Area News

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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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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Trion Mill To Restructure Operations; Some Layoffs Expected

Mount Vernon Mills announced today that it will restructure some of its operations in Trion that will affect up to 100 employees. Some workers will be laid off and others will be relocated to other departments within the mill, according to Denim Mill Manager Randy Henderson. “Mount Vernon Mills Inc.,  regretfully announces the decision to…

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