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80' Bridge To Be Constructed In Dowdy Park PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:16
Plans to construct an 80-foot wooden bridge along the creek in J.R. "Dick" Dowdy Park will happen, according to Summerville City officials.
The city is looking to extend its walking trail that stretches near Willow Spring Park on First Street to the city's train depot on East Washington Street. To help with that effort, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs gave the city $120,720 to complete the project. 
End-Of The Year Planning Crucial To Business Success PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:14
Staff Writer
Smart year-end planning can make a difference to individuals and to small business owners.
That’s the message delivered at the Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday by Richard Montanaro, area director of the Small Business Development Center in Rome. 
Montanaro urged local business owners and would-be business owners to take advantage of the many services offered by the Small Business Department Center.
“You’re paying for it,” Montanaro joked.
The SBDC is funded by the government.
Montanaro offered a range of suggestions on how business owners can save money by smart management at the end of the year.
Among his suggestions:
City Honors Volunteer Coaches PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:01
The City of Summerville purchased a plaque to honor the volunteer coaches who serve at the recreation center. The council did this recognition to "thank all of our coaches for their endless hours of" dedication and service to the youth. Pictured holding the plaque are Recreation Director Bo Chamlee, City Councilman David Ford and volunteer coach Pam Albert. "We could not run the program without our coaches. They are the backbone of our program," Chamlee said. (Staff Photo).
Menlo Council Okays New Tillotson Grant Spending PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:10
Staff Writer
Menlo received five grants totaling $74,908 from the Tillotson-Menlo Charitable Foundation for use in 2018. The grant awards were announced at the town council meeting on Tuesday. Council then voted to add the grant money and spending to the town’s current budget.
The grant money will be used for:
* Paving ($22,625)
* Sidewalk repair ($8,839)
* Banners-decorations ($4,500)
* Fire department ($12,892)
* Administrative assistant ($26,051) 
Menlo residents Joy Phelan and Sara Pless told council they were attacked by a dog while walking home after the Veterans Day service last weekend. Phelan said no one was bitten but that it took the intervention of a passing motorist before the two women could get away from the small but aggressive dog. Phelan identified the house where she thinks the dog came from.
“I think it is a shame a resident of Menlo can’t walk safely within the town,” Phelan said.
Water Department Superintendent Sid Swords said he would watch for the dog.
Tucker Is Interim Police Chief PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 November 2017 09:57
The Summerville City Council named police Captain Harold Tucker as the interim police chief Monday night. Tucker is taking over the daily operation of the police department after an extended illness of Chief Stan Mosley who is out on the Family Medical Leave Act. Tucker will receive a $4 an hour raise. That raise is retroactive back to Oct. 16. The council voted unanimously to make that change. "As you know Chief Mosley has some health problems he is dealing with at this time. Captain Tucker filled in for him and has done an excellent job," Mayor Harry Harvey said. "Capt. Tucker needs to be compensated for the extra time and work he is doing."  (Staff Photo).
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