Area News

Seat Belt Trouble Turns Into Drug Arrests

Despite trying “frantically” to put on their seatbelt, two people were arrested on drug charges on Valentines Day, according to Summerville Police reports. Officer Matt Pritchett spotted two occupants of a 1995 Chevrolet pickup not wearing their seatbelts around noon. The driver, 35-year-old Jennifer Marie Hines, of 3567 Hwy. 100, Summerville, was unable to produce…

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Passing A Bus Law Changes

Georgia’s State School Superintendent Richard Woods applauded the state for changing the law on school bus safety. “I have been concerned about our students’ safety since House Bill 978, which addressed passing a stopped school bus on a highway divided by a turn lane, was signed into law last year. Today, Senate Bill 25 was…

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Royal Ball Coming To Chattooga Library

  The Royal Princess Ball is returning to the Chattooga County Library in Summerville after sell-out events last year. The $10 entrance fee is worth the smiles and entertainment, according to parents. This year’s events will be held at 5:30 p.m. on March 23 and March 30. The Royal Ball has become a popular hit that the…

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Early Voting Starts Feb. 25

  It’s official. Voters will return to the polls on March 19 and decide whether to continue an existing 1-percent sales tax. However, early voting starts on Feb. 25 at the registrar’s office, according to Chattooga County Chief Registrar Sheena Weaver. Voters are being asked whether they want to continue paying a 1-percent sales tax…

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Mohawk Cutting Hours, Jobs at Lyerly

Mohawk Industries Director of Public Affairs Robert Webb confirmed to The News on Thursday the company’s plant in Lyerly will be cutting jobs. Webb, in a brief letter to The News, said the plant will be “transitioning its Lyerly manufacturing from four rotating 12-hour shifts to three 8-hour shifts.” “This shift reconfiguration will initially reduce…

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(Updated) Local Man Thrown From Jeep; Med Helicopter Called

Updated: The man that was seriously injured in this morning’s crash on Highway 27 has been identified as Corey Bethune, of Trion.   ***********************************EARLIER************************* A single vehicle crash with injuries is being reported on Hwy. 27 near Hunters Furniture. A Jeep has flipped and one person was seriously injured. A Medical helicopter was called for…

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Children’s Toy Stolen From Yard

A Trion resident claims that someone stole an old riding lawnmower from his residence during the past week, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. The mower was taken from 4302 Spring Creek Road and was valued at $1,000, according to Deputy Wendell Flood. ” The complainant stated that the first thing that got missing was…

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