Arrest Report – Saturday- August 8, 2020

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Saturday, August 8, 2020:

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Walker County Teachers Speak Against Reopening School

Several Walker County teachers spoke to the School Board about their concerns with opening schools under the threat imposed by COVID-19.  At a meeting on the millage rate Thursday night, teachers told the board they fear taking the virus home to family members who may be vulnerable due to pre-existing health conditions.

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Judge Payne Showing Signs Of Improvement

Chattooga County Probate Judge Jon Payne continues to be hospitalized in a Rome hospital after contracting COVID-19.  Judge Payne had been admitted to ICU earlier this week, but a family spokesperson says that Judge Payne is showing signs of improvement.  According to the family, “Judge Jon Payne is doing his best to make all of his goals in intense respiratory therapy. At this time he does not have a fever and is comfortable sitting in a chair”.  WZQZ continues to keep Judge Payne, and his family in our prayers.

Chattooga School System Releases Weekly COVID-19 Report

Chattooga County School Superintendent Jared Hosmer released a “Weekly COVID-19 Report” after the first full-week of school for the Chattooga County School System.  According to the report, five have tested positive for COVID-19 at Chattooga High School and one has tested positive at Sumerville Middle School.  Leroy Massey Elementary, Lyerly Elementary, Menlo Elementary and the county office have not reported any positive cases.  The reports include staff and students at each school.  You can see the complete weekly status report below:

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Over 1500 Cast Votes Early In GOP Runoff Election

Chattooga County voters turned out in force to vote early in the Republican Primary Runoff Election that is scheduled for next Tuesday, August 11th.

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Lady Indians Defeat Armuchee

The Chattooga Lady Indians defeated the Armuchee Lady Indians on Friday evening in a game that was scheduled for Thursday but had to be delayed because of strong thunderstorms that struck the area shortly before the game was to be played.

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Summerville Man Arrested For Child Molestation

A seventy-six-year-old Mahan Road, Summerville man was arrested this week and charged with child molestation after an investigation by the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office.

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Warrants Issued For Calhoun Kidnapping Suspects

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Warrants have been issued for three men and a woman in connection with an assault and kidnapping at the Love’s Travel Stop on Belwood Road in Calhoun that occurred back on July 2.

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Last Day To Vote Early In GOP Runoff Election

According to the Chattooga County Registrars Office, more people have voted early in the August 11th GOP Runoff Election than voted early in the June 9th Primary Election.

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Burglary Investigation In Lyerly

On Tuesday of this week, the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding a burglary complaint on Georgia Avenune in Lyerly.  The complainant told a responding deputy that someone had been inside her residence and had take a circular saw from the residence when no one was home.  The complainant could’t provide the names of any possible suspects.  The incident was turned over to an investigator.