Friendship Week Leads Up To Friendship Festival

Summerville, Georgia has the designation as the “Friendship Capital of the World” and coming up one week from this Saturday, on July 27th, the annual Friendship Festival will take place at Dowdy Park in downtown Summerville.  The festival will run from 10 AM until 3 PM and will feature kids activities, music, food and craft vendors and the arrival of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Steam Passenger Train at the historic Summerville Depot.  Leading up to the Friendship Festival, Summerville Main Street is encouraging area residents to take part in Friendship Week activities.  Each day will be designated as a way to show friendship in the Friendship Capital of the World.

Roman Jeep Brigade “Fill The Jeep” With School Supplies Saturday

Twisted Ankle Race Coming To Sloppy Floyd State Park In September

The annual Twisted ankle Trail Races will be held at Sloppy Floyd State Park on September 7, 2024. Three race distances are offered with a 5K (3.1 miles), a 10 Mile race, and a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) for every level of experience. The race has been held since 2005, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Friends of Sloppy Floyd State Park. Runners are encouraged to sign up online at or at Sloppy Floyd State Park at the park office. For more information, visit

There’s Hope for the Hungry at South Summerville Baptist Church Wednesday June 17th

There’s Hope for the Hungry will be at South Summerville Baptist Church Wednesday June 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Food must be picked up in person.

Parade To Honor Summerville 8U State Champs Next Week

The Summerville Recreation Department is planning a parade next week to honor the 8 & Under Boys and Girls State Champion teams.

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4H Shotgun Team Fundraiser Next Month

A fundraiser for the Chattooga 4H Shotgun Team will be held next month at the Floyd County Wildlife Club, located just off Highway 100, just across the Chattooga-Floyd County line.  The sporting clays fundraiser will take place on Saturday, August 24th at 9 AM.  The registration fee is $500 for a four-person team.  All participants will need to provide their own shells and sign a waiver provided by the Floyd County Wildlife Club.  Lunch is included.  The first place team will receive an $800 cash prize, and there will be various door prizes given away.  You can secure your team’s spot by contacting John Smith at 706-978-9182 or BJ Montgomery at 706-676-6710.

Trion Football Kicking & Punting Camp Next Week

Former Trion Bulldog Gus Navarro and current two-time All-State Kicker Andy Ramirez will be hosting a “Kicking & Punting” Camp coming up next week for grades six to twelve.  The camp will be held at Sam R. McCain Stadium in Trion and is free to attend.  The camp will take place each night from 7 PM – 8:30 PM.

Chattooga HS Youth Football Camp

The Chattooga Indians will be hosting a Youth Football Camp coming up next month.  The camp will be held from 6 PM – 8 PM on Tuesday, July 9th, Wednesday, July 10th and Thursday, July 11th from 6 PM until 8 PM at Buddy Windle Field at Chattooga High School.  Scan the QR code above for more information and forms to sign up.  Sign ups will also be accepted on site the first day of camp.

AARP Smart Driving Class At Menlo Housing Authority

AARP will be offering a Smart Driver classroom course that can save you money on your car insurance.  The classroom course will be held at the Menlo Housing Authority Lawrence Center on Edison Street in Menlo on Thursday June 27th from 8:30 AM – 3 PM.  Lunch will be provided.  There are no tests and participants can save a minimum of 10% on the car insurance premiums.  The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members.  To register for the class, contact the Menlo Housing Authority office at 706-862-2240.

There’s Hope For The Hungry at South Summerville Baptist Church Wednesday June 19th

There’s Hope For The Hungry will be distributing free food at South Summerville Baptist Church this Wednesday June 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Food must be picked up in person.