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Thief Targets Summerville Church

Someone broke into a Summerville church and stole $1,100 worth of items last week, according to a Chattooga County Sheriff’s report. Pastor Gary Wells noticed two guitars missing and a collection box missing from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Saturday. “The first guitar taken belonged to Mr. Roy Wells. It was a Alverez model 5023.…

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Wednesday’s Arrest Report

Wednesday’s Chattooga County Jail report

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Arrested: Local Drives Erratically Through Local Parking Lots

A reckless driver was arrested for DUI and other charges Tuesday night, according to Summerville Police reports. Local 911 dispatchers started receiving calls around 10 p.m. that a white 2002 Ford Sport Trac was driving erratically through the parking lots of McDonald’s, Jack’s and Marvin’s Builder Supplies. When the vehicle pulled onto Commerce Street, they…

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Health department now offering flu vaccine

  Summerville, GA:  The Chattooga County Health Department, 60 Farrar Drive, Summerville, is now offering flu vaccines during regular business hours.  Please call the health department at 706-857-3471 to schedule an appointment. Public health experts say now is a good time for people to consider getting vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. “Get your flu…

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JERRY WAYNE BRAMLETT, age 77, of Summerville, Georgia, formerly of Rome, passed away Wednesday in a Rome hospital.  Mr. Bramlett was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on August 30, 1941, was a son of the late Earl and Goree Bullard Bramlett.  He was retired from the Automobile Industry and was preceded in death by his…

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MS. KIM DENISE STANLEY, age 63, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in a Rome hospital following a brief illness.  Born in Savannah, Georgia on April 21, 1955 to the late Ralph Monroe Stanley and Pat Tedder Stanley, who survives.  She was a School Teacher and had taught in the Trion and…

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Mattie Frances “Fran” (Evans) VanHorn

Mattie Frances “Fran” (Evans) VanHorn age 89, of Rome, GA, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. VanHorn was born October 4, 1928, in Rome, GA, daughter of the late Harlin Lee and Melia Octivia Tudor Evans.  Prior to her retirement, she was employed with Ryan’s.  In addition to her parents,…

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STANLEY BYRON LONDON – Age 58, of Summerville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018. He was born on October 20, 1959 to the late Mr. Houston London and Mrs. Janie Sue Moore. He was employed by Chattooga County Government and was a U.S. Army Veteran. One son, Terrence Etchison, preceded him in death.…

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Jossie Marie Simmons Byrum

Jossie Marie Simmons Byrum, 80, of LaFayette passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy L. Simmons and Loraine Broome Simmons; daughter, Lynn Ridley; grandson, Matthew Ridley; sister, Louise Ramey; and brothers, Don, Jim and Frank Simmons. Survivors include her…

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MRS. BARBARA ANN TEAGUE GORHAM, age 76, of Orchard Hill Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, morning, September 18, 2018, at her residence.  A native of Trion, Georgia, was born to the late Cecil Benjamin and Nettie Rudell Fell Deering, on July 12, 1942.  She was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church, was retired from Mohawk…

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Mary Elizabeth Rogers

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rogers, age 87, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Rogers was born in Lindale, Georgia on July 23, 1931, daughter of the late General Jefferson Grogan and the late Odessa Sartin Grogan.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Grogan.  Mrs. Rogers…

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