Celebrate Oktoberfest This Saturday In Dowdy Park
Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:02
The sights, smells and sounds of the German traditions will be found at the Summerville Depot on Saturday.  Summerville Main Street is set to present an Oktoberfest featuring Oktoberfest beers, a German feast, musical performances, shopping, and more. Hours for the festival will be from noon until 7 p.m. Admission and parking is free for this event.
Oktoberfest will include traditional local foods, along with an array of Oktoberfest traditions such as: bratwurst, beer cheese soup, Bavarian pretzels, German Chocolate, strudels, other German inspired foods, artisans and a bier garden featuring a variety of brews. Festival attendees are encouraged to sport German wear and brush up on the chicken dance for extra fun. 
This event is part of the “Steam Into Summerville Railroad Days” celebration, held in honor of the fall arrivals of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Trains. Weekly train arrivals during October through mid-November are scheduled for 12:45 p.m. The Summerville Turntable can be observed in action during each arrival. 
To close out the festival, Backwater Still will be in concert on the back deck of the Summerville Depot. Based out of Chattanooga, Tenn., the band is known for its blend of kickin’ country, southern rock rhythm and blues, added with swagger, a touch of humor, and a truckload of talent. The concert is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. In the event of rain the concert will be held inside the depot. 
New Trion Weights Room Nears Completion
Thursday, 20 October 2016 16:01
The Trion Board of Education heard an update on its new weight room that is being constructed next to the gymnasium at its regular monthly meeting Monday night.
Superintendent Phil Williams said painting is underway in the new building.
The two ends of the room are painted royal blue metal and down the sides are painted white. They have also painted the red iron beams royal blue. The metal ceiling is painted silver. The flooring has arrived but it has not been installed yet.
“Once we get the flooring laid, we then can move the weights out of the gym into the weight room,” Supt. Williams said and let the wrestlers have their area back.”
Judge Van Pelt Accused Of Failing To Consult Georgia Law
Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:32

attorney_bobby_lee_cookA judge forgot to consult Georgia law when declaring himself as head of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Court Circuit, according to nationally renowned Attorney Bobby Lee Cook.

That accusation comes during a judicial feud among the circuit's three judges -- Ralph Van Pelt Jr., Kristina Cook Graham and Brian House. 

The battle started when Chief Judge Jon Wood retired at the end of September. The outgoing judge named Graham his successor after citing it was the tradition to name the most senior judge as chief judge.Graham had the most time with almost a quarter of a century on the bench. Van Pelt has about 20 years."Beginning Oct. 1, 2016, the Honorable Kristina Cook Graham will be the Superior Court Judge most senior in time of service . . ." Judge Wood ordered.

Two days later Van Pelt and House decided they would disregard Wood's order and create their own. On Oct. 3, Van Pelt and House gathered for an unscheduled meeting with Graham for the purpose of "electing" a new chief judge. She did not participate in the vote and House sided and voted for Van Pelt as chief judge.That decision, however, is not legal, according to Graham's father -- Attorney Cook.

"There is one thing that judges Van Pelt and House have overlooked," Cook said. "One of the great professors of law is a man by the name Professor Arthur Miller. He is of national prominence and reputation. One of the first things he always tells his students, if you have a problem, the first thing you need to do is read the statute of the law. Judge Van Pelt and Judge House have refused or overlooked the controlling statute that concerns the issue of chief judge."




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