Law Enforcement Searching For Suspected Arsonist

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has added 61-year old Donald Eric Luallen to its top 10 “Most Wanted” list.

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Arrest Summary – October 22-25, 2021

Here is an arrest summary for Friday, October 22 – Monday, October 25, 2021 from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office.  Please note: WZQZ publishes every arrest report provided by the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office.  Friday and Saturday we did not receive any arrest reports from the sheriff’s office.

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CHS Weekly Athletic Calendar

The Chattooga Indians athletic calendar is packed this week. The Lady Indians Softball will be playing in the Elite 8 in Columbus on Thursday.   Tickets for the event are only available online. (GHSA Pass holders will be admitted entry as normal. All other tickets will be sold digitally via GoFan [https://gofan.co/app/school/GHSA].  All fans are encouraged to purchase GoFan tickets in advance.  According to GHSA, all games are streamed live on the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/ghsa).  Subscription is required to view on this platform. )

Also, this Friday is Senior night for CHS football.  A retirement of Senorise Perry’s #32 Jersey will begin at 6:45 with Senior Night ceremony to follow.

See the complete athletic schedule below:

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Sheriff Asks For Public’s Help In Identifying Cigarette Thief

The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes from a Gore-area convenience store and gas station.

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Local Schools Superintendents Talk About Graduation Rate

The Georgia Department of Education released the 2020 graduation rate numbers last week.  The numbers show that the state-wide graduation rate has not changed much overall.  WZQZ News spoke with both local school systems about the numbers locally.

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County To Give Giant Christmas Tree To Summerville Main Street

Chattooga County Commissioner Blake Eslberry announced last week that the county has purchased a 17′ tall Christmas Tree that will be erected in front of the Chattooga County Courthouse this Christmas season.

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Sloppy Floyd Haunted Hayrides Continue Halloween Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do this coming Halloween weekend, you might want to check out the haunted hayrides at Sloppy Floyd State Park. 

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GBI Director Visits Northwest Georgia

The Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was in Northwest Georgia last week.  Vic Reynolds is a native of Northwest Georgia and former Floyd County police officer.  He has also served as a chief magistrate judge, prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. He was elected as Cobb’s District Attorney in 2012 and was appointed the top job at the GBI by Governor Kemp in 2019.

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Food Insecurity Real Issue In Chattooga County

Most of us are used to three meals a day and plenty of snacks in between, but a sizable portion of Chattooga County’s population is considered “food insecure”, meaning there are many who struggle to know where their next meal is coming from.  Unfortunately, many of those are children.

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DPH Predicts Mild Flu Season This Year

Health officials in Northwest Georgia are tracking flu numbers so far this year. They say one factor that has a big impact is how many people get a flu shot.

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