Arrest Report – Sunday – October 17, 2021

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Sunday, October 17, 2021:

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Mrs. Doris Marie Haney Agnew, Obit (M)

Mrs. Doris Marie Haney Agnew, age 69, of Trion, GA, died Friday, October 15, 2021, at her residence.

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Mr. William Frank “Bill” Crowe, Obit (M)

Mr. William Frank “Bill” Crowe, age 77, of Gaylesville, AL, died Friday, October 15, 2021, at his residence.

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Mr. Joshua Paul “Big Josh” Jones, Obit (M)

Mr. Joshua Paul “Big Josh” Jones, age 34, of Summerville, GA died Friday, October 15, 2021, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

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Halloween Hayrides Start Next Weekend At Sloppy Floyd State Park

Starting next weekend, the Friends of Sloppy Floyd State Park will be offering Halloween Hayrides at the park from noon until 5 PM.  October 23rd and 24th and October 30th, along with Halloween Day, the rides will take people through the woods where they can look for haunting characters that are lurking.  The hayride is $5 for adults and $3 for kids age 5-12.  Children 4 and under are free.  There is also a $5 parking fee at Sloppy Floyd State Park.  All of the money raised from the hayrides will go to improving our local state park.  In the event of rain, the rides will be canceled.

Georgia AG Warns About Imposter Scams

Georgia’s attorney general issued a warning over so-called imposter scams, cautioning people against phone calls and text messages promising things such as sweepstakes winnings and AirPods prizes.

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Tenure Changes At Georgia Universities


Professors are protesting a controversial policy change approved yesterday by the Board of Regents that they say will give administrators the power to terminate tenured faculty.

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Trion Woman Arrested At LaFayette Wal-Mart

A Trion woman was arrested last week at Wal-Mart in LaFayette after she was accused of leaving the store with over $278 worth of items that she didn’t pay for.  Reports from the LaFayette Police Department said that twenty-two-year-old Aleigha Faith Young paid for $50 worth of items at the self-checkout, but failed to scan the rest of the items she took from the store.  Young was arrested and taken to the Walker County Jail on shoplifting charges.

Summerville Native Retires As Whitfield County’s School Supt.

Summerville native Judy Gilreath finished her final week as school superintendent of the Whitfield County School System this week, after announcing her retirement back in June. 

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Accident On Rocky Hollow Road Friday

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating an accident that happened on Rocky Hollow Road on Friday afternoon.  According to reports, the accident was a single-vehicle accident.  The incident happened at a sharp curve, located at 209 Rocky Hollow Road.  A GMC Envoy overturned.  The driver and a passenger received only minor injuries.