Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Monday, November 27, 2023:
State lawmakers are headed to the Gold Dome in Atlanta this week after a Federal judge ruled that Georgia must redraw legislative districts. The Republican-controlled legislature’s map presented diluted minority districts and now lawmakers must have another go at drawing the maps. State Senator Chuck Hufstetler of Rome says that the new maps could be a chance to get the county back into one senate district.
The sentencing phase for Desmond Lavonta Brown, who was convicted of the murder of two Rome sisters, is set to begin this morning.
Jeffery Lynn Carter, 56 of Rome, was arrested late last week in Rome, after reports said he attacked and threatened to kill a sixty-year-old woman at a home on South Avery Road.
A rock-slide on Lookout Mountain has prompted Walker County to close the road going from the top of the mountain to Mountain Cove Farms in the valley. Dougherty Gap Road is used by many Walker and Chattooga County residents on the mountain who commute to LaFayette, Fort Oglethorpe or Chattanooga. In September of 2021, heavy rains caused a rock slide on the same road and it was closed for several months. Walker County government has not said when the road will reopen.
The Summerville Christmas Parade is coming up one week from today, on Monday, December 4, 2023. The parade will take place in downtown Summerville and gets underway at 7 PM. This year’s grand marshals will be local veteran advocates Odell Anderson and Barbara Massey Reece. Any church, civic organization or business that would like to enter a float in this year’s parade needs to go by the Summerville Recreation Department, located at 220 Georgia 100 – Bolling Road in Summerville and get an application. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top floats. Of course, Santa Claus will be making an appearance at the parade next Monday night.
U.S. President Joe Biden and the first lady, Jill Biden, will attend a service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter in Georgia tomorrow, the White House said. Mrs. Carter died last week shortly after she entered hospice care at home in Plains, Georgia, alongside her husband, former President Jimmy Carter.
We are starting the last week of November with some much colder weather in the forecast. According to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia, we can expect temperatures to dip down in the mid-twenties tonight; some of the coldest overnight temperatures we’ve seen so far this season. Today, we will see mostly sunny skies with high only in the low 50’s. Tonight the temperatures are expected to be in the mid-to-upper 20’s. Tuesday, we will struggle to get into the high 40’s and overnight on Tuesday night, we could see lows around 25 degrees in the valley and in the low to mid-twenties in the higher elevations. Wind chills on Lookout Mountain could be between 16 and 21 degrees on Tuesday morning. With the colder weather, be sure to secure any outdoor plumbing.
Chattooga County saw a drop in the unemployment rate for the month of October. According to numbers released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor, Chattooga’s unemployment went from 4.4% in September down to 3.7% for the month of October.