Lake Wanda Reita Water Off
Notice from The City of Summerville:
The water is currently off in the Lake Wanda Reita Rd area. We are working on the issue and apologize for any inconvenience.
Arrest Report – Friday – October 19, 2018
Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Friday, October 19, 2018:
THS Softball Pitches No-Hitter in Double-Header Against Emmanuel County Institute
Whitney Shepherd was brilliant in the circle on Thursday, as she threw a no-hitter to lead Trion High School Softball past Emmanuel County Institute 8-0. Trion got on the board in the first inning, when an error scored one run for the Lady Bulldogs.
Trion scored four runs in the third inning, with their big bats led by Shelby Carlock’s single, Tianna Youngblood’s single, and Janie Emery’s double. Shepherd led things off on the rubber, and allowed zero hits and zero runs over five innings, striking out all five. E. Tabor led things off in the pitcher’s circle for Emmanuel Co. Institute. She surrendered eight runs on eight hits over four innings, striking out one.
Trion totaled eight hits in the game. Carlock and Bailey Coker each ranked up multiple hits for Trion, and Carlock took three hits in three at bats. Carlock also had the most chances in the field, with five. Trion didn’t commit a single error in the game.
The no-hitter game was the second in a pair of matches between Trion and Emmanuel. The first game Trion took, 12-2. Trion led with an eight-run first inning, with an offense headed by Jodie Henderson, Shelby Carlock, Chloe Murdock, Darrian Jones, and Gracie Burns all knocking in runs. An error scored one run for the Lady Bulldogs as well.
Shepherd got the game going when she surrendered two runs on si hits over five innings, striking out seven. Z. Edenfield was on the rubber for Emmuel, going five innings and allowing 12 runs on nine hits and striking out one. Trion collected nine hits in total, with Carlock and Jones responsible for two each.
Trion didn’t commit any errors during the game, and Carlock had the most chances in the field, with eight. A. Hook went 2-for-3 at the plate, giving Emmanuel Co. Institute the lead in hits.
Adapted from GameChanger
Chattooga to Host Armuchee Tonight; Trion Off
Chattooga is coming back from their Fall Break off-week, having played celebrated its Homecoming night with a decisive win of 41-8 over the Model Blue Devils the week prior.
The Chattooga Indians, who are 5-2 overall, will be hosting the Armuchee Indians at Little Big Horn Stadium. The “other” Indians have had a rough season, having won only their first game of the season with Murray County, putting them 1-6 overall.
Trion is off this week, following a narrow loss by three points to Darlington last week.
Trion’s offense took the lead early in the game, but after halftime the Tigers scored a touchdown that won them the game 17-14. Trion was away for the game. Next Friday, the Bulldogs will host the Bowdon Red Devils, who have yet to win a game this season.
WZQZ will be broadcasting tonight’s game on-air, and online at www.chattoogainfo.com. Be sure to be listening for the United Community Bank touchdowns and Summerville McDonald’s First Downs in tonight’s games. Tonight’s games are brought to you by: North Georgia Equipment Sales, Mohawk Industries, Trion Drugs, Save A Lot in Summerville, Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Floyd Medical Center.
Summerville Depot is Site for Oktoberfest, Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinner this Weekend
This weekend will be the only weekend you can celebrate German traditions and old-timey Southern American Sunday dinners back-to-back. Oktoberfest and the Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinner will be held at the historic Summerville train depot on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Oktoberfest at the Depot – October 20
The sights, smells, and sounds of the German traditions will be found at the Summerville Depot on Saturday, October 20. Hours for the festivities will be from 11 AM–3 PM. Admission and parking is free for this event.
Oktoberfest will include traditional local foods, along with an array of Oktoberfest traditions such as: bratwurst, fudge and other German inspired foods. Also on hand will be Dixie Kettle Corn with kettle corn, apple butter, boiled peanuts, Small Town BBQ, T&T Sweet Treats, Avans Concessions with deep fried corndogs, fried Oreos, and more and Cutie Cones with ice cream, hotdogs, and nachos. Bob Kelley Photography, along with local artist Cindy Teems Clark and other craft vendors will highlighted in the market.
The miniature train will be on site for children’s fun, along with opportunities to participate in “The Chicken Dance.” Festival attendees are welcomed to sport German wear and take photos at the photo booth area for extra fun.
Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinner at the Depot – October 21 & October 28
Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner At The Depot offers the opportunity to step back in time to a slower pace of life and enjoy a Sunday lunch at the Historic Summerville Depot. Servers and staff will be dressed in old fashioned attire and event goers will have the opportunity to enjoy an “Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner” while enjoying live music. Hours for the Old Fashioned Sunday
Dinner are 11:30 AM–2:30 PM. Admission is free. Indoor seating will be available on a first come-first serve basis. The meal will be served by Sweet P’s At The Tavern at the cost of $8.00 for a meat and 2 vegetables, or $6.00 for a 4 vegetable plate. Bowls of pinto beans and cornbread will also be offered at the cost of $3.00. There is a 1 PM scheduled arrival of the train with passengers and a turning of the Summerville Turntable at each Sunday event.
Oktoberfest Market and Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner are part of the “Steam Into Summerville Railroad Days” celebration, held in honor of the fall arrivals of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Trains. Weekly train arrivals during October – mid November are scheduled for 1 PM. The Summerville Turntable can be observed in action during each arrival.
Watch the 2018 Chattooga BOE Forum Here
WZQZ News and The Summerville News sponsored the 2018 Chattooga County Political Forum on Tuesday evening of this week. You can click this link to watch the full video of the forum on You Tube: WZQZ VIDEO OF 2018 POLITICAL FORUM . Also, WZQZ will broadcast the forum in its entirety coming up this Saturday evening on FM 99.1 and AM 1180 at 7 PM.
Book Sale, Wreath Silent Auction at County Library
The Friends of the Chattooga County Library will hold a book sale and wreath silent auction Thursday through Saturday of this week.
On Thursday, October 18th, the book sale will be open to FOL members only. It will be open to the public on Friday, October 19th, from 10 AM-6 PM, and half-price day will be Saturday, October 20th from 10 AM-5 PM.
Arrest Report - Thursday - October 18, 2018
Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Thursday, October 18, 2018:
Menlo Woman's Phone Lines Cut
A Menlo woman called 9-1-1 Wednesday to report that her phone lines had been cut.
Victim April Fowler informed a county sheriff’s deputy around 5 AM Wednesday that she noticed her phone and cable was not working shortly after midnight that morning. When Fowler went outside to check the lines on her Gordon Lane property, she saw that several of the lines had been cut.
Fowler had no possible suspects to name. A report was filed at Fowler’s request for her to provide to her cable company. The incident is not under investigation.
Annual Halloween Walk Scheduled
The annual Halloween Walk has been scheduled and will take place in downtown Summerville on October 31st. The event is sponsored by the Summerville-Trion Optimist Club.
Trion Lady Bulldogs Softball Today
The Trion Lady Bulldogs will be traveling to Emanuel County Institute today in playoff action. The Lady Dogs have a record of 16 wins and 5 losses this season and will be facing the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs who have a season record of 17 wins and 8 losses. The Trion Lady Bulldogs have won two playoff games and lost one this season. Today’s game is at 4 PM. Good luck to the Trion Lady Bulldogs in today’s playoff game.
Rebroadcast Of Political Forum
WZQZ will rebroadcast the 2018 Chattooga County Political Forum coming up this Saturday evening, October 20th at 7 PM. The forum was held on Tuesday evening of this week and featured all six of the candidates for the Chattooga County Board of Education. WZQZ has enhanced audio of the forum for rebroadcast. Tune in this Saturday evening at 7 PM to hear the 2018 Political Forum presented by The Summerville News and WZQZ News.
Lady Indians Take One - Lose One In Playoff's On Wednesday
The Chattooga Lady Indians traveled to Social Circle, Georgia on Wednesday in the second round of Girl’s Softball playoffs.
The Indians played a doubleheader against the Social Circle Redskins and won the first game 3-0. Hannah Thrasher was on the pitcher’s mound for the Indians and allowed just three hits and no runs in the first game. The Indians lost the second game 2-0 to the Redskins.
A third game will be played today to see who advances to the next round of the state playoffs.
Grandparents Night at TES
Trion Elementary School will celebrate students’ grandparents with “Grandparents’ Night” on Monday, October 22nd, from 4-6 PM.
There will be activities on campus, including an opportunity to shop at the Fall Book Fair, have pictures made with your grandchildren, enjoy refreshments, and even buy a snow cone for you and your grandchildren.
Grandparents and parents are always welcome to eat lunch with their children and grandchildren at any time during the school year. “Grandparents’ Night” was organized in part in response to comments from grandparents about parking issues and overcrowding in the lunchroom, and school officials wanted to create a special time for grandparents to spend time with their little ones at TES.
From TES’ Facebook Page
Trion Council Work Session this Evening
The Trion Town council will hold its regularly scheduled third Thursday work session and a called meeting this evening at 6 PM. It will be held at Town Hall.
The purpose of the called meeting will be to discuss replacing and/or repairing old town police vehicles. The regular work session will take place after the called meeting.
WZQZ will have a reporter present to bring you highlights from the session in upcoming posts and newscasts.
Salmonella Strain Hits East Coast, Resisting the Usual Cast of Antibiotics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday that an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella from raw chicken has made 92 people sick across 29 states.
There have been no casualties as of yet, but the CDC says 21 people have been hospitalized.
No specific poultry farm, distributor, or processor has been named as a source of the outbreak. Consequently, the only advice issued by the CDC on avoiding the outbreak is to cook chicken thoroughly to destroy the bacteria.
Salmonella is common and generally harmless to adolescents and adults, but it can be serious in older people, young children, and people with compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients. The CDC said many of the patients have also had urinary tract infections.
Medical professionals are being urged to avoid prescribing the usual antibiotics for patients:
“The strain of Salmonella infantis in this outbreak is not susceptible to ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, or other antibiotics including ampicillin, chloramphenicol, fosfomycin, gentamicin, kanamycin, nalidixic acid, streptomycin, sulfisoxazole, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and tetracycline.
“The strain appears to be susceptible to azithromycin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, and meropenem.”
TES Red Ribbon Week
The school week of October 22nd will be “Red Ribbon Week” at Trion Elementary School. Red Ribbon Week is a drug, alcohol, tobacco, and violence prevention program observed annually in October in thousands of American schools.
Students can show their commitment to living their best life by dressing up differently all week:
- Monday (10/22): “Peace and love, not drugs.” Dress in your favorite decades attire.
- Tuesday (10/23): “Sea your way out of drugs.” Dress in your Hawaiian/beach attire.
- Wednesday (10/24): “Friends don’t let friends do drugs.” Dress up with a friend or a group.
- Thursday (10/25): “I am too bright for drugs.” Dress in your bright/neon colors.
- Friday (10/26): “These paws don’t touch drugs.” Dress in your favorite Trion spirit gear.
Red Ribbon Week originated in Calexico, California in 1985 as a way for local citizens to recognize Calexico native and DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Camarena was murdered and tortured by members of the Mexican drug cartel for his work in uncovering a massive narcotics manufacturing operation in Chihuahua, Mexico. Calexico residents wore red ribbons following his death in his honor.
“Camarena Clubs” were organized throughout California, and red ribbons quickly spread as a symbol of the War on Drugs. In 1988, Former First Lady Nancy Reagan helped activists organize the first nation-wide Red Ribbon Week, and participation by American schools became common during the Clinton years.
Man Points Gun at Waitress in Rome
A 22-year old Rome man who was arrested after allegedly pointing a pistol at a woman and threatening her is now also facing a felony count of influencing a witness.
According to a warrant on file at the Floyd County Jail, Jauan Rashaun Porter, who was arrested on September 3, called his mother from jail on September 7 and asked about the victim, who was asleep in the residence.
Porter reportedly told the victim to go to the police department, get a report and then sign an affidavit stating that nothing happened. The warrant states that Porter sounded angry and agitated and stated that he should have done more to the victim.
He is also heard on the phone call telling his mother to kick the woman out of the home.
According to the warrant, Porter had been advised that the phone call was being recorded.
Power Restored to 99% of GA Power Customers Hit by Hurricane Michael
Georgia Power has restored power to 99 percent, or more than 385,000 customers, impacted by Hurricane Michael.More than 5,800 personnel were mobilized as part of the company’s restoration effort, including all of Georgia Power’s resources, as well as assistance from other Southern Company operating companies and more than a dozen assisting utilities from as far away as Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. While work is nearly complete, all personnel in the field remain focused on reconnecting those customers who remain without power in the hardest hit areas of Southwest Georgia.
“The damage Hurricane Michael caused across the state was extensive and impacted hundreds of thousands of Georgians. We had more than 5,800 people working around the clock in challenging conditions to restore service for our customers as safely and quickly as possible, and I’m extremely proud of their work and dedication,” said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. “I want to thank our customers for their patience and support during restoration. I also want to personally thank our sister operating companies, public safety and governmental partners, and utilities from around the country who came together to help in response to Hurricane Michael.”
Georgia Power continuously monitored the path of Hurricane Michael prior to the Category 4 storm entering Georgia. The historic hurricane crossed through Georgia leaving vast damage in its path with the hardest hit areas in Southwest Georgia. Hurricane Michael was the third-strongest hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in modern recorded history.
Georgia Power estimates that damage from Hurricane Michael includes:
- More than 3,500 spans of wire down (or over 130 miles)
- Approximately 1,000 broken or damaged power poles
- More than 900 fallen trees
- More than 200 transformers damaged
Customers in some of the hardest hit areas of Georgia may not be able reconnect to Georgia Power service due to extensive damage. Georgia Power reminds customers that the electrical service entry point on their home or business, including the meter box and other components, must be repaired before Georgia Power can reconnect service. The company cannot, by law, connect power to a damaged meter box, or other non-Georgia Power components, and property owners should contact a qualified electrician to make repairs in order for the company to reconnect service.
Early Estimates for Agricultural Losses are Staggering
Early estimates of agricultural losses caused by Hurricane Michael are starting to come in from the University of Georgia and Georgia Forestry Commission, and the numbers are staggering.
“Georgia has long led in the production of several renowned commodities and now we have the dubious distinction of also leading in the devastation and incredible loss of these prominent crops,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “These are generational losses that are unprecedented, and it will take unprecedented ideas and actions to help our farm families and rural communities recover.”
Timber is a mainstay in South Georgia with many small or private landowners owning timberland. Approximately 1 million acres were destroyed, resulting in $1 billion in losses.
Cotton was the second highest contributor to Georgia’s farm gate value last year, contributing just over 7 percent, with expectations for record yields this year. Estimated losses from Hurricane Michael range from $300 million to $800 million. The final loss estimate will be dependent on the ability to harvest what remains in the field.
For the third straight year, Georgia pecan farmers took a significant hit from a hurricane. Trees were either blown over or broken, resulting in an estimated $560 million-dollar loss. The damages will have a generational impact since it takes about seven years for a tree to begin producing marketable pecans.
Georgia is home to a wide variety of produce including sweet corn, cucumbers, squash, peppers, tomatoes and peas, which suffered an estimated $480 million loss. Farmers were counting on high yields and strong prices for their fall harvest after experiencing a difficult spring harvest.
Poultry is Georgia’s leading agricultural industry, contributing nearly $23.3 billion to Georgia’s economy. Michael will make a lasting impact on this poultry industry with the loss of 97 houses and well over 2 million chickens. The losses are estimated at $25 million.
While peanuts fared better than many other crops, infrastructure damage remains uncertain. Estimations for peanut losses range from $10 to $20 million, with the final loss estimate to be determined by the ability to get the remaining peanuts out of the field and into storage facilities, as well as graded and sorted.
Other industries affected by the storm include cattle and agritourism. Fall is calving season for many Georgia cattlemen who are facing extensive damages to fence and lack of access to water, requiring them to haul water to their animals. Fall is also typically the most important season for many agritourism sites with corn mazes and pumpkin patches that bring many families and school field trips on the farm. Multiple mazes have been destroyed in addition to other farm damage. The loss estimate will be difficult to determine, even after the season is over.
“The meter started at $1 billion and jumped quickly to nearly $3 billion,” Commissioner Black said. “Unfortunately, we are not quite sure where it is going to stop.”
For more information, including photos and video, visit http://www.agr.georgia.gov/gda-hurricane-response.aspx.