Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Monday, January 20, 2020:
Last week, the Chattooga County Board of Education voted to make Eddie Elsberry chairman. Elsberry was elected by a 4-1 vote with board members Brad Hayes, Sammy Ballard and former Board Chair John Agnew voting in favor and Dr. Julia Houston opposing. Elsberry, the only Democrat on the Board, told WZQZ News that he is looking forward to helping the school system and the board of education, but he’s still not sure if he will run for a full term in this year’s election.
The last two weeks have been a mixed bag of stormy weather, rain and spring-like temperatures, but it looks like Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama are in for some colder, more January-type weather this week.
Faculty and staff at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) have nominated seven of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition.
A Shannon, Georgia man was sentenced to prison last week after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide in a 2018 wreck that killed a Trion resident.
The Georgia General Assembly will be considering a bill this year that would give preferential treatment to native Georgia residents that want to pursue a degree in medicine. The state currently has nine-counties that do not have any physicians and many counties that lack medical specialists.
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a Federal Holiday and banks and post offices along with most governmental offices will be closed today. Also, Chattooga County Schools and Trion City Schools will be closed for the holiday.
Former educator Kathy Floyd was appointed by the Summerville City Council to serve on the Housing Authority of the City of Summerville at last week’s City Council meeting. Floyd will take over and fill the unexpired term of her father, the late Robert H. Floyd who passed away last September. Ms. Floyd will serve the remainder of her father’s term which will end August 15th of this year. The vote to appoint Ms. Floyd to the position was unanimous.