Georgia Will Get New Ag Commissioner

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Gary Black, Georgia’s agriculture commissioner since 2011, announced June 4 that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Raphael Warnock. Black’s decision means Georgians will elect a new agriculture commissioner in 2022. He will continue to serve as ag commissioner through the remainder of his current term.

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Roadwork On Taylor’s Ridge This Week

 

The Georgia DOT says that roadwork will continue on Highway 27 at Taylor’s Ridge this week:

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President Biden Looking To Appoint Federal Judges

U.S District Court Senior Court Judge Harold Murphy has been on the Federal bench in Rome for almost forty-five years.  He was appointed by fellow-Georgian, President Jimmy Carter in 1977.  Murphy still hears a limited number of cases, after taking the senior judge status in 2017.

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Summerville City Council Meeting Tomorrow Evening

The Summerville City Council will be meeting on Monday evening at Summerville City Hall. Regular Council meetings, are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of the month.

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FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the Emergency Broadband Benefit program that provides a discount on internet services to qualifying households and families. It is designed to help those who have struggled to afford internet during COVID-19.

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Georgia DNR: Don’t Let Geese Get Your Gander Right Now: There Is a Reason They Can’t Fly

The Canada goose thrives in a variety of habitats, often near areas close to people, such as neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. This closeness can become a frustration for homeowners and landowners when geese begin to molt in the summer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

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Commissioner To Place AED’s At County Buildings

Chattooga County Commissioner Blake Elsberry has secured a grant to place AED’s – Automated external defibrillators – in two county buildings.

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American Connection Project Fellowships

Georgia is one of 12 states selected to participate in the just-launched American Connection Corps (ACC) that will place 50 paid fellows in local public-serving institutions in rural and urban towns for the purpose of increasing digital access and inclusion in their hometowns.

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Arrest Report – Saturday – June 12, 2021

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Saturday, June 12, 2021:

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Copperhead-Proof Your Backyard

Copperheads are the most common venomous snake in Georgia. The Department of Natural Resources says that’s because they can thrive in anyone’s backyard. DNR biologist Thomas Floyd says there are a few things you can do on your property to discourage them from paying you a visit.

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