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Wild Pigs Roam County
Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:20

But Landowners Can Fight Back

Something was tearing up the ground in John Bailey’s pasture. 
“I was checking on my cows and saw where something was coming in there and rooting around,” said Bailey, a retired Lockheed employee raising cattle on a 200-acre, riverside site on Bolling Road. “So I put up a trail camera to see if I could find out what it was.”
The culprit?
“I looked at the tape and counted 17 feral hogs, four grown and 13 piglets.”
Bailey knew he had a problem, one shared by many property owners in the county’s more rural areas.
Saddle Club, What Is It?
Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:16

Saddle up!

The Saddle Club, which is located in Dry Valley, has been around for decades. Just ask Tina Morris.
“I’ve been coming here since I was a little kid and my daddy was a member before that,” she said. “I’m 55, so that gives you an idea.”
Club members buy annual memberships for $10 ($20 for a family.) Members can make use of the club’s facilities which include 20 acres of wooded and open riding range, an arena, showers and bathroom facilities. There are also electricity and water hookups available.
Members bring their own horses and tie them up at their camp sites.

Upcoming Events

April 18

-- Closed For Good Friday: County offices, courthouse, public works and transit not open or operating. Also Trion offices will be closed.

April 19

-- Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.@North Summerville Baptist Church
-- Easter Egg Hunt 2 p.m. @ Lyerly United Methodist
-- Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  @ United By Faith Baptist Church
-- Earth Day Eggstravanza  Easter egg hunt 3 p.m @ James H. Floyd State Park 
-- Easter Egg Hunt 2 p.m. @ Four Mile Baptist Church. Also having sunrise and musical on Sunday
-- Easter Egg Hunt 2 p.m. @ Beersheba Presbyterian Church
-- Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. @ Sloppy Floyd Lake (Hosted by Spring Creek Baptist)
-- Pray for Trae Family and Friends Day 4 p.m. @ J.R. "Dick" Dowdy Park

April 20

-- Sunrise Service and breakfast 7 a.m. @ Alpine Community Church (Hwy. 337)
--Adult Choir Sings, "The Day He Wore My Crown." @ South Summerville Baptist Church 11 a.m.
-- Easter cantata, "Jesus is Alive!" @ Lyerly United Methodist
-- Sunrise Service 7 a.m. @ United By Faith Baptist Church
-- Sunrise Service 7 a.m. @ Freedom Tabernacle Ministries.
-- Musical Drama 10:50 a.m. @ Dry Valley Baptist Church "Jesus Messiah" is the program.
-- Musical Drama 11 a.m. @ United Christian Fellowship "He is Alive" is the program.
-- Sunrise Service and breakfast 7 a.m. @ Second Baptist Church (65 Church Street, Summerville).
-- Non-denominational sunrise service 7 a.m. at intersection of Sunnydale Road and Hair Lake Road (Crosses on Hill)
-- Sunrise Service 8 a.m. @ Mountain View Baptist Church
-- Easter Musical @ New Bethel Baptist Church, Trion, 11 a.m.
-- Sunrise Services @ 7 a.m. at the Johnson Cemetery in Chattoogaville (Sardis Baptist Church)
-- Sunrise Services and breakfast 6:30 a.m. @ Welcome Hill Baptist's Community Outreach Park.

April 26

-- Birds of Prey Show @ Sloppy Floyd State Park. Shows start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
-- Chattooga Tribe Challenge 5k Road Race and one or two mile health walk 7:30 a.m. registration @ Dowdy Park
-- Chattooga's Got Talent show 5 p.m. @ Dandee Denson Shrine Auditorium

May 1

-- National Day of Prayer @ Chattooga County Civic Center

May 2 and May 3
-- Free Dumping At County's Stockade Road facility 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
May 6
-- Pinto Bean Meal fundraiser 4p.m. to 8:30 p.m. @ Son Rise Church (171 West Washington Street)
May 9

-- Pickin' and Grinnin' 6:30 p.m. Community Outreach Park Pavilion on Long Hollow Road

May 16
-- Relay for Life @ Dowdy Park. Registration starts at 5 p.m. 

May 17

-- $7 Rabies Clinic 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. @ Menlo Park; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. @ Lyerly Park; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. @ Trion Town Hall; 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. @ health department and 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Subligna Baptist Church

May 31

--North Georgia Cruisers' Bash 4 p.m. on East Washington Street

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