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Thursday, 25 May 2017 16:04

Two Micro Earthquakes Strike Within 5-minutes PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:57

Two micro-earthquakes struck about two miles outside of Chattooga County this morning. They occurred about five minutes apart, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The first earthquake measured 2.5 on the Richter Scale and it happened around 8:05 a.m. The quake's epicenter was two miles north of the Chattooga County line on East Armuchee Road into Walker County.

Former Chattooga Resident Authors Young Adult Novel PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 14:19
Alayne Smith grew up in Alabama and settled in Atlanta in 1969. She received a B.A. degree from the University of Montevallo and Masters and Education Specialist degrees in Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia.
Alayne and her husband, L.C. Smith, lived in Summerville in their early marriage years prior to moving to Atlanta. While in Summerville, Alayne taught Spanish at Chattooga High School. L. C. is the son of the late Luther Smith and is a Summerville High School graduate. 
Teaching in Gwinnett County, most of Alayne's career involved teaching broadcast journalism at Brookwood High School. She and other broadcast journalism teachers developed an eight-course continuum of courses. Two of her students won an Emmy in 1999, and Alayne served as a CNN Student Bureau Advisor during three of the years she taught at Brookwood.
Alayne began working at the county level in 2004. She trained Gwinnett County media specialists and teachers in video production and broadcast journalism for five years. 
Hartline presented quilt of valor PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 14:20
Virgil Hartline was recently honored in a ceremony recognizing him for his combat service in the Vietnam War.  Sgt. Hartline served in the U. S. Army 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One.)  He is the recipient of numerous awards and medals including the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star.
During the ceremony, Brenda Park presented Sgt. Hartline with a Quilt of Valor and was assisted by Odell Anderson and Barbara Reece.  Sgt. Hartline was accompanied by his wife, Judy Dooley Hartline, children, and other family members. Many friends attended to show their appreciation for his service.
Howard Finster CelebrationIs Planned For May 27-28 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 14:12
Staff Writer
The life and work of folk artist Howard Finster will be celebrated at the annual Finster Fest gathering at Paradise Gardens in Pennville on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. 
More than 50 artists from around the country are expected to participate. 
The event begins Saturday at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. On Sunday it starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
Admission is $5. Proceeds go to the Howard Finster Paradise Garden Foundation.
After years at Dowdy Park (with shuttle rides to Paradise Gardens) the festival was moved last year to the Gardens. It was at his home and at the Gardens that Finster created many of the more than 47,000 pieces of art that helped solidify his reputation as one of the most respected and collectible folk artists in the country.
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June 3
* Mt. Bethel Baptist Church
Broomtown, Ala
10a.m. -2 p.m. (CST)
June 4-8
June 7-July 26
* Welcome Hill Baptist Church
Wednesdays Only @6 p.m.
June 11-15
* Menlo First Baptist @6-8:30 p.m.
June 12-16
* Trion Heights Baptist Church 5:30-8:30 p.m.
* Central Avenue Baptist Church 6-8:30 p.m.

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