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Inmate Stabbed at Hays State Prison on Wednesday

Very little information has been released; however, it appears that an inmate at Hays State Prison in Chattooga County was stabbed Wednesday afternoon. Reports indicate that the 32 year old victim was stabbed by another inmate around 4:00pm and was taken from the scene to an area hospital for treatm


Power Outage Knocks Out Tax Office Computers

A power outage in Summerville has affected the computers at the Chattooga County Tax Commissioner’s Office. Georgia Power is currently assessing the condition of the outage that is affecting areas around Farrar Drive, Old River Road and Virginia Drive. About 123 customers are without power, accordin


Two hikers rescued from rushing creek waters in Walker County

VILLANOW, Ga. — First responders in Walker County rescued two men Wednesday morning. According to Walker County public relations director Joe Legge, the two men were trapped by the swift moving waters of East Armuchee Creek.


Flood Warning issued for Chattooga by NWS

...The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Georgia... Chattooga River near Summerville affecting Chattooga County .Recent heavy rainfall has caused significant runoff into streams and rivers which will cause flooding in some areas. The Na


Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.


Purposity: Purpose + Generosity comes to Chattooga County Schools

The Chattooga County School System has recently partnered with Amazon and Purposity Program (purpose + generosity) to help students in need. Purposity is a program that helps community members find purpose through generosity and gives them the opportunity to anonymously help students through an onli


Rome Woman Arrested After Not Sending Child to School

Christina Michelle Pugh, 25 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he failed to properly send her child to school. Reports stated that Pugh’s child accumulated 15 unexcused absences, as well as 21 unexcused tardies during the 2018-19 school year.


Fire Strikes At Hartline Street Home

A dryer is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a Summerville home on Sunday afternoon, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports. The home belonged to Jane and Johnny Rollins. A dryer was left running while everyone was away.


Georgia Division of Family and Children Services to issue March food stamps on staggered schedule

ATLANTA – Ongoing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants can anticipate receiving two distributions during the month of March, officials with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services said.


Man shoots acquaintance along busy Rome road, police say

Rome police are searching for a man they say shot an acquaintance in broad daylight on a busy road following a dispute inside a gas station Wednesday afternoon. Patrick Cortez Turner, 34, allegedly opened fire on 25-year-old Charmian Perkins during an argument at an Exxon on Shorter Avenue about 12:


GBI: Food that sent 28 middle school students to hospital had THC

ATLANTA - A lab test conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found THC in a food sample from Sandtown Middle School, where 28 students were sent to local hospitals last week after eating Valentine’s Day treats.


Homeless Man Found with Meth at Hobo Canyon

A homeless Rome man, Tytrekas Marquis House, 34, was arrested at Hobo Canyon after previously being told to stay away from the property. Reports said that while being taken into custody for trespassing he was found to be in possession of two glass smoking devices containing meth.


Walker County court officer fired after being indicted in the fatal shooting of his son

Walker County (Georgia) Sheriff Steve Wilson fired court officer Patrick Ray Wooten last week after a grand jury indicted him in the death of his son. Wooten was arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in May 2017 after he shot 30-year-old Patrick Lance Wooten in the chest. The case has been


Chattooga Schools opening 2 hours later

“Due to the forecast of rain, downed trees and flooding the Chattooga County Schools will delay the opening of schools for two hours on Thursday 21 February. Buses will pick up students two hours later than their normal time,” Supt. Jimmy Lenderman said.


School bus safety law goes into effect in Georgia

A new law regarding school bus safety in Georgia went into effect recently, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25. Reversing a law change made last year, the new law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when no physical barrier, including a dirt median, a concrete median or some o


Centre, Alabama, man killed in crash near Fort Payne

A single vehicle crash early Wednesday in DeKalb County, Alabama, claimed the life of a 45-year-old man from Centre in Cherokee County. Christopher Lee O'Neal was killed when the 1985 Chevrolet S-10 he was driving struck a tree lying in the roadway on U.S. Highway 11 at 4:12 a.m. CST, Alabama Law En


Three Georgia residents busted for theft in Bartholomew Co.

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office has three people in custody pending further investigation and the possibility of forthcoming additional charges. All three suspects are from Georgia.


Class action lawsuit filed against Georgia Power

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia Power customers are filing a class action lawsuit against Georgia’s largest utility company. The company has approximately 2.5 million customers across the state. This case, first filed in 2011, claims Georgia Power overcharged customers for more than a decade. The suit


Distracted Georgia Teen Driver Faces 9 Charges After Fatally Hitting 2 Women and a Newborn

A Georgia teen accused of fatally hitting three people, including an infant, as they crossed a street, will go to trial after a judge ruled against several defense motions. Zoe Reardon, 18, has been charged with nine misdemeanors, including second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving, fo


Authorities seize 140 pounds of marijuana in south Georgia

VALDOSTA, Ga. - A man is accused of transporting 140 pounds of marijuana when he was pulled over last week in south Georgia, the Valdosta Daily Times reported. Armondo Padron-Ramirez is charged with felony trafficking, Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk told the newspaper.