Suspicious Activity in Silver Hill Area

Sheriff Mark Schrader told AM 1180 on Thursday afternoon that his office has been called to investigate a couple of suspicious person sightings in the Silver Hill area of Chattooga County.

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Tanker Overturns on Little Sand Mountain – UPDATED

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Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says that a tanker that overturned on Little Sand Mountain continues to keep the road closed.  The road is expected to be closed the remainder of the day.

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Golf Clubs For Sale

Set of Ping Eye 2 imitation golf clubs for sale. Bag is included. Asking $60, OBO.
Call or text (706)859-1160 for pictures and more information.

Pilgrim Ministry at Dry Valley

Andy Pilgrim  with Pilgrim Ministry will be at Dry Valley Baptist Church Sunday, August 20th in the 6 PM service. Everyone is welcome.

Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Vinyard Pettyjohn, Obit (C)

Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Vinyard Pettyjohn, age 88 of the Teloga Community, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at her residence.

Mrs. Pettyjohn was born in Jamestown, Alabama on December 24, 1928, daughter of the late James Andy Vinyard and Elsie Mae Chapman Vinyard.  She was a member of the Pennville Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Ladies Group, and was retired from Best Manufacturing, receiving numerous service awards, and was a member of the Best Silver Club.  Mrs. Pettyjohn loved sewing, gardening, canning, and going to yard sales, but “had her thumb in everything.”  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pettyjohn was preceded in death by her husband, Niklos J. Pettyjohn, Jr.; a brother, Charles Vinyard and a brother-in-law, Jimmy Shropshire.

Mrs. Pettyjohn is survived by a brother and sisters-in-law, Franklin “Cotton” and Betty Tucker Vinyard; special brother, Walter Hugh Vinyard; sisters and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Jerry Fortenberry, Lucille Shropshire and Marie Floyd; and a number of special nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Pettyjohn will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in the Pennville Church of Christ with Minister Brad Hayes and Minister Frank Ford officiating.  Interment will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Pettyjohn, Danny Wyatt, Gene Smith, Sandy Stephens, Tory Shropshire, James Floyd, Denny Vinyard, Sammy Pilgrim, Jeff Vinyard, Gary Gilreath, Maxine Searles and Bonnie Clowdis.

Mrs. Pettyjohn will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.  On Saturday, Mrs. Pettyjohn will be carried to the Pennville Church of Christ where she will also lie in state from 12:00 Noon until the funeral hour.

Following the graveside service, the family will gather at Mrs. Pettyjohn’s home for fellowship and refreshments.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Pettyjohn.

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Clouds in Forecast for Solar Eclipse

Chattooga County EMA Director Pamela Davenport says that for now, it looks like we may not have ideal weather for viewing the solar eclipse on August 21st.

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Women’s Conference at Civic Center

FAR ABOVE RUBIES Women’s Ministry invites all women to “The Anchor Holds” Women’s Conference to be held at the Chattooga County Civic Center on August 26th at 11 AM to Appx 3 PM. No charge and no registration is necessary, just your presence. Testimonies to be given by Felisha Key (Summerville), Misty Blackwell (Summerville), Delicia Wright (Knoxville, TN), and Hope Spears Lafayette). Special Guest Singers are Amber Maxey, Kadesh, Marilyn Brown, Stephanie Spears, and Hope Spears. For more info contact Glori Boyd @ 706-331-1186 or on Facebook @ FAR ABOVE RUBIES WM.

Faith Baptist in Menlo Homecoming

Faith Baptist Church on Highway 48 in Menlo will be having Homecoming this Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:00 am.  Pastor Scott Quinn will be bringing the message and Backwoods Revival will be providing special music.  There will not be any Sunday School.  Please join us for lunch after the service.  Everyone is invited

Trion Farmers Market Today

The Trion Farmers Market will continue today at the pavilion near the Trion Track Field on Simmons Avenue.  Organizers say that there will be locally grown watermelons, peppers, green beans, butter peas, purple hull peas, okra, squash and tomatoes.  You are advised to get there early as the produce gets gone quickly.