Cedartown Teen Charged with Murder Extradited to Cherokee Co.

A nineteen-year-old Cedartown, GA man charged with Capital Murder has been extradited back to Cherokee County and is now in the Cherokee County Detention Center.

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Man Falls and Dangles from Hunting Stand by Ankle for Two Hours in Cherokee Co.

Cherokee County Rescue Squad personnel and Sand Rock Firefighters were called to a residence on County Road 70 near Cherokee Rock Village early Sunday morning after a call reporting a hunter hanging approximately 25ft from a tree stand. That call came in at approximately 6:15 with Cherokee EMS also responding.

According to reports, the tree stand broke, causing the hunter to fall with one of the straps catching him by the ankle. He was suspended upside down for approximately two hours before he was found. Fortunately, the victim was able to walk away without injuries after rescue personnel, firefighters and paramedics freed him.

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Murder in Piedmont

A Piedmont man has been charged with the murder of another man at a Piedmont residence during the early morning hours of Friday in the 600 block of Draper St.

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Remember The “Four P’s” For Cold Weather: People, Pets, Pipes & Plants

With temperatures forecasted for the next several nights at well below freezing – you need to keep in mind the “Four P’s” for cold weather:  People, Pets, Pipes, and Plants. 

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Power Restoration Efforts almost Complete

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Throughout Sunday, Georgia Power largely completed restoration efforts following the weekend’s winter weather. Crews have worked around the clock in snow, freezing rain, and ice since the storm hit, and they have restored power to hundreds of thousands of customers since Friday. Teams will remain engaged in restoration and repair work in the field until all customers are reconnected.

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Arrest Report – Sunday – December 10, 2017

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department for Sunday, December 10, 2017:

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Black Ice Possible this Morning

Early-morning travelers and churchgoers, beware: the National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Floyd, Chattooga, Gordon, Bartow, Polk, Paulding and surrounding counties.

Black ice will be possible on any roads that do not dry or where the recent snowfall has been melting. Temperatures are expected to fall into the teens and twenties Saturday night, so drivers should use caution if they hit the road before 10 AM, when temperatures will get above freezing.

Area McDonald’s Restaurants Change Hands

According to WQCH Radio, three McDonald’s locations in northwest Georgia, including the one in Summerville, recently changed hands.

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Power Restored to almost 300,000

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Repair and restoration efforts continued Saturday night, with Georgia Power personnel across the state remaining focused on safely restoring all customers impacted by this week’s winter weather.

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Several Items on Summerville City Council Agenda

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At Monday’s regularly scheduled monthly Summerville City Council meeting, the council will consider authorizing the purchase and planting of several trees to be planted in the downtown area.

They will consider whether to have city manager Tony Carroll only report on highlights from departmental reports during council meetings (though, if accepted, department heads would still submit full reports to the council; they just won’t be reported on at full length during council meetings).

The council is also scheduled to consider applications for multiple alcohol licenses, and to consider whether to authorize gas main extension agreement with Blount Construction Co., Inc.

The meeting will be at 5 PM at the new Fairway Recreation Center following a community open house for the new center that will begin at 4:30.