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WWII Veterans Reunion Lunch

Chattooga County WWII veterans are invited to attend a reunion luncheon to be held on July, 19, 2018 at the Chattooga County Civic Center in Summerville. Lunch will be served at noon with a brief program to follow. Veterans are welcome to bring items from the war years to display. Each veteran is welcome to…

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Summerville Police Activity Reports From Thursday

* Someone stole Christina Crownover’s diabetes medication. She lives at the Woodland Valley Apartment, on Woodland Avenue. The medication, Lantus, was valued at $500. * Brittany Bolton, of Montgomery Street, said someone severely damaged her outbuilding door last Thursday. It looked as if it had been beaten. “Ms. Bolton advised that the door had not been…

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Camera Might Have Caught Burglar

Carrie Nicholson, of Elm Street, received a call from her alarm company that someone tried to break into her house. She found her backdoor was damaged, according to Summerville Police reports. “I noticed that it had to have been kicked or pushed quite forcefully because the door trim was busted away from the wall. Ms.…

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Cherokee County Alabama Sheriff’s Office Recover 2 Stolen Vehicles

According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Investigators recovered two stolen vehicles on Wednesday. The stolen vehicles were involved in unrelated cases. A 2013 Chevrolet Spark, which was stolen from Paulding County, Georgia, was recovered from a location on County Road 472. The second stolen vehicle was recovered on Cedar Bluff Road in…

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Brawl In Menlo Nets Two Arrests Wednesday

A brawl at a Menlo residence Wednesday resulted in two arrests Wednesday, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. Deputies were called to a fight on Ralph Chamblee Drive around 10 p.m. “Upon arrival, I was met by Shirley Cooper, 35, in the roadway in front of 187 Ralph Chamblee Drive. Ms. Cooper advised that she…

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Public health official urges precaution against insect-borne disease

Rome, GA:  The combination of warm weather, people getting outside to enjoy it, and rising insect populations brings potential for insect-borne diseases, also called vector-borne diseases 1. The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District offers these precautions, so residents can protect themselves, their families, neighbors, and pets. “We encourage our residents to get…

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Jerry Joe Evans

Jerry Joe Evans, 78, of the Plainville Community, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, following several months of declining health. Jerry was born in Summerville on March 1, 1940. He was the son of the late James William Evans and Lavather Colbert. Along with his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by previous wife, Judy…

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(Updated) Mildred Inez (Mitchell) Hughes

Mrs. Mildred Inez Hughes age 89 of Gaylesville, AL passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hughes was born February 17, 1929, in Menlo, GA, daughter of the the late Thomas Roy and Evelyn F. Bryant Mitchell.  She was a member of the Mount Zion Independent Church, and prior to…

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(Updated) Martha Jo Drake

Mrs. Martha Jo Drake, age 77, of Cedar Bluff, AL, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Drake was born March 1, 1941, in Centre, AL, daughter of the late James Hamilton and Grace Beatrice Warren McDonald. She was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church, and prior to her retirement, was…

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Billy Allen Crabtree

 Billy Allen Crabtree, age 47, of Rome, GA, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at his sister’s residence. Mr. Crabtree was born April 4, 1971, in San Jose, CA, son of the late Robert Gordon, Sr. and Alice Faye Pearson Crabtree.  He was Southern Baptist by faith and was employed with Vulcan Materials.  Mr. Crabtree was…

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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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