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City Worker Damages Passing Toyota

A city of Summerville employee using a weed trimmer damaged a passing vehicle around 12:52 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. Jeannie M. Corbin, of Summerville, was driving her grey 2018 Toyota RAV4 northbound on Hwy. 27 when she heard debris strike her vehicle near Cleghorn Street. It was


Summerville Man Admits To Meth Use

Summerville Police arrested a 30-year-old man for possessing methamphetamine on April 16, according to incident reports. Zachery E. Black, of McGinnis Circle, was arrested for meth possession after cops found a glass pipe with meth residue in it, according to Summerville Police reports.


LIVE UPDATES: President Trump arrives in Atlanta for opioid summit

ATLANTA - President Donald Trump is in Atlanta Wednesday to headline a summit on the opioid crisis. The president and first lady Melania Trump will address the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta.


Called Chattooga BOE Meeting Announced

The Chattooga County Board of Education will be having a Called Board Meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chattooga County Education Center located at 206 Penn Street in Summerville. The purpose of this Called Meeting will be for the following:


Task force makes arrests in drug busts in Walker, Dade counties

On Tuesday, April 23, agents with Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit (LMJC) Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 1224 Arnold Road in Rock Spring in Walker County. As a result of the search warrant, agents located methamphetamine for resale. Arrested were Shannon B. Dean for possession of meth


Georgia mother pleads guilty to killing husband, 4 children

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter. WSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to five counts of murder and other charges. She was sent


Cocaine, meth and pill busts scattered around Walker County

LAFAYETTE, Georgia (WDEF) – The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force has been busy in Walker County, Georgia. On Tuesday, they announced a series of busts over the Easter weekend.


Two Arrested For Fighting On Fourth Street

Two Chattooga County residents were arrested Saturday afternoon for fighting on Fourth Street, according to a Summerville Police report. Tameesha S. Shropshire, 37, of Summerville, and Lasitory Kinte Shropshire, 41, of Summerville, were fighting around 1 p.m., according to reports.


Food, Liquor, Pills And Flashlight Are Missing

Someone broke into a Chattooga County dance hall and stole food, alcohol, pills, money and a flashlight, according to a sheriff’s reports. Diane Crowe arrived at the Barn Dance, at 5337 Hwy. 48, on April 16 to find the hasp and lock on the business door was broke.


Rome Woman Found Hiding from Deputies in Attic

Laura Ruth Wilson, 34 of Rome, was jailed this week after deputies found her hiding from them in an attic. Reports said that Wilson was found attempting to conceal herself in the attic while they were attempting to locate her on a failure to appear warrant.


Georgia prisoner sentenced for running drug operation behind bars

MORGAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia inmate is sentenced to an additional 25-years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Edwin Murillo from Gwinnett County was communicating with people on the outside to distribute meth.


Cardi B husband Offset hit with felony gun charge in Georgia traffic stop arrest: report

Offset is now reportedly facing a felony gun charge stemming from an arrest last year in Georgia. In July 2018, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly making an improper lane change and police discovered the Migos rapper to be in possession of th


Rome Woman Runs Over Victim with Car

Precious Karen Echols, 28 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said she intentionally ran over a victim with her car at a location on Runway Drive. Several children were witness to the assault.


Walker County Commissioner To Make "Significant Announcement" On Erlanger Debt

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said he will make a "significant" announcement at noon today regarding the county's $8.7 million debt to Erlanger Health System. He said the announcement "will affect every property owner in the county."


Rome Man Beats Victim in face with Water Bottle

Coty Davonte Dodson, 25 of Rome, was arrested at the Cottis Inn after he allegedly hit a woman in the face with a water bottle and a closed fist during an argument. Reports added that Dodson then stole the victim’s cellphone.


E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to Florida, Georgia

ATLANTA - At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants, federal officials said. Of the people infected so far, 20 have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. No deaths have been r


Rome Man Attempts to Burglarize Residence of Elderly Woman While She was Home

Joshua Corbin Adams, 22 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he attempted to burglarize a home of an 88 year-old woman while she was there. Reports said that Adams entered the Beech Street home before noticing the resident was there. He then proceeded to run from the house where he was


UPDATE: Walker County commissioner ending public health facilities fee

UPDATE: Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced today he will cancel the public health facilities fee for the 2019 tax cycle. The 0.14 percent percent charge on the assessed value of a property owner's land has appeared on top of property tax bills in the 2017 and 2018.


GBI: Man dies after being found unresponsive in North Georgia

CALHOUN, Ga. — Calhoun Police have called on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to help investigate a man's death. According GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, James Balston was taken to a local hospital after he was found unresponsive, and he later died. He was 47.


Reality show 'Wife Swap' looking for Georgia families

Have you ever wondered if the grass is greener in another home? Do you want to see what you can learn from a family that is far different from yours? Do you need to take a break from your spouse and kids?