Health Inspection Scores – Last Half of December

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Here are the latest health inspection scores from the Chattooga County Environmental Health Department for the last half of December:

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Nine States Seeing Gas Prices Under $2 Per Gallon

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Nearly 20 percent of states are currently enjoying prices below $2.00 per gallon. Nationally, retail averages have dropped ­­­83 of the past 90 days. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline currently sits at $2.30 per gallon, which is six cents less than one week ago, 24 cents less than one month ago and 16 cents less than at the same time last year.

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Woman Drives through Paint

Lyerly woman Barbara Kilgore filed a report with Summerville police after she drove her car through an unavoidable splatter of yellow paint.

Kilgore told a police officer taking the report that she was driving down Economy Street in town in her 2013 Chevrolet Captiva. She said that though she didn’t know where the paint had come from or how it was flung into the roadway, that it was unavoidable that her car was splattered by it.

“Come Get Me. Please Hurry.”

The Summerville News

A 10-year-old child used a cellphone to text her stepmother for help on Wednesday night, according to Summerville Police reports.

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Georgia State Patrol concludes investigation of former RPD officer in child injury case

The Georgia State Patrol has concluded its investigation on Richard Penson who turned himself in on Friday after warrants were issued for his arrest concerning an incident that took place at Kids Stop on 1700 Dean Ave.

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Trispot Darter Fish Set to Go on Endangered Species List According to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is scheduled to announce today (Friday, December 28th), it will place the Trispot Darter Fish, which is found in Alabama – on the endangered species list.  Being placed on the list makes it illegal for the freshwater fish to be caught or sold.

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Centre Police Charge Three Georgia Residents With Trafficking Heroin And Theft

Centre Police recovered a significant amount of Heroin on Saturday morning with the Assistance from the Wal-Mart Asset Protection Officer.

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Trion Man’s Home Burglarized

According to reports from the county sheriff’s department, Trion man Kenneth Koonce reported that his home had been burglarized this past Sunday.

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Rome Police Officer Arrested for Hit and Run of Small Child

On December 19, 2018 the Rome Police Department received information that a possible hit and run accident resulting in an injury to a three-year-old child had occurred at the Kid Stop at 1700 Dean Avenue. The accident was reported to have occurred on Monday, December 17, 2018 at about 5:15 PM.

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Purse Stolen at Wal-Mart

A woman reported that her purse was stolen at the Trion Wal-Mart on Sunday earlier this week.

Victim/complainant Holly Crabb is recorded in reports as saying that she was trying on shoes in the shoe department when she laid down her small rectangular black leather purse, and that when she went to retrieve the purse, it was gone.

Miss Crabb advised that while her purse contained no cash, it did have credit/debit cards which she had canceled, her diver’s license, and miscellaneous items totaling about $300 in value.

The sheriff’s deputy told Crabb that they would connect with Wal-Mart’s asset protection department and obtain surveillance camera footage.

The case remains under investigation at the sheriff’s office.