Free Food At Central Avenue Baptist Today

There will be free food given away today at Central Avenue Baptist Church in Trion. There’s Hope for the Hungry will be giving away free groceries from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The church is located at 14074 Hwy 27, Trion, Georgia. No ID required.

Habitat Home Dedication December 18th

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The Habitat for Humanity Coosa Valley Chapter will be dedicating their 58th home on December 18th.  The organization serves residents in Floyd, Polk and Chattooga Counties.  Founded in Americus, GA in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped build, renovated and repair more than 1 million decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 5 million people worldwide. Habitat for Humanity – Coosa Valley was founded in 1984 based on the mission.  The home dedication will be held at the most recent Habitat house for the Bowers family.  Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Betsy or Taylor at (706) 378-0030 by December 15th. Attendees are asked to bring an ornament for the Bowers’ Christmas tree!

GNTC Basic Law Enforcement Graduation Held

Friends, family and the community gathered in the Conference Center at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Gordon County Campus in Calhoun to honor 12 students graduating from Basic Law Enforcement Training Class (BLETC) #2022 on Monday, Dec. 5.

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Cave Spring Police Fires Summerville Resident

This week, the Cave Spring, Georgia Police Department fired former Chattooga County Deputy and Summerville resident Marvin James Armstrong after his arrest on drug charges last week.

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LaFayette Attorney Arrested For DUI

A report from the Georgia State Patrol post in LaFayette details an accident that happened last month involving a LaFayette attorney.  The attorney, sixty-six-year-old Mary Jane Melton was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Chattooga Planning Commission Makes Recommendations That Include “Development Permits”

The Chattooga Planning Commission has sent a list of recommendations to Chattooga County Commissioner Blake Elsberry on proposed changes to the Chattooga County Land Ordinance that was adopted by Elsberry earlier this year.

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Governor Kemp Plans To Cut Another $1 Billion In Income Tax

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp addressed Georgia legislators on Tuesday of this week and outlined plans to cut an additional $1 billion from state income tax in the coming years.  Kemp told the lawmakers that they couldn’t “rest on our laurels” and that there is still more to do to cut taxes in the Peach State.  The governor also talked about the pay raises for educators in the state.  In all, teachers have seen a $5,000 pay raise over the past four years.  Kemp also pledged to continue to crack down on crime in Georgia and to increase benefits from the HOPE scholarship.  Kemp made the remarks at a speech at the University of Georgia closing out the Biennial Institute, a three-day orientation session for newly elected legislators.

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Three Alabama Residents In Jail In Georgia Facing Multiple Theft Charges

WZQZ reported last week about three Alabama residents who were arrested for a string of thefts that stretched from Northeast Alabama to Northwest Georgia.  The three suspects are now in jail in Georgia and will be facing charges from multiple jurisdictions.

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Summerville Woman Reports Debit Card Fraud

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A Summerville woman reported a case of debit card fraud to the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office on December 1st.  Helen Nichols told a responding deputy that there were two charges to her debit card totally $70 that were not authorized by her.  Both of the charges were for a “lift ride company which is like Uber”, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.  The complainant told the deputy that she had allowed someone who had been staying with her to use the card for groceries and believes he might be the one that used the card.  The deputy advised the complainant to call the bank and cancel the card and advised that the case would be passed on to an investigator.

Christmas In The Park Postponed

Christmas in the Park in Lyerly--CHS Band will play!

Susan Locklear with the City of Summerville has notified local media that due to the forecast of rain on Friday, Christmas in the Park has been postponed.  Ms. Locklear said “Due to the foreacst of rain and the condition of the park, we are going to move Christmas in the Park to the rain date of Friday, December 16, from 6 PM – 9 PM”.