Area News

Local Company Investing $5 million With Expansion, Creating 104 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that high-end carpet producer Try-Con Tufters will expand its commercial manufacturing operations in Chattooga County, investing $5 million in a new 109,000 square-foot facility and creating 104 additional jobs. “Try-Con Tufters has been a first-rate employer in Chattooga County for fifteen years, and we’re glad that…

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Jefferson’s Donates Dollars To Waitresses

  Do you remember all those colorful dollars stuck everywhere inside the Summerville Jefferson’s Restaurant? Most of them are gone. They’ve been donated to the waitresses to help them out during this coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants have been closed and waitresses aren’t getting the tips to support themselves. Owner Beth Kingsolver decided to remove the colorful…

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Sen. Jeff Mullis Supports Law Enforcement Safety

  ATLANTA – Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) is partnering with Sen. Randy Robertson (R – Cataula), a retired Deputy Sheriff, to support classifying any contraction of the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) by law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians and all first responders as occurring in the line of duty. “First responders…

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Lowest Bid For New City Trail Is $111,700

  The City of Summerville is looking to spend $111,700 to extend its walking trail. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs gave the city $120,720 to complete the project that extends the walking trail from the Summerville Depot and into J.R. “Dick” Dowdy Park. The city must decide between two bids. Exceller Construction out of…

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State Senate Recongizes Retiring Judge Jon Payne

  The Georgia General Assembly recognized retiring Chattooga County Probate Judge Jon Payne. State Senator Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) passed the resolution recognizing Payne just before close of session. Payne, 71, first won office in 1974, taking over from temporary Probate Judge Lann Cordle, who was serving out the unexpired term of Paul Weems. Weens died…

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State Recognizes Earl Parris For Years Of Public Service

  State Senator Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) passed a resolution commending Earl H. Parris for years of service as a Summerville councilman. Last October, Parris said he would not seek re-election citing family and business priorities. Parris’ first trip on the council was back in the 1990s where he served two years. Then he was elected…

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