Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill and Spitting on Victim

Zackary Cody Braden, 37 of Adairsville, was arrested this week after reports said he threatened to kill a 62 year-old man while holding a 2 foot screw driver at a home on New Calhoun Highway.

Reports added that police were called after Braden broke the victim’s window when he threw items at it. He proceeded to spit in the victim’s face .

Reports added that he then spit on his girlfriend three different times before throwing a charger for a drill at her.  The charger struck the woman on the shin.

Braden then proceeded to pull his fist back in a threatening manner toward the victim, placing them in fear of their safety.

The incident occurred in front of a small child.

Braden is charged with aggravated assault, 3rd degree cruelty to children, simple assault, three counts battery, criminal trespass and terroristic threats and acts.


McDonald’s New Sandwich Tested Here at Local Restaurant

McDonald’s launched its new crispy chicken sandwich and deluxe crispy chicken sandwich in a few markets, one of which is in Chattooga County at the Summerville location of McDonald’s.

The other markets are in Houston, Texas,  Vonore, Tennessee and Knoxville, Tennessee.

The new McDonald’s crispy chicken sandwich has a fried chicken filet topped with butter and pickles, while the deluxe version also includes tomatoes, lettuce, and mayo.

While McDonald’s has served the chicken sandwich in the past the new filet is very much different from the McChicken and buttermilk crispy chicken.

The new sandwich also will be served in a foil bag, the same way that Chick-Fil-A and Popeyes has been doing.

The test phase of the new sandwich began on Monday and will continue until January 26.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Holiday Wreath Workshop
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6 – 9 pm
Chattooga Ag Center
Join us for a night of fresh wreath making to complete your holiday decor. The class will be hosted by the Chattooga County Young Farmers and Pine Ridge Outdoor Supply. Cost is $35. To sign up,
please contact Lauren Jarrett @
Deadline to sign up is Wed, Dec 4th.

Woman Arrested at Rome Publix for Heroin Possession

Kendra Elise McCullough, 26 of Cedartown, was arrested at Publix in Rome after she was allegedly found to be in possession of heroin.

Reports said that McCullough also lied to police when she gave them a fake name and date of birth.

McCullough is charged with possession of a schedule I drug and giving false information to police.


Suspect Identified

Rome Police released the name of a suspect on Sunday that they believe is responsible for the armed robbery that took place on Saturday night at the Hi-Tech Fuel Station on South Broad Street around 9:15 PM.

Using security camera footage, police have identified the suspect as forty-five-year-old James Edward Haynes.  Police believe that he entered the gas station wearing black gloves, all-black cothing and a black ski mask.  Police say that Haynes had a Glock Model 21 in his possession and shot the store clerk once in the back.  The store clerk ran to the back of the store and hid after being shot. Police believe at that point the suspect took all of the money from the cash register and fled the scene on foot.

When police arrived on the scene on Saturday night, the sixty-three-year-old store clerk was found with the gunshot wound to his back.

Valley Head Bed & Breakfast is Total Loss

Multiple fire crews responded to a massive fire at the Weathers Place Bed & Breakfast in Valley Head, Alabama on Sunday night.

Valley Head Fire Chief Dustin Burt said they got the call around 8:20 p.m. and the house was fully involved in the fire. Valley Head, Mentone, Henagar, and Hammondville fire crews, totaling to 30 firefighters, responded to the scene. Mentone Police also responded to the fire.

Chief Burt said the cause is currently unknown and the fire seems to have started on the second floor at the front area of the house.

Officials said Weathers Place B&B was built in the 1850s. Authorities are not sure if it was an active bed and breakfast.

The B&B is a total loss, according to Chief Burt.


Christmas Activities

Menlo Christmas In The Park will be held Sunday, December 1.  The public is invited.

The event is free.  Hosted by Menlo First Baptist Church.  Start time is 5 PM.

The Summerville Christmas Parade will be held Monday evening, Dec. 2.  There will be singing at the

courthouse beginning at 5 PM.  Parade time is 7 PM.