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Former Trionite Pens Book About History Of Town
Monday, 31 August 2015 00:49
Mackie Carson was born and raised in Trion and his love for the town and its was a driving force in the writing of his second book, “Island Town: The True Story Of Trion, Georgia.”
Carson graduated from Trion High School in the class of 1961. He was president of the student council that year and Mr. Trion High when he graduated.
“We didn’t have a big class so that didn’t have many to pick from,” Carson said.
There were 41 graduates that year at THS.
After graduation he didn’t know what he wanted to do so he went in the service. He went into the service at 18 and was a Paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division where he spent three years.
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Elections: Who's Running And Who's Thinking About It.
Monday, 31 August 2015 00:47
Trion Councilwoman Tonya Abernathy won’t be running for re-election in November. The outspoken councilwoman said that the time demands of her job have made serving on the council too difficult. She will not qualify during the weeklong qualification process which begins on Monday. 
All four county municipalities have council positions to be decided.
Qualifying starts Monday and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The fee to run for a Trion Council seat is $36 and Summerville's qualifying fee is $108.  
In Summerville, political newcomer Charles Bennett, 65, said he will challenge one of the three incumbents seeking re-election, but was not announcing which one. Also, two other businessmen told The News they may run, but will not make a final decision until next week. 
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