Rome Man Admits To Being Scammed Out Of More Than $1 Million

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Rome Police reported that an undisclosed victim admitted to being scammed out of more than $1 million over the course of four years.

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Foundation Camp Returns To GHC

The annual Foundation Camp for boys aged 10 to 14 will return to Georgia Highlands College (GHC) and will be held at GHC Floyd Campus starting July 8.

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Teen Charged with Home Invasion

A seventeen-year-old boy was charged with home invasion after he was accused of kicking in the door of an apartment in Summerville and threatening a pregnant woman.  Izavious Mobbs was armed at the time of the home invasion.  Chattooga County Sheriff’s deputies say the incident happened on June 5th at the Lake Wanda Reita Apartments.  Deputies responded to the apartment after the victim called Chattooga 911.  Deputies found where the door to the apartment had been damaged and spoke with the victim who said that Mobbs reportedly said he was “fixing to kill” the victim.  Mobbs had left the scene by the time deputies arrived, but was arrested the next day by the Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force.  Mobbs was charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, home invasion and possession of a firearm during the commission of a criem.

Georgia Power Offers Energy Saving Tips For Hot Weather

With temperatures rising and summer heat arriving across Georgia, Georgia Power is working to help customers minimize the impact of the higher temperatures on electric bills and provide easy ways to save around the house. 

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Public Asked For Help In Locating Missing Georgia Teen

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 16-year-old, Andrew Bates-Smith.

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Fund Set Up For Cloudland Family Who Lost Home In A House Fire

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A fund has been set up for a Cloudland family who lost their home in a fire earlier this week.  Cloudland firefighters, along with firefighters from Hays Correctional and other agencies.  The house was a total loss.   Chris Conley and his wife, Selena both work in education in Chattooga County.  Selena works at Trion City Schools and Chris works at Menlo Elementary School.  A fund has been set up at Peach State Federal Credit Union in Trion to help the family with expenses at this time.

Land Development Commission Cancels Meeting

The Chattooga County Land Development Commission has canceled a planned meeting for next week.  County government issued a statement on Friday saying, “The Chattooga County Land Development meeting scheduled for June 17th 2024 within the Agriculture Center HAS BEEN CANCELED due to scheduling conflicts, and additional submissions needing to go before the commission at a later time, we feel it would be best to reschedule the meeting for a date in July that will be announced soon on”.   The cancellation notice did not mention that the original meeting was scheduled for a land development called “Estates on Lookout Mountain” at Cloudland.  The commission issued a notice about that meeting, but posted that the address for the development was on “Back Valley Road” – which is in Lyerly, not Cloudland.  The proposed development is on Stateline Road at Cloudland.

Arrest Report – Friday – June 14, 2024

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Friday, June 14, 2024:

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Mohawk Will Pay More For City Sewer Services

At Monday’s Summerville City Council meeting, council members heard from the city manager that the cost to treat waste water coming from the Mohawk plant at the city’s industrial park is costing about 40% more than the current surcharge that Mohawk is assessed each month on their water bill.  Recently, repairs were made to a sewer line at the plant.  The city asked Mohawk if they would participate in the cost of replacing the line, which Mohawk declined.  Council members told WZQZ News that the surcharge for treating Mohawk’s wastewater is reviewed every four years and the last time the assessment was done was in 2020.  In the end, the council voted to increase the surcharge to cover the increased costs in a 2-1 vote with Councilman Rickey Hughes voting against the measure.  Councilman Joe Money abstained from voting since he is employed by Mohawk Industries.

Last Day To Vote Early In Runoff Elections

Today is  the last day to vote early in the runoff elections being held in Chattooga County.  Residents who voted on the Republican ticket in the General Primary Election, or those who did not vote at all, can request a Republican ballot and vote in the race for Chattooga County Coroner between Jeremy “Big Mac” McElhaney and Savanna McGill.

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