Kathy Floyd Appointed To Housing Authority

Retired Chattooga School teacher Kathy Floyd was appointed to serve on the Housing Authority of the City of Summerville. She will take over the unexpired term left by her father, Robert H. Floyd, who passed away Sept. 30. The unexpired term will end Aug. 15, 2020. The Summerville City Council unanimously appointed her to that…

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CASA Program Wants The Best For Kids In Northwest Georgia

By GENE ESPY “We want what is best for the child that we work with, whatever that might be,” Anita Goodwin, Program Director of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program said. “Our goal in everything we do is that child have is a safe, permanent, loving home,” Mrs. Goodwin said, The program uses judge-appointed…

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Lola Idell Greene Skates

Lola Idell Greene Skates, 83, of LaFayette passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. She was a member of the LaFayette Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Garvin Skates Sr.; parents, James Monroe Greene and Reo Cleo Dodson Greene; five sisters; and one brother. She is survived by her daughter,…

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Dillard Wayne Busby

Mr. Dillard Wayne Busby, age 61, of Gaylesville, AL, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Busby was born January 26, 1958, in Fort Payne, AL, son of the late Billy Joe and Edna Smith Busby.  He was employed with Conagra Feed Mill.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Busby was preceded in…

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Delores Ann Gilreath Gilley

Mrs. Delores Ann Gilreath Gilley, age 82, of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Gilley was born August 10, 1937, in Summerville, GA, daughter of the late Lee Burke and Ortha Powell Gilreath.  She was a member of New Hope North Baptist Church, and prior to her…

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Thomas Walter “Wally” Laney

MR. THOMAS WALTER “WALLY” LANEY, age 63, of Summerville, Georgia, died suddenly Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in a Rome hospital.  He was a beloved Paw Paw, Dad, Brother, Uncle, and Friend.  Mr. Laney was preceded in death by his parents the late Charlie and Rachel Collum Laney, a sister, Verdice Laney, and wife Sonya Laney.             He is…

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Small Ag Center Kitchen Can’t Keep Up With Crowds; County To Address Issue

Expanding the Agricultural Center’s kitchen area, working on the courthouse exterior and moving some offices around are part of this year’s Chattooga County budget. In December, the Chattooga 4-H held its Breakfast with Santa program and about 250 guests showed up. Volunteers had to work on small makeshift griddles to make pancakes, sausage and other items…

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Lyerly Is Looking At New Park Playground Equipment

The Town of Lyerly continues to look at installing new playground equipment in its park on Hwy. 114. The Menlo-Tillotson program gave the town a $20,000 grant to help buy the equipment. “It’s going to cost $60,000,” Lyerly Mayor Jim Ferguson said. “It’s insanely expensive. It’s unbelievable.” Some playground equipment for the public sells for…

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