Man charged with drag robbery and other news from the areas around Chattanooga

Man charged with drag robbery and other news from the areas around Chattanooga

October 26th, 2012 by Staff Reports and Associated Press in Local Regional News

Man charged with drag robbery

CALHOUN, Ga. - Calhoun, Ga., police have arrested a man who they say wore a dress to rob and assault a woman Tuesday on Red Bud Road.

According to Chief Garry Moss, the victim told police she was walking near New Town Road and carrying her cellphone when she was confronted by a black male dressed as a woman. The victim said the man tried to take the phone by force. When he couldn't, he walked away, Moss said in a news release.

Based on information given by the victim, police on Wednesday arrested Courtney Williams, 24, of Calhoun, on charges of felony robbery and misdemeanor simple battery.

Williams remains in the Gordon County Jail with bond pending, according to the release.

Teacher accused of harassment

A high school teacher in Collinsville, Ala., was arrested Thursday on a charge of harassing communications involving an adult target, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a news release.

Harris said the sheriff's office took a report a little over a week ago regarding allegations of harassment by Marvin Goza, 37, of Gadsden, Ala., and obtained an arrest warrant. He said deputies arrested Goza at school.

He did not identify the content of the harassing communication or the target, except to say none of the allegations involved juveniles or students.

Enrollment drops at state colleges

ATLANTA - State education officials say fewer students than last year are attending college in the University System of Georgia this fall.

The enrollment figures were released this week.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the system is teaching 314,365 students, a decline of 1.2 percent.

Of the system's 35 colleges, 19 are teaching fewer students. The largest declines are at two-year colleges and those that emphasize associate degree programs.

This is the third time since 1978 that enrollment dropped. It puts an end to more than a decade of record-setting enrollment growth.

State education officials have said the decline was expected since the pace of growth has slowed.

Trail of Tears meeting Nov. 10

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. - Georgia Trail of Tears Association member Bill Barker will speak at the organization's Nov. 10 meeting on his efforts to get Chattooga County sites and roads added to the trail, a news release states.

The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at the office of the Chattooga County Historical Society in the old Summerville Train Depot. The meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Leslie Thomas at or call 770-757-0931.