Interview With McConnell About Book Signing

Former Chattooga County Sheriff and Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Gary McConnell has written a new book about his years of service as sheriff in Chattooga County and his long tenure as director of GEMA.  A book signing is scheduled for this coming Saturday at the Depot in Summerville.  WZQZ News will have an interview with McConnell about the book that will air on Friday and Saturday.

McConnell, who followed in his father’s footsteps as sheriff in Chattooga County, recounts his years as sheriff in the new book.  McConnell takes readers through stories of moonshiners and several high-profile murder cases.   He also recounts his years as GEMA Director, and the work he did in modernizing the agency and how the agency was made into a role model for other state’s emergency management agencies.

On Thursday, WZQZ News spoke with one of McConnell’s old bosses about the new book and McConnell’s years as a public servant.  Former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes told WZQZ News,”Gary McConnell is the embodiment of the legendary Buford Pusser of Walking Tall. He has lived one of the most interesting lives in the history of Georgia. He has been a fearless lawman, a great leader of GEMA and Homeland Security. Gary’s nickname is Big Foot, and he has truly left giant footsteps in his service to Georgia and her people.”

WZQZ News will air our interview with Gary McConnell coming up on Friday morning following the 8 AM newscast and again on Saturday morning following the 8 AM newscast.

 

Rome Student Charged With Threat Against School

Officials with the Rome City School System say a ‘potential threat’ led to an arrest on Tuesday at Rome High.

18-year old Jarod Dale Monroe is charged with felony terroristic threats and acts.

According to a news release from the school system: “Rome City Schools’ administrators are aware of a potential threat that led to an arrest on April 16, 2019, at Rome High School. With our continuing efforts and focus on safety and security, we were able to diffuse the incident without harm and remove any potential of a threat to our faculty, staff and students. All information going forward will be released at the discretion of local police authorities.”

Hometown Headlines spoke to Rome Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett who said Monroe left a note on the podium of a teacher indicating a school shooting could occur at anytime. He did not make any actions to carry out the threat. He did give a statement to the investigators.

Hometown Headlines / WRGA

Severe Weather Possible Today & Tomorrow

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia says that Chattooga County and Northwest Georgia could see some severe weather tonight and into Friday.  For now, most of Chattooga County is in the “slight risk” category, with only the northeast portion of the county in the “marginal risk” category for severe weather.

An approaching cold front will bring a slight risk for severe thunderstorms for most of the area late this evening.  Damaging wind gusts, heavy rainfall and the possibility of a brief tornado can be expected, according to forecasters.  Storms will push eastward overnight tonight before exiting on Friday.

Cooler temperatures will prevail after the system moves off to the east, with highs on Saturday in the upper 50’s.

The good news is Easter Sunday looks to be a beautiful day with sunny skies and a high of 76 degrees.

Agnew Wants To Change Next Month's BOE Meetings

Chattooga County Board of Education Chairman John Agnew is asking for changes to the May meeting of the Chattooga County Board of Education, according to an agenda released for tonight’s Board of Education meeting.

At a called meeting last month, the Board of Education voted to move the work session scheduled for April 11 to tonight, to be held in conjunction with the regular monthly meeting of the board.  Agnew was questioned by board members Brad Hayes and John Turner about the move and Agnew replied that the change was “just for the month of April.”

Now, Agnew has placed an item on the agenda for tonight’s meeting asking the Board of Education to move May’s scheduled work session to the same night as the regular session.

Also, the public comment portion of tonight’s meeting has been moved to the end of the meeting, according to the released agenda.  Some have questioned why the board would move the comment section to the end of a meeting that has already taken place.  Those concerned say that the board is not really listening to the public if they have already voted on items during the meeting before residents are given a chance to speak on any items that might be on the agenda.

Agnew is involved in a legal battle over his position.  A group of Chattooga County residents have initiated a recall petition against Agnew, and Agnew has appealed the recall in Chattooga County Superior Court.  Agnew is asking for the recall petition to be thrown out and for monetary compensation for his legal expenses.  The case is scheduled to be heard in Chattooga County Superior Court by a Cobb County judge.

Tonight’s Board of Education meetings will take place this evening at 6 PM with the work session and the regular monthly meeting to follow.

Accused Man Had No Official Position With City Of Summerville

A thirty-eight-year-old Summerville man arrested last week for allegedly sexually assaulting another man while he was sleeping and recording the act on a cell phone had no official capacity with the City of Summerville, according to city officials.

Michael Shedd was arrested after the male victim reported the assault, and since that time, Summerville Police have added a charge of exploitation of a child.  Details of that incident have not been released.

Shedd’s social media page showed him as being a “DJ for Summerville Main Street”, but city officials say that Shedd had only volunteered for the position and was not a city employee.  Shedd’s profile picture displayed on his Facebook Page show an official-looking shirt with the seal of the City of Summerville and “Summerville Main Street” prominently displayed.  According to the city, Shedd “took it upon himself to have that shirt made and even paid for it himself.  Shedd also gave himself a fake title that the city was not aware of.  He simply volunteered.”

Shedd was arrested late last week on charges related to the alleged sexual assault and child exploitation charges.

Summerville Man's Car Found Burned In Alabama

The Summerville Police Department received a call from Cherokee County, Alabama law enforcement officials regarding a burned, stolen car that was found in Cherokee County earlier this week.

The vehicle belonged to John Fain, Jr. of a Seventh Street address in Summerville.  Cherokee County officials asked the Summerville Police Department to speak with Mr. Fain on Monday night of this week.  When Summerville Police spoke with Mr. Fain he said that his Dodge Magnum was supposed to be parked in the yard with the key in it.  Mr. Fain said that someone had taken his vehicle from his yard without his permission.

Summerville Police notified officials in Cherokee County about the theft and the case has been turned over to an investigator.

 

Ex-Girlfriend Throws Rented Play Station

Summerville Police were called recently to a domestic altercation after twenty-four-year-old James Dixon, of a Scoggins Street address, said that his ex-girlfriend had damaged his Play Station 4 that he was renting from a local furniture and appliance store.

Dixon told the responding officer that his girlfriend wanted him out of her residence and that she had taken all of his belongings and placed them by the street for him to pick up.  Dixon said that the ex-girlfriend threw the rented Play Station to the ground, damaging it.

When police spoke with the ex-girlfriend, she said that she had placed all of Dixon’s belongings by the street and did drop the Play Station “from about knee-high”, but that it wasn’t damaged when she left it there.

Mr. Dixon was advised to take the matter to magistrate court.

Governor Calls Journalist Sanctions "Bad Idea"

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp put a big damper on House Bill 734 that would set up a panel to sanction journalists.  The governor spoke with a Georgia newspaper over the past weekend and called the bill “a bad idea.”

The bill was introduced by an outgoing Republican representative and would have the state set up an “accreditation panel” for journalists and also would allow for journalists to be sanctioned by the state-run panel.

Governor Kemp told the Marietta Daily Journal, “Well, there’s a lot of things that people introduce down there that are bad ideas. You know, I think your readers can decide whether they like what you’re doing or not. You’ve got First Amendment protections.”

Governor Kemp went on in the interview to call the whole idea “bizarre”.   The bill was met with intense criticism from print, television and radio news outlets around the state and beyond, saying that the government has no place regulating, censoring or issuing sanctions against media outlets.

Governor Kemp will be the guest this weekend in an interview with John Clark on the Georgia News Network’s “Georgia Focus.”  You can hear the program on WZQZ 99.1 FM on Saturday morning from 5-6 AM .

Lyerly UMC Car Show Looking For Vendors

Lyerly United Methodist is looking for all types of vendors for its 11th Annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show and Craft Festival on Saturday, August 10th from 8:00 – 3:00.  Rain or shine at Dowdy Park on the corner of Hwys 27 and 114 in Summerville, GA.

Booth rental is $20 for a 15’x15′ area.  You will need to provide your own tent, tables, and chairs.  There is 100 electrical outlets throughout the park.  There is water available in some areas.  This year we have room for 69 vendors, with vendors being put around the walking trail of the park, not in the middle of the grassy areas.
Joseph Crowe will be playing music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s for your enjoyment.  There will also be a 50/50 drawing, a cake walk, door prizes, and playground equipment for the kids to play on.
Email Marie Hanna at LUMC.CarShow@yahoo.com for more information or a vendor application.

Shotgun Stolen From Garage

A Gore-area man has reported the theft of a shotgun to the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department.

Joshua Templeton, of a Maverick Drive address, told a responding deputy that someone had stolen his New England, single-shot, 12-gauge shotgun had been stolen from his garage sometime between April 1st and Sunday of this week.

Templeton told the deputy that the gun was wrapped in camo and had modified sights.  The serial # is NG464997.

Mr. Templeton stated that nothing else was stolen out of the garage and that the garage door was open.

Meth Bust At Express Inn In Trion

Last week, Trion Police, along with agents from the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, arrested a woman at a local motel and charged her with distribution of methamphetamine.

According to Trion Police, the officers were conducting a follow up investigation concerning a female who was distributing methamphetamine at The Express Inn, located in Trion. During the investigation an officer observed  a female walking toward a car that was parked behind the motel. The female did not stop at the car but continued behind the motel.

Officers made contact with the female suspect, who was identified as twenty-one-year-old Haley McCool.  While speaking with Mccool, she stated that she did have some methamphetamine in the bag she was carrying.

Mccool was found to be in possession of a clear plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine and a suspected methamphetamine pipe. Mccool was placed under arrest and transported to the Chattooga County Jail.

Clothes Sale From Community Resource Center

The Community Resource Center of Chattooga County is clearing out their winter clothes to get ready for warmer weather. Come fill up a bag of clothes for $1!
Clothes only. While supplies last. April 15-29.

CRC is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 AM until noon and from 2 PM until 4 PM.  The center is located on the corner of Fairground and 7th Street in Summerville.
For more information call 706-509-0529 or like them on Facebook at CRCChattooga
CRC Chattooga is a local food bank dedicated to ending hunger and feeding hope in Chattooga County. 500 families are helped each month through their program. All proceeds from this sale will benefit CRC Chattooga.

Man Arrested For Disrupting Church Service

A homeless man was arrested after disrupting the Sunday morning worship service at a church in LaFayette this past weekend.

According to LaFayette City Police, the incident happened during the morning worship at First Baptist Church in LaFayette.  An off-duty policeman was working security at the church when the suspect arrived.

The man confronted Sergeant Ryan Wilson and, according to church members, was using crude language.  The suspect was upset about a previous incident in which Sergeant Wilson had arrested him.

Thirty-five-year-old Randy Edward Sluder was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

WQCH

Woman Charged With Smuggling Tobacco Into Floyd Prison

A woman from Juliette, Georgia is in the Floyd County Jail, accused of participating in a conspiracy to smuggle contraband into the Floyd County Prison in December.

According to arrest warrants on file at the Floyd County Jail, 22-year old Hailey Rebecca Harrell provided the contraband which included four unopened plastic bags containing 34 ounces of tobacco.

Harrell purchased the tobacco with funds from a Western Union money transfer sent by another man at the instruction of an inmate at the prison.

A second inmate had agreed to smuggle the tobacco into the prison.

Harrell is charged with items prohibited for possession by inmates and conspiracy to commit a felony.

WRGA

Arrest Report - Wednesday - April 17, 2019

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Wednesday, April 17, 2019:

Chattooga BOE Meetings For Thursday

The Chattooga County Board of Education has scheduled both their monthly work session and their regular monthly meeting for tomorrow evening at the Chattooga High School Cafeteria.  The board has a full agenda for both meetings.  Several residents have signed up to address the board of education.

According to the agendas for the meetings that were released on Tuesday afternoon, the public participation portion of the meeting will follow the regular meeting.  The work session will get underway at 6 PM and the regular meeting will follow thereafter.

Here are the agendas for both meetings:

CHATTOOGA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD MEETING WORK SESSION AGENDA

APRIL 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

 

 

Chattooga County Board

Office of the Superintendent

Agenda for Board Meeting

  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Adoption of Superintendent’s Recommended Agenda for April 18, 2019 School Board Work Session Meeting.
  • Review Minutes of Previous Meeting

March 14, 2019 Work Session

March 21, 2019 Regular Session

March 28, 2019 Called Meeting

  1. Resolutions/Recognitions (non-action items)
  2. At the March 21st Regular Session, we recognized the Young Georgia Author

Winners.  We have since been notified that we have 2 students who placed at the

Region level.  Ben Swords, a 6th grade student at Menlo School, was chosen as the

Region RESA second place winner.  Chaley Harris, who is a sophomore at Chattooga

High School, was chosen as the Region RESA Young Georgia Author 10th grade

Winner.  Her piece has been sent to the state level competition to be judged.

  1.    Congratulations to Jorja Cooper, who was selected as a state FFA Convention

Ambassador for the Georgia FFA Foundation.  Jorja, who is a senior at Chattooga

High School, is the FFA Chapter President this year.  Her role will be escorting and

promoting FFA to school administrators and foundation sponsors while at the State

FFA Convention this April.  This is truly a time for her to shine and show

people from around our state what FFA is about and portray the kind of high

quality students involved in our program.

  1. Middle grades and high school students from the district were recently invited to

compete at the state Future Problem Solving Bowl which was held at the University

of Georgia in Athens. They competed very well and placed in several categories.

1st Place in Action Plan from Lyerly Middle School: John Patterson, Chloe Brown, Bailey Thomas, and Izzy Wooten.

3rd Place in Action Plan from Lyerly Middle School: Colton Hankins, Kaylin Bishop, Addyson Daniel, Libby Veatch, and Sophie Webb.

1st Place in Skit Presentation from Menlo Middle School: Chloe Bass, Faith Yoder, Ansley Long, Savannah Greene, Joslyn Maddux, Rosie Elrod, and Sarah Young3rd Overall from Menlo Middle School: Savannah Greene, Joslynn Maddux, Rosie Elrod, and Sarah Young

In Individual competition:

-3rd Place in Middle Grade Division from Menlo Middle School:  Pippa Key

2nd Place in the Senior Division from Chattooga High School: Sarah Beth Hampton, 10th grade, and Pippa Key, 7th grade, both qualified to compete at the International Conference this summer.  This is Sarah Beth’s second year achieving at this level. They will be randomly assigned to work with a team of individuals from around the world.

Congratulations to all of these critical thinkers!

  1.   March 15-17, 2019 over 1,700 middle and high school students in Family and

Consumer Sciences attended the Georgia FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community

Leaders of America) State Leadership Conference at The Sheraton in Atlanta. Six of

these competitors came from our very own Chattooga High school. These Students

were able to discover their leadership potential by attending general sessions,

workshops, and competing in different Competitive Events. Students who advance to

nationals this year will travel to Anaheim, California to compete for a national title.

 

Chattooga High School is proud to recognize the following students for their

advancement in their STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events.

 

Blake Bonnano competed in Entrepreneurship senior category, and the name of his

project is ‘Must be Bonnano’s’. His project focus was on creating and planning a

business, while also coming up with concepts and forming a budget for his business.

Blake placed 1st in the region, and 2nd in the state, receiving gold. He will be advancing

to national leadership conference in California in June.

 

Savannah Turner competed in Interpersonal Communications senior category, and the

name of her project is ‘Twin Talk’. Her project focused on strengthening the bond

between her and her twin brother by using communication skills. Savannah placed

1st in the region and 2nd in the state, receiving gold. She will be advancing to national

leadership conference in California in June.

 

Karsen Gilliam competed in Advocacy senior category and the name of her project is

‘Less is More’. Her project focused on the positive effects of the four-day school week,

and she served her community and peers as a student advocate. Karsen placed 1st in the

region and 1st in the state, receiving gold. She will be advancing to national leadership

conference in California in June.

 

Tymeria Bond competed in National Programs in Action senior category and the name

of her project is ‘The Warmth of Service’. Her project focused on providing the

homeless shelter in the community with blankets that she made by hand with donated

material. Tymeria placed 1st in the region and 4th in the state, receiving gold.

 

Caity Daniel competed in Job Interview senior category and the name of her project is

‘Feeding the Hunger of an Artist’. Her project focused on using her communication

skills in order to participate in an interview and complete a portfolio for

employment.  She placed 1st in the region and 4th in the state, receiving gold.

 

Andrea Ragland competed in Career Investigation senior category and the name of her

project is ‘Enhance your Mind with Interior Design’. Her project focused on

researching and planning a career in interior design. Andrea placed 1st in the region

and 8th in the state, receiving silver.

 

Blake, Savannah and Karsen will be advancing to National leadership conference in

Anaheim, California. They will be flying out of Atlanta on June 27th and returning July

5th. During this time period, they will be competing on a National level, going to

leadership trainings, and meeting people from all over the nation. Along with this, they

will be attending Disneyland, doing a 5k run, visiting Knott’s Berry Farm, going on a

Los Angeles city tour, enjoying a day at Long Beach, meeting new people at a 4th of

July celebration, and experiencing many more once in a lifetime opportunities.

 

Advisor, Kayla Hartline stated, “These students are truly the face of the future.  They

competed in activities that showcased not only their knowledge, but their leadership

skills, Congratulations to the students for their hard work and preparation.”

       

  1.   School Board Members
  2. Brad Hayes- Update on tennis courts

 

  1. Brad Hayes- Public Participation

 

  1. Sam Ballard- Update on awnings at Chattooga High School shop

 

  1.   Board consideration of Board Chairman, John Agnew’s recommendation to change the

         dates for both the May Work Session and the May Regular Session Board Meetings.

 

  1. Resignation of Board Member, John Turner

 

  1. School Board Policies
  2.   Board Consideration of Board Chairman, John Agnew’s recommendation to revise

the Board Policy, “Public Participation in Board Meetings,” Descriptor Code: BCBI

  1. Financial Management
  2. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the Financial

Statement for February 28, 2019.

 

 

  1. Educational Programs, Student Support and Staff Development
  2.   Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation for the approval of the

proposed 2019-2020 school calendar.

 

  1.     Support Services/Facilities and Construction Management/Planning:  NONE

           

 

 

  EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

 

  1. Personnel
  2.   Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the following

Personnel changes and contract renewal:

                

      Certified Resignations

                  –Misty Gann; Teacher at Lyerly Elementary School; Personal reasons; Effective

06/04/09

Donna Martin; Teacher at Chattooga High School; Personal reasons; Effective

06/04/19

Josie Thrasher; Teacher at Menlo Elementary School; Personal reasons; Effective

06/04/19

 

Certified Recommendation

Duane Conley; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Zachary

White; Beginning 07/01/19

Angelica Delzer; English/Language Arts Teacher at Summerville Middle School;

Replacing June Barnes;

Beginning 07/01/19

Tracy Johnson; Reading Teacher at Summerville Middle School; Replacing Suzanne

Bailey (transferring to a different position within same location); Effective 07/01/19

Lacie Lea; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Tiffany World;

Beginning 07/01/19

George Wesley Maddux; Special Education Teacher at Summerville Middle School;

Replacing David Whitfield (transferred to Chattooga High School); Beginning

07/01/19

Emily Potter; Agriculture Teacher at Summerville Middle School; Replacing Lauren

Jarrett (transferring to Chattooga High School); Beginning 07/01/19

Martha Templeton; School-based Academic Coach at Leroy Massey Elementary

School; Replacing Leann Lowry (transferred to Assistant Principal); Beginning

07/01/19

 

Certified Transfers

                  –Jeremy Bowman; From Summerville Middle School to Special Education Teacher at

Lyerly Elementary School; Replacing Misty Gann; Beginning FY 2020

 –Janine Pendergrass; From Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School to Assistant

Principal at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Jennifer Reese; Beginning

FY 2020

 

Classified Resignations

                 –Kathy Hunter; School Food Service Manager at Lyerly Elementary School;

Retirement; Effective 05/31/19

Virginia Wade; School Food Service Worker at Lyerly Elementary School;

Effective 05/31/19

 

Substitutes

                 –Shanda Johnson; Substitute School Food Service Worker; Effective 04/19/19

Michael Floyd; Substitute Bus Driver; Effective 04/19/19

 

  1. Superintendent of School
  2. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation for approval of Outline of Board Activities for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

-Superintendent’s “For Information Only” Items

 

  • Public Participation: NONE

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

CHATTOOGA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD MEETING REGULAR SESSION AGENDA

APRIL 18, 2019

 

 

Chattooga County Board

Office of the Superintendent

Agenda for Board Meeting

 

  • Adoption of Superintendent’s Recommended Agenda for April 18, 2019 School Board Regular Session Meeting.

 

  • Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting

March 14, 2019 Work Session

March 21, 2019 Regular Session

March 28, 2019 Called Meeting

 

  1. NONE

       

  1.   School Board Members
  2. Brad Hayes- Update on tennis courts

 

  1. Brad Hayes- Public Participation

 

  1. Sam Ballard- Update on awnings at Chattooga High School shop

 

  1.   Board consideration of Board Chairman, John Agnew’s recommendation to change the

         dates for both the May Work Session and the May Regular Session Board Meetings.

 

  1. Resignation of Board Member, John Turner

 

  1. School Board Policies
  2.   Board Consideration of Board Chairman, John Agnew’s recommendation to revise

the Board Policy, “Public Participation in Board Meetings,” Descriptor Code: BCBI

  1. Financial Management
  2. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the Financial

Statement for February 28, 2019.

 

  1. Educational Programs, Student Support and Staff Development
  2.   Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation for the approval of the

proposed 2019-2020 school calendar.

 

  1.     Support Services/Facilities and Construction Management/Planning:  NONE

           

  EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

  1. Personnel
  2.   Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the following

Personnel changes and contract renewal:

                

      Certified Resignations

                  –Misty Gann; Teacher at Lyerly Elementary School; Personal reasons; Effective

06/04/09

Donna Martin; Teacher at Chattooga High School; Personal reasons; Effective

06/04/19

Josie Thrasher; Teacher at Menlo Elementary School; Personal reasons; Effective

06/04/19

 

Certified Recommendation

Duane Conley; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Zachary

White; Beginning 07/01/19

Angelica Delzer; English/Language Arts Teacher at Summerville Middle School;

Replacing June Barnes;

Beginning 07/01/19

Tracy Johnson; Reading Teacher at Summerville Middle School; Replacing Suzanne

Bailey (transferring to a different position within same location); Effective 07/01/19

Lacie Lea; Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Tiffany World;

Beginning 07/01/19

George Wesley Maddux; Special Education Teacher at Summerville Middle School;

Replacing David Whitfield (transferred to Chattooga High School); Beginning

07/01/19

Emily Potter; Agriculture Teacher at Summerville Middle School; Replacing Lauren

Jarrett (transferring to Chattooga High School); Beginning 07/01/19

Martha Templeton; School-based Academic Coach at Leroy Massey Elementary

School; Replacing Leann Lowry (transferred to Assistant Principal); Beginning

07/01/19

 

Certified Transfers

                  –Jeremy Bowman; From Summerville Middle School to Special Education Teacher at

Lyerly Elementary School; Replacing Misty Gann; Beginning FY 2020

 –Janine Pendergrass; From Teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School to Assistant

Principal at Leroy Massey Elementary School; Replacing Jennifer Reese; Beginning

FY 2020

 

 

 

 

Classified Resignations

                 –Kathy Hunter; School Food Service Manager at Lyerly Elementary School;

Retirement; Effective 05/31/19

Virginia Wade; School Food Service Worker at Lyerly Elementary School;

Effective 05/31/19

 

Substitutes

                 –Shanda Johnson; Substitute School Food Service Worker; Effective 04/19/19

Michael Floyd; Substitute Bus Driver; Effective 04/19/19

 

  1. Superintendent of School
  2. Board consideration of Superintendent’s recommendation for approval of Outline of Board Activities for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

-Superintendent’s “For Information Only” Items

 

  • Public Participation

David Evans

Amanda Dooley

Savannah Turner

Barbara Reece

Ellen Kinnamont

Joe Kinnamont

Allie Barksdale

Felicia Foster

Wesley Dawson

Joy Dodd

Kristy Colbert

Steven Groves

Cole Cavin

Casie Bryant

Paula Arden

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Pedestrian Airlifted After Hit & Run By Drunk Driver

A fifty-year-old Trion man is in custody after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on McConnell Road, near Teloga on Tuesday night.

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader told WZQZ News that the female victim was struck by a vehicle that then left the scene of the accident.

Chattooga County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Georgia State Patrol searched for the vehicle and located the driver a short time after the accident happened.  Officers arrested fifty-year-old James M. Gilleland of Trion.

The female victim was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga by Lifeforce.  Her condition is not known at this time.

Gilleland has been charged with DUI, failure to report an accident and serious injury by vehicle, according to Sheriff Schrader.

 

Library Trustees Meeting

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.

Trion Lodge Fundraiser

The Trion Masonic Lodge #160 will be having a fundraiser on Saturday April 20,2019.  They will be selling whole smoked, Boston butts at the Lodge starting at noon for a $30 donation.  They appreciate your support.

DOT Working On Highway 337 In Chattooga County

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 it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.

Also, crews begin work today on replacing the obliterated and damaged reflective raised pavement markers on State Route 157 in Walker County on Lookout Mountain.  Work will proceed daily Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. This safety maintenance operation and the lane closures it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change

It is the Georgia DOT policy to repair and maintain Georgia interstates and state highways promptly, efficiently and economically using well-planned activities, proper equipment, and skilled and dedicated employees. Prompt repair of small asphalt pavement defects has significant impacts on reducing maintenance costs. Deep patching which will be used in this maintenance operation is one of the methods Georgia DOT uses to repair deteriorated, settled, cracking and dislodged pavement.