Blue Cross – Redmond Contract Ends Sept. 30th

Unless an agreement can be reached before September’s end, Hospital Corporation of America facilities and physicians — including Redmond Regional Medical Center and Cartersville Medical Center — will be out of network for thousands of Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia members in the state.

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Storm Causes Outages for Residents in Cloudland, South of Alpine

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UPDATE: Georgia Power customers at Cloudland are still without power.  Georgia Power says that around 650 customers should have power restored around 4:45 AM this morning.  There are also around 46 customers in the Alpine area, south of Menlo without power who can expect power to be restored around 4:45 AM.

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Summerville City Council Meeting Tonight

The City of Summerville’s search for a new city manager will take the center stage at the council’s meeting tonight.

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Car Belonging to Veteran with a Disability Stolen

According to the Walker County sheriff’s office, a 2006 Tacoma has been recently stolen in Jasper, GA.

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Sheriff Says Hurricane Relief Donations Have Been Slim

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Chattooga County sheriff Mark Schrader said on Sunday afternoon that there have not been as many donations to hurricane victims as expected. Schrader and his office began accepting donations- in the form of physical supplies- last week after being approached by several residents who expressed interest to Schrader in helping the victims of hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.

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Cloudland Community Park Selling Burning Leaf Festival T-Shirts

Cloudland Community Park is taking orders for Burning Leaf Festival T-shirts. The shirts will be maroon and long-sleeved with a vintage-style distressed ivory design (see image below).

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Mr. James “Mitchell” Blackmon, Obit (M)

Mr. James “Mitchell” Blackmon, age 78, of Trion, GA, died Saturday, September 22, 2018, at his sister’s residence.

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Ms. Tammie Stevette Gilreath, Obit (ER)

Ms. Tammie Stevette Gilreath, age 50, of Harrisburg Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday afternoon, September 22, 2018, in a Rome hospital. Born in Rome on June 1, 1968, She was a daughter of the late Nancy Berry Gilreath and Steven E. Gilreath who survives. Ms. Gilreath was project manager for the Georgia Building Authority with 20 plus years of service.

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Chattanooga Zoo Constructing Giant Anteater Exhibit

The Chattanooga Zoo has announced that it is hard at work on a new giant anteater exhibit. The new exhibit will start with just one giant anteater, but the zoo says that the exhibit is being made to house multiple animals and will allow for breeding. It will be built in what is now open space within the zoo’s perimeter.

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Senior Involved in Glider Crash into Foot of Lookout Mountain

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A crash in a glider has led to a man being airlifted to Erlanger hospital Friday night, according to the Dade County sheriff’s office. The patient, who is in his 60s, was flown via helicopter to the Chattanooga hospital after crashing in his glider at the bottom of Lookout Mountain by a landing field.

The Dade Co. sheriff’s office told news media that the man was alert and conscious when he was rescued. Information on his overall condition has not been released, however.

WZQZ is monitoring this story for updates and will follow up as more information becomes available.