Parade To Honor Staff Sgt. Leo Lanier – WWII POW

Leo Lanier, Chattooga County’s last living prisoner of war, will be honored with a community parade on NATIONAL POW/MIA DAY, Friday, September 18, 2020 in Summerville, GA at 12 noon.

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Search Of Vehicle Yields Drugs

A forty-one-year-old Summerville man was arrested recently after a traffic stop. 

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Flash Flood Watch For North Georgia

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for much of north and central Georgia through Friday. As the remnants of Hurricane Sally move across the Deep South, very heavy rainfall is likely for much of the outlook area, especially within the outer rain-bands. Runoff associated with the heavy rains could produce flash flooding and river flooding.

In addition to heavy rainfall, the outer rain-bands associated with Sally will contain stronger winds gusts capable of producing downed trees and power lines. A couple of brief weak tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

A Wind Advisory may be needed for much of north and central Georgia Outside of the rain-bands, sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph are possible.

Kemp Extends COVID-19 Executive Order

On September 15, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and issuing guidance for long-term care facility visitation. The new Executive Order takes effect on September 16 at 12:00 AM and runs through September 30 at 11:59 PM.

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Alabama Man Arrested In Lyerly After Traffic Stop

An Alabama man was arrested in Lyerly after a traffic stop by a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Deputy.

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Fence Damage Reported To Sheriff’s Office

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According to a report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office, a property owner in Trion reported damage to an electric fence.  A responding deputy spoke with Frank Bandy of Bandy Dairy Road who said he was out checking his cows when he found the damage to the fence.  The damage was estimated around $300.  The responding deputy said that the damage could have come from an accident that had happened in the area.


Injured Summerville Worker Returns To Work

Summerville Public Works Director Terry Tinnie told WZQZ News that a worker that was injured on the job earlier this week was back to work the next day.

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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park To Commemorate Battle Of Chickamauga Virtually

Chickamauga and Chattanoooga National Military Park

The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites visitors to join park staff as they commemorate the 157th Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga.

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Arrest Report – Wednesday September 16, 2020

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Wednesday September 16, 2020:

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Three COVID-19 Deaths At Oakview

Three residents at  Oakview Health and Rehabilitation nursing home in Summerville have died from COVID-19, and nearly 100 residents have tested positive for the virus.

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