. Kinsey was born in Chattooga County on May 15, 1945, son of the late Gordon “Runt” Kinsey and Jessie Peppers Kinsey. He was a member of the East Trion Church of God,…

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Walter Clay Ray

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Carlie Edward “Eddie” Burch, III

Mr. Carlie Edward “Eddie” Burch, III, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in a Rome, Georgia Hospital.  Born in Greenville, Tennessee on May 3, 1075, He was a son of Carlie Edward Burch, Jr. and Deborah K. Densmore who survive.             Surviving beside the Parents are, Stepfather, Danny Hunt; Brothers, Anthony “Tony”…

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Dorothy Chamlee Pilgrim

Dorothy Chamlee Pilgrim, age 90, of Lyerly, GA and Cedar Bluff, AL., passed away Friday evening, June 8, 2018. Mrs. Pilgrim was born on March 22, 1928 in Rome, the daughter of the late Everett and Clara Jacobs Chamlee. She was married to W. Harrison Pilgrim on July 6, 1946 and was preceded in death…

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