Mortgage Relief Funds Still Available

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has expended nearly $30 million for mortgage re-reinstatement since the Georgia Homeowner Assistance Fund was opened in January.  The State of Georgia received $354-million dollars in stimulus funds through the American Rescue Plan Act to provide relief for Georgia homeowners who suffered a significant financial hardship due to the pandemic.

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Pig Show & Auction Coming Up Next Month

Chattooga County FFA and 4-H students will be taking part in the annual pig show and auction coming up next month. Students receive hogs in June and raise them for a final show and auction which will be held in November.

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Leadership Chattooga Visits Local Ag Producers & Paradise Garden

Leadership Chattooga is a program that provides emerging community leaders with a greater awareness of community issues, needs, services and resources.  The final outing for Leadership Chattooga 2022 was held recently.  The group visited a local meat processor as well as agricultural producers in Chattooga County.  They wrapped up the day with a visit to Paradise Garden.  You can read more about their visits below.  Leadership Chattooga is currently recruiting for the Class of 2023.  Classes meet monthly on Thursdays beginning in January. Contact Cindy McGraw at 706.857.4033 or email her at execdirector@chattoogachamber.org for more information.

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Date For Summerville Christmas Parade Set

The date for the Summerville Christmas Parade has been set, and like last year, the parade will be held on a Friday evening.  The theme for this year’s Summerville Christmas Parade is  “Winter Wonderland”.  Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place entries in the parade.  There is a $25 entry fee and applications are available now at the Summerville Recreation Department.  The parade will be held at 7 PM the first Friday in December.  Businesses, churches and civic organizations are encouraged to make plans now for entries for the Summerville Christmas Parade.

State Of Emergency For Chattooga County Ends Tomorrow

The Labor Day Weekend Flood in Chattooga County prompted Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to issue a state of emergency for all of Chattooga and a portion of Floyd Counties.  The governor’s declaration ends tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4th.

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Senorise Perry Visits Summerville Middle School

Summerville Middle School held a “Celebrate Life Week” last week.  To wrap the week up, NFL pro-football player and alumni of Summerville Middle School Senorise Perry talked with students about his time at SMS as a student and about the path that led to his success – those who inspired him, the commitment to academic success and the focus it takes to follow your dreams. Students asked many questions and lined up for pictures afterward, and Senorise graciously stayed to be photographed with everyone including teachers, staff and administrators at Summerville Middle School.

Red Cross Blood Drive This Week At Chattooga Civic Center

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The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive this week in Chattooga County. 

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Elsberry Asks Greene For Congressional Inquiry

Chattooga County Commissioner Blake Elsberry has requested a congressional inquiry into the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers regarding the flooding of downtown Summerville.

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Health Inspection Scores – Last Half Of September 2022

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Here are the latest health inspection scores from the Chattooga County Environmental Health Department for the last half of September, 2022:

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Catoosa County Man Convicted Of Child Molestation

Tyler McClenny, 22, was convicted of two counts of child molestation in Catoosa County Superior Court on September 29th, 2022.

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