Arrest Report – Thursday – May 23, 2019

The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department has been experiencing problems with the their computer system and has been unable to send e-mails for the past two days.  We apologize for the delay in the arrest report.  WZQZ News went by the sheriff’s department to get the latest arrest report, which you will find below:

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Unemployment Rate Continues To Go Down

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The unemployment rate in Chattooga County fell by .5% in April, according to numbers released by the Georgia Department Labor on Thursday.

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Suspect Wounded In Shootout With Floyd County Law Enforcement Thursday Morning

Hometown Headlines in Rome is reporting that a suspect sought by the Rome Floyd Metro Drug Task Force has been wounded following a gunfire exchange with law enforcement this morning, that according to Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department.

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Red Cross Installs Over 3,400 Smoke Alarms Across Georgia

Participants in the “Sound the Alarm” event in Chattooga County earlier this month installed 52 smoke alarms in area homes.  The Georgia Red Cross says statewide, over 3,400 alarms were installed as a result of the effort.

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Xtreme Football Camp At Trion High School

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The 12th Annual Youth Xtreme Football Camp will be held at Trion High School coming up next month.

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Trion Native Serves Aboard Virginia-class Submarine

A Trion High School graduate and Trion, Ga. native is currently serving aboard a U.S. Navy Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine.

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Chattooga County Tax Office Switching To “Georgia Drives” System Starting Today

Later this afternoon, the Chattooga County Tax Office will start switching over to the new “Georgia Drives” system and Tax Commissioner Joy Hampton says that her office will not be able to process tags and titles during the switch-over.

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Summerville Woman Reports Prowler

Summerville Police were called to a Bellah Avenue address on Monday of this week after a woman reported hearing a prowler in her house.

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Georgia Joins Voter Information Sharing Organization

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Georgia joined a group of twenty-five other states Wednesday that shares voter information and cancels registrations of voters who moved out of state or died.

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Nine Illegal Immigrants Detained On I-59 IN DeKalb County, AL

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Tuesday night at approximately 11 PM Central time, a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy along with a K-9 unit stopped a vehicle from Texas on I-59 in neighboring DeKalb County, Alabama. The stop resulted in federal immigration officials being called.  DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Weldon says those detained were part of a “human smuggling operation.”

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