Trion Bulldogs on the Radio Tonight / CHS Indians on the Web

AM 1180 will be broadcasting the Trion Bulldogs on the air tonight and on SKY 21.5 TV (Charter Cable 184).  You can also listen online by clicking the “Listen Live” microphone on our home page at www.chattoogainfo.com.   You can listen to the Chattooga Indians by clicking the “Web Game” microphone on our home page.

AM 1180 spoke with our own Ben Groce about this year’s Trion Bulldogs and tonight’s game.  You can hear the interview on the radio following the Trading Post Program in the noon hour, or you can listen here:

 

Trion Vs. Gordon Central.

Do to Logistical issues AM1180 will be unable to carry the Trion game Live tonight.  you can follow the game on twitter at: http://twitter.com/itslocal/

 37-19 Trion with 5:47 left on the clock 

Chattooga Indians vs. Allatoona game live

Listen Live to the Chattooga Game

At end of first quarter.
Trion / Lafayette 7-7
Chattooga/Allatoona 7-0

At the end of the first half
Trion / Lafayette 7-14
Chattooga / Allatoona 27 – 0

in the third quarter.
Chattooga / Allatoona 41-7
Trion / Lafayette 14 / 28

Subligna BBQ, Music and More

The Subligna Volunteer Fire Department will hold a barbecue , music and more at noon Saturday at the Subligna Fire Hall.  Hickory smoked pork barbecue will be be available along with live bands, a cake walk, door prizes an auction and homemade ice cream.  The public is invited to attend.

 

Santa is Making His Way Around The World – Track His Journey Here!

Use this link to track Santa’s flight and estimate when he may be hitting Chattooga County!

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/home.html

 

Man Trampled by Black Friday Bargain Hunters

Black Friday was given a new meaning on Thanksgiving day when one store employee was trampled to death.

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (CBS) ? We’re used to seeing scenes like this across the country — people running, pushing, trying to get their hands on the great bargains. But on Friday – better known as "Black Friday" to millions upon millions of holiday shoppers across the country, a scene like this turned deadly as a mob stampeded over a security guard at a Long Island Wal-Mart.

The heavy glass and steel sliding doors were literally knocked off their hinges in the shopper-stampede-to-be-first. Then the wave of humanity caved in on defenseless Wal-Mart workers as they opened early — 5 a.m. — for the annual bargain hunting ritual that kicks off the morning after Thanksgiving.

"The crowd pushed so forcefully that they crashed the doors down and one of the workers from Wal-Mart was pushed to the floor as the crowd entered the store, many of them running," said Det. Lt. Michael Fleming of the Nassau County Police Department.

Cell phone video obtained by CBS 2 HD shows Jdimytai Damour, a 34-year-old part-time employee hired as a holiday temp. He was crushed in the onslaught and pronounced dead an hour later. As responding Nassau police and paramedics tried to save him, they were also jostled and pushed to the ground.

"The man got trampled, stomped on — everybody banged through the doors," witness Terrence Howard said.

Witness Kimberly Cribbs said all those people who got in went right on shopping after the worker was run over.

"Oh yes, they’re savages," Cribbs said.

As 2,000 customers surged ahead, several hundred began cutting the line creating mass chaos. Many bargain-hunters said they watched in horror.

"Pushing in, pounding through the doors to get TVs and electronics," Sean Newman said.

"I will never do this again as long as I live. I wish I was never here this morning," another woman added.

Three other shoppers and a 28-year-old pregnant woman who suffered minor injuries were also taken to hospitals for observation.

"I am happy to report that she did not miscarry and that baby will be okay," Det. Lt. Fleming said.

Damour, the American-born son of Haitian immigrants, grew up in Freeport and graduated from Freeport High School in 1993. His friends and family call him "Jimmy" or "Demitri" and describe him as "a big guy," who "was always laughing."

He attended Nassau County Community College for a time but apparently didn’t graduate, according to relatives.

His cousin, Nicole Jean, was on the phone to Damour’s mother in Haiti Friday evening trying to help her arrange a flight to New York. His father, Orgera Charles, seemed shell-shocked at his apartment in Flushing, saying "He didn’t get married. He didn’t have the baby yet."

Nicole Jean said Damour’s supervisor at the temp service where he worked complained that Wal-Mart wasn’t using him for the intended job.

"He wasn’t supposed to be working security on the door," she quoted him as saying. She seemed to be blaming the store for creating the situation that lead to the man’s death.

The man’s cousin and father said he has extended family in Queens and on Long Island in the Hicksville area. A funeral will likely be scheduled next week.

The Wal-Mart re-opened around 1 p.m.

Police have seized surveillance video. Some in the crowd may face criminal charges, amid questions if Wal-Mart’s security was adequate as they promoted huge sales.

Wal-Mart issued a statement, which reads: "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. We are working closely with the Nassau county police as they investigate what occurred."

CBS 2 HD’s Lou Young contributed to this report.

Sgt. Allmon’s Remains Arrive in Rome

 

Around 8:10 yesterday (Saturday) morning several Deputies from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s office along with a Trooper from the Georgia State Patrol as well as several motorcycles, escorted the family of fallen soldier Sgt. William Allmon from their home in the Pennville community through downtown Summerville on their way to the Russell Regional Airfield in Rome to receive the body of the soldier who was killed April 12th in an attack in Iraq.  According to official military sources, the soldier died last Saturday in Baghdad of wounds received when his vehicle encountered improvised explosive device. Sgt. Allmon was assigned to the 1st battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and 3rd Infantry Division, of Ft. Stewart and served as a combat engineer…Allmon had been in Iraq, this 2nd time since May of 2007 and was scheduled to return home this summer.  His wife Jennifer, a 3-year-old son Damien, a stepson Jason, all of Chattooga County, survives him.

  

The escort from Chattooga County went past veterans and persons from the community who wished to show their support that had gathered in front of the Chattooga County Courthouse on Commerce Street.  Around 10:15 the body of Sgt. Allmon left the Rome Airport on its way to a Floyd County Mortuary.  There were cars lined up and down Highway 27 in the Armuchee area showing their support for the family of the soldier.  Rome City Police, Floyd County Police, Chattooga County Deputies, Georgia State Patrolmen, a Rome Fire Truck and an ambulance and over 20 motorcycles, many with American Flags, led the procession from the airport. 

 

 Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2008. The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home Monday, April 21, 2008 from 4 until 8pm. The family may be contacted at the residence at other hours.

Honoring Sergeant William Allmond

The veterans of Chattooga County, along with the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department and Chattooga County Radio AM 1180 are asking county residents to show their support for the family of Sergeant William Allmond.

 Around 7:45AM on Saturday morning, the family will be escorted from the home in Pennville to the Rome airport for the arrival of Sgt. Allmond’s body.Sgt. Allmond was killed in Iraq last weekend. 

 We are asking county residents to bring a flag and meet by the courthouse around 7:45 AM to show support for the family as the motorcade passes by.