Brian Eugene Brewster

Mr. Brian Eugene Brewster, age 49, of Summerville, GA, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center. Mr. Brewster was born November 17, 1969, in Rome, GA. He was self-employed in the auto body repair industry and was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Faye Akery Dixson; and grandmother, Alice Murphy. Mr. Brewster…

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Patti Thompson Willingham

Mrs. Patti Thompson Willingham, age 50 of Summerville, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2019 suddenly at the Floyd Medical Center. Patti was born in Rome, Georgia on May 29, 1968, daughter of James G.Thompson and the late Patsy Ann Milican Thompson. She was the wife of Eddy Willingham and they shared…

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Sales Tax Passes

Chattooga County voters supported the continuation of a 1-percent sales tax on election day. A total of 664 people cast a ballot supporting the sales tax and 401 voted, “no.” The affirmative vote will continue the tax for the next six years. Funds from that tax will support paving of roads, repairs of infrastructure, updating…

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Summerville Named Among Georgia’s Safest Cities

An online security firm has ranked the city of Summerville as one of the safest cities in Georgia again. Summerville dropped to second place in statewide rankings for 2019, according to SafeWise Inc. SafeWise uses FBI Crime Report statistics from 2017 to calculate the top cities. Those with a population of fewer than 4,000 were…

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Bobby Joe “Bob” Peppers

Mr. Bobby Joe “Bob” Peppers, 78, of Cedartown, Georgia passed away March 17, 2019. He was born September 30, 1940 in Lyerly, Georgia, son of Guy and Martha Henderson Peppers. Bob graduated from Lyerly High School in 1958 where he was a standout basketball player and a proud member of Future Farmers of America (FFA).…

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Pit Bull Attacks Summerville Resident

  A 70-year-old Summerville resident was injured after trying to get away from a pit bulldog on Friday morning, according to Summerville Police reports. Janice Foster was working in her flowerbed in her front yard with “an extremely vicious put bulldog” charged at her, Officer Roy Williams stated. “[Foster] said she tried to run from…

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Man Confesses To Burglarizing A Summerville Home

A 34-year-old local man admitted to breaking into a house on Wood Street, according to Summerville Police reports. A witness spotted Arlonzo Johnson, of 35 Fourth Street, breaking into the Wood Street house. “Upon arrival officers found the front door had been forced open with a screwdriver that was left at the scene,” Chief Det.…

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