Georgia DNR Urges Turkey Hunting Safety

With Turkey Season starting this weekend in Georgia the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division is urging all hunters to review important turkey hunting safety tips.

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Rome Man Charged with Raping Woman at Gunpoint

A Rome man is in jail accused of raping a woman at gunpoint Tuesday.

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Chattooga CERT Training Coming Up in May

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Have you ever thought about a way you can help out your community, including law enforcement and emergency responders?  Chattooga County CERT – or Community Emergency Response Team – is there in the times of need in Chattooga County, and they do a great job helping out with all kinds of community events as well.  If you have ever  wanted to be a part of the Chattooga County CERT Team, you can have the opportunity to get the necessary training coming up later this spring.

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Lyerly Student Competes at State Spelling Competition

A Chattooga County student recently competed in the State-Wide Spelling Bee sponsored by the Georgia Association of Educators.  Jayla Rich  is a fifth grade student at Lyerly Elementary School and won the district competition by spelling the word “dichotomy”.

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Summerville Woman Jailed in Rome for False Statements

A Summerville woman was jailed in Floyd County this week after being accused of giving a false name to police officers during a traffic stop.

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Sexual Assault Center Welcomes Two New Board Members

The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia serves residents in a five-county area that includes Chattooga County.  The Center recently welcomed two new board members who have a background in law enforcement.

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City of Summerville Taking Donations for Jacksonville, AL

On Monday evening of this week a tornado ripped through Jacksonville, Alabama – home of Jacksonville State University.  Damage was reported at Jacksonville State University as campus officials warned students and faculty against traveling to the school as trees and power lines were down throughout campus.  Numerous homes and businesses around Jacksonville were damaged as a result of the storm.  There is a local effort to provide relief for the storm victims.

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Former Rome Teacher Enters Plea

Former Rome Middle School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Contributing to Delinquency of Minor, More

A former Rome Middle School teacher, Kasey Christian Green, pleaded guilty in court this week even though she maintains her innocence in a case where a students cellphone was taken and destroyed. Green pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property and two counts contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Defense attorney Brad J. McCall said that his client pleaded guilty out of fear of an “unsuccessful” trial, as well as the impact that it could have on her family.  He added that Green entered an Alford plea, meaning that even though she pleaded guilty she still asserts her innocence.

Green was sentenced to 36 months of probation and during that time she cannot teach pre-K through 12th grade. She must also pay restitution and a $1,000 fine.

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Arrest Report – Wednesday – March 21, 2018

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Wednesday, March 21, 2018:

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Fight at Summerville Motel Leads to Arrest of Carrollton, GA Woman

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Chattooga County deputies were dispatched to the scene of a fight that was taking place in the parking lot of The Summerville Motel on Highway 27.

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