A hunting and/or fishing license is the perfect gift for the hunter and angler in your life, with the added bonus of benefiting wildlife and the wild places they enjoy, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Community Outreach Chattooga Free Holiday Meal
Community Outreach Chattooga will be serving a hot meal at the Scout Hut In Summerville Ga. Saturday December 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will also be giving out jackets, gloves, mittens and boggins. All are welcome to attend. This event is free to the public. Pick up is also available. Contact Scott or Misty Clements at 706-506-8722 or 706-978-2385.
Arrest Report - Monday - December 9, 2019
Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Monday, December 9, 2019:
Paradise Garden Receives Grant
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation announced Dec. 5 the recipients of its Callahan Incentive Grant, a matching grant given to nonprofit or government organizations undertaking the rehabilitation of a historic building or site in Georgia.
Made possible by Barbara and Les Callahan, long-time supporters of the Georgia Trust, a total of $15,000 was awarded to the Fairview Elementary School in Cave Spring, Paradise Garden in Chattooga County, Zion Church in Talbotton, and the Cusseta Industrial High School in Chattahoochee County.
“The Georgia Trust is grateful to the Callahan family for its generous donation. We believe the grants contributed by them will help our recipients to accomplish their noteworthy preservation goals,” said Mark C. McDonald, president and chief executive officer of the Georgia Trust.
The Callahan Incentive Grant was awarded to the following recipients:
- The Fairview Elementary School (Cave Spring), a historic school building constructed in 1924 for African American students, received $3,750 to assist in the project’s final phase of exterior rehabilitation, which will enable the site to open to the public. The Fairview School served students through the Great Depression and transitioned students to equalization schools in the 1950s. While the school eventually closed in 1968, it has maintained a strong supporting community of alumni, families and descendants. In 2011, it was listed as a Places in Peril site by the Georgia Trust. The community has consistently worked to preserve and highlight the history of this site.
- Paradise Garden (Chattooga County), the creation of one of America’s best known folk artists, Howard Finster, received $3,750 to assist in restoring the Cadillac Shed, which protects the one-of-a-kind car that served as a canvas for the prolific artist. Paradise Garden became a roadside park in the 1960s, and since then, Finster’s work has attracted thousands of visitors each year to witness his creative visionary art. Such a unique setting requires constant upkeep and restoration, and in 2010, it was listed on the Georgia Trust’s Places in Peril list.
- The Zion Church (Talbotton), a remarkable example of the Carpenter Gothic style in Georgia, received $3,750 to assist in restoring the exterior. Built in 1848, Zion Church is an architectural masterpiece that remains a landmark in the city. It was listed by the Georgia Trust as a Places in Peril site in 2011. Despite no regular congregation, a handful of faithful volunteers have worked to maintain the building. Recently, ownership of the property was transferred to Zion Restoration, Inc., which is set to undertake the significant repair work that is needed.
- The Cusseta Industrial High School (Chattahoochee County), one of the few remaining Rosenwald Schools in Georgia, received $3,750 to help fund the installation of wood floors, the final phase of a decade-long preservation effort. Nearly lost to decades of neglect, the historic school building was rescued by the Chattahoochee County Historic Preservation Society, who stepped in and undertook significant repairs; placed the school in the National Register of Historic Places; and now provides educational opportunities to local school children.
Summerville Council Meeting This Evening
The Summerville City Council will be holding their regular monthly meeting coming up this evening at 5 PM at Summerville City Hall. There are several recognition’s on tonight’s agenda.
The council is expected to recognize the Chattooga County CERT Team for their assistance at the Summerville Christmas Parade last week. The Chattooga County Community Emergency Response Team – or CERT – is made up of volunteers that assist law enforcement and emergency personnel.
Also, the council will be recognizing a group of ladies that walk daily in Summerville and pick up trash and litter on their walks. The council will recognize Janice Sabo, Cindy Skelton, Cindy Cline,Joan Butler, and Johanne Allen,” for their dedication to helping keep Summerville clean and beautiful”, according to the agenda that was released on Friday of last week.
The council is also expected to recognize Councilman Earl Parris who did not run for re-election in November. Kristy Dennis will be sworn in at the January meeting as a member of the council for the seat currently held by Parris.
Also, tonight will be the final meeting for Councilman Buddy Windle who announced on Friday that he would be giving up his seat at the end of the year. The City of Summerville will be making plans for a special election next year for the seat currently held by Windle.
Here is a complete look at tonight’s agenda:
Regular Called Meeting
December 9, 2019
(1) Call to order
(2) Roll Call
(4) Pledge of Allegiance
(5) Approval of meeting agenda
(6) Consent agenda (reserved)
(7) Reports and Presentations
A. Mayor’s Comments – Harry Harvey
i. Introduction of guests/visitors
· Recognize the CERT team for their assistance with traffic control during the 2019 Christmas Parade.
· Recognize Janice Sabo, Cindy Skelton, Cindy Cline,Joan Butler, and Johanne Allen, for their dedication to helping keep Summerville clean and beautiful.
· Recognize Council Member Earl H. Parris for
his years of service.
ii. Other announcements/comments
a. Main Street – Susan Locklear
b. Code Enforcement – Joey Norton
c. Water Treatment Plant – Jason Greene
d. Wastewater Treatment Plant – Chris Tuggle
e. Public Works/Utilities – Terry Tinney
f. Recreation – Bo Chamlee
g. Police – Stan Mosley
h. Fire – Robbie Lathem
i. City Attorney – Albert Palmour
j. City Manager – Janice Galloway
i. Financial Report (Attachment)
(8) Unfinished Business
a. Second Reading and Adoption of the FYE 2019 Year-End Budget
Ordinance (see attachment):
(9) New Business
a. Approve minutes from the November 11, 2019, meeting:
b. First reading of the FY 2019-2020 mid-year budget:
c. Discuss solid waste increase proposals from City Manager:
d. Approve solid waste rate for the remainder of FYE 2020:
e. Consider appointing Kathy Floyd to fill the unexpired term as
Commissioner of the Housing Authority of the City of Summerville.
The term will expire August 15, 2020:
f. Approve CDBG Language Access Plan:
g. Approve Carter & Sloope to prepare a Water & Sewer rate study in
the amount of $19,500:
h. Consider approving alcohol license 2020 renewals (see attachment):
(10) Public Comments
BBB: Beware Of Online Shopping Scams
This holiday season, BBB Scam Tracker has received many reports of a new trick scammers are using to steal from online shoppers. The con artists are exploiting a PayPal policy and deceiving online shoppers into paying for goods that don’t exist.
How the Scam Works:
You are shopping online and find a site with amazing deals, often brand name goods at a significant discount. The website and the products look legitimate, so you decide to take a chance and make a purchase. The site instructs you to pay through PayPal, which should provide extra security.
After checkout, you get a confirmation email that contains a tracking number from UPS, FedEx, or another shipping service. After a few days, you log onto the site and see that your package has been delivered. That’s funny, because no box ever arrived! You call the shipping company, and they confirm that the package was delivered… but to the wrong address.
When you try to correct the mistake, you find that the ecommerce site is either unresponsive or unhelpful. In some cases, the site doesn’t provide contact information; in others, they simply don’t respond to your emails or calls.
Some scam victims report filing a claim with PayPal because their protection promise says you can open a dispute if your order never arrives. But because the scammer technically shipped the package and the tracking number marked it as delivered, PayPal rejected their claims. One consumer reported to BBB Scam Tracker: “PayPal denied my claim because the seller showed the tracking number as being delivered. I even had UPS send PayPal the proof that I didn’t receive my package, but all PayPal required is a tracking number loaded and shows delivered.”
- Before paying, know your rights and responsibilities. In everything from check cashing scams to cons involving new peer-to-peer payment systems, scammers often take advantage of what consumers don’t know when it comes to processing payments. Don’t make a purchase from a shady seller assuming you’ll be protected no matter what.
- Before buying online, confirm the site has real contact information. Make sure the seller has a working phone number and address on the website, so you can contact them in case of problems.
- If the price seems too good to be true, there’s probably something wrong. Be wary if the item is selling for significantly lower than what you’ve seen elsewhere.
GACD Offering $1,500 Scholarship
To encourage study and careers in soil and water conservation-related fields, the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) awards one $1,500 scholarship each year to a student majoring in, or intending to major in, a soil and water conservation-related area. Acceptable areas of study include, but are not limited to, agricultural education, agronomy, horticulture, plant pathology, and agricultural communications.
The applicant may be a high school senior, or a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student from Georgia at any accredited college, school, or university in the United States. Applicants in their first semester of college should send their high school transcript and proof of college enrollment.
Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75 and need financial assistance. There will be no discrimination on basis of race, sex, or religion.
The GACD Scholarship winner is selected by the Scholarship Committee. The awardee will be recognized at the GACD Annual Meeting in April 2020. Disbursements will be made in two payments of $750 paid to the student upon receipt of proof of satisfactory completion of each of two semesters of full-time academic work.
To apply, please fill out the following scholarship application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2020. To access the application visit www.gfb.ag/2020GACDscholarship.
Committee Recommends Georgia Judges Receive Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
A committee of judges has recommended that all Georgia courts require judges and court employees to participate in sexual harassment prevention training at least once a year.
A Georgia Supreme Court news release says the Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government was appointed by Chief Justice Harold Melton in February and released a report Friday outlining best practices.
The committee, chaired by Justice Sarah Hawkins Warren, was made up of eight judges, representing each class of court in Georgia. It reviewed and evaluated anti-harassment policies before making recommendations.
Among other recommendations, the committee recommends that courts “mandate that judges and judicial branch employees participate in sexual harassment prevention training at least once a year.”
But the report also acknowledges that the differences in the way the different classes of courts in Georgia operate and how court staffs are employed make it difficult to promote a single policy to be applied uniformly to all courts.
Georgia Drops Out Of Top Ten For Credit Card Debt
For the first time in several years, Georgia ranked better in total credit card debt.
The report from CreditCards.com, looked at the average total credit card balance and the median household income, then crunched the numbers to find out how long it would take a cardholder in each state to get out of debt by putting 15% of their gross monthly income toward repayment.
Southern states took nine of the top ten spots. But this time, Georgia was not among them. Georgia actually came in at number 13 with an average credit card debt of just over $7,000.
So what state was number one? New Mexico. The average resident there racked up $8,300 in credit card debt.
Child Struck By Car At Calhoun Wal-Mart
Calhoun Police say that a three-year-old child was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Calhoun on Sunday afternoon. The child was airlifted due to the injuries that were sustained. No further information was released by the Calhoun Police Department.
Summerville Police Respond To Rape Allegation
A Facebook post about a violent sexual assault was viewed by many in the area in recent days. The incident is said to have happened within the city limits of Summerville and is being investigated by the Summerville Police Department.
WZQZ News spoke with Summerville Police Detective Brian Ozment on Sunday afternoon, and he released the following statement:
The Summerville Police Department is aware of a social media post that is being shared and has caused some alarm. While we will not be discussing this social media post or its contents, we do want to inform the public that on the evening of December 5th that a sexual assault against a female in her 20’s was reported to have occurred in a heavily wooded area adjacent to the Summerville Housing Authority apartments located at Oak Street and McGinnis Circle. Additional evidence and details concerning the incident are still being gathered in this on-going investigation.
Currently, no description of a suspect is available.
Although there is nothing known at this time to suggest that this is anything beyond an isolated incident, the Summerville Police Department suggests, as always, to remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings. In addition to maintaining vigilance and situational awareness, especially during the holiday season, anyone who observes suspicious activity is encouraged to contact 911.
During this investigation, if any information is developed that may help protect the public, it will be disseminated through the local media outlets.
Police Incident Report By Brian Ozment:
Complainant, who is a family member of victim, contacted Chattooga 911 to report that Victim may have been sexually assaulted. Upon arrival of Summerville Police Officers VanPelt and Wilson they briefly spoke with Victim and Witness and then contacted me. Upon my arrival, Victim and Witness stated that it was already dark and that they had to try to capture a family dog that had ran into the woods behind Victim’s apartment (listed incident location.) Victim stated that she told witness that they should split up to try to box the dog in. Victim then stated that the next thing she remembered was awaking to being face down on the ground with her pants and panties pulled to her ankles. Victim stated that her phone was approximately 50 feet away from her (this was judged by her reference to a nearby parked truck while we were talking). Victim stated that her phone was turned off when it was retrieved. Victim stated that she suffers from stress induced seizures and also has a brain issue.
Victim stated that although she doesn’t remember anything other than being in the woods and then awaking on the ground, her injuries and circumstances led her to believe she was sexually assaulted.
Witness stated that she found victim on the ground in the woods and helped her back to the apartment. Victim did have visible injuries that were photographed. Both victim and witness stated that they didn’t see anything odd or suspicious in the area prior to the incident.
Victim agreed to travel to the hospital with Redmond EMS to be checked out and seen by a Sexual Assault Nurse to have an exam completed on her. I advised Victim that after having her medical wellbeing ensured and the completion of the sexual assault examination that she should go home and rest and that a more detailed interview with her would be conducted on 12/6/2019 or 12/9/2019. I also provided Witness with $10 of my own funds for gas so that she could go to the hospital to support Victim and to return her home after her exam.
After Victim was taken by EMS and prior to Witness leaving to travel to the hospital, Witness agreed to show officers where she had found Victim. Witness took Officer Wilson and I to the location which was deep in the woods and I recorded the GPS coordinates of the site. Nothing outstanding was found or noted at the site.
On 12/6/2019 at around 1400 hrs I contacted Victim and Witness to arrange for a more detailed interview. Victim stated that she would rather conduct the interview on 12/9/2019. Victim did advised that she did not remember anything beyond what she had told me at the scene.
On 12/6/2019 I contacted the Sexual Assault Center (SAC) concerning the evidence and documentation from the Sexual Assault Nurse’s examination. The SAC advised that the documentation was not completed yet and that it would be completed and ready to be released on 12/9/2019.
Arrest Report - Sunday - December 8, 2019
Here is the latest arrest report from the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office for Sunday, December 8, 2019:
Flu Activity High In Georgia
Flu season has come early this year due to a strain of the virus not typically seen during this time of year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC announced Friday there has already been an estimated 1.7 million flu illnesses, 16,000 hospitalizations, and 910 flu-related deaths this year in the United States, at a minimum.
The early activity is primarily being caused by influenza B/Victoria viruses, which is unusual this early in the season, according to the CDC.
There have been no deaths reported from the flu in Georgia so far this year, but last year forty-four people died from flu-related illnesses.
Public health officials are urging Georgia residents to get a flu shot. They say that it takes about two weeks for the flu-shot to become fully effective.
Summerville Plans Ribbon Cutting For Streetscape Project
The City of Summerville will have a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the “Streetscape Project” on East Washington Street. The ribbon cutting will be held on Monday, December 9 at 11 AM. State Senator Jeff Mullis is scheduled to be on hand for the event. Refreshments will be served afterwords at the open-air pavilion on East Washington Street.
Northwest Georgia Woman Charged With TennCare Fraud
State of Tennessee office of Finance officials say that a Georgia woman is being charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services.
The Office of Inspector General says that 30-year old Ashlie Young of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia is charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services under $10,000, which are class D felonies.
They say Young falsely reported that she had custody of her 2 kids and she also reported living at a Tennessee residence in order to get TennCare benefits.
Otherwise, she would not qualify for them.
TennCare paid $7,268.84 on her behalf for healthcare services.
If convicted Young could up to 24 years in prison.
A "License" To the Outdoors: Perfect Holiday Gift
A youth license, a lifetime license or an annual hunting or fishing license are all great examples of how to give access to the great outdoors, and provide support for Georgia wildlife and state-managed lands. And, putting those licenses on a beautiful “hard card” (credit card style license) gives you the perfect stocking stuffer!
The Youth Sportsman’s License for $15 makes a great gift for anyone under age 16, and allows you to give a gift valued at $70! This license provides for both hunting and fishing privileges, and is good through age 17, giving them a full year sportsman’s license once they reach age 16 (when they are required to have a license).
With a lifetime license, the Georgia resident hunter or angler on your gift list will not need to pay for another state hunting or fishing license…ever! From hunting trophy whitetails to casting for lunker largemouths, their cherished recreation in Georgia is covered. Applications and document details are at www.georgiawildlife.com/LifetimeLicense.
Annual or Other Licenses
Can’t purchase a lifetime license? How about giving an annual or 2-year license for that hunter or angler? This purchase provides your sportsman or woman access to the Georgia outdoors, and even if they already have a current license, the license you purchase will “stack” onto their existing one.
Licenses are Gifts That Keeps On Giving…
The Wildlife Resources Division uses hunting and fishing license sales to fulfill its wildlife mission. The sale of paid licenses is a key measure through which states receive federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funding. Uses of this funding in Georgia vary from operating public fishing areas to managing the state’s 1 million-strong deer herd.
More information on licenses at http://georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes, and purchase a license here https://www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com/.
GNTC Final Graduating Class Of The Decade
Close to 260 Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students crossed the stage of the Dalton Convention Center on Thursday, Dec. 5, to the cheers of their families, friends and instructors.
For this year’s commencement, students who are the first in their families to graduate received first generation pins to wear on their gown during the ceremony. According to Brandon Neighbors, graduation keynote speaker and 2019 GNTC Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) Winner, the pins represented the student’s commitment to making a better life for themselves and their children.
“Studies show that children who have parents with a college education are more successful themselves,” he said. “You are setting an example for your current and future children to be successful.”
Heidi Popham, president of GNTC, welcomed guests and introduced Neighbors as the keynote commencement speaker, but not before congratulating the students from the nine-county northwest Georgia area who made up the college’s last graduating class of the decade.
“You my friends, are college graduates,” she said before the students walked the stage to receive their diplomas, degrees and certificates.
Stuart Phillips, vice president of Student Affairs at GNTC, recognized High Honor and Honor graduates. A special recognition for graduates that are veterans, Phi Beta Lambda members, SkillsUSA members, Student Government Association members and dual enrollment high school students was also be led by Phillips.
Elizabeth Anderson, vice president of Academic Affairs at GNTC, presented graduates with associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.
Popham ended the ceremony by thanking the GNTC faculty and staff for their efforts in helping students succeed. The president challenged the Class of 2019 to continue their education before sending them on their way.
Listed are graduates that are participating in the 2019 Fall Commencement Ceremony showing (from left to right) the graduate’s name and program of study. This list does not include students that have graduated, but are not participating in the ceremony, or students that registered for the ceremony after the commencement program was printed:
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Alicia L. Aguirre, Accounting
Lorayna R. Alan, Marketing
Heather Gayle Allen, Adult Echocardiography
Anna Lavonne Anthony, Business Technology
Taylor Arasmith, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Brianna Armstrong, Radiologic Technology
Emanuel J. Arroyo Flores, Instrumentation and Controls Technician
Rachel Megan Bailey, Radiologic Technology
Guadalupe B. Balbino-Rosillo, Medical Assisting
Bruce Ryan Banks, Construction Management
Megan L. Bauer, Business Management
Christine E. Betty, Health Information Management Technology
Spencer Brody Bolden, Criminal Justice
Savannah Brooke Bone, Medical Assisting
Teresa Hale Botts, Business Technology
Amanda J. Bray, Business Management
Jonathan W. Brooker, Computer Support Specialist
Laura Brown, Early Childhood Care and Education
Taylor E. Bryson, Industrial Systems Technology
Kristie Lynn Campbell, Adult Echocardiography
Hannah C. Cauthen, Vascular
Shanon Bellamy Chance, Accounting
Gretchen F. Chandler, Business Management
Magdaleno Chavez Nunez, Accounting
Sandra M. Clark, Health Information Management Technology
Kasey Laine Cluck, Surgical Technology
Lauren E. Collins, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Misty B. Collins, Early Childhood Care and Education
Samanatha A. Collins, Business Management
Abiram Contreras, Electronics Technology
Jenifer Cornejo, Accounting
Cassie Crump, Radiologic Technology
Christina Cuevas, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Kaitlin L. Cunningham, Vascular
Aimee L. Dean, Surgical Technology
Christina Gayle DeSalvo, Surgical Technology
Oseas J. Diego, Business Management
Amber M. Dockery, Radiologic Technology
Autumn N. Donaldson, Medical Assisting
Kaytlynn I. Dondanville, Radiologic Technology
Cornelia O. Egede, Health Information Management Technology
Christopher L. Elrod, Industrial Systems Technology
Michael N. Embola, Instrumentation and Controls Technician
Jennifer LeighAnn Floyd, Business Technology
Sedric V. Floyd , Culinary Arts
Kira Fox, Radiologic Technology
Ashley Renee’ Franklin, Early Childhood Care and Education
Michael S. Goodwin, Computer Support Specialist
Randall Alan Goodwin, Paramedicine
Brittany Nichol Graham, Criminal Justice
Zackary Graham, Automotive Technology
Laurie Green, Networking Specialist
Trisha Lynn Gribble, Health Information Management Technology
Jaweah L. Hamilton, Early Childhood Care and Education
Niki Nicole Hammock, Business Technology
Kirstin N. Harris, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Heather L. Hawkins, Medical Assisting
Brenton J. Hill, Surgical Technology
Lara D. Holmes, Accounting
Steven Andrew Howington, Business Management
Morgan A. Hughes, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Wanda Denise Hulsey, Business Technology
Cierra Jachimiak, Business Management
Thaley S. Jackson, Criminal Justice
Cindy Jacobo, Criminal Justice
Jose J. Jacobo, Industrial Systems Technology
Elizabeth Kaitlin Jager, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Haley V. Johnson, Radiologic Technology
Kacidie Megan Jones, Vascular
Zackary C. Jones, Business Management
Melanie Kellogg, Early Childhood Care and Education
Leslie E. Kendrick, Health Information Management Technology
Daniel L. King, Precision Machining and Manufacturing
Susan Denese Kirby, Business Management
Kayla M. Lambert, Adult Echocardiography
Hannah Elizabeth Larson, Medical Assisting
William Zackary Leath, Instrumentation and Controls Technician
Emily J. Lolchoki, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Christian Jordan Lopez, Criminal Justice
Gabriel Lopez, Construction Management
Maria S. Lopez , Early Childhood Care and Education
Edwin Josue Luna, Industrial Systems Technology
Samuel Maldonado, Instrumentation and Controls Technician
Laura Ann Milardo, Vascular
Samantha N. Miller, Business Management
James Leroy Miner, Vascular
Marisela Minjarez, Business Management
Nancy Judith Miranda, Automotive Technology
Kevin Elliott Moreau, Adult Echocardiography
Jose J. Moreno, Industrial Systems Technology
Leslie Mote, Adult Echocardiography
Antavia Ragine Moten, Early Childhood Care and Education
Keetra L. Murphy, Surgical Technology
Jessica Nabors, Accounting
Priscilla A. Neelley, Business Management
Angel Nicholson, Accounting
Bennett E. Niedrach, Vascular
Jessica S. Norman, Adult Echocardiography
Gonzalo Nunez Jr., Electronics Technology
Erica Michelle Owens, Early Childhood Care and Education
Jason Loredo Paez, Construction Management
Joel Paez, Construction Management
Mitchell C. Parker, Drafting Technology
Morgan Pass, Medical Assisting
Samantha Patrick, Radiologic Technology
Lacy R. Paul, Business Technology
Eric Perez, Drafting Technology
Angela Traci Perkins, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Dewayne H. Perkins, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Amber Phillips, Early Childhood Care and Education
Leticia Pineda, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Ricky Austin Pope, Instrumentation and Controls Technician
David J. Powers, Vascular
Sarah Price, Medical Assisting
Guadalupe A. Ramirez, Industrial Systems Technology
Sarah G. Redding, Business Technology
Shawn Reeves, Industrial Systems Technology
Ana Reluzco, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Erika Reyes Nunez, Accounting
Kristen Carolyn Ridley, Medical Assisting
Wendy L. Robbins, Business Management
Toni Ashley Rogers, Early Childhood Care and Education
Jimmy Ruiz, Accounting
Destiny J. Runyan, Surgical Technology
Hali R. Sangphim, Accounting
Angel Seabolt, Surgical Technology
Arturo Segura, Precision Machining and Manufacturing
Nicholas T. Shelow, Radiologic Technology
Alton Simon, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Hannah Grace Smith, Medical Assisting
Kaylee L. Smith, Medical Assisting
George A. Soto, Construction Management
Lucretia Claudette Stalling, Business Management
Misty Leigh Stiles, Business Management
Georgia L. Summey, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Pamela T. Tallent, Social Work Assistant
Kristy Lynn Tate, Business Technology
Margaret Taylor, Social Work Assistant
Hunter J. Thomason, Surgical Technology
Abigail Angeles Trejo, Radiologic Technology
Amalia Trejo, Accounting
Amber Paige Trollinger, Business Management
Kaylee A. Tucker, Radiologic Technology
Andres Viscarras, Industrial Systems Technology
Lindsay K. Webb, Business Management
Douglas Glen Williams, Electronics Technology
Elizabeth Victoria Zeller, Business Technology
Francisco Andrade, Air Conditioning Technology
Natalie M. Andrews, Culinary Arts
Emma Appiah, Practical Nursing
Martha Isabel Avila, Practical Nursing
Austin Lowell Banks, Instrumentation and Controls Technician
Katie Renee Bearden, EMS Professions
Jana Scott Birdseye, Lactation Consultant
Mary E. Bullard, Business Technology
Yoselen Carranza Camacho, Medical Assisting
Jasmine A. Cooke, Early Childhood Care and Education
Jessica D. Cooper, Cosmetology
Estrellita Cruz Cornejo, Medical Assisting
Beverly Davis, Health Information Management Coding
Nahomy S. Diaz Villanueva, Cosmetology
Lori D. Dotson, Lactation Consultant
Kimberly Dawn Evans, Lactation Consultant
Jessica E. Fincher, Medical Assisting
Vanessa Garcia, Medical Assisting
Keysa N. Garrett, Medical Assisting
Christy Romans Germany-Davis, Business Technology
Faith G. Gichaara, Practical Nursing
MaKenzie Keonna Golder, Surgical Technology
Velvie N. Groves, Cosmetology
Christopher Lee Guffey, Air Conditioning Technology
Kala Nicole Gunter, Surgical Technology
Marisela Guzman Reyes, EMS Professions
Nancy Eileen Habif, Lactation Consultant
Teresa Flowers Hall, Medical Assisting
Amber N. Harrison, Business Technology
Lisa Hix, Early Childhood Care and Education
Christopher C. Holloway, Electrical Systems Technology
Michael Ivester, Electrical Systems Technology
Teresa D. Keef, Business Healthcare Technology
Brooke Elizabeth Kerns, Surgical Technology
Heath T. Kilgore, Air Conditioning Technology
Tara Yvonne Langston, Medical Assisting
Christy Lynn Leatherwood, Computer Support Specialist
Celest Latrece Lee, Medical Assisting
Deidra Long, Business Technology
Karina Stefany Lopez Valle, Medical Assisting
Katrina J. Martin, Lactation Consultant
Kyara Lashay Massey, Practical Nursing
Precious Markee Mathis, Medical Assisting
Amy M. McKinnie, Early Childhood Care and Education
Zachary McLemore, Air Conditioning Technology
Megan D. Mitchell, Practical Nursing
Santos Mondragon DeLeon, Industrial Systems Technology
George News, Air Conditioning Technology
Alaina Suzanne Nicholson, Cosmetology
Hali Dale Patterson, Cosmetology
Jasmine D. Poindexter, Practical Nursing
River Pruett, Surgical Technology
Andrea Henderson Quinn, Medical Assisting
Moises Ramirez Sanchez, Auto Collision Repair
Abbie Kristen Rasure, Cosmetology
Bella K. Resendiz Munoz, Medical Assisting
Laura Reyes Nunez, Cosmetology
Nathan Daniel Rittweger, CNC Technology
Rigoberto Ruiz, Auto Collision Repair
Bianca D. Sanchez, Medical Assisting
Stephen Seals, EMS Professions
Federico Sebastian-Pascual, Electrical Systems Technology
Ebony Latoya Smith, Cosmetology
Lacey Cheyenne Smith, Medical Assisting
Ginger Renee Sparks, Cosmetology
Cassie Stalvey, Cosmetology
Leona E. Steelman, Business Technology
William C. Stiles, Electrical Systems Technology
Destiny Nikole Thomas, Practical Nursing
Shelly L. Upchurch, Business Technology
John C. Valle Galdamez, Automotive Technology
Sheree Vallejo, Medical Assisting
Nicomedes Nathaniel Vera, Welding and Joining Technology
Celine Verdier, Cosmetology
Italia C. Whaley, Business Technology
Melynda Shattuck Wilson, Lactation Consultant
Damisha Shaniece Winters, Medical Assisting
Technical Certificate of Credit
Jordan Casey Adams, Cosmetology for Licensure
Alexis Ashworth, Medical Front Office Assistant
Carlos C. Carter, Commercial Truck Driving
Faith Watson Corkren, Construction Manager
Alexis B. Crawford, Microsoft Word Application Professional
Courtney Davis, Cosmetology for Licensure
Stachia Davis, Medical Front Office Assistant
Evelyn Guadalupe Gonzalez, Health Care Assistant
Emma Lee Hardin, Human Resource Management Specialist
Kayla Ivey Harris, Cosmetology for Licensure
Ashley C. Hawkins, Cosmetology for Licensure
Kimberly Hicks , Human, Resource Management Specialist
Yolonda Leola Hollifield, Cosmetology for Licensure
James S. Hudson, Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Adrea D. Jackson, Medical Front Office Assistant
Kaitlyn Emily Jones, Cosmetology for Licensure
Katherine Kimbrough, Medical Front Office Assistant
Carmen Lopez-Martinez, Cosmetology for Licensure
Rosa Lucas, Cosmetology for Licensure
Breanna Luke, Administrative Support Assistant
Maria D. Mandujano, Cosmetology for Licensure
Tara Leighanna Matthews, Cosmetology for Licensure
Ginger A. McDuffie, Cosmetology for Licensure
Ta’Tianna S. Moore, Medical Front Office Assistant
Karlee Nikol Patterson, Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician
Laura Olivia Patterson, Cosmetology for Licensure
Abigail G. Penny, Healthcare Office Assistant
Noemi Yesenia Poroj, Cosmetology for Licensure
Kelsi D’nae Summerlin, Human Resource Management Specialist
Lindsey H. Tidwell, Medical Coding
Rebecca Vergara, Human Resource Management Specialist
Ailsa Renee Webb, Cosmetology for Licensure
Cordelia Denenge’ Wells, Health Care Science
Mentone Officials Offer Reward For Rock Sign Vandalism Information
Some vandals sprayed graffiti on the rock welcome signs on Highway 117 in Mentone, Alabama. The city is offering a reward for information that leads to the prosecution of whoever is responsible for the vandalism. If you have any information about who is behind this, call (256)634-4444, or (256)634-0704. All of the calls will be kept confidential.
Chattooga County Library Announces "Family Craft Night"
The Chattooga County Library Summerville Branch will be hosting a “Family Craft Night” coming up on Thursday, December 19th. The event is free for children and adults. Kids will have their own set of crafts that they can make and adults will have age-appropriate crafts as well. Each participant will get to make 4-5 crafts, plus one “edible craft.”
Plus, Santa Claus will be on hand at the library for free pictures from 6-7 PM!
The event takes place from 6-8 PM at the Summerville Branch located at 360 Farrar Drive in Summerville.
Area Fire Departments Assist Walker County On Friday
Summerville fire truck assisting Walker County by covering calls in southern Walker County Friday
A large fire at a business on Highway 27 north of LaFayette on Friday afternoon kept fire crews from across Walker County busy battling the blaze. The fire was at a auto-repair shop located very close to the side of the highway and lane closures were necessary to allow the firefighters the space they needed to fight the fire. During the fire, other fire departments from Tri-State Mutual Aid were called in to assist in other calls that might come in across Walker County. The Summerville Fire Department sent a truck to a fire station located in southern Walker County to assist the Walker County Fire Department.
The business structure was a total loss according to reports. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
Summerville Man Says Someone Took His Pre-Paid Credit Card
Summerville Police received a call on Thursday of this week from a man who told them that someone took his pre-paid credit card from him, and used it, while he was sleeping.
Brandon Swinford told police that he was sleeping in his pickup truck outside an apartment on Scoggins Street and says that while he was asleep, someone got into the truck with him and took the pre-paid Visa card from his jacket pocket.
Swinford told police that thief took the card and used it at Wal-Mart and then returned the card to his jacket pocket. Swinford says that the thief rang up $286 in purchases with a total of three transactions.
Swinford told police that he would get documentation from the credit card company with the amounts, dates, times and location of the transactions. He also told police that he has a suspect in mind.
The incident is under investigation.