Stuckey’s – A Georgia Tradition – Making A Comeback

For those of us old enough to remember, a trip to the beach in Florida or perhaps to Nashville, involved a stop at one of the many Stuckey’s stores along the highways in the South.  The company all but went away, but the granddaughter of the founder of Stuckey’s says the company is making a comeback.

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Man Jailed For Doing “Burnouts” In The Marvin’s Parking Lot

Summerville Police took a twenty-year-old man to jail this week for doing “burnouts aggressively” at the Marvin’s Building Supply parking lot.  Police say around 8 PM on Wednesday, Gary Scott Carroll of a Highland Avenue, Summerville address, was observed burning rubber and “doing donuts backwards” with his 1999 Pontiac Grand Am.  Police said Carroll was “endangering himself and others” with his actions.

Chattooga County Using “Text My Gov”

Chattooga County residents are being urged to sign up for a new service, “TextMyGov” that will allow citizens to communicate with the county government.  According to the service’s website, the service will allow users the ability to text things like, watermain breaks and road issues and receive emergency alerts from the county. 

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More On Fire At The Hitching Post In Mentone

Fire ravaged a historic old building in Mentone late Thursday night and early Friday morning.  Firefighters from around the area battled the blaze at the Hitching Post – a building with a long history in Mentone, and that was undergoing renovations at the time of the fire.

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Five Arrested On Meth Charges

Rome-Floyd Metro task Force Officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Walnut Avenue early Thursday and arrested five people on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug-related objects.

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Technical College System of Georgia Launches Senior Leadership Academy

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recently launched its Senior Leadership Academy, a professional development program designed to promote career advancement within TCSG and its 22 colleges across Georgia. The first cohort of 25 participants met at TCSG’s system office for a two-day session led by Dr. Alvetta Thomas.

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Georgia One Of Ten States Interested In Teacher Mobility Compact

Georgia is one of ten states considering a federal bill aimed at addressing the state’s teaching shortage. It’s called the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact. It was created in part by the Department of Defense, which was looking to help military families. It would validate teaching licenses across state lines, so teachers wouldn’t have to get a new license if they moved states. The bill would cut costs for required tests, classes, and relicensing fees. Apart from Georgia, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Washington are considering the move. All ten states would have to enter the agreement for it to go into effect.

Compiled Reports

Ms. Trion Pageant Next Month

The Miss Trion Pageant will be held next month on Saturday March 18th at 3 PM at the Trion High School Gym.  Any female student at Trion City Schools is eligible to enter.  The entry fee is $40 and the deadline to enter is March 7, 2023.  The Miss Trion Pageant is sponsored by the Pride of Trion Band Boosters.

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Arrest Report – Friday – February 3, 2023

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Friday, February 3, 2023:

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