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Agnew Wants Recall Dismissed

By JIMMY ESPY Staff Writer In a motion and brief filed in Superior Court of Chattooga County on Wednesday, Chattooga County Board of Education Chairman John Agnew asked that a recall petition filed against him be dismissed or that a “sufficiency hearing” be held. Agnew’s motion claimed the recall application filed by Allan Baggett was…

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Local’s Car Found Burned In Cherokee County, Alabama

Alabama law enforcement officials recovered a burned stolen vehicle Monday night that belongs to a Summerville resident. Officials in Cherokee County, Ala., found a red Dodge Magnum that had burned. They discovered it belonged to John J. Fain Jr., of Seventh Street, in Summerville. Officer Steve Bates was asked by Cherokee County officials to contact…

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Shotgun Stolen From Summerville Residence

A$150 shotgun was recently stolen from a Summerville residence, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. Joshua Tempton, of Maverick Drive, said some took his New England single-shot, .12 gauge shotgun from his garage sometime this month. “Templeton advised me that the shotgun had been wrapped in camo and had modified sights. Mr. Templeton stated that nothing…

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(Updated 11:34 p.m.) Pedestrian Was Struck And Airlifted Near Teloga

(Update 11:43 p.m.: The suspected hit and run driver from the accident on McConnell Road near Teloga has been caught. The driver is 50-year-old James M. Gilliland, of Trion. He’s been arrested for DUI, failure to report an accident and serious injury by vehicle, according to Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader.) A pedestrian has been…

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Blood Assurance Says Its In Critical Need After Rome Outage

Blood Assurance is in critical need of blood donations after a system outage prevented them from processing blood or contacting donors. Blood Assurance is asking all eligible community members to please donate blood as soon as possible. “We are experiencing a seriously critical need at this time and are asking our communities for help,” said…

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Library Board Meets April 23

The Chattooga County Library Board of Trustees will hold their next quarterly meeting Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 5 P.M. The meeting will take place at the Summerville Library, 360 Farrar Drive, Summerville, GA

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Traffic Is Flowing On Hwy. 100 After Crash

(Update: The roadway is now back open. Lifeforce landed and now is taking the patient for treatment.) A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy. 100 and Wildlife Lake Road has blocked both roads. A medical helicopter is on the way to pick up a patient.

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Asphalt Repair Begins on GA Highway 337

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. – Georgia DOT advises motorists on State Route (SR) 337 in Chattooga County that maintenance crews will begin today their work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on this highway.  Work will proceed daily Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. This maintenance operation and the temporary lane closure…

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