Highway 27 In Walker County Closed Due To Fire

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson confirms that Highway 27 is closed in LaFayette while crews battle a business fire Friday afternoon.

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Councilman Windle Announces He Is Stepping Down

Reports indicate that Summerville City Councilman Buddy Windle will be stepping down from his position on the City Council at the end of the year.  Councilman Windle has served on the Summerville City Council for the past twelve years.  WZQZ News will have more on this story.

Coach Hammon Resigns From Head Football Coach Position

Chattooga School Supt. Jared Hosmer has confirmed Head Football Coach Charles Hammon has resigned.

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Arrest Report – Friday – December 6, 2019

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Friday, December 6, 2019:

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Trion Property Tax Increase Meetings Today

Property owners in the Town of Trion will want to take note of two public meetings that are being held today at Trion Town Hall.  Mayor Larry Stansell and the Trion Town Council have tentatively adopted the same millage rate from last year, which will result in an increase of property taxes of 3.28%.

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Drug Task Force Arrests Two After Month Long Investigation

After a month long investigation, Agents with the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 886 Jones Rd. Lafayette, GA. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The focus of the investigation was Matthew Crawford of Lafayette, GA and his distribution of large quantities methamphetamine in Northwest GA.

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Rain & Colder Weather On The Way

Yesterday was probably the nicest day weather-wise we will see for some time.  Temperatures on Thursday were in the low to mid-60’s with abundant sunshine, but all of that will be changing with some rain today and more rain and much colder weather for next week.

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Area Toys For Tots Looking For Volunteers

The Toys for Tots program in our area is looking for volunteers to help distribute toys to children in need.  The Rome Exchange Club in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps Reserve operates the program that serves both Floyd and Chattooga Counties.

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Sunday Theft At Factory Connection

According to a report released Thursday by the Summerville Police Department, two women were caught stealing clothing from Factor Connection in the Ingle’s Shopping Center in Summerville on Sunday afternoon.

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Grand Jury Recommends New Jail – Again

The first time a Chattooga County Grand Jury recommended that the county government build a new jail was twenty-nine-years ago in 1990.  Since that time, numerous grand juries have recommended that the county construct a new jail.  The aging facility is costly to maintain and not nearly large enough to serve the county’s current inmate population.  As a result, the county spends hundreds of thousands of dollars a year housing inmates in surrounding counties.

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