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Kayaks And Utility Trailer Taken

A few larger objects were part of a daytime heist at an Old Hix Street residence in Summerville on Thursday, according to Summerville Police reports. Taylor Ozment said someone stole a 2010 utility trailer, a purple Pelican kayak valued at $229, a blue kayak valued at $349, two $25 paddles and lifejackets. “The trailer also had…

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Prowler Reported On North Curran Street

A prowler might have disturbed some canines on North Curren Street around midnight on Thursday, according to a Summerville Police reports. Maranda Nelms, of North Curran Street, called and said a prowler might be around her home. “Ms. Nelms advised that her dogs had been barking for some time and would not come in the…

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Public Beer Drinking Results In Two Arrests

* Jimmy Dewayne Peoples, of Lake Wanda Reita Road, in Summerville, was arrested for drinking alcohol in J.R. “Dick” Dowdy Park around 7 p.m. on Thursday. “I was dispatched to Dowdy Park in reference to subjects drinking alcohol under the pavilion. Upon contact, I spoke to several individuals including Jimmy Peoples. No one admitted to drinking…

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Chattooga School Board Reduces Millage Rate By One Mill

Chattooga County taxpayers will pay lower school taxes this year when they pay their property taxes. The Chattooga County School board Thursday night reduced its millage rate by one mill. The old rate of 13.683 mills will be reduced to 12.683 mills. The board also approved its FY2018-2019 budget at the meeting. See complete details…

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Friday’s Arrest Report
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Motorcycle Driver Goes To Jail On Drug Charges

Summerville Police officers stopped Jerry Michael Money, 44, of 42 Second Avenue, in Summerville, for driving his black Suzuki motorcycle too fast on Highland Avenue last Saturday. Upon talking with Money, cops noticed that he was “overly nervous.” While checking him, the officer found Alprazolam, Tramadol hydrochloride, and other items, according to a police report.…

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JOHN RUFUS HAMBY-TIDMORE, Sr., age 76, of Austell, Georgia, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018, in an Austell hospital.  Born in Turtle Town, Tennessee on December 7, 1941, He was a son of the late Ernest Golden Tidmore and Hattie Humphrey Forshee Tidmore Hamby.  Mr. Tidmore was self employed in construction industry.  He was preceded…

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Alfred Roger Mitchell

Mr. Alfred Roger Mitchell, 79, died August 14, 2018, at a local hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Mitchell was born in Floyd County on April 13, 1939, son of the late Roger and Genie Echols Mitchell. As a child, Alfred moved with his family to Chattooga County where he graduated from Summerville High School…

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Peggy Joan Rackley Puryear

Mrs. Peggy Joan Rackley Puryear, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, following an extended illness. Mrs. Puryear was born in Trion, GA, on March 17, 1937, daughter of the late James Cecil Rackley and the late Emma Jo Dawson Rackley.  She attended Model High School and acquired her G. E.…

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Lee Duane Johnson

Mr. Lee Duane Johnson, age 67, 3620 Silver Hill Rd Summerville, passed away August 13, 2018 at Florida Hospital Orlando. Mr. Johnson was born March 4, 1951, in Minneapolis, MN, son of the late Duane Johnson and Frank Zahn. He was a member of Cornerstone Church Rome, and retired from Schaerer Contracting Co. He was…

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Betty Joyce Searles Nettles

Betty Joyce Searles Nettles, 74, of Hoboken, passed away August 11, 2018 in Middleburg. She was born June 15, 1944 in Trion, GA to the late John Sherman Searles and Maggie Mildred Hamilton Searles. Mrs. Nettles attended Waycross Junior College and worked for 12 years at Charlton Memorial Hospital and as a caregiver at Mullis…

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Margaret C. Hegwood

Mrs. Margaret C. Hegwood, age 78, of Menlo Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018. ​Mrs. Hegwood was born on August 25, 1939, in Walker County, daughter of the late Ben and Bertha Crain. She was a 1957 graduate of Menlo High School. After high school, Mrs. Hegwood worked as the bookkeeper for the…

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Joyce Anne Overby Talley

Mrs. Joyce Anne Overby Talley, age 74, of Adairsville, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at a local hospital. Mrs. Talley was born in Rome, Georgia on September 26, 1943, daughter of the late Martin Overby and the late Eva Mae Fortune Overby.  She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, Christopher Shaun…

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