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Category Archives: Chattooga County

Lumsden announces funding for Tooga Theater in Summerville

Lumsden announces funding for Tooga Theater in Summerville

Thursday, May 16, 2024–9:08 a.m. -News Release- State Representative Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee), chairman of the House Insurance Committee, announces that Tooga Theater in Summerville, Georgia has been awarded a one-time grant of $250,000 allocated under House Bill 915, the Amended Fiscal Year 2024 budget. These Special Project funds are awarded through the Georgia Council for…read more

Summerville Police Department issues statement on drive-by shooting

Summerville Police Department issues statement on drive-by shooting

May 15th, 2024 – 3:40 PM Summerville Police Department – Wednesday afternoon the Summerville Police Department issued the following statement regarding an apparent drive-by shooting that occurred at Scoggins Street last weekend on May 11th: “On the evening of May 11th, Summerville Police responded to a drive-by shooting that took place on Scoggins Street in…read more

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Monday, May 13, 2024–10:10 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased compared to a week ago. The average on Monday was $3.41 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 5 cents less than a week ago, 1 cent less than a month ago, but 15 cents more than this time last year.  t costs drivers an average…read more

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

Saturday, May 11, 2024–1:30 a.m. -Staff reports- Northwest Georgia was treated to views of the northern lights Friday evening. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Aurora Borealis are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. The phenomenon is primarily seen in the polar regions. However, during major…read more

Georgia gas prices up seven cents

Georgia gas prices up seven cents

Monday, May 6, 2024–9:35 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.46 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 7 cents more than a week ago, 13 cents more than a month ago, and 19 cents more than this time last year.  It…read more

Man killed in Taylor’s Ridge crash Monday

Man killed in Taylor’s Ridge crash Monday

Monday, April 29, 2024–7:20 p.m. -WZQZ Radio- An Alabama man was killed in a three-vehicle wreck Monday evening on Taylor’s Ridge in Chattooga County. The crash is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol but early indications are that one of the vehicles may have crossed the center line, crashing into one vehicle, which then…read more

Georgia’s gas price average down slightly

Georgia’s gas price average down slightly

Monday, April 29, 2024–9:50 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices saw a nominal decrease at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.39 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 3 cents less than a week ago, 6 cents more than a month ago, and 6 cents more than this time…read more

Georgia’s summer open burn ban begins May 1

Georgia’s summer open burn ban begins May 1

Saturday, April 27, 2024–8:47 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia’s annual summer open burn ban begins on Wednesday. 54 counties are in the burn ban area, including Floyd, Bartow, Chattooga, Gordon and Polk Counties. The burning of yard and land-clearing debris is prohibited until September 30. Ozone is formed when volatile organic compounds and nitrogen…read more

Georgia gas prices decrease slightly

Georgia gas prices decrease slightly

Monday, April 22, 2024–10:48 a.m. -AAA South- The Georgia gas price average saw a minimal decrease at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.42 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, 6 cents more than a month ago, and 4 cents more than…read more