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Lyerly Council OKs Ordinance

By JIMMY ESPY Staff Writer Lyerly Town Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a new property development ordinance. Among the requirements: * The regulations establish a minimum lot size of ½ acre. * Residential lots are limited to a single principal structure. * A minimum lot frontage of 50 feet is required. * All…

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Free Performance Of Broadway- Style Musical Set At Local Church

On May 25 the Shining Light Players will present “The Hiding Place: Life of Corrie ten Boom”, an original musical based on the bestselling book of the same title. The star-studded cast includes Metropolitan Opera tenor, Ray Gibbs, acclaimed soprano Leah Hill, and Alisha Burke, who originated the role of Corrie ten Boom, and is…

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Revival Planned At Menlo First Baptist

Revival services have been scheduled at Menlo First Baptist Church Sunday through Wednesday. Sunday morning services will be held at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening services will be held at 6 p.m. Messages at both services will be brought by Dr. John Connell. Music Sunday evening will be by The Connells. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday…

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Driver Flees After Crashing Into Train Trestle

A wooden train trestle over Old Mill Road near Hwy. 48 was damaged after a motorist struck it around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a Summerville Police report. “I observed that a pole on the trestle had been broken by a vehicle. [I] recovered several parts of the car in the roadway. The vehicle is…

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Stolen Scooter Recover Behind Apartment Complex

Nakesia Thomas, of Summerville Gardens Drive, said someone stole her son’s silver and gray scooter from her front porch last week, according to Summerville Police reports. It has red wheels, red handlebars and “KT” written on it. It’s valued at $30. The following day, however, the scooter was found. Some children in the apartment complex…

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Pauline Fletcher Pruchniak

Pauline Fletcher Pruchniak, age 84, of McHenry, formerly of Summerville, for 21 years, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital with her family by her side. She was born June 28, 1934 in Centre, AL to Paul and Foy (Timmerman) Fletcher. On November 3, 1962 she married the love of her…

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Cloe Lee Everett Owens

Mrs. Cloe Lee Everett Owens, age 88, of Summerville, GA, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Owens was born June 28, 1930, in Kensington, GA, daughter of the late Gus Boyd Everett and Willie Mae Bailey Everett. She was a member of Pennville Alliance Church, and prior to her…

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MR. JACKIE MATNEY, age 61, of James Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday evening, May 15, 2019, in a Rome hospital following an extended illness.  A native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, He born to the late James H. and Ethel Murdock Matney on August 28, 1957.  He was retired from Mount Vernon Mills, were he was a hyster driver;…

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Timothy Trace “Trey” Cordell

Mr. Timothy Trace “Trey” Cordell, age 39 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, may 15, 2019 at the Floyd Medical Center. Trey was born in Rome, Georgia on October 17, 1979, son of Timothy Wayne Cordell and Peggy Brooks Cordell. He loved to fish, play horseshoes, and strum on his guitar. Trey never met a…

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Ronnie McDonald

Mohawk Retiree Dies May 13, 2019 James Ronald “Ronnie” McDonald, 70, Gaylesville, Ala., died Monday at his residence. Mr. McDonald was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Summerville, son of the late James McDonald and Grace Warren McDonald. He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church and prior to his retirement, he was employed with Mohawk.…

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Drusilla Ragland

General Electric Retiree Dies May 11, 2019 Mrs. Drusilla Bennett Ragland, 85, Rome, died Saturday at her residence. Mrs. Ragland was born in Summerville on June 29, 1933, daughter of the late Otis Richard Bennett and the late Eula Beatrice Flippo Bennett. She was a graduate of Summerville High School and attended the Carroll Lynn Business…

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Robert Louis Moore III

Mr. Robert Louis Moore III, age 50, of Summerville, GA, died Friday, May, 10, 2019, in Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Moore was born November 4, 1968, in Trion, GA, son of Wanda Sue Bridges Bennett and the late Robert Louis Moore, Jr. He was self-employed in retail sales. Mr. Moore is survived by his sons, Justin…

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