Area News

Someone Illegally Opens A Capital One Account

A Summerville man said someone illegally opened a credit card account in his name, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. Ted Simmons received a letter from a collections company claiming that he owed on his Capital One credit card account. “Mr. Simmons said he has never had a Capital One account. However, the company said…

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Retired Educators Meeting

The Chattooga and Trion Retired Educators will meet on Thursday, February 21 at Sweet P’s in Trion.  Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting at noon.  Jason Taylor,  a representative of  Modern Woodmen of America, will present the program.  All retired educators are invited for a time of food, fellowship, and learning.

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Power Company Warns Customers About Local Scam

North Georgia EMC (NGEMC) warns everyone to beware of utility scams operating in the area. NGEMC employees do not call or visit customers to disconnect power or collect payments. To verify that a caller represents NGEMC, hang up and call one of NGEMC’s published phone numbers. Utility scams that have been recently reported include: Power…

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Manager Search Ongoing For James Floyd State Park

  By JIMMY ESPY Staff Writer Interviews are currently being conducted for the park manager position at Floyd State Park, according to Joe Yeager, District One manager for the State Parks and Historic Sites Division of the Department of Natural Resources. Steven Emery, who was hired to manage the park in the summer of 2017,…

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Burglary Reported On Roberts Street

A Summerville woman claims that someone broke into her residence while everyone was away at the hospital Friday night, according to police reports. Savannah Collins, of 214 Roberts Street, said the front and back doors to the residence were locked. She and Policeman Phillip Cox did not see any signs of forced entry. Nothing was…

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Scammer Pretends To Be A Drug Agent

A Summerville woman’s identity was compromised after giving it to a scammer claiming to be a drug agent last week, according to Summerville Police reports. Hattie Foster received a called from a woman claiming to be from the DEA and Social Security Fraud department. The scam artist claimed Foster’s address was found among two kilograms…

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