Two men involved in a police chase that began in Rome and ended in Cherokee County, Alabama in October are now back in Floyd County to face numerous charges.
If you have a student that will be a Freshman next year at Chattooga High School, you want to mark your calendars for an event that will be held on Wednesday, January 29th at Chattooga High School. “Rising Freshman Night” is for parents and guardians as well as students. Your incoming Freshman will be able to meet the teachers, review the curriculum and hear from CHS Principal Emily Mobbs. Plus, there will be a tour of the campus. The event will take place at 6 PM. You can see all the information below:
The Town of Trion’s Veterans Committee will have a meeting in the Town Hall Conference Room this evening at 6 PM. Mayor Larry Stansell says, “If you have any questions or comments, please contact me or the Town Hall Office and we will get the information you request.”
The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage of type O blood and urgently needs donors to restock the shelves.
Georgia gas prices continue to decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.40 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 4 cents less than a week ago, 2 cents more than last month, and 30 cents more than this time last year.
My Kids Have Paws mobile unit will be in Chattooga County tomorrow, offering low-cost veterinary services.
Agriculture is a driving force in our state’s economy, and all of Georgia’s 159 counties have agricultural producers that make agriculture the largest industry in our state. Farm-gate values are the dollar amounts put on agricultural products, and here in Chattooga County our farm-gate values exceed $38 million. The largest segment of agriculture in Chattooga County is beef cattle, followed by poultry, but row crops such as corn and soybeans are also a major contributor to the county’s farm-gate values. Around 1,554 acres of corn are grown in Chattooga County and 1,198 acres of soybeans are planted.
Back on January 3rd, Summerville Public Works Director Terry Tinney was called to the scene of a sinkhole that developed on Red Oak Road in Summerville near the Summerville Wastewater Treatment Plant. It turns out, the sinkhole was caused by a collapsed 30-inch sewer line. Tinney says that the old metal pipe had corroded and collapsed, causing a major problem for the City of Summerville.
Betty Corbin was the winner of last week’s WZQZ Birthday & Anniversary Club. Here are this week’s names:
Last week, the Chattooga County Board of Education voted to make Eddie Elsberry chairman. Elsberry was elected by a 4-1 vote with board members Brad Hayes, Sammy Ballard and former Board Chair John Agnew voting in favor and Dr. Julia Houston opposing. Elsberry, the only Democrat on the Board, told WZQZ News that he is looking forward to helping the school system and the board of education, but he’s still not sure if he will run for a full term in this year’s election.