Chattooga Man Arrested After Failing To Stop For Floyd County Police

A Chattooga County, Georgia resident was jailed on a $7,900 bond on Friday afternoon after a police chase that ended in a crash.

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Chattooga Library Summer Reading Program Coming To A Close

The Chattooga Library’s Summer Reading Program is coming to a close this week.  To find out all the details, see below:

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Arrest Report – Monday July 13, 2020

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office forMonday July 13, 2020:

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COVID-19 Testing Hours Change At Chattooga Health Department

Starting today, hours are changing for getting free, drive-up COVID-19 testing at the Chattooga County Health Department.

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Last Day To Register To Vote In Runoff Election

If you aren’t registered to vote and you would like to vote in the August 11th Republican Primary Runoff, today is the last day to register to vote.  Thanks to a ruling by a Federal judge and instructions from Georgia’s Secretary of State, non-registered voters will be able to vote in the runoff election as long as they get registered by the end of the business day today.  You can register online Here at the Secretary of State’s website.  You can also register in person at the Chattooga County Registrar Office.  Voters in Chattooga County will be deciding the Republican candidates for two local races – Chattooga County Commissioner and Chattooga County Probate Judge.  Also, voters can cast a ballot in the hotly contested race for U.S. Congress between Marjorie Greene and John Cowan.

Summerville City Council Meeting This Evening

The Summerville City Council will hold a meeting coming up this evening at 5 PM at Summerville City Hall.  The meeting will be open to the public, but you can also watch the meeting online or listen in.  (Find instructions below).  The council’s agenda is full of items dealing with the ongoing water issue that has plagued the city since earlier this year.  The city is buying water from the Chattooga County Water District and the Town of Trion to meet obligations to some water customers.  The council is expected to approve thousands of dollars in expenditures to those other districts at tonight’s meeting.  You can see the full agenda and instructions for “virtual attendance” below:

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Dramatic Rise In COVID-19 Cases Push Hospitals To Capacity

Statewide, health officials released data late last week showing that 82% of Georgia’s critical care beds are in use, matching the largest share filled with patients since officials began releasing statistics in mid-April. However, not every patient in a critical care bed has COVID-19.

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Richardson RICO Case Hearing Pushed Back To July 27

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The Rome News Tribune reported over that weekend that a hearing involve 13 defendants who are accused of collectively defrauding the school system of over $6 million over a period of years has been set for July 27.

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Tax Deadline Coming Up This Wednesday

Millions of taxpayers are taking advantage of the IRS decision to push back the tax filing deadline due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with the new tax filing deadline of July 15 just days away, those taxpayers need to take some important steps now to get their returns — and payments — to the IRS before then.

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Arrest Report – Sunday – July 12, 2020

Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Sunday, July 12, 2020:

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