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*   WALKER COUNTY’S ANNUAL RABIES CLINICS WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR ON SATURDAYS… APRIL 18th AND 25th… AT LOCATIONS ACROSS THE AREA.
    IT’S AN INEXPENSIVE WAY TO BRING DOGS AND CATS FOR THEIR ANNUAL VACCINATION AGAINST A DEADLY DISEASE.   THE COST IS JUST $10 PER ANIMAL.
    ON SATURDAY THE 18th, FIND CLINICS AT:

GILBERT ELEMENTARY IN LAFAYETTE FROM NOON - 1 PM.
FAIRVIEW METHODIST CHURCH FROM 1:30 - 2:30.
MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY HEADSTART FROM 2:30 - 3:30 PM.
OSBURN SCHOOL AT CHICKAMAUGA FROM 3 - 4 PM.
CHATTANOOGA VALLEY ELEMENTARY FROM 5 - 6 PM.
AND ROCK SPRING ELEMENTARY FROM 4:30 - 6.

    THEN ON SATURDAY, THE 25th, FIND CLINICS AT:

VILLANOW ANIMAL CLINIC FROM 10 AM - NOON.
EAST BROOMTOWN ROAD FIRE HALL FROM NOON - 1 PM.
KENSINGTON FIRE HALL FROM 1 - 2 PM.
NAOMI ELEMENTARY FROM 2 - 3 PM.
GORDON LEE HIGH SCHOOL FROM 2:30 - 4 PM.
AND WOODSTATION BAPTIST CHURCH AT CATLETT FROM 4:30 - 5 PM.

    THE CLINICS ARE SPONSORED BY LOCAL VETERINARIANS AND THE WALKER COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE.

*   LAFAYETTE’S DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY HAS DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE SEASON'S FIRST “MOVIE UNDER THE STARS” FOR A WEEK, DUE TO ONGOING RAIN.
    "MALEFICENT" WILL NOW BE SHOWN ON THE EVENING OF SATURDAY, APRIL 25th, AT THE JOE STOCK PARK IN LAFAYETTE.
    THE MOVIES ARE SHOWN OUTDOORS… WITH FREE ADMISSION… NORMALLY ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AT DARK.  

*   LAFAYETTE'S ROPER PLANT WILL HOLD A JOB FAIR THIS SATURDAY MORNING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE ON VILLANOW STREET IN LAFAYETTE.   THEY’RE HIRING 80 FULL-TIME WORKERS FOR NEW POSITIONS BROUGHT ON BY INCREASING PRODUCTION… PLUS ANOTHER 100 WORKERS TO FILL NORMAL ATTRITION.  HOURS WILL BE 9 AM UNTIL NOON, THIS SATURDAY.

*   A GOSPEL CONCERT FUND-RAISER FOR THE WALKER COUNTY STOCKING FULL OF LOVE WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY EVENING AT OAKWOOD BAPTIST IN CHICKAMAUGA.   GOSPEL ARTISTS “THE GREESONS” WILL SING, ALONG WITH SEVERAL AREA CHURCH CHOIRS.  ADMISSION IS FREE, A LOVE OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN FOR THE STOCKING FULL OF LOVE.   DOORS OPEN AT 5 PM, THIS SATURDAY. 

*   THE CENTER POST COMMUNITY CENTER WILL HAVE A FREE NIGHT OF MUSIC THIS SATURDAY, STARTING AT 5 PM.   CONCESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE.   THE CENTER IS ON HIGHWAY 337 SOUTH OF LAFAYETTE, AT CENTER POST.

*   THE CHATTOOGA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HAS CHARGED A 17 YEAR OLD WITH MOLESTING TWO SMALL CHILDREN.
    17 YEAR OLD DONTA JOSIAH DUPREE OF SUMMERVILLE WAS CHARGED THIS WEEK WITH AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION, AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY AND AGGRAVATED SODOMY, AMONG OTHER COUNTS.
    THE GIRLS... AGES 3 AND 5... REPORTEDLY GAVE SIMILAR ACCOUNTS IN SEPARATE INTERVIEWS, ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS.

*   THE WALKER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING THE THEFT OF A TRAILER WITH TWO LAWN MOWERS IN THE LAFAYETTE AREA, LAST WEEK.  THE COMBINED TOTAL VALUE WAS OVER 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS.
    THE MOWERS AND TRAILER WERE PARKED BESIDE THE GARAGE AT A RESIDENCE OFF WALLIN DRIVE, LAFAYETTE.  THEY WERE DESCRIBED AS AN ORANGE HUSQVARNA ZERO-TURN AND AN ORANGE SCAG ZERO-TURN COMMERCIAL LAWN MOWER.   THE TRAILER WAS BLACK IN COLOR. 
    ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT THE WALKER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, OR LEAVE AN ON-LINE TIP AT THEIR WEBSITE.

*   THE DEAL IS STILL NOT DONE… BUT WALKER COUNTY GOVERNMENT HELD A REQUIRED PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PURCHASE OF THE FORMER STEARNS BANK BUILDING AT ROCK SPRING, THURSDAY.
    ONLY ONE PERSON SPOKE AGAINST THE MOVE.  RICHARD CAMERON TOLD COMMISSIONER BEBE HEISKELL SHE SHOULD “FIX” PROBLEMS AT THE FORMER KITCHENS CLINIC BUILDING… AND KEEP THE STEARNS BUILDING ON THE TAX ROLES.
    CHIEF APPRAISER TERRY GILREATH SAID THAT IN THE LAST YEAR, HIS OFFICE HAD 124 ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS.   TAX COMMISSIONER CAROLYN WALKER SAID HER EMPLOYEES EXPERIENCED 74 ABSENCES.   GILREATH SAID THAT SERVE-PRO EMPLOYEES TOLD HIM THAT “THERE WAS NOTHING FURTHER THEY COULD DO” TO TACKLE RECURRING MOLD PROBLEMS IN THE FORMER CLINIC BUILDING.  THE COUNTY PLANS TO GIVE THE BUILDING TO THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE… AFTER THE TAX OFFICES HAVE MOVED TO THE NEW ROCK SPRING LOCATION.
    AFTER EXPLAINING HEALTH HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CURRENT TAX OFFICE… AND SHOWING THAT THE 830-THOUSAND DOLLAR BANK BUILDING PURCHASE IS CHEAPER THAN REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT WITH NEW CONSTRUCTION… MR. CAMERON LEFT THE MEETING SAYING HE WAS IN AGREEMENT WITH THE COMMISSIONER’S POSITION TO BUY THE FORMER BANK BUILDING.  THE LEASE-PURCHASE WILL BE PAID OVER A 15 YEAR TERM.

*   NEW CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT ROSE IN EVERY AREA COUNTY… EXCEPT WALKER… FROM FEBRUARY TO MARCH.
    WALKER COUNTY’S NEW CLAIMS FELL BY 129 PEOPLE OVER THE MONTH.  THAT’S NOT SURPRISING WITH SEVERAL LOCAL INDUSTRIES AGGRESSIVELY HIRING NEW WORKERS.
    SMALL INCREASES IN NEW CLAIMS WERE REPORTED IN CATOOSA, DADE, CHATTOOGA AND WHITFIELD COUNTIES.
    MEANWHILE, THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REPORTS THAT GEORGIA’S STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HELD STEADY AT 6.3 PERCENT IN MARCH… UNCHANGED FROM THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

*   LAFAYETTE POLICE ARRESTED A SUSPECTED SHOPLIFTER AT THE LOCAL WALMART, LAST THURSDAY.  23 YEAR OLD WHITNEY LATRICIA WHITE IS FROM JACKSON STREET IN LAFAYETTE.  
    COPS SAY SHE HAD A NORELCO RAZOR AND A TRAILER HITCH-BALL IN HER PURSE… AND WAS DETAINED BY STORE PERSONNEL.  AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER FROM FORT OGLETHORPE HELPED STORE PERSONNEL HOLD HER… AS SHE WAS REPORTEDLY FIGHTING TO ESCAPE.   
    SHE WAS CHARGED WITH SHOPLIFTING AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT.  TOTAL VALUE OF THE ITEMS RECOVERED WAS $81.00.

*   AN ELDERLY MAN WITH A BIG CRAVING FOR JERKY… MADE THE LOCAL POLICE REPORT THIS WEEK.
    IT WAS A SHOPLIFTING CALL AT THE SOUTH MAIN STREET DOLLAR GENERAL… JUST BEFORE NOON TUESDAY.
    THE MANAGER TOLD POLICE A BLACK MAN IN HIS 60’S LEFT THE STORE… AND DROPPED SOME CONCEALED “SLIM JIMS” AS HE LEFT.   WITNESSES SAY HE HEADED SOUTH-BOUND IN A CADILLAC.
    WHEN STORE PERSONNEL CHECKED THE SLIM JIM DISPLAY… THE ENTIRE RACK HAD BEEN EMPTIED.   THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE SNACK-MEATS TAKEN WAS $145.

*   WITH THE CHANGE OF DEPARTMENT HEADS OVER PUBLIC WORKS… CAME COMPLAINTS TO THE CITY COUNCIL ABOUT THE LAFAYETTE CEMETERY.  MONDAY NIGHT, CITIZENS CONFRONTED THE COUNCIL CLAIMING THAT THE INTERIM PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR HAD SAID THAT DECORATIONS AND MEMORIAL ITEMS WILL BE REMOVED FROM GRAVE SITES.
    THE COUNCIL HEARD SIMILAR COMPLAINTS SEVERAL YEARS AGO - AND APPOINTED A CEMETERY COMMITTEE TO “SPELL OUT” THE LIMITATIONS OF WHAT CAN AND CANNOT BE PLACED AT GRAVE SITES.   A SYSTEM WAS PUT IN PLACE ALLOWING SOME ITEMS TO BE PERMANENTLY DISPLAYED, WITH WRITTEN PERMISSION BY THE CEMETERY COMMITTEE.
    MAYOR ANDY ARNOLD SAID NOTHING WILL BE REMOVED WITHOUT FAMILIES FIRST BEING NOTIFIED.  CITY MANAGER DAVID HAMILTON ASKED THOSE WITH COMPLAINTS TO MEET WITH HIM TO WORK OUT A SOLUTION.

*   AFTER WALKER COUNTY BORROWED MILLIONS TO PAY HUTCHESON HOSPITAL DEBT, COMMISSIONER BEBE HEISKELL SAID SHE WOULD BE “SELLING SOME THINGS” TO EASE THE BURDEN.
    ON MONDAY NIGHT, THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE WAS BUYING… THE COUNCIL VOTED TO PURCHASE PAVING EQUIPMENT, A ROLLER AND TWO DUMP TRUCKS FROM WALKER COUNTY, AT A COST OF 105-THOUSAND DOLLARS.   THE CITY HAD BEEN RENTING THE EQUIPMENT FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.   LAFAYETTE IS READY TO PAVE A NUMBER OF STREETS THIS SPRING, STARTING WITH FOSTER MILL DRIVE.
    THE COUNCIL ALSO VOTED TO PURCHASE A USED VEHICLE FOR THE METER READER… AND A USED “GATOR SUB-SOILER” FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT.  THE “GATOR”, WHICH WAS LOCATED IN NEBRASKA, WILL BE USED TO DISTRIBUTE SLUDGE FROM THE TREATMENT PLANT UNDER THE SOIL ON FARM LAND… THAT’S CURRENTLY THE CITY’S ONLY MEANS OF DISPOSING OF SLUDGE.    THE “GATOR” WILL REPLACE AN OBSOLETE TRACTOR THAT QUIT RUNNING.  IT WILL BE PURCHASED FOR 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS… WITH AN ESTIMATED SHIPPING COST OF 6-THOUSAND. 
    COUNCIL ALSO APPROVED A 5-YEAR INSPECTION ON A BUCKET TRUCK USED BY THE ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT, AT A COST OF NEARLY 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

*       AS WE REPORTED LAST WEEK, THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE HAS BEEN AWARDED A 100-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT TO IMPROVE THE OLD ROTARY CLUB WALKING TRAIL.   AT MONDAY'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING, WE LEARNED THAT THE TRAIL WILL BE RE-NAMED IN HONOR OF NAVY VETERAN AND FORMER WALKER COUNTY SURVEYOR, HUGH CAMPBELL.
    MAYOR ANDY ARNOLD MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT, WITH CAMPBELL’S FAMILY PRESENT.  HE CALLED CAMPBELL "A NATIONAL HERO" WHO WAS CREDITED WITH SHOOTING DOWN THE FIRST JAPANESE PLANE DURING THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR IN 1941.  THE TRAIL BESIDE TOWN CREEK WILL BE NAMED THE “HUGH CAMPBELL MEMORIAL WALKING TRAIL”.
    ON A COUPLE OF ITEMS OF “NEW BUSINESS”… THE COUNCIL APPROVED A MORATORIUM ON THE INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANELS THAT WOULD CONNECT TO THE CITY’S ELECTRIC GRID.   CITY MANAGER DAVID HAMILTON SAID HE AND THE CITY ATTORNEY WANT TO STUDY THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY AND IT’S IMPACT ON THE CITY’S ELECTRIC SYSTEM… AS WELL AS THE AESTHETICS ON WHERE - ACCORDING TO ZONING RULES - THE PANELS COULD BE PLACED.  THERE WILL BE NO PERMITS ISSUED TO INSTALL SOLAR PANELS UNTIL THAT STUDY IS COMPLETED AND THE COUNCIL HAS THE CHANCE TO FORM A POLICY.
    AND THE COUNCIL IS PARTNERING WITH THE WALKER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO CREATE A “SAFE AREA” FOR THOSE WHO MEET TO MAKE TRANSACTIONS… SUCH AS MEETING THROUGH A “CRAIG’S LIST” AD.   SHERIFF STEVE WILSON ASKED THE CITY TO ALLOW USE OF THE VACANT LOT ACROSS NAPIER STREET FROM THE COUNTY JAIL.   IT’S JUST BEHIND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BUILDING… AND THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT COULD TURN THEIR SECURITY CAMERAS TO WATCH THE AREA 24-HOURS A DAY.   THE COUNCIL APPROVED THAT PLAN.   

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