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Local Athlete On JSU Winning Team PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 December 2016 15:30
By DARRIN SMITH
Sportswriter
Most Chattooga fans remember Skyler Esmann for his sportsmanship more than his athletic ability. Although he was an outstanding, standout athlete, he was a far better ambassador for the school. Skyler was the type of player who would knock a player out of his cleats, then offer him a helping hand to get up and give him a word of encouragement as they returned to the huddle. He started a trend at CHS that several Chattooga players continue to this day.
After high School, Skyler chose to continue his education and football career at Jacksonville State University where he has continued to be an outstanding athlete but also, an exemplary ambassador of sportsmanship. 
“Sportsmanship is accepted at any level of football as long as it’s genuine,” Skyler spoke about his style of play. “Some people may mistake your kindness for a weakness but that’s before they battle against you one on one and realize there is nothing weak about you.”
Last week the JSU Gamecocks won the Ohio Valley Conference Title for the third consecutive year and Skyler was an instrumental part of that success. “Winning the OVC again felt amazing and college life is fun,” Skyler commented about his time at JSU. “It never seems to stop going so it goes by very fast, even if it feels like it will never end.”
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Teenager Arrested After Hitting His Mom PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 15:46

An 18-year-old was arrested Sunday after spitting at his mother and hitting his younger brother with a game controller.

Deputy Rebecca Farmer arrested Shawn William Thompson, of 139 Northern Heights Circle, of Summerville, for simple battery and simple battery under the Family Violence Act.

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Ninth Fire Fatality Strikes Chattooga County PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 10:02

Georgia Fire Marshal investigators were back in Chattooga County this morning to investigate another fatal fire.

The fire killed 35-year-old Charlie Gifford at his residence at 361 Fourth Street in Summerville. He was living in an upstairs room where the fire is believed to have originated, according to Summerville Fire Chief Robbie Lathem.

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Faulty Taillight Leads To Marijuana Arrest PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 15:05

A faulty taillight resulted in a marijuana arrest Tuesday, according to a Chattooga County Sheriff's reports.

Deputy Corey Fielding spotted a gray Suzki vehicle near the intersection of Hwy. 27 and Sloppy Floyd Lake Road after seeing the taillight malfunctioning.

While talking to the driver, Deputy Fielding smelled marijuana. After removing everyone from the vehicle, the deputy started looking for the marijuana.

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