Wayne Butler

WAYNE BUTLER, age 78, of Roberts Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday morning in the local nursing home.  Born in Chattooga County, Georgia on May 6, 1940 to the late Charlie and Ruth Miller Butler.  He was preceded in death by wife, the late Bessie Hunter Butler on July 29, 2009 and a brother, the late Monroe Butler…

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MICHAEL LEE “YANK” ORGAN

MICHAEL LEE “YANK” ORGAN, age 66, of Rollins Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in O’Fallon, Ill. following an extended illness.  Born in Apple River, Ill. on August 25, 1952, a son of the late Chester O. Organ.  Mr. Organ was a millwright machinist for Local #1263.  He was preceded in death by his mother and…

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Wrangler Contracts With Local Mill To Make Special Jeans

Trion’s Mount Vernon Mills will benefit from a new contract with Wrangler Jeans and Apparel. Wrangler is creating a new collection of blue jeans. It’s called the “Rooted Collection.” It features new designs for five state-specific pairs of jeans from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Here is the company’s press release: GREENSBORO, N.C.–(BUSINESS…

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David Houston “Mountain Man” Yarbrough

David Houston “Mountain Man” Yarbrough, 59, of Menlo, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. David was the son and is preceded in death by Wesley and Reva Yarbrough.  He is survived by his wife; Sherry Lynn, children; David (Stephanie) Yarbrough, Sherolyn (Scott) Austin; siblings; Hershel (Linda) Yarbrough, Gene (Margie) Yarbrough, Greg (Carolyn) Gilstrap,…

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Ralph Kerns, Jr.,

Mr. Ralph Kerns, Jr., age 77, of Cave Spring, passed away Wednesday evening, April 17, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Kerns was born in Chattooga County, GA on July 23, 1941, son of the late Ralph Kerns, Sr. and the late Stella Selman Kerns.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Roderick…

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STRIPED BASS: FRESH FROM THE RENOVATED RICHMOND HILL FISH HATCHERY

RICHMOND HILL, Ga (April 19, 2019) — Striped bass, an angler favorite, can be found in large rivers and reservoirs. But did you know that many of these fish are hatched, raised and stocked by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division? In fact, the Richmond Hill Hatchery is the sole producer of…

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Summerville Police Is In A Vehicle Chase

(2:40 p.m. Update: The police chase into Alabama has ended in Gaylesville after the fleeing suspect  allegedly tried ramming a police officer’s car.) Summerville Police officers are chasing a fleeing car on Hwy. 114 heading toward the Georiga-Alabama state line. Chattooga E-911 dispatchers are calling Alabama law enforcement to cut the fleeing car. Officer Phillip…

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(Photos) King Shoots Into Son’s Room

A 47-year-old man shot twice at his son during the morning hours of April 12, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. Ronnie King, of Bill Mitchell Road, suddenly and without warning shot a .40 caliber pistol into his son’s room. “From my understanding, that is not uncommon for them to have father and son disputes,” Sheriff…

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