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     Have some fun on the water!   They rent kayaks, canoes and paddle boards at the landing on Queen City Lake in LaFayette!   Open 9 a.m. until sunset every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Lakeshore Drive next to the High School.   Phone (423) 356 4909.

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*    THE ANNUAL LABOR DAY CAR SHOW FOR THE WALKER COUNTY STOCKING FULL OF LOVE WILL HAPPEN TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY… ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd… AT THE WALKER COUNTY CIVIC CENTER.
    12 CLASSES WILL BE JUDGED FOR CARS AND TRUCKS… PLUS SPECIAL “BEST OF” AWARDS.  VEHICLE REGISTRATION IS $15 PRIOR TO AUGUST 31st… AND $20 AFTER, INCLUDING DAY OF SHOW.
    REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FROM 8 ’TIL 11:30 AM.  VENDORS AND FOOD WILL BE ON-SITE.
    THE SUNDAY NIGHT SOCK HOP WILL ALSO BE PART OF THE WEEKEND… STARTING AT 7 PM ON SEPTEMBER 2nd AT THE CIVIC CENTER.

*    ONE MAN IS DEAD AND ANOTHER HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING A KNIFE FIGHT IN ROSSVILLE, FRIDAY NIGHT.  IT HAPPENED AT 2012 ROGERS ROAD.    62 YEAR OLD LEBRON W. HANKINS JR. WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE, ACCORDING TO SHERIFF STEVE WILSON.   A SECOND SUBJECT INVOLVED WAS TRANSPORTED FOR SURGERY TO TREAT STAB WOUNDS.
    NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED, AS INVESTIGATORS LOOK INTO CLAIMS THAT THE DEATH WAS THE RESULT OF SELF-DEFENSE.  THE 9-1-1 CALL CAME IN AT 10:59 PM.

*   BUSINESS OWNERS ARE MIFFED OVER A STREETSCAPE PROJECT ON LAFAYETTE ROAD IN FORT OGLETHORPE.
    PLANS NOW CALL FOR A MEDIAN STRIP DOWN THE CENTER OF THE ROAD… AND SEVERAL BUSINESS OWNERS SAID IT WOULD MAKE CROSS-STREET TRAFFIC UNABLE TO TURN INTO THEIR BUSINESSES.
    THE LAFAYETTE ROAD PROJECT IS BEING FUNDED BY A 3-MILLION DOLLAR GRANT THROUGH GEORGIA D.O.T.

*   IT’S NOW CONFIRMED… A SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY IN THE HIT AND RUN NEAR GILBERT ELEMENTARY IN LAFAYETTE, TUESDAY MORNING.    TROOPERS FROM POST 41 IN LAFAYETTE SEIZED THE SUSPECT VEHICLE THURSDAY MORNING, THANKS TO TIPS FROM CONCERNED CITIZENS.
    TROY LEE SMOTHERS OF LAFAYETTE HAS BEEN CHARGED IN THE HIT AND RUN OF A FEMALE JOGGER AND HER DOG, TUESDAY MORNING AROUND 8:40 AM ON BURNT MILL ROAD.   THE VICTIM HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL, BUT HER BLACK LAB WAS KILLED BY THE IMPACT.
    SMOTHERS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT WITH INJURY, RECKLESS DRIVING, FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE AND OPERATING A VEHICLE WITHOUT DUE REGARD.   WQCH WAS FIRST TO REPORT HIS ARREST FROM THE WALKER COUNTY JAIL REPORT, THURSDAY.
    THE GBI AND THE WALKER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ASSISTED THE STATE PATROL IN THE INVESTIGATION.

*   31 STUDENTS FROM LAFAYETTE AND RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE KICKED-OFF THE FIRST YEAR OF “WALKER LAUNCH” AT GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN IN ROCK SPRING.    BEGINNING AUGUST 20th, THESE STUDENTS WILL BE ENROLLED IN BOTH HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE… AND ARE ON THEIR WAY TO GRADUATING WITH DUAL DEGREES, IN PROGRAMS RANGING FROM HEALTHCARE TO LOGISTICS.
    SUPERINTENDENT DAMON RAINES SAID THE PROGRAM SHOULD GET STUDENTS QUICKLY INTO HIGH-DEMAND JOBS.

*   THE CHATTANOOGA VALLEY LIONS CLUB IS SELLING VIDALIA ONIONS BY THE BAG.   SIZES ARE $5, $10 AND $25.  TO ORDER, CALL LEON ELLIS AT (706) 931 2551.

*   IT’S NOW OFFICIAL… KENSINGTON HAS A NEW VOTING PRECINCT LOCATION.
    ACCORDING TO THE WALKER COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE, THE NEW LOCATION IS THE FELLOWSHIP HALL OF CASSANDRA BAPTIST CHURCH, LOCATED AT 1371 WEST COVE ROAD.   THE FIRST ELECTION THERE WILL BE THE GENERAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6th.



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