Arrest Report – Thursday November 14, 2019

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department for Thursday November 14, 2019:

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Georgia Executes Convicted Murderer

A man convicted of killing a Georgia convenience store clerk 25 years ago was put to death late Wednesday night, authorities said. Inmate Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson, authorities said in an emailed statement.

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Chattooga and Trion Football Teams Are Playoff Bound!

The 2019 high school football regular season is over and the GHSA state playoffs begin tomorrow night and both the Trion Bulldogs and the Chattooga Indians made the cut and will be on the road for the 1st round of the playoffs.

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Summerville Man Wrecks Stolen Truck Fleeing From Trenton Police

Photo Credit: The Summerville News

The Summerville News reported on Wednesday that a  Summerville man is in a Chattanooga hospital after fleeing from a Trenton Police officer Wednesday morning.

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Georgia Cop Robbed Hotel Guests While In Uniform

A former Georgia police officer is in jail, accused of wearing his uniform while he committed crimes.

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Several Major Retailers Closing For Thanksgiving

A large group of retail stores are bucking the new trend and closing on Thanksgiving Day to allow employees to spend more time with their families.

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AJC Poll – Trump Faces Tough Re-Election Fight In Georgia

President Donald Trump won big in Chattooga County in 2016 with 71.8% of the vote.  Before Trump’s 2016 win in Chattooga County, the last Presidential candidate to get more than 70% of the vote was Democrat and Georgia native Jimmy Carter in 1976, when he took 81.2% of the vote. While there is a good chance President Trump will do well in Northwest Georgia next year, statewide it may be a different story – that according to a poll released yesterday by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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GNTC Students Receive Grant From Marine Corps League

GNTC President Heidi Popham (from left) stands with recipient of the Bobby Blair grant George News, Troy Bolt of the Rome Marine Corps League, and Michelle Beatson, Foundation Administrator at GNTC Foundation.

Two Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students were recently chosen by the Jake Puryear Detachment 1020, Rome Marine Corps League to receive grants of $1,000 each based on letters submitted by the students to the league.

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Governor Sets Deadline For U.S. Senate Applications.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he’ll stop accepting applications for U.S. Senate next week. Kemp will soon name a replacement for fellow Republican, Senator Johnny Isakson, who announced he would step down in December because of worsening health issues.

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Money Stolen From Oil Change Business In Summerville

Summerville Police are investigating the theft of money from the cash drawer of a local oil-change business.  Workers at the business say it isn’t the first time someone has walked into the office part of the business and stolen money from the cash drawer.

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