Red Cross In Georgia Honors Volunteers

During National Volunteer Month, the American Red Cross of Georgia is celebrating community heroes whose daily support and hard work embody the organization’s lifesaving mission to help people in need.

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Summerville Council Called Meeting Next Week

The Summerville City Council will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday of next week.  The purpose of the meeting is to approve the election staff for the May 21st special election and to discuss the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget.  The special election is being held to fill the position that was left open upon the death of former Summerville City Councilman David Ford.  Six people have expressed interest in running for the position which will fill the unexpired term of Mr. Ford.  Next week’s meeting will be held at 5:30 PM at Summerville City Hall and the public is invited to attend.

Resurfacing Next Week In Northwest Georgia

WHAT: Weather permitting, crews in northwest Georgia will close Monday the right southbound lane and shoulder of I-59 for a resurfacing project extending from SR 136 to Slygo Road. The resurfacing in both directions is expected to be finished in early winter.

WHEN: Beginning Monday, April 15, Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

WHERE: The right southbound lane and shoulder on I-59 will be closed from State Route 136 to Slygo Road.

Ozment Selected To Replace Tucker

The City of Summerville is pleased to announce that Summerville Police Captain Brian Ozment has been selected to be the next Public Safety Director upon the retirement of the current Public Safety Director, Harold Tucker, on May 28, 2024.

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Arrest Report – Friday – April 12, 2024

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Friday, April 12, 2024:

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GBI Gang Taskforce Arrests 20

A multi-agency gang investigation has led to the arrests of 20 criminal street gang (CSG) members and associates on multiple charges. The GBI’s Gang Task Force, the DeKalb County Police Department, the Cedar Park Police Department (TX), and the Texas Department of Public Safety, along with contributions from the U.S. Marshal’s Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force and the ATF, partnered in this significant investigation where charges included Violations of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, Armed Robbery, weapons offenses, and drug trafficking.

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Connelly Considering Menlo City Attorney Position

The Menlo City Council has voted to fire longtime city attorney Arch Farrar and has expressed interest in replacing him with local attorney, Sutton Connelly. 

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Last Day For Chattooga FFA Plant Sale

Today is the last day for the Chattooga FFA Plant Sale at Chattooga High School.  The plant sale will be taking place from 9 AM until 5 PM.

Woman Escapes Out Of Patrol Car Window Before Being Apprehended

A twenty-year-old Summerville woman was arrested in the early morning hours of Sunday at the Jack’s Restaurant parking lot in Summerville on drug possession charges.  According to reports from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office, Brooklyn Brown was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana.  After being placed under arrest, cuffed and put in the back of a patrol car, Brown managed to get out of the handcuffs, roll the window down and escape from the patrol car.  Brown fled on foot and was apprehended a short time later on Farrar Drive.  Brown was charged with drug charges, obstruction of law enforcement and felony escape charges in connection with the incident.

Georgia DPH Confirms Third Measles Case Of 2024

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated individual traveling with an international group of students. The individual, who does not live in the United States, is isolated and receiving treatment at a local hospital. DPH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify and contact anyone who may have been exposed to the individual and to prevent further spread of measles.

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