Public Notice About Trion Election


The Town of Trion will hold a Municipal General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. This Election is to fill the Town Council and Trion School Board Seat #4 & Seat #5.

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Man Arrested After Damaging Trap

An eighty-two-year-old man was arrested last Saturday after he was accused of going on a neighbor’s property and damaging traps.  Jesse Wayne Cline told a responding deputy that one of his dogs had gotten into a trap and that it injured the dog. According to the neighbor, the traps were there because of problems with coyotes, and the traps are not designed to hurt an animal, only to trap them.  However, one of the traps had been damaged, with what appeared to be a sledge hammer.  Cline had received trespass warning before about being on the neighboring property.  Cline admitted to damaging the trap – which was worth about $50.  Cline was arrested and transported to the Chattooga County Jail for two counts of criminal trespass.


GSP Post / Blood Assurance Blood Drive October 9th

Faith & Blue was launched in 2020 by MovementForward, Inc., working with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) at the U.S.Department of Justice, to facilitate safer, stronger, more just and unified communities by directly enabling local partnerships among law enforcement professionals, residents, businesses and community groups through the connections of local faith-based organizations.

The initiative aims to re-calibrate police-community relations through solutions-focused, in-person, socially distanced and/or virtual activities that are organized jointly by faith-based or other community groups and law enforcement agencies.

Georgia State Patrol Post 38 in Rome will be hosting its 3rd Annual Faith and Blue Blood Drive, Monday October 9th, 2023 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Blood Assurance will be on hand accepting donations. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and donate blood.

COVID Cases Down In Chattooga County – Up Across The Region

While the total number of new COVID-19 cases in Chattooga County were down over the past week, the number of new cases across the region were up.  Floyd County had the highest number of new cases at 44.  Chattooga County only reported two new cases, according to the latest numbers released on Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Public Health.  Statewide, Georgia had 1,925 case reports, down from 2,128 the previous week.  The Georgia Department of Public Health says that while these are the “reported cases”, there are likely more not being reported by people using home COVID tests.

2023 Georgia Burn Ban Ends On Saturday

The 2023 Summer burn ban for fifty-four counties in Georgia will come to an end on Saturday.  The burn ban is in place for most of north Georgia, including Chattooga and surrounding counties, from May 1st – September 30th.  Residents will be able to burn outside legally, staring Sunday, October 1st. Remember, it is only legal to burn hand-piled vegetation.  Man-made materials and trash cannot be burned at anytime, anywhere in Georgia.  Also, you should be aware of conditions. With no significant rain in recent days, and not much chance of rain for the next several days, burning outside could be dangerous.

Georgia DOL “Transforming Unemployment System”


The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is embarking on a groundbreaking journey to revolutionize the state’s unemployment system, ushering in a new era of modernization. This ambitious transformation, undertaken in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), represents a significant step forward in the GDOL’s mission to enhance the state’s unemployment insurance benefit, tax, and appeal systems.

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Armuchee Man Arrested For Violating Terms Of Probation

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An Armuchee man who is on probation stemming from a 2008 sexual exploitation of children conviction is accused of violating the terms of his probation by having search terms like “children in underwear” in his search history, reports stated.

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AgGeorgia Farm Credit 2023 Farmers Market Grant Recipients


AgGeorgia Farm Credit is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 AgGeorgia Farmers Market grant program. Grants in the amount of $2,000 each were distributed to five local markets throughout the cooperative’s territory for use in advertising and promotional objectives. This is the third year of the program, with the cooperative so far awarding $24,500 to help support rural Georgia markets and their vendors.

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Lyerly Down Home Day Tomorrow

The Town of Lyerly is welcoming everyone for Lyerly Down Home Day coming up tomorrow, Saturday, September 30th.  The event will take place at Angus McLeod Park on Highway 114.  There will be over thirty vendors at this year’s event and will include art, craft and food vendors.  Children can enjoy a bounce house, hay rides and pony rides.  Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend.

Senate Republicans Suspend Sen. Colton Moore From GOP Caucus

On Thursday, the Georgia Senate Republican Caucus suspended State Senator Colton Moore.  Senate Republicans said in a statement that Senator Moore had “knowingly misled” constituents and others in his calls for a special session to reprimand the district attorney who is prosecuting former President Donald Trump.

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