Area News

(Photos) Trion Gas Station Destroyed During Early Morning Fire

UPDATE: All lanes of Hwy. 27 in Trion at the Benny’s #1 gas station fire are open. Travel northbound and southbound is back to normal. From  Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader:Highway 27 at the Selman Drive Entrance is still blocked. No traffic is allowed through because of fire hoses across the highway still may be…

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Third Victim Dies In Aug. 27 Shooting Near Holland

From Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader: The surviving victim from the Aug 27th shooting below Holland, Daryl Marsh, has passed away. He was still being treated in a Chattanooga Hospital for his injuries from that morning. Steven Mauldin, the suspect in the shooting, is still in custody and will face additional charges.

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Man Arrested For Public Intoxication Inside Dollar General

A Summerville man is accused of stumbling and pushing a buggy into shelves while allegedly intoxicated at the Dollar General on Commerce Street on Monday. Tony Grant Colbert, 49, of Summerville, was arrested for public intoxication. “Mr. Colbert could not keep his balance . . .[He] kept falling asleep while speaking to him,” Officer Ricky…

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Daughter Said Her Mother Would Not Leave

A Summerville mother was arrested after refusing to leave her daughter’s apartment, according to police reports. Sandy Wilson, 42, of Summerville, was arrested after refusing to leave her daughter’s apartment Tuesday evening. Alexis Carroll said her mother would not leave. Officers Steve Bates and Ricky Van Pelt found Wilson upstairs. “[I] requested she come downstairs.…

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Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader Leaves The Democrats

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader is the fourth elected official to leave the Democratic Party. The sheriff, Chief Magistrate Judge Tracy Maddux, Clerk of Court Kim Windle James and Tax Commissioner Joy Hampton left the political party. Here is his resignation letter from that party: “

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Tax Commissioner Joins Others In Leaving Local Party

Chattooga County Tax Commissioner Joy Hampton is stepping away from the Democratic Party. Here is her letter: “Dear Friends: I want to thank those of you who have supported me in my campaign and my role as Tax Commissioner.  As many of you know, I did not choose to run for this position because I…

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Local Democrats Respond As Elected Officials Abandon Party

So far this week, Chattooga County Magistrate Tracy Maddux and Clerk of Court Kim Windle James have announced they are leaving the Democratic Party. Maddux and James decided to quit the party after Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader received criticism for sending deputies to help keep the peace at a protest in Lumpkin County. Maddux…

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