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Three charged with counterfeiting currency

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Three people were charged in connection with counterfeit currency.
Murray County Sheriff Office Detective Jim Davenport said that an investigation had been underway by the MCSO and Chatsworth Police Department for a couple of weeks after fake bills were passed locally and in the Dalton area.




911 call saves woman from attacker

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A Dalton man faces several charges in both Murray and Whitfield County for allegedly assaulting a female, possibly over a period of time.
A driver called Murray County 911 on Friday to report that a man was assaulting either a female or a child in a Tacoma traveling eastbound on Highway 76 passing Food City.
Chatsworth police officers pulled the vehicle over at McDonald’s. Officers noticed a female laying in the passenger seat of the truck with a towel over her face. Officer Jim Hensley reported that observing several bruising marks and scabs covering her face.




Qualifying set for municipal elections

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There will be some positions up for election in the cities of Chatsworth and Eton in November.
In Chatsworth, council posts 1 and 2 will be on the ballot. Post 1 is currently held by Celeste Martin. she was first elected in 2009. Martin said that she plans on seeking the office again.
Post 2 is currently held by Rhett Griffin. He ran for the post in March with no opposition. The post was previously held by Brad Rowe who passed away after an illness. Griffin said that he plans to run for the seat again.


Hogan considers efficiency, pay scales

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Members of the Murray County Grand Jury for the February term, 2017  returned 98 True Bill indictments and 12 No Bills. The statement released can be found on page A-3.They also toured the facilities of the Murray County Jail and a some suggestions.
A concern for jurors was the old jail being closed and pay scales for the sheriff office employees.


Chatsworth council sees progress

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Chatsworth City Council members were updated on projects Monday during a work session held prior to the regular meeting of council.
Mayor Tyson Haynes said that the city has been notified by the Georgia Department of Transportation that it has been awarded an O.S.S.P. grant of $65,000 to place a new sidewalk on Cherokee Street, to repair and replace  sections of deteriorated sidewalks along U.S. 411 and state route 52 and 76. Some street name signs will be replaced and thermoplastic striping will be done on center lines, cross walks and stop bars on ten city streets.