Chattooga County

Lanham Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

Lanham Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

September 30th, 2022 WZQZ RADIO- Chattooga County Superior Court Judge Don Thompson sentenced Renee Lanham to ten years in prison on Thursday following her conviction on two counts of giving false statements to law enforcement officers.  Lanham had been charged with murder in the death of her husband, Eddie Lanham, but jurors were deadlocked on…

Local Football games rescheduled due to the threat of Inclement weather

Local Football games rescheduled due to the threat of Inclement weather

September 27th, 2022 – 3:18 PM Updated September 28th, 2022 – 10:00 AM Staff Reports – Some local High Football games have changed the day and time of the games due to the threat of inclement weather coming from Hurricane Ian: -The Rome @ Woodstock game has been moved to Thursday at 7:30 p.m. –Armuchee’s…

Trion Fire Department responds to House Fire on Sunday

Trion Fire Department responds to House Fire on Sunday

September 26th, 2022 – 2:00 PM Trion Fire Department – On Sunday the Trion Fire Department responded to dispatch reports of a residential structure fire with flames showing in the area of Cedar Street in Summerville. Upon arrival, firefighters with Engine 12R found a single-story home with heavy smoke showing. Firefighters from Trion, Hays, and…

Pedestrian killed crossing Hwy 27 near Dot Johnson Drive in Chattooga County

Pedestrian killed crossing Hwy 27 near Dot Johnson Drive in Chattooga County

September 25th, 2022 – 6:40 PM WZQZ Radio – WZQZ Radio reported that a pedestrian in Chattooga County was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle around 7 AM on Friday. Sheriff Mark Schrader confirmed that the victim, 57-year-old William Lee of Summerville, was struck and killed as he was crossing Hwy 27 near Dot…

Gaylesville AL man arrested after fleeing Chattooga Deputies

Gaylesville AL man arrested after fleeing Chattooga Deputies

September 19th, 2022 – 6:05 PM WEIS Radio – A Gaylesville Alabama man was arrested after fleeing from Chattooga County Deputies last weekend. According to a report from WEIS Radio, Last Saturday 44-year-old Christopher Tallent attempted to elude law enforcement by fleeing into Cherokee County Alabama.  He abandoned his vehicle and was arrested by Cherokee County…

Ground broken for freestanding emergency department in Chattooga County

Ground broken for freestanding emergency department in Chattooga County

September 15, 2022–10:55 a.m. NEWS RELEASE State, local, and Atrium Health officials, including Gov. Brian Kemp, celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday for Atrium Health Floyd’s freestanding emergency department (FSED) in Trion. The facility will provide 24/7 emergency care to residents of Summerville, Trion, Lyerly, Menlo, and surrounding communities. The $18.4 million FSED will be located next…

Hung jury on five counts in Lanham murder trial

Hung jury on five counts in Lanham murder trial

September 15, 2022–8:05 a.m. WZQZ RADIO A Chattooga County Jury brought back two guilty verdicts but was not able to come to a consensus on five other charges against a Chattooga County woman accused of murdering her husband five years ago. Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader told WZQZ News on Wednesday evening that Renee Lanham…

Georgia gas prices down 8 more cents

Georgia gas prices down 8 more cents

September 12, 2022–7:00 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.25 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 8 cents less than a week ago, and 30 cents less than a month ago.  According to AAA, the decrease in crude oil prices has had a noticeable impact at…

New bivalent Covid-19 boosters now available

New bivalent Covid-19 boosters now available

September 11, 2022–11:26 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will begin offering the new bivalent COVID-19 booster this week, as shipments of the vaccine arrive in the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend the bivalent booster manufactured by Pfizer…

Salvation Army assisting flood victims

Salvation Army assisting flood victims

September 8, 2022–10:13 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Salvation Army is in Chattooga County providing food, water, and spiritual and emotional care to those impacted by this past weekend’s flooding. Captain Tim Blevins said they began feeding people on Monday. We have many great partners we are working with,” he said.  “On that first day,…

Governor surveys Chattooga County flood damage

Governor surveys Chattooga County flood damage

September 8, 2022–10:06 a.m. WZQZ RADIO Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp were in Chattooga County on Wednesday to see the damage from the Labor Day Weekend Flood.  The governor spoke with volunteers across the county and visited several flood relief sights, including North Summerville Baptist in Summerville and Central Avenue Baptist…

BLOOD ASSURANCE

Significant blood shortage reported after Labor Day weekend

September 7, 2022–5:36 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Blood Assurance is reporting a significant blood supply shortage after multiple traumas over Labor Day weekend. As of Tuesday morning, the blood center had just a one-day supply of the crucial O-negative and O-positive blood types, as well as B-positive blood. Moreover, A-positive and A-negative blood are also in…

Beware of home repair scammers

Beware of home repair scammers

September 7, 2022–10:55 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Attorney General Chris Carr and Insurance Commissioner John King are warning consumers whose homes were damaged by the recent flooding in northwest Georgia to be on the lookout for home repair fraud and price gouging. “With scammers ready to prey on vulnerable storm victims, we want to ensure that…

Bottled water donations sought for those impacted by flooding in Summerville

Bottled water donations sought for those impacted by flooding in Summerville

September 6, 2022–7:38 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Floyd NAACP, along with the state NAACP, the Red Cross area coordinator for Northwest Georgia, and the Red Cross are seeking donations of water for those impacted by flooding in Summerville. They are asking organizations, churches, and individuals to donate a palate of water. The palate, which…

Updated: Flood Relief Efforts underway in Chattooga

Updated: Flood Relief Efforts underway in Chattooga

September 5th, 2022 – 6:50 PM WZQZ Radio – With reports of over 14 inches of rainfall in the Summerville area on Sunday, flooding has affected hundreds of homes and businesses, and repair and relief efforts are underway. The Raccoon Creek water treatment plant sustained heavy damage during the flooding. Mohawk has loaned fans to…

Flood Watch in effect until 8 p.m. Monday

Flood Watch in effect until 8 p.m. Monday

September 3, 2022–7:43 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE After a Sunday that saw several inches of rain and flooding, we remain under a Flood Watch until 8 p.m. Monday evening. According to the National Weather Service, excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may…

Kemp declares State of Emergency for Chattooga, Floyd Counties due to flooding

Kemp declares State of Emergency for Chattooga, Floyd Counties due to flooding

September 4, 2022–3:44 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Following severe flooding in North Georgia Sunday, Governor Brian Kemp has declared a State of Emergency in Chattooga and Floyd Counties. Among other things, the declaration pledges state resources to assist in the affected areas and the activation of the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan. It also prohibits price gouging…

Flooding reported in Summerville, Trion areas

Flooding reported in Summerville, Trion areas

September 4, 2022–2:45 p.m. WZQZ RADIO Chattooga County got the worst of the heavy rains that came through the area Sunday morning. With major flooding reported in Downtown Summerville. The area around the jail and the courthouse flooded causing. Workers cut the power to the Judge Jon Payne Courthouse Annex behind the main courthouse building…

Atrium Health Floyd Ambulances Rolling in Chattooga

Atrium Health Floyd Ambulances Rolling in Chattooga

September 2nd, 2022 – 2:00 PM Press Release – Atrium Health Floyd Emergency Medical Services ambulances are now responding in Chattooga County when residents call 911 for medical assistance. Blake Elsberry, Chattooga County’s sole commissioner, announced in May that Atrium Health Floyd would be taking over the service, which will initially provide five new, full-time…

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