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Local Wins GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

SIMI VALLEY, CA- July 16, 2018 – The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and GE announced this week the 20 students who were awarded the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship program, which just completed its eighth year, rew ards students who embody the vision and values personified by President Reagan, including leadership, drive, integrity…

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Local’s Identity Was Used To Obtain Services 4 Years Ago

A Lyerly woman said someone used her identity to open an account with a national cellular network, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. Mika Millican of Brooks Road tried opening an account with Verizon Wireless and discovered her social security number was already in use. Someone has been using it since 2014. “Miss Millican advised…

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With No License, Man Squeals Tires In Front Of Cop

A Summerville man without a driver’s license was arrested Friday night after squealing his tires in front of a Chattooga County Sheriff’s deputy. The deputy was sitting at the intersection of Hwy. 48 and Dogwood Circle, when a blue 1998 Ford Escort came by squealing its tires. The deputy promptly stopped the car and talked…

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Utility Trailer Taken From Fish Hatchery Road

Someone stole a 16-foot, double axle utility trailer from 313 Fish Hatchery Road on Saturday night, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. The utility trailer belonged to Jeremy Heathcock and it’s valued at $3,500. “While speaking further to Mr. Heathcock, I was advised that his neighbor had seen a black in color Jeep pull onto…

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Georgia Enters Final Week of Early Voting

ATLANTA – Today marks the final week of early voting for July 24th general primary run-off. Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that they can vote early in the State’s party primary run-off contests at pre-determined times and locations (available online) through Friday, July 20th. So far, Georgia voters have cast 99,202 early ballots…

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MRS. JO KEEN SHAMBLIN, age 86 of Highway #337-Summerville, Georgia, Teloga Community passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.  A lifetime native of Chattooga County, Georgia, Mrs. Shamblin was born May 9, 1932 to the late Elgin E. and Bertie Simmons Keen.  In addition to Her parents, she was preceded in…

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MR. GORDON WILSON (CHUCK) YARBROUGH, Jr.,  age 62, of Cloudland, Georgia passed away Monday afternoon, July 9, 2018, in a Rome hospital.  A native of Atlanta, Mr. Yarbrough was born May 23, 1956,  to the late Gordon Wilson Yarbrough, Sr. and June Tate Yarbrough who survives.  He was a retired auto mechanic.             Surviving are…

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(Updated) Franklin D. Bowman

Mr. Frank D. Bowman, age 84 of Ft. McCoy, FL (formerly of Cloudland) passed away Friday- July 13, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Bowman was born November 8, 1933 in Chattanooga, TN to the late William and Emma Johnson Bowman. He was a retired crane operator in the construction industry. Mr. Bowman is survived by…

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Mary Helen Maxwell

Mrs. Mary Helen Maxwell, age 87 of Trion, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Rossville, Georgia.   Mrs. Maxwell was born in DeKalb County, Alabama on April 6, 1931, daughter of the late Fred Doster McKeehan and Ora Alsie Shaver McKeehan. She was a member of the Pennville First Baptist Church and was retired…

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Brent D. Scoggins

MR. BRENT D. SCOGGINS, age 44, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in a Rome hospital.  Born on November 8, 1973, in Floyd County, Georgia Brent was a son of the late Eula Bell Bennett Scoggins and Donny Scoggins who survives.             Surviving are father & step mother, Donny and Carol Scoggins;…

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(Updated) Grady E. Winters

Mr. Grady E. Winters, age 93 of Lyerly, GA, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at this residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Winters was born July 28, 1924, in Gore, GA, son of the late E. E. Winters and Jessie Mae Fincher Winters.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by…

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Zadie Ozena Wilkerson Lane

Zadie Ozena Wilkerson Lane age 86 of Henagar died Tuesday, July 10 at her residence.  Funeral services are Friday at 11 am ct at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Darrell Sears officiating.  Burial will follow in Biddle Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 pm Thursday and 10 am until service time on Friday.…

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