WATCH: Menlo House Destroyed by Fire

On Wednesday night around 8 PM, firefighters battled a fire that fully engulfed a house at 2623 Hwy. 337 in Menlo. The property is located between the four-way intersection and the elementary school.

The house was completely destroyed by the fire, but luckily, there were no injuries reported. It is not clear if the house was occupied or if there was anyone inside when the fire began.

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Funeral Arrangements Announced for Mel Tillis

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the late Mel Tillis who passed away early Sunday morning.

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Mr. Clifford Franklin Pledger (C)

Mr. Clifford Franklin Pledger, age 99 of the Pennville Community, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.

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Piano for Sale

For sale: small Bach piano. Contact 706-978-9034.

Investigation into Apparent Suicide at Hays Prison

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Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at Hays State Prison, and the family of the inmate doesn’t believe the prison’s claim that it was a suicide.

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4-H Breakfast with Santa

The UGA Extension Office (and Judge Jon Dennis) will be sponsoring ‘Breakfast with Santa’ on Saturday, December 2. There are two seating times available: 8:30-9:30, and 10:30-11:30. Tickets are $5, and seating is limited to 144 people per seating. Advance tickets are on sale at the 4H Extension Office, Farm Bureau, and P&P Country Store. NO tickets will be sold at the door. Breakfast will be served by Santa’s elves at the Summerville First Baptist Life Center. Photos will be available: you can bring your own camera, or one they can be emailed to you. All children will receive one-on-one time with Santa during the breakfast. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thanksgiving Closings

Thanksgiving Closings:

  • The Town of Trion Business Office and Maintenance Department will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov 23-24. Garbage normally picked up on these days will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov 22.
  • The Trion Recreation Department will be closed Thursday through Saturday, Nov 23-25. For emergency calls normally directed to the Gas or Police Departments, call 9-1-1 and emergency response will be dispatched.
  • The Chattooga County Library System will be closed Thursday through Saturday, November 23-25. The Library will return to its normal operating hours Monday, Nov 27.
  • The Summerville City Hall will be closing today at 3 PM and remain closed Thursday and Friday
  • The Chattooga County Farm Bureau will be closing today at 2 PM


Woman Dies Alone in Alabama House Fire – UPDATE

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says a woman died in a house fire Tuesday morning at a County Road reesidence in the Aroney Community. No one else was in the home at the time.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, but is being investigated by the DeKalb Co. Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Alabama State Fire Marshall’s Office.


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Rome Police Dept. Asking for Public’s Help Identifying Accused Thieves

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The Rome Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying both a man and woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise at a Rome business, as well as a man accused of using several stolen financial cards throughout Rome. To see the images of the accused thieves, click ‘read more’.

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Walker Co. Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Help Identifying Accused Thief

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a woman caught on surveillance video stealing a purse.

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