Area News

Sen. Jeff Mullis on Summerville Drinking Water Advisory

ATLANTA (February 21, 2020) | On January 30, 2020, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) received samples of drinking water from the Raccoon Creek Treatment Plant in Summerville that contained PFA (perfluoroalkyl) substances, leading the EPD to issue a health advisory. Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) would like to provide the following update on…

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Trion Head Football Coach Stepping Down

Trion Head Football Coach Justin Brown is stepping down as head football coach, according to Trion High School officials. Brown has led the Bulldog team through numerous victories during the past eight years as head coach. “On behalf of the administration and athletic department of Trion City Schools, we would like to sincerely thank Coach…

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Bill requiring all vehicle passengers in Georgia to buckle up hits speed bumps

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Legislation aimed at requiring back-seat passengers to wear safety belts in Georgia hit speed bumps Wednesday as key Senate lawmakers disagreed over penalties and court implications for violators. Georgia has required front-seat passengers to wear belts in most vehicles since 1988. It remains one…

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Georgia lawmakers mull over vaping tax

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service Vaping could face a new tax in Georgia under a House bill state lawmakers began considering Wednesday. Several legislators have targeted vaping amid studies showing a growing number of teenagers becoming addicted to nicotine and reports of dozens of vaping-related lung illnesses seen in Georgia by…

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Summerville Police Reports . . .

A case of candles are missing from the McGinnis High Rise Apartments, according to Summerville Police reports. Maureen Arrivillaga reported on Feb. 11 that she had a case of candles in her apartment and she knew they were there on Feb. 7. When she went to get them four days later, they were gone. Officers…

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Chattooga Sheriff’s Reports. . .

The following activity was reported by a Chattooga County deputy during the past couple of weeks. According to an incident report: According to Deputy Jamye Dawson:  While on patrol, Deputy received a call for damage to property at 188 West Summerville Church Road in Summerville at the residence of Jacob Caldwell. When the deputy arrived…

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Chattooga Wrestling Wins AA Traditional State Championship

  After capturing the school’s first GHSA Dual State Championship just last month, the Chattooga Indian Wrestling team followed that up by winning the GSHA Class AA Traditional State Championship Saturday in Macon, another first for Chattooga. Chattooga blew out the rest of the competition with 190.5 team points followed by Oglethorpe County in second…

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