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LAFAYETTE FRUIT MARKET is the WQCH featured advertiser of the week.  They have everything from local produce to vidalia onions!   Amish products and locally-grown beef, too!   Now in their 20th year... they're open 7 days a week on North Main in LaFayette.

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Our 60th year of service... 1954 - 2014.

TOP LOCAL NEWS STORIES:

*   WALKER EMERGENCY SERVICES IS NOTIFYING THE PUBLIC THAT A CPR CLASS AT ROCK SPRING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY, HAS BEEN CANCELLED - DUE TO AN INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS.

*   UNEMPLOYMENT TRENDED HIGHER IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA… CLIMBING FROM 7.3 PERCENT IN MAY, TO 7.7 IN JUNE. 
    HERE IN WALKER COUNTY, UNEMPLOYMENT WAS UP FROM 6.5 TO 6.9 PERCENT… WITH 149 MORE PEOPLE ON THE UNEMPLOYMENT ROLES OVER THE MONTH.
    DADE COUNTY’S UNEMPLOYMENT JUMPED A FULL PERCENTAGE POINT TO 7.5 PERCENT… AND IN CATOOSA COUNTY, THE RATE WAS UP TO 6 PERCENT IN JUNE.
    WHITFIELD COUNTY ALSO EXPERIENCED A BUMP-UP IN UNEMPLOYMENT, BY 6-10ths OF A POINT.
    CHATTOOGA COUNTY’S RATE WAS UNCHANGED AT 8.9 PERCENT.

*   THE DRUG TASK FORCE CHARGED A LAFAYETTE COUPLE WITH POSSESSION OF METH, FOLLOWING A RAID LAST WEEK.
    25 YEAR OLD DAVID RAY BIRD AND 24 YEAR OLD MARY DEANNA KEITH WERE CHARGED, AFTER THEIR HOME AT 303 DOC LOVE AVENUE WAS SEARCHED.  THE COUPLE’S TWO CHILDREN WERE RELEASED TO THE CUSTODY OF RELATIVES, ACCORDING TO TASK FORCE COMMANDER, PATRICK DOYLE.
    SUSPECTED OPIATES WERE ALSO LOCATED AT THE RESIDENCE… AND WERE SENT TO THE STATE CRIME LAB FOR ANALYSIS.

*   TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR THE BATTLEFIELD FARMER’S MARKET’S SECOND ANNUAL “FARM TO TABLE” FUND-RAISING DINNER.  IT’S SET FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 9th AT THE WALKER COUNTY AGRICULTURE CENTER.
    THE FUND-RAISER HELPS TO MATCH “SNAP” DOLLARS AT PRODUCER FARM MARKETS, LIKE BATTLEFIELD.  THAT HELPS FAMILIES IN NEED TO PUT HEALTHIER FOODS ON THEIR TABLE.
    ENTERTAINMENT AND A SILENT AUCTION WILL ALSO BE A PART OF THE EVENING.  TICKETS ARE $25 EACH… AND CAN BE PURCHASED DURING REGULAR HOURS ON WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS, AT BATTLEFIELD FARMERS MARKET.

*   THE WALKER COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM’S FACILITIES DEPARTMENT WORKS RIGHT THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS.   DIRECTOR CHRIS JONES GAVE WQCH NEWS AN UPDATE ON PROJECTS FOR LAFAYETTE-AREA SCHOOLS.
    THE STATE D.O.T. IS WORKING THIS WEEK ON NEW CAUTION LIGHTS TO BE INSTALLED ON U.S. 27 AT THE ENTRANCE TO SADDLE RIDGE ELEMENTARY.  JONES SAID THE FLASHING LIGHTS ARE BEING INSTALLED OVER THE 5-LANE HIGHWAY… BUT IT IS HIS UNDERSTANDING THAT THE SPEED LIMIT WILL REMAIN AT 55 MILES PER HOUR THROUGH THE SCHOOL ZONE.
    SADDLE RIDGE IS ALSO SET FOR FOOTBALL SEASON.  THEIR FOOTBALL FIELD IS COMPLETE WITH A PRESS BOX AND BLEACHERS.   THE BOARD HAS APPROVED A NEW CONCESSION STAND WITH RESTROOMS, FOR THE FOOTBALL FIELD… AND THAT SHOULD BE READY BY OCTOBER.
    AT LAFAYETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL, WORKING CONTINUES ON NEW CLASSROOMS AND AN AGRICULTURE LAB.  JONES SAID THAT PROJECT WILL PROBABLY BE COMPLETED IN JANUARY.   THE NEW CLASSROOM SPACE WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR MOBILE UNITS, EXCEPT FOR STORAGE.  LAFAYETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL’S AGRICULTURE PROGRAM WILL ALSO BE GETTING A NEW GREENHOUSE, IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
    AND LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL’S AG DEPARTMENT IS GETTING A NEW POLE BARN… FUNDED BY A GRANT.   JONES SAID THE BARN WILL BE PERFECT FOR LIVESTOCK SHOWS AND EXHIBITS.  

*   THE LAFAYETTE RECREATION DEPARTMENT WILL OFFER FREE SATURDAY FOOTBALL CAMPS TO KIDS AGES 6 TO 12.   THE CAMPS WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 2nd AND AUGUST 9th AT THE LAFAYETTE REC… FROM 9 AM - 2 PM.  
    THE FOOTBALL CAMP WILL FEATURE SKILLS TRAINING, SWIMMING AND SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS.
    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE FREE FOOTBALL CAMPS BY CALLING THE RECREATION PROGRAM AT 706 639 1590.

*   A GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN STUDENT FROM LAFAYETTE HAS WON A THOUSAND-DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP WITH HIS PERFORMANCE IN WELDING CLASS.
    JAMES DEES WON THE SCHOLARSHIP IN THE GRAINGER “TOOLS FOR TOMORROW” PROGRAM.  HE WILL ALSO RECEIVE A TOOL KIT PRIZE WHEN HE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE WELDING PROGRAM AT GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE. 

*   THE WALKER COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS ASKING THE PUBLIC’S HELP IN LOCATING THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR STEALING GOLF CARTS FROM THE HIGH POINT GOLF COURSE NEAR CHICKAMAUGA.
    FOUR CARTS WERE TAKEN ON JULY 12th… AND WERE FOUND ABANDONED ON NEARBY PROPERTY.   SEVERAL GOLF CARTS WERE TAKEN FROM THE COURSE LAST YEAR - AND WERE NEVER RECOVERED.
    HIGH POINT IS ON GARRETT’S CHAPEL ROAD.   A CASH REWARD IS OFFERED FOR INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO AN ARREST… CALL DETECTIVE LLEWELLYN AT 706 638 1909, EXTENSION 298… OR YOU CAN LEAVE AN ANONYMOUS TIP AT “WALKERSO.COM”.

*   A LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WILL REPRESENT THE STATE OF GEORGIA AS A DELEGATE… AT THE FFA NATIONAL CONVENTION IN OCTOBER.
    SARA PROKOSCH WILL BE VOTING ON THE FUTURE FARMERS’ NATIONAL BUSINESS, DURING THE MEETING IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY… AND SPONSORS SAY IT’S A GREAT HONOR TO BE CHOSEN AS A STATE DELEGATE.  SHE IS ONE OF 25 FROM THE STATE OF GEORGIA… WHICH HAS THE THIRD-LARGEST FFA MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATION. 

*   TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR THE BATTLEFIELD FARMER’S MARKET’S SECOND ANNUAL “FARM TO TABLE” FUND-RAISING DINNER.  IT’S SET FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 9th AT THE WALKER COUNTY AGRICULTURE CENTER.
    THE FUND-RAISER HELPS TO MATCH “SNAP” DOLLARS AT PRODUCER FARM MARKETS, LIKE BATTLEFIELD.  THAT HELPS FAMILIES IN NEED TO PUT HEALTHIER FOODS ON THEIR TABLE.
    ENTERTAINMENT AND A SILENT AUCTION WILL ALSO BE A PART OF THE EVENING.  TICKETS ARE $25 EACH… AND CAN BE PURCHASED DURING REGULAR HOURS ON WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS, AT BATTLEFIELD FARMERS MARKET.

*   PARENTS OF RISING 7th GRADE STUDENTS ARE BEING REMINDED BY THE WALKER COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM, THAT A NEW IMMUNIZATION IS REQUIRED THIS YEAR.  THIS FALL, ALL 7th GRADERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE “TDAP” AND MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINES, PRIOR TO ENTERING SCHOOL.  MANY STUDENTS WILL HAVE ALREADY BEEN IMMUNIZED… AND SIMPLY NEED TO PROVIDE THE SCHOOL WITH DOCUMENTATION FROM THE FAMILY HEALTH PROVIDER.  THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS THAT PARENTS HAVE RISING 7th GRADERS IMMUNIZED NOW, TO AVOID A LAST-MINUTE RUSH.

*   THE LAFAYETTE RECREATION DEPARTMENT HAS OPENED REGISTRATION FOR FALL SPORTS… INCLUDING YOUTH FOOTBALL, SOCCER AND CHEERLEADING.
    REGISTRATION CONTINUES THROUGH AUGUST 3rd AT THE PARK REC CENTER.  CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FALL SPORTS:  706 639 1590.


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