Area News

Tax Commissioner Updates Property Tax Collection Effort

Chattooga County Tax Commissioner Joy Hampton said property tax collections are going well. “For 2016, 99.65% of the real property digest has been collected; for 2017, 97.95% has been collected, and for 2018, 97.75% has been collected as of today.  I expect several payments to come in when people receive their income tax returns, so…

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Chattooga Warrant Results In Alabama Meth Bust

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 60 year-old Floyd E. Wells, of Centre, with drug trafficking on Friday. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, investigators were initially looking for Wells on a fugitive from justice warrant based on existing warrants from Chattooga County, Georgia. Investigators located Wells at a residence on County Road 16 and discovered…

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Get Paid For Taking A Chattooga Related Survey

Random Chattooga County residents will be receiving a Healthy Living Survey in the mail in the upcoming weeks. This survey is being conducted by a team at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health to understand what residents think about their community and health, and to learn about healthy behaviors in Chattooga County. Survey responses…

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Man Tries Fleeing Through Nursing Home

A 23-year-old Trion man fled through the local nursing home after cops tried questioning him about an altercation on Thursday, according to Summerville Police reports. Dylan A. Smith allegedly grabbed his girlfriend, Cheyenne Hines, and would not let her leave his home on Roseway Circle. She was able to call three friends, who arrived and…

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Column: Christmas Eyewitness

Eyewitnesses are crucial. This newspaper relies on them. By the words of a witness, cops arrest people. By the testimony of a witness, criminals go to jail. An executive becomes a whistleblower and a corrupt company falls. As an eyewitness of a cover up, Mark Felt became the most famous political whistleblower. We know his…

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Emergency Calls Increasing In Chattooga

Emergency calls into the 911 Center continue to increase as well as the petty calls, according to Chattooga County 911 records. Last year Redmond EMS responded to 5,236 emergency calls in Chattooga County. Out of those calls, they transported 3,286 people to area hospitals. That means about 2,000 calls were not emergencies or did not…

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