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*   RAMBLER HEAD FOOTBALL COACH CHAD FISHER HAS RESIGNED, AFTER FIVE SEASONS AT THE HELM OF THE LAFAYETTE HIGH PROGRAM.
    FISHER WILL BE STAYING IN THE REGION, TAKING THE JOB OF OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR AT NORTHWEST WHITFIELD.
    HE INFORMED HIS PLAYERS THAT HE WAS LEAVING ON FRIDAY MORNING.   FISHER’S RECORD WITH THE RAMBLERS WAS 10 WINS AGAINST 40 LOSSES.   THE TEAM WENT 3 AND 7 THE PAST TWO YEARS.
    AGAIN, CHAD FISHER IS OUT AS HEAD COACH OF THE LAFAYETTE HIGH RAMBLERS.

*   A WALKER COUNTY ATTORNEY HAS ANNOUNCED A RUN FOR SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE OF THE LOOKOUT CIRCUIT.
     MELISSA GIFFORD HISE WILL SEEK THE POSITION IN THE NON-PARTISAN ELECTION ON MAY 22nd… RUNNING AGAINST INCUMBENT JUDGE RALPH VAN PELT JR.   THE LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT COVERS WALKER, DADE, CATOOSA AND CHATTOOGA COUNTIES.
     SHE FOUNDED THE FOUR POINTS PROGRAM HERE IN 1996.  THE NON-PROFIT PROVIDES A SUPERVISED VISITATION PROGRAM FOR THE JUVENILE COURT SYSTEM.
     SHE IS MARRIED TO MARK HISE, HAS TWO CHILDREN… AND THE FAMILY ATTENDS ROCK SPRING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.  SHE GRADUATED FROM CUMBERLAND SCHOOL OF LAW AT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY AND BEGAN PRACTICING IN 1993.
     HISE SAID SHE PLANS TO APPLY HER UNIQUE BACKGROUND AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS TO ASSIST IN MAKING THE LOCAL COURT SYSTEM OPERATE MORE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY.

*   A 70 YEAR OLD SUMMERVILLE RESIDENT WAS ARRESTED THIS WEEK AFTER CONFESSING THAT HE STABBED HIS SON.
    SUMMERVILLE POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE RESIDENCE ON THE REPORT OF “AN ACCIDENT WITH A KNIFE” AND FOUND A 25 YEAR OLD MAN BLEEDING FROM A NECK WOUND.
    THE MAN’S FATHER, WILLIAM GARY MULL, TOLD POLICE HE HAD STABBED HIS SON… SAYING HE “COULDN’T TAKE ANYMORE FROM HIM”.
    THE ELDER MULL WAS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

*   LAFAYETTE’S RECREATION PROGRAM HAS SCHEDULED A NUMBER OF EVENTS OVER THE NEXT TWO MONTHS.  THEY INCLUDE:
    LINE DANCING CLASSES ON MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS.
    BALLET, TAP, JAZZ DANCE AND TUMBLING, 3 DAYS EACH WEEK.
    A KIDS NATURE WALK ON JANUARY 27th.
    A LOCAL “CAVE TOUR” ON FEBRUARY 3rd.
    AND A “SUPERHERO MOTHER-SON DANCE AND GAME NIGHT” ON FEB. 10th.
    CONTACT THE RECREATION PROGRAM FOR DETAILS, AT 639-1590.

*   IF YOU’VE GOT THE “WINTER BLUES”… THIS SHOULD CHEER YOU UP:  BASEBALL SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
    THE LAFAYETTE RECREATION PROGRAM IS TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL AND SOCCER… NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 20th.
    BASEBALL IS FOR AGES 3 - 12… SOFTBALL FOR AGES 5 TO 14… AND SOCCER IS FOR AGES 2 - 13.
    REGISTER ONLINE OR IN PERSON AT THE PARK CENTER.   CALL 706 639 1590 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

*    10.8-MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION IS COMING TO THE FORMER LINWOOD COMMUNITY IN WEST LAFAYETTE.
    THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE AND REA VENTURES GROUP, LLC OF ATLANTA, MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT TUESDAY.   REA HAS RECEIVED INCENTIVES FOR THE PROJECT THROUGH THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS... PROVIDING FEDERAL TAX CREDITS TO REA’S INVESTORS.
    OVER A YEAR OF PLANNING HAS RESULTED IN “THE WEST LAFAYETTE TRANSFORMATION PLAN”, WHICH BECAME THE GUIDING DOCUMENT FOR THE HOUSING INVESTMENT NOW PLANNED.  IT ALSO PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR FUTURE NEIGHBORHOOD AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
    REA IS PURCHASING SEVERAL TRACTS WHERE THEY WILL BUILD A “MANOR HOME” STYLE OF MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING UNITS FOR RENT… ALONG WITH A COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING.
    CITY MANAGER DAVID HAMILTON SAID “WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW INVESTMENT IN OUR CITY AND THE REALIZATION OF OUR STRATEGIC GOALS”.   THIS NEXT PHASE OF NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION WILL PROVIDE HOUSING TO ATTRACT WORKERS FROM THE GROWING LOCAL INDUSTRY BASE… ENABLING THEM TO LIVE AND WORK IN LAFAYETTE. 
    REA VENTURES ALSO PLANS TO STIMULATE THE LOCAL ECONOMY BY PROVIDING BUSINESSES THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPLY GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THE PROJECT.  “IT’S HOPED THAT THE NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WILL SPARK CONTINUED TRANSFORMATION OF SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS AS WELL”, HAMILTON SAID.

*   WALKER COUNTY GOVERNMENT PLANS TO UPDATE ORDINANCES DEALING WITH DOMESTIC ANIMALS IN THE NEW YEAR… AND A PUBLIC INPUT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THE ISSUE ON JANUARY 30th.
    COMMISSIONER SHANNON WHITFIELD IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO COMMENT ON WHETHER EXISTING ORDINANCES ADEQUATELY ADDRESS THE WELFARE OF DOGS AND CATS… AND IS ASKING FOR SUGGESTIONS ON NEW REGULATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED.
    THE PUBLIC SESSION ON PET ORDINANCES WILL BE HELD AT THE LAFAYETTE-WALKER LIBRARY ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 30th AT 6 PM.

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