Teen Driver Safety Week Underway

AAA is offering tips for parents of teen drivers during National Teen Driver Safety Week, as car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death among teens.

This week is Teen Driver Safety Week and the focus aims to inform parents of the alarming statistics. According to AAA, teen drivers were involved in nearly 14,000 fatal crashes in the past five years.

AAA said that distracted driving has become a large contributing factor to many crashes involving teen drivers. They offer the following tips to help your child not become a part of the statistic:


  • Evaluate your teen’s readiness. Talk with your teen about personal responsibility, ability to follow rules and any other concerns before beginning the learning-to-drive process.
  • Get informed. Graduated driver licensing (GDL), driver education, license restrictions and supervised practice driving are all part of today’s licensing process. Each state sets parameters throughout a multi-stage licensing process for young drivers, such as times of day they can drive and how many passengers they can carry.
  • Start talking now. Talk about the learning-to-drive process.
  • Be a good role model. Make changes in your driving to prevent any poor driving habits from being passed on. Show you take driving seriously.


Arrest Report – Thursday – October 19, 2017

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Thursday, October 19, 2017:

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Georgia Photography Exhibition Coming to Berry College

Berry College has been chosen as one of five venues from around the state to host the exhibit, “Inspired Georgia” Nov. 1-16 in the Moon Gallery.

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Stolen Bike from Walker Co.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help with finding a stolen motorcycle.

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Mom Kicks Son Out; Son Doesn’t Listen

A county deputy responded to a report of a domestic incident between a mother and son last Sunday morning.

At a Smallen Rd. residence in Summerville, complainant Amanda Horton told a local deputy that she has been having ongoing issues with her son, and that the evening prior, she told her son that he was no longer welcome at the residence. However, Horton said she had video evidence of him driving in her driveway about only three hours later.

Horton was instructed how to take the issue to court and how to get a restraining order.

This Weekend at the Depot is for Foodies

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This weekend at the depot is all about bonding with the local community over eat and drink- on Saturday, the city of Summerville will celebrate German traditions and food with Oktoberfest, which will feature German beers, a cuisine, music, and more. Then on Sunday, at the “Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinner”, guests can hear old-timey bluegrass music, see the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Train, and buy country cooking from servers dressed in antique clothes. For more info, click ‘read more’.

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Ford Recalls 1.3 Million Pickups

More than one million Ford F-series pickup trucks are being recalled in the United States for a door latch problem.

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Double Vehicle Fires in Pennville

On Wednesday around noon, two vehicles caught fire within a mile of each, and other only minutes apart.

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Zell Miller Diagnosed with Dementia; to Retire from Public Life

Zell Miller, the beloved former governor of Georgia, has been diagnosed with dementia, and is stepping out of public life for good.

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Arrest Report – Wednesday – October 18, 2017

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department for Wednesday, October 18, 2017:

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