Mrs. Juanita Lawless Ham Incomplete Obit (ER)

MRS. JUANITA LAWLESS HAM, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Tuesday in a Rome hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Ham was born on August 1, 1930; was retired from the Chattooga County DFCS after many years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Zane B. Ham on May 29, 1987.

Surviving are daughter, Ginger Ham Copeland; son, Zane Ham; several Grandchildren also survive.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Rev. James S. Loveless Obit (Willis)

REV. JAMES S. LOVELESS – Age 70, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at a local healthcare.

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Tribute to Mel Tillis Friday and Saturday

Arrest Report – Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department for Tuesday, November 21, 2017:

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Freeze Warning for Sunday Night into Monday Morning


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Birthday and Anniversary Club – November 19 – 25, 2017

The winner of last week’s Birthday and Anniversary Club was Bill and Janice Sabo.  Here are the names for this week:

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Nashville, Tenn. (November 19, 2017) — Following a lengthy struggle to regain his health, country music legend MelTillis passed away early this morning at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. Tillis battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and never fully recovered. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure. Tillis was 85.
The Country Music Hall of Famer leaves behind six children (Pam Tillis, Connie Tillis, Cindy Shorey, Sonny Tillis, Carrie April Tillis, and Hannah Puryear), six grandchildren, a great grandson, a sister (Linda Crosby) and brother (Richard Tillis), the mother of five of his children (Doris Tillis), his longtime partner (Kathy DeMonaco), and many lifelong friends and fans around the world.
The Tillis family asks for your prayers and will soon release more information regarding funeral services in Florida and Nashville.
Lonnie Melvin Tillis was born in Tampa, Florida on August 8, 1932. Throughout his 60+ year career, the Grand Ole Opry member recorded more than 60 albums, had 35 Top Ten singles, six #1 hits (“I Ain’t Never,” “Coca-Cola Cowboy,” “Southern Rains,” “Good Woman Blues,” “Heart Healer,” and “I Believe In You”), was named the Country Music Association’s coveted Entertainer of the Year, and was elected a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He wrote over 1,000 songs, 600 of which have been recorded by major artists including Kenny Rogers (“Ruby, Don’t You Take Your Love To Town”), George Strait (“Thoughts Of A Fool”), and Ricky Skaggs (“Honey, Open That Door”). Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) named Tillis Songwriter of the Decade for two decades. In February of 2012 President Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts.

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Power Outage in Trion Area

Georgia Power says that about 1,470 people in the Welcome Hill area of Trion are without power this morning.  Georgia Power expects the problem to be resolved by around 10:15 this morning. No word as to the cause of the outage.



Christmas Cookie “Smackdown”

Arrest Report – Saturday – November 18, 2017

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department for Saturday, March 18, 2017:

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