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Primary Election Tuesday --Voting Slower Than Normal PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 May 2016 13:45
Despite local contested races on Tuesday's General Primary ballot, the number of early voters is down by 47 percent so far.
As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, 584 people voted early at the Chattooga County Registrar's office. 
"It seems to be a little slower. I think it is a little bit off," Chief Registrar Elaine Pledger said about early voting.
Another oddity is the last election, the Presidential Preference Primary in March, had no local races. Officials believed that if local candidates are on the ballot, it draws more people to vote. So far that's not been the case.
Although the total number of early voters is off, there is plenty of time to reach or surpass the last election's benchmark of 949 early voters, according to Pledger.
"I had expected it to be busier. But we've had 300 [early voters] in a day before. So it's a possibility," Pledger said.
Early voting ends at 5 p.m. tomorrow [Friday].
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Serious Crash on Hwy. 114 Reported PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 21:21

A serious automobile crash on Highway 114 near Spraggins Hill Road happened earlier this evening. Volunteer firemen were called to extricate those trapped in at least one vehicle. 

Details about the crash have not been released yet.

 
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City Continued To Do Public Work Behind Closed Doors PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 14 May 2016 15:41
The secrecy continues at Summerville City Hall as officials refuse to tell the public how they plan to operate the government without a city manager.
After six years on the job, Summerville City Manager Russell Thompson announced last Wednesday he was leaving. He's accepted a job with the city of Thomaston in middle Georgia.
The city of Summerville has only 20 days to figure out how they are going to fill Thompson's position before he leaves.
The mayor and council, however, are keeping those talks secretive. That's nothing new with Summerville officials, however.
At the end of Monday night's regular council meeting, Mayor Harry Harvey announced the council was going into a secret meeting to discuss "hiring a public officials."
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