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*   THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IN LAFAYETTE WILL HAVE A RECRUITMENT FOR THE FEDERAL “ON THE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM”.  IT’S THURSDAY FROM 9 - 1.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 706 638 5525. 

*   COMMISSIONER BEBE HEISKELL OPENED BIDS THURSDAY, FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CEDAR GROVE COMMUNITY CENTER AND FIRE HALL… ON WEST COVE ROAD.
    THE BUILDING WILL BE MUCH LIKE THE ARMUCHEE COMMUNITY CENTER AT VILLANOW… AND BOTH ARE PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE SPECIAL PURPOSE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX, OR “SPLOST”.
    6 BIDS WERE RECEIVED ON THE CEDAR GROVE BUILDING… AND THE APPARENT LOW BID WAS 1-MILLION, 8-HUNDRED AND 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS.  THAT WAS FROM HELTON CONSTRUCTION OF CHATTANOOGA.
    ARCHITECT JACK KILLIAN WILL REVIEW THE BIDS AND MAKE HIS RECOMMENDATION.   THE BID AWARD IS EXPECTED AT NEXT WEEK’S COMMISSIONER’S MEETING.
    AT CEDAR GROVE, THE OLD COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING WILL BE DEMOLISHED BY COUNTY WORKERS… BUT THE PRESENT FIRE HALL WILL REMAIN STANDING, AT LEAST DURING CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CENTER.
    THE NEW BUILDING WILL HAVE A NEW FIRE HALL AT ONE END… AND A MULTI-PURPOSE GYM AT THE OTHER.   LIKE THE VILLANOW CENTER, CEDAR GROVE WILL ALSO BE EQUIPPED AS AN EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR THE KENSINGTON-CEDAR GROVE COMMUNITY. 
    IN OTHER BUSINESS, THE COMMISSIONER SIGNED A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE POSITION OF “SAFETY COORDINATOR” FOR THE COUNTY… AND SAID THAT ROADS DEPARTMENT HEAD RODNEY PARKER WILL TAKE THAT ROLL, IN ADDITION TO HIS CURRENT DUTIES.   THE SAFETY COORDINATOR WILL OVERSEE SAFETY TRAINING OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES… AND A “LOSS PREVENTION” PROGRAM FOR THE COUNTY.   THE NEW EFFORTS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS WILL LOWER THE COUNTY’S INSURANCE BILL FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION.

*   WALKER COUNTY HAS A COUPLE OF WINNERS IN THE 3rd ANNUAL GEORGIA “STEM EDUCATION AWARDS”.   STEM STANDS FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH.
    WINNERS INCLUDE RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL… AND HATPONICS OF ROSSVILLE IN THE “CORPORATE OUTREACH” AWARD CATEGORY.
    THE AWARDS CAME FROM THE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA… THEY RECOGNIZE SCHOOLS AND COMPANIES FOR OUTSTANDING EFFORTS IN SUPPORTING “STEM” EDUCATION IN GEORGIA.
    WINNERS WILL BE HONORED AT THE STEM EDUCATION AWARDS ON SEPTEMBER 26th, IN SAVANNAH.

*   THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S CONTRACTORS HAVE PUT THE “FINISHING TOUCHES” ON A COMPLETE RESURFACING OF STATE HIGHWAY 136 WEST.
    THE PROJECT STRETCHES FROM THE U.S. 27 INTERSECTION IN NORTH LAFAYETTE, TO THE DADE COUNTY LINE.
    WITH THE RECENT COMPLETION OF THE CHICKAMAUGA CREEK BRIDGE PROJECT AT KENSINGTON… HIGHWAY 136 WEST IS NOW A SMOOTHER AND SAFER DRIVE.

*   THE WALKER COUNTY REGIONAL HERITAGE MUSEUM IN DOWNTOWN CHICKAMAUGA HAS A SPECIAL DISPLAY OF WORLD WAR 1 ARMS, UNIFORMS, PICTURES AND EQUIPMENT.   THE DISPLAY CONTINUES THROUGH NOVEMBER 31st… AND THE MUSEUM IS IN THE TRAIN DEPOT AT CHICKAMAUGA.   HOURS ARE TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 10 - 4.
 
*   A LAFAYETTE RESIDENT HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON A FIRST DEGREE FORGERY CHARGE.
    29 YEAR OLD RICKY JOSEPH MANTOOTH ALLEGEDLY PASSED A COUNTERFEIT 100-DOLLAR BILL AT THE WEST MAIN STREET KANGAROO STORE, ON AUGUST 29th.   WHEN THE CLERK RECOGNIZED THE COUNTERFEIT, SHE SAID THAT MANTOOTH RAN.   THAT’S WHEN POLICE PUT OUT THE WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST.
    HE WAS SPOTTED THIS WEEK AT A MAGNOLIA STREET RESIDENCE… AND WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

*   LAFAYETTE’S “KIDS 4 CHRIST” MINISTRY IS GETTING A NEW LEADER.
    AFTER 12 YEARS AT THE HELM, FOUNDER GAIL MARKS HAS ANNOUNCED HER RETIREMENT… AND EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IS HOPE SPEARS.
    KIDS 4 CHRIST WILL CONTINUE OPERATING ALL OF ITS CURRENT PROGRAMS, ACCORDING TO A NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.   THE KIDS 4 CHRIST MISSION STATEMENT REMAINS THE SAME:  “TO REACH CHILDREN FROM TRADITIONALLY UNCHURCHED POPULATIONS WITH THE GOSPEL MESSAGE OF CHRIST”.

*   FOLLOWING AN EXECUTIVE SESSION MONDAY NIGHT, THE LAFAYETTE CITY COUNCIL VOTED 3 TO 1 IN FAVOR OF ABANDONING DICKERSON STREET THROUGH THE CAMPUS OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
    COUNCILMAN BEACHER GARMANY VOTED AGAINST THE PLAN… AND COUNCILMAN BEN BRADFORD DID NOT ATTEND THE MEETING.
    THE CLOSURE WAS BASED ON SEVERAL ISSUES… INCLUDING THE FACT THAT FIRST BAPTIST OWNS ALL THE PROPERTY ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET BETWEEN NORTH MAIN AND CHEROKEE… AND THAT TRAFFIC HAS BEEN REDUCED SINCE THE OLD LAFAYETTE HIGH PROPERTY IS NO LONGER BEING USED AS A SCHOOL.   THE LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT ALSO SUPPORTED THE CLOSURE, CITING SAFETY CONCERNS WITH CHILDREN CROSSING THE STREET AT THE CHURCH’S “WEE CARE” FACILITY.
    CITY MANAGER DAVID HAMILTON SAID FIRST BAPTIST HAS EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN BUYING THE STREET PROPERTY FROM THE CITY.

*   THE LAFAYETTE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE LOW BID ON A NEW 2-MILLION GALLON WATER TANK…TO BE BUILT ON RESERVOIR HILL.  PRE-CON HAD THE LOW BID AT 996-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE NEW CONCRETE TANK, WHICH WILL REPLACE A SMALLER AND NEARLY RUSTED-OUT TANK.
    THE COUNCIL ALSO APPROVED A LOAN APPLICATION TO “GEFA”… THE GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE AUTHORITY… TO BUILD THE TANK.   CITY MANAGER DAVID HAMILTON SAID THE 1.6-MILLION DOLLAR LOAN WILL PROVIDE FOR THE TANK BUILD AND FOR WATER LINE REPLACEMENT TO AND FROM THE NEW TANK.   HE ADDED THAT THE INCREASED CAPACITY WILL IMPROVE WATER PRESSURE IN THE CITY SYSTEM… AND WILL INCREASE FIRE-FIGHTING CAPABILITY IN TOWN.  THE NEW CONCRETE TANK HAS A PROJECTED LIFE OF 80-PLUS YEARS.  “THE OLD STEEL TANK WAS IN SUCH BAD SHAPE, I DON’T THINK IT COULD HAVE BEEN REPAIRED”, HAMILTON SAID.
    IN PREPARATION FOR MORE STREET PAVING… THE CITY GAS DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN INSTALLING PLASTIC LINERS IN ITS EXISTING METAL PIPES.   THE GAS LINE INSERTS EXTEND THE LIFE OF THE PIPES FOR DECADES.   THEY’RE BEING INSTALLING ALONG FOSTER MILL DRIVE NOW, BEFORE A PLANNED PAVING PROJECT THERE, NEXT SPRING.   COUNCILMAN CHRIS DAVIS, WHO SITS ON THE PAVING COMMITTEE, SAID “LAFAYETTE WILL SEE A LOT OF PAVING NEXT SPRING”.   WEST NORTH MAIN STREET IS THE NEXT ON THE PAVING LIST… AND IT’S THE LAST PROJECT PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR.
    THE CITY COUNCIL ALSO APPROVED HIRING A COLLECTION AGENCY TO BRING-IN BACK TAXES.  APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN SERVICES WILL CHARGE A $65 FEE FOR EACH ACCOUNT COLLECTED.   THE CITY MANAGER SAID THEY EXPECT TO COLLECT 40 TO 50-THOUSAND IS BACK TAXES, THROUGH THE ONE-YEAR CONTRACT.
    AND THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY UNVEILED THEIR LATEST PROJECT:  “LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES”.   THE WOODEN BOXES FOR THE PROJECT WILL BE BUILT BY RANDY CUMBEE OF “DADDY AND ME VINTAGE”… AT NO COST.   THE LIBRARY WILL DONATE BOOKS… AND PATRONS WILL BE ABLE TO CHECK OUT AND RETURN BOOKS ON THE “HONOR SYSTEM”.   THE TWO “LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES” WILL BE PLACED AT JOE STOCK PARK AND AT THE MUNICIPAL PARK IN LAFAYETTE.

*   THE LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HOLDING A BLOOD ASSURANCE BLOOD DRIVE FOR LOCAL CANCER PATIENTS.  THE DATE IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd… HOURS 12:15 THROUGH 5:15 PM.   THE BLOODMOBILE WILL BE PARKED NEAR THE GAZEBO AT JOE STOCK PARK.   TO RESERVE A TIME TO DONATE, CALL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 706 639 1540.

*   THE WALKER COUNTY CHAMBER IS ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR THE 32nd ANNUAL “WALKER COUNTY GALA”… BEING HELD OCTOBER 25th AT THE FAIRYLAND CLUB.
    INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE $115 EACH… AND CORPORATE TABLES ARE AVAILABLE.   EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNTS APPLY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th.  CALL THE CHAMBER AT 706 375 7702.  

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