Category Archives: Chattooga County

Trion man arrested after fatal shooting

Trion man arrested after fatal shooting

February 15th, 2024 – 12:00 PM WZQZ Radio – WZQZ Radio has reported that one person has been arrested after a fatal shooting occurred North of Trion on Tuesday night. Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader confirmed that 44-year-old Nathaniel James Pease was fatally shot after an alleged argument with the shooter, who has been identified…Continue Reading

Flood Watch issued for our area

Flood Watch issued for our area

Sunday, February 11, 2024–2:10 p.m. -National Weather Service- A Flood Watch is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday through Monday evening for much of Georgia, including Floyd. Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk, and Paulding Counties. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise…Continue Reading

Chattooga County stabbing suspect in custody

Chattooga County stabbing suspect in custody

Tuesday, January 30, 2024–12:33 p.m. -WZQZ Radio- On Sunday night, (Jan 28, 2024) at approximately 11:50 pm deputies were dispatched to Ballenger Road in the Gore area regarding a subject that had been stabbed. They learned that the aggressor, the victim’s stepson, had left the scene on foot. Deputies arrived and found the victim with…Continue Reading

Summerville man arrested in Floyd County on attempted child molestation charge

Summerville man arrested in Floyd County on attempted child molestation charge

Monday, January 29, 2024–11:54 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Summerville man is accused of traveling to Floyd County to meet someone he believed to be under the age of 16 for sex. According to Floyd County Jail records: 41-year-old Mark Thurston Tate also engaged in a graphic online conversation with the person. Tate is…Continue Reading

Gas prices up seven cents a gallon

Gas prices up seven cents a gallon

Monday, January 29, 2024–9:51 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices are up. The average is now $3.02 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 7 cents more than a week ago, and a penny more than a month ago, but still 37 cents less than this time last year.  It now costs an average of $45.30 to fill a 15-gallon tank…Continue Reading

Flood Watch issued

Flood Watch issued

Wednesday, January 24, 2024–8:22 a.m. -National Weather Service- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Friday evening. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Several waves of showers and thunderstorms will impact much of north and central Georgia…Continue Reading

Hays prison officer arrested on contraband charges

Hays prison officer arrested on contraband charges

January 23rd, 2024 – 11:30 AM WZQZ Radio – A thirty-one-year-old corrections officer was arrested earlier this month and charged with attempting to smuggle drugs and cell phones into Hays State Prison in Chattooga County. Nicholas Matthew Grindle worked at the prison in Trion and was arrested by Georgia Department of Corrections authorities on January…Continue Reading

AdventHealth opens cardiology office in Trion

AdventHealth opens cardiology office in Trion

Friday, January 19, 2024–10:38 p.m. -News Release- AdventHealth Medical Group is pleased to announce the opening of a new cardiology clinic location inTrion, opening January 22. Residents in and around Trion can easily access expert heart care close to home, provided byAdventHealth Medical Group cardiologist, Himanshu Patel, MD. AdventHealth Medical Group Cardiology at Trion is…Continue Reading

DPH confirms measles case in metro Atlanta

DPH confirms measles case in metro Atlanta

Friday, January 19, 2024–10:35 p.m. -News Release- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated resident of the metro Atlanta area. The individual was exposed to measles while traveling out of the country. DPH is working to identify anyone who may have had contact with the individual…Continue Reading