Silver Hill Road Closed Due To Mudslide

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Officials in Floyd County have closed the Floyd County portion of Silver Hill Road, north of Big Texas Valley Road due to a mudslide.  Floyd County Public Works says that residents will have to access the road from the north end in Chattooga County.  There has been no estimated time on when the road will be reopened.

Trion Police Chief Warns Residents About Potential Flooding

Trion Police Chief David Gilleland is warning Trion residents about the potential of flooding over the next several days.  The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 8″ of rain for our area between now and this weekend.

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BOE Meeting Moved Due To Basketball Playoffs

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Chattooga County School Superintendent Jimmy Lenderman says that the scheduled meeting of the Chattooga County Board of Education that was to be held this coming Thursday, is being moved due to the CHS Indians Basketball Playoffs on Thursday.

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Extremely Wet Weather Ahead For NW Georgia

We experienced heavy rain overnight in Chattooga County, but that is just a taste of what is to come.  According to the Chattooga BOE Weather Link System, Summerville received 1.53 inches of rain, Holland – 1.37 inches of rain and Cloudland – .98 inches of rain.  Partly-sunny skies will rule the day for Monday and it will be cold tonight with temperatures back down in the mid 30’s by morning.  Then on Tuesday, multiple rounds of rain could bring 8-10 inches of rain to our part of the state.  With the rain comes the potential for flash floods.  See below for more information:

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WZQZ Birthday & Anniversary Club – February 17-23

Beth and Scott Quinn were the winners of last week’s WZQZ Birthday & Anniversary Club.  Here are this week’s names:

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Arrest Report – Monday – February 18, 2019

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department for Monday, February 18, 2019:

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Union Street Woman Reports Damage To Vehicle

A Union Street, Summerville woman reported an incident of vandalism to the Summerville Police Department, saying someone had scratched a vehicle that was parked in her yard.

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Two Arrested For Drugs After Traffic Stop

Two people were arrested on drug charges last Friday in Summerville after city police pulled the two over for not wearing a seat belt.

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Lumsden Against Pay Raise For Legislators

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A bill in the Georgia Senate could steeply increase state legislators pay. Sponsors of Senate Bill 81 said they want state legislators salaries to reflect the annual median household income in the state of Georgia. Senate Bill 81 could increase state legislators pay from just over $17,000 to more than $56,000.  But State Representative Eddie Lumsden says that he would oppose the idea.

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Governor Takes “Wait & See” Approach To Constitutional Carry – Sheriffs Support The Issue

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp campaigned heavily on Second Amendment issues and with “constitutional carry” on the minds of Georgia legislators, the governor says that he will take a “wait and see approach” on current legislation.

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