Northwest Georgia Regional Commission Meeting September 19

The regular meeting of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission Council will be  held at 11:00 AM on Thursday,

September 19, 1019 at the Gordon County Agricultural Service Center, located at 1282 Highway 53 Spur, SW in Calhoun, GA.

Special Guest Speakers Deana Perry, Executive Director, Broadband, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and

Brittney Hickom, Broadband Program Consultant 1, will make a presentation of the Georgia Deployment Initiative.

Liason from Governor Kemp Spoke on September 10

Pictured left to right are Teresa Ray –  Vice Chair, Wesley Ross, – Governor’s Liasion, Eddy Willingham – Chair, Johnny Worsham, Betty Brady – Secretary

The Chattooga GOP met Tuesday, September 10th, and welcomed Wesley Ross, Liasion for Governor Kemp’s office. Wesley works directly with 52 counties in north Georgia in assistance with their needs from the Governor. He spoke of Governor Kemp’s desire to be available and receptive to the needs of Georgians.

Next month’s meeting will be  October 7th, which is the regular meeting date for the local GOP.

Allen Street Break In Attempt Reported

A resident on Allen Street called police last week after they discovered some screens pulled back from windows at a residence.  The complainant told the responding officers that she is the caretaker for the property and on a recent visit, she noticed that it looked like someone had tried to break-in the windows in the house she looks after.  Summerville Police promised extra patrol in the area.

Crushed Tomato Pizzeria to Open In LaFayette

LAFAYETTE’S DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY HAS ANNOUNCED THAT A NEW RESTAURANT IS GOING TO OPEN SOON.  THE CRUSHED TOMATO PIZZERIA IS SET TO OPEN THIS OCTOBER IN THE FORMER LOCATION OF ONE-ELEVEN, ON EAST LAFAYETTE SQUARE.
CRUSHED TOMATO NOW HAS A LOCATION IN SUMMERVILLE.

THE RESTAURANT WILL FEATURE A WOOD-FIRED BRICK OVEN FOR PIZZA BAKING.

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Popular Events Coming Up on Saturday, Sept. 21 in LaFayette

SEVERAL OF LAFAYETTE’S POPULAR EVENTS ARE BEING COMBINED IN A SINGLE SATURDAY CALLED “AUTUMN ROCKS DAY”… COMING UP ON SEPTEMBER 21st.
EVENTS INCLUDE A FLY-IN AT THE BARWICK LAFAYETTE AIRPORT, HERITAGE DAY AT THE MARSH HOUSE, A GOLF TOURNAMENT AND A COLLEGE FOOTBALL TAILGATE PARTY, COMPLETE WITH A BEER GARDEN.
THE AIRPORT FLY-IN WILL FEATURE GREAT VINTAGE PLANES FROM 10 AM UNTIL 4 PM AT THE AIRPORT ON GASQUE DRIVE.  FROM THE FLY-IN, PARTICIPANTS CAN ALSO GO ON AN “INTRO TO CAVING” PROGRAM TO BE HELD AT HORSESHOE CAVE IN CHICKAMAUGA.
THE GOLF TOURNAMENT IS A 2-PERSON SCRAMBLE, STARTING AT 9 AM.  CALL THE GOLF COURSE FOR RESERVATIONS.
THE TAILGATE PARTY KICKS OFF AT 8 PM WITH THE GEORGIA BULLDOGS ON THE OUTDOOR BIG-SCREEN.  IT WILL BE HELD AT THE GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE.

WALKER COUNTY’S 3rd ANNUAL AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL IS SET FOR THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 21st AT THE AG CENTER IN ROCK SPRING.
CONTESTS INCLUDE BAKING AND CANNING, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, NEEDLEWORK AND QUILTS, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY… AND LIVESTOCK, INCLUDING GOATS, POULTRY AND RABBITS.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GARDENING, BEE-KEEPING AND ENJOY THE ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY.
THERE WILL ALSO BE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND FREE INFLATABLES FOR THE KIDS.
HOURS ARE 9 AM ’TIL 5 PM THIS SATURDAY… JUST BEHIND THE CIVIC CENTER IN ROCK SPRING.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE EXTENSION OFFICE AT (706) 638 2548.

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Art Contest Now Open

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NGEMC’s 2019-20 art contest is now open to students in kindergarten through 5th grade.

Contest Details

Theme

“My Future World”

Show us through your artwork how you will use energy in the future.

 Submission Deadline

December 13, 2019

Mail entries to

North Georgia E.M.C.
Attention Art Contest
P.O. Box 1407
Dalton, GA 30722-1407

Requirements

Participating schools should be located within NGEMC’s seven-county service area: Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties. There are no restrictions on art medium or size, however all entries must have the following information securely attached to each individual piece in order to qualify.

Student name
Grade level
School name
Teacher name
Teacher contact information

Awards and Prizes

First and Second-Place winners will be selected in two separate age divisions, Kindergarten-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade. Winning art entries will be featured in the March GEORGIA Magazine. The teacher of each First-Place entry will receive $200 to be used for classroom supplies.

For more information, please call 706.259.3394, extension 1427

Green Road in Chattooga to Be Closed for Bridge Repair

Chattooga County Public Works Director Joe Reed says the bridge on Green Road in Chattooga County will be replaced and work will begin this week.

The Georgia DOT is replacing the small bridge and will start work on Monday.  Those living in the area will have to use Evans Road until the bridge work is finished.

Green Road is a short road that runs between Highway 100 and Evans Road.

The bridge is expected to be closed for 90 day

Child Molester Sentenced

A forty-two-year-old Trion man was sentenced this past week for molesting two children.  Kieth Thomas appeared in Chattooga County Superior Court and was sentenced to ten years in prison, plus probation for life.

Thomas is accused of molesting an eleven-year-old and a thirteen-year-old.  His latest arrest was in January of this year when he was caught inappropriately touching a victim by the child’s mother. At the time, Sheriff Mark Schrader told WZQZ News that the mother said that she walked into a room and found her boyfriend inappropriately touching her daughter, who is under the age of fourteen. The woman demanded that Thomas leave and she then reported the incident to law enforcement.

Thomas was also accused of paying one child to touch him inappropriately, according to previous arrest records.