Many Chattooga County businesses are altering the way they do business during this COVID-19 pandemic.  WZQZ is committed to bringing you timely and relevant information as we all get through this period of time together.  Here are some updates regarding businesses and government services in Chattooga County.

  • H&R Block in Summerville is offering “Drop Off Service.”  Drop your tax return off and they will take care of the rest.  They are open Monday – Friday 9 AM-6 PM and Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM.
  • Design Cuts (Jane Canada) in Menlo is closed today and will be open Friday and Saturday.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Factory Connection in Summerville is closed.  Check their Facebook Page for details on reopening
  • Lookout Mountain Community Services is still open but is altering their approach to service delivery.  See more information at www.lmcs.org
  • Thatchers in Summerville is now open for curbside & pickup only.  Their hours are Tuesday-Thursday 11am-8pm and Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm
  • Sub Delight in Summerville has closed.  Watch their Facebook Page for re-opening information.
  • The Computer Shop is open Today with curbside service.
  • Dirt Tow Deli in Gore is altering their hours.  They will be open Monday – Friday from 6 AM until 2 PM – closed Saturday & Sunday.  They will be doing curb-side service.  Call them at 706-857-1589 and they will bring your food or grocery order to your car. Truck drivers are welcome to stop and eat the phone number is posted outside the store.
  • The Ruby Slippers is temporarily closed.
  • DIRT has closed, but is offering online service.  See their Facebook Page for details
  • L M TAX SERVICE is still open regular hours Monday through Friday 9-7 and Saturday 9-2. Please call 706-766-2064
  • United Community Bank is open but if you need in-lobby services such as wire-transfers or safety deposit boxes but you should call for an appointment.  Summerville numbers are 706-859-3004 and 706-859-3005; Trion numbers are 706-734-4605 and 706-734-4601.  Drive thru service is still available.
  • BB&T is taking in-lobby customers by appointment and the drive thru is still available
  • Tax Masters 101 is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Other times are available by appointment. To schedule an appointment call 706-808-0777. Our office is located at 9733A Rome Blvd (Ingles shopping center).
  • North Ga Income Tax Service has a DRIVE THUR OPEN on Thursday and Fridays 1 PM until 6 PM unless appointment is made. 11195 Highway 27 Summerville across from McDonald’s..
    706.728.5926
  • Crushed Tomato is doing curbside call in orders, You can call or use or SLICE app. 706-859-0000
  • Academy for Little People in Trion will be closed March 24-April 6.
  • The Chattooga County Republican Party meeting scheduled for April 2nd which was to be held at the Agricultural Center  has been cancelled. The decision is in compliance with the current recommendations by the CDC and the DPH. Our Prayers are with all the citizens of our community and country during these uncertain times. We encourage all citizens to stay in and stay safe.  -CCRP Executive  Committee
  • The Town of Lyerly has closed its office to the public.  The move comes as the county and municipalities prepare to issue a joint State of Emergency (See related story).  Town Clerk Sally Kerce says that payments can be made online, by phone or by using the drop box located at Lyerly Town Hall.
  • Don’t Miss Your Favorite Foods From Downtown Summerville! Our Restaurants Are Working Hard To Still Serve You And Keep Their Business Afloat.  Los MaGuey Mexican Restaurant will be offering Call -In and Car Hop (Sonic Style) Take Out Orders. (706) 859-8348. A 10 % Discount will be given for orders over $20. Jefferson’s Will Be Taking Car Hop (Sonic Style) Orders In The Side Parking Lot and Also Take Call-In Orders. (706) 857-0123. Gratuities will be added to the orders.
  • My Kids Have Paws – Update – “Due to growing corona concerns, we will not be having our clinics in Summerville this week. We will be calling everyone on our lists to see if you can come to Dalton on Tues/Wed. If you are receiving grant money, it still applies. Please stay tuned for updates.”Call 706-671-1104 if you have questions.”
  • Pine Ridge Outdoor Supply in Lyerly is adjusting their hours. They will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 11 AM – 5:30 PM.  Wednesday & Sundays closed and Saturday from 9 AM – 1 PM.  They prefer you call ahead for curbside service.  They can take payments over the phone.  Call 706-895-2522.
  • The Chattooga County Farm Bureau is open for business. However, out of an abundance of caution, they have CLOSED their lobby. Please call the office at 706-857-3214 for assistance.
  • Trion Town Hall, Police Department and Recreation Department are closed to the public.  Emergencies should be handled by calling 911.  Payments for utilities can be made via the town’s drop box or online.
  • The Chattooga County Water Department on Old Highway 27 in Trion is closed to the public.  Use online payments or the drop box located at the Water District office.
  • Meal delivery to Chattooga County Students will start on Tuesday.  Children age 18 and under will receive the meals.  Meet at bus stops to receive the meals. Meals may be delivered by bus, van, SUV or truck. Please be watching for either a school bus or another vehicle, which will be clearly marked with an official Chattooga County Schools emblem. Please be at your usual bus stop between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Please be patient with us if we experience some unforeseen delays in our schedule, as this is a new experience for all of us. Pick-up meals will continue to be available at each school from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon daily.
  • The Chattooga County Extension Office is closed to the public.  Gardening supplies will be available outside the Extension Office – WEATHER PERMITTING
  • Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters along with the four municipalities in the county are preparing to issue a joint resolution declaring a State of Emergency in Chattooga County due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.The Summerville City Council met this morning and authorized the joint declaration.  Commissioner Jason Winters told WZQZ News earlier that when all four mayor’s from the county’s municipalities sign the document it will authorize closing all dining facilities in the county except for drive-thru and curb-side service.  The document will also prohibit gatherings of ten or more people in public parks and other areas. The State of Emergency is set to take affect at 6 PM this evening (Monday, March 23, 2020).
  • Trion Drugs is open with drive-thru only service
  • CVS Pharmacy is now offering prescription delivery.  See their web site for details. CVS
  • NGEMC’s lobbies are now closed to the public; however, full service is available via our drive-thrus, online, or over the phone. All disconnections are suspended through the end of March, and we will reevaluate this policy and timeframe as the situation develops. NGEMC recently added a new service, CheckOut, which allows members to make payments at area retailers such as CVS and Dollar General. Learn more about this and other payment options at www.ngemc.com/waytopay.
  • Domino’s in Summerville is offering “No Contact Delivery” and “No Contact Carryout”
  • Lucky’s in Menlo is accepting “Call-In Grocery Orders” from the Elderly & Anyone with a Compromised Immunity. Call in your order, and they will gather your items and call back to confirm amount and payment form. They will make you aware of any possible substitutions or out of stock items. They will arrange a pick up time with you. Lucky’s says, “During this trying time, we at Lucky’s Supermarket want to do all we can to protect the health and well-being of our most vulnerable customers. To place an order, or for any further questions, please call us at (706)862-6454 or (706)852-2425.” Lucky’s Supermarket in Menlo is reserving the right to limit quantities on certain items. No rainchecks will be issued.
  • Rome Georgia’s federal courthouse is now closed until further notice as security officer for the court has been hospitalized with symptoms being treated as a presumptive positive for COVID-19.
  • The Teloga Fire Department announced that they would help out the elderly and those suffering from compromised immune systems by picking up groceries for them.  The fire department says that they are offering the service for the Teloga Community and close-by areas.  If you need some items from the store and are uncomfortable making that trip, leave them a message on their non-emergency number (706) 734-4430
  • Wal-Mart is now open from 7 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Oakview Nursing & Rehab remains closed to the public.
  • Morrison Surveyors is asking customers to call ahead and they will meet you outside if you need a plot or survey.  If you need a survey done, please call ahead at 706-857-4621.  They are not accepting walk-in customers.
  • Most law offices in the county are closed without an appointment.  If you need to speak to an attorney, you should call ahead.
  • McDonald’s in Summerville is offering FREE Breakfast and FREE Lunch to children under 12 Monday-Friday.  Breakfast hours are from 7-10 AM and lunch is 11 AM – 2 PM.   Breakfast can be a sausage, chicken or jelly biscuit.  Lunch can be a hamburger, cheeseburger or 4 piece McNugget.
  • Menlo Restaurant is offering curb-side service.  Call your order in at 706-862-2281.  You can find a copy of their menu on their Facebook Page.
  • Most governmental offices are closed except for ESSENTIAL services.  The Chattooga County Tax Office is Closed to the public.  The Courthouse is open – but only for essential business.  Call ahead for the County Clerk or Probate Judge’s office.  Trion & Summerville have both closed their municipal offices to the public.  Payments can be made online or using their drop boxes.
  • Menlo City Hall is closed to the public.  Water customers can use the drop box for their payments.
  • In response to the recent development of COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is temporarily suspending in-person requirements for services provided by the agency. In accordance with Governor Kemp’s recommendation, the GDOL is providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers, and other reemployment services. HOW TO FILE Unemployment Claims
  • The Small Business Development Center is available to help. Their focus during this unique and challenging time is helping small businesses with a tactical plan, cash flow issues, and connecting them with resources that may be of help. This is a free service. Contact Richard Montanaro at the SBDC, Rome: 706.622.2006 | rome@georgiasbdc.org