Arrest Report – Monday – March 25, 2019

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office.

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Chattooga County 2018 Audit Shows County In Dire Financial Straits

Recently, Chattooga County Sole Commissioner Jason Winters told the local newspaper that he may have to look at cutting jobs in order to get the county’s finances in shape.  The county’s 2017 financial audit backs up the Commissioner’s fears about the future.

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Georgia Farm Bureau Advising On Hemp Production

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill opened the door for states to re-introduce commercial hemp production. While a small handful of states have undertaken this, Georgia stepped up this year to develop procedures and regulations allowing this new commodity’s production.

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Turner Says “I Just Don’t Like Bullies”

After saying that he would quit the Board of Education, Board Member John Turner made a decision to stay last week.  All of the controversy stemmed from the Board of Education refusing to talk about an item that Mr. Turner had placed on the agenda at the last meeting.  At that meeting, Mr. Turner said that he could not be effective working with the current board and announced his resignation.

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City Council Called Meeting This Evening

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The City of Summerville will hold a special called meeting coming up this evening at the Summerville Recreation Center.  The meeting will take place at 5 PM.  You can see the agenda for tonight’s meeting below:

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Floyd County Man Dies From Injuries From Collision With A Duck

A Floyd County man died over the weekend after a freak accident on Weiss Lake in Cherokee County, Alabama almost two weeks ago.

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Probate Court Sponsoring Spring Food Drive

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The Chattooga County Department of Family and Children Services is in desperate need of food for their food bank. Their food bank is open 24/7 for families who need food at any given moment. The Chattooga County Probate Judge’s Office is sponsoring a “Spring Food Drive” to help fill up the shelves of the local food pantry.  According to the Probate Office, “We want to, once again, help them with one of the largest food drives ever! Help us fill up the shelves!”  The Food Drive will be held during the month of April (April 1 -30) and there will be a donation box set up at the Chattooga County Courthouse, just inside the door so donors don’t have to go through security.  You can find more information below:

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Arrest Report – Sunday – March 24, 2019

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office.

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Roberty Dickey Named Georgia “Farmer Of The Year”

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp presented the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year award to Crawford County farmer Robert Dickey during a reception held Tuesday, March 19, at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. Pictured left to right are Kemp, Dickey, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Sam Pardue. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp presented the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year award to Crawford County farmer Robert Dickey during a reception held Tuesday, March 19, at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. Pictured left to right are Kemp, Dickey, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Sam Pardue.

Crawford County peach farmer Robert Dickey has been named the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year.

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Commissioner Says Roads To Be Repaved

Chattooga County Sole Commissioner Jason Winters says that some roads are going to get repaved this year.  The commissioner released a list of the roads to be repaved to The Summerville News this week.

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