County BOE Recognizes Substitute Teachers

County schools superintendent Jimmy Lenderman signed a proclamation at last night’s Board of Education meeting in recognition of county substitute teachers.

The proclamation declared today, November 16th, 2018, “Substitute Teacher Appreciation Day” at all county-wide schools.

Here Supt. Lenderman recognize the educators:

Georgia Employment Records Set Again in October

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Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state set records in October for total jobs and employed residents.

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Downward Pressure on Gas Prices Builds as Crude Inventories Accumulate

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The latest weekly petroleum status report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows crude inventories continue to build, now for the eighth consecutive week.

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Rachel Groce Named Chattooga’s District Teacher of the Year

At last night’s meeting of the Chattooga County Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Jimmy Lenderman announced that Rachel Groce had been selected as the district’s Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020.

Mrs. Groce is a kindergarten teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School since 2015. By winning this award, she will have the opportunity to compete for state Teacher of the Year.

Teachers of the Year are selected a full school year before the year they hold the award, in order to give nominees time to compete for state TOTY.

Congratulations to Mrs. Groce!

Freeze Warning in Effect Until 8 AM

A freeze warning issued by the National Weather Service will remain in effect until 8 AM this morning.

The warning covers most of both Georgia and Alabama.

Freezing temperatures could kill sensitive vegetation and damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Take steps to protect plants and pets from the cold.

For more information from the National Weather Service for North and central Georgia, click here. For information on Alabama, click here.

Arrest Report – Thursday – November 15, 2018

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Thursday, November 15, 2018.

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Tucker Appointed as Temporary Police Chief

At Monday night’s Summerville City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to install Harold Tucker into the position of Temporary Police Chief and Safety Director.

Police Chief Stan Mosley is on medical leave.

The salary for Mr. Tucker’s position is $64,700 per annum.

Football Friday Preview: Wildcats for Both Teams

The Bulldogs and the Indians will both be fighting for a place in the Final Eight in their respective brackets tomorrow night. They’ll each take on their own set of wildcats: Chattooga (9-2) will face off against the Rabun County Wildcats (10-1), and Trion (8-3) will play the Schley County Wildcats (8-2).

Both teams narrowly secured advancement in the playoffs last week after single-point wins.

Chattooga High School hosted the Washington Bulldogs from Atlanta. A successful conversion in the second quarter earned the Indians a 1-point advantage that they held onto for the remainder of the game, pushing them into the next round of playoffs.

The Trion Bulldogs hosted the Wilcox County Patriots, and though an intense middle half put the Patriots in the lead, the Bulldogs turned it around in the last quarter. A last-minute Hail Mary touchdown tied things up at 19, and Trion’s ensuing 1-pt. conversion sent the Patriots packing.

WZQZ is your hometown source for all the latest on local sports. Be sure to check back for all the latest from the Indians and the Bulldogs.

County BOE, Trion Council to Hold Respective Meetings Tonight

The Chattooga County Schools Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting tonight  at 6 PM. The meeting will be held at the Chattooga County Education Center, 206 Penn Street, Summerville, GA 30747.

WZQZ will have a reporter at the Board of Education meeting to bring you the highlights.

The Trion Town Council will also hold its monthly work session starting at 6 PM in Trion Town Hall.

Health Inspection Scores – First Half of November

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

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