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*   TODAY IS ELECTION DAY... AND TWO LOCAL RACES WILL BE DECIDED IN THE PRIMARY AND NON-PARTISAN RACES.
    DISTRICT ONE STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN DEFFENBAUGH HAS A CHALLENGER:  COLTON MOORE, AN AUCTIONEER FROM TRENTON, QUALIFIED TO RUN FOR THE SEAT ON THE REPUBLICAN BALLOT.  
    AND THE NON-PARTISAN RACE FOR SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE WILL FEATURE INCUMBENT RALPH VAN PELT JR. - AND CHALLENGER MELISSA GIFFORD HISE.
    WHERE AVAILABLE, VOTERS WILL CHOOSE BETWEEN A REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRATIC OR NON-PARTISAN BALLOT.  DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR PHOTO I.D.  ALL WALKER COUNTY VOTING PRECINCTS WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 7 PM.

*   VANGUARD NATIONAL TRAILER IN TRENTON, IS HAVING A JOB FAIR THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd.
    IN ADDITION TO FIRST SHIFT, THE COMPANY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SECOND SHIFT, BEGINNING IN JUNE.
    2 PLUS YEARS PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE PREFERRED… MUST BE ABLE TO LIFT 50 POUNDS.
    APPLY FROM 10 AM UNTIL 2 PM WEDNESDAY, AT VANGUARD TRAILER… LOCATED AT 8 VANGUARD DRIVE IN TRENTON.

*   THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE SWIMMING POOL WILL OPEN FOR THE SEASON THIS SATURDAY, MAY 26th.  THE POOL WILL BE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM NOON ’TIL 6… SUNDAY FROM 1 ’TIL 6, WITH LATE SESSIONS ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS FROM 7 - 8:30 PM.
    THE YMCA WILL CONDUCT SWIMMING LESSONS AT THE LAFAYETTE POOL AGAIN THIS YEAR.
    SEASON POOL PASSES ARE AVAILABLE… $40 FOR INDIVIDUALS AND $100 FOR A FAMILY UP TO 5 MEMBERS.   POOL PARTY RENTALS WILL BE $75 THIS YEAR.
    THE DAILY RATE TO SWIM IS $4 PER PERSON… AGE 2 AND UNDER, FREE.

*   THE SECOND “TIRE AMNESTY DAY” IN WALKER COUNTY, WAS A BIG SUCCESS SATURDAY.  6,741 TIRES WERE BROUGHT TO THE LANDFILL FOR RECYCLING.   COUNTY GOVERNMENT HOPES HAVING THE TIRES OUT OF THE AREA WILL CUT DOWN ON THE MOSQUITO POPULATION THIS SUMMER.   THE TIRES WILL BE USED FOR INDUSTRIAL FUEL OR AS LANDSCAPE MULCH.

*   THE LAFAYETTE-WALKER LIBRARY IS ACCEPTING SIGNUPS FOR THE 2018 SUMMER READING PROGRAM.
    THE TASK CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED ON THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE,
“CHRL.ORG”… OR AT THE LIBRARY ON DUKE STREET IN LAFAYETTE.  ALL AGES ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE.

*   THE CHARLES AND BROWNIE GWYN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WAS AWARDED LAST WEEK TO LAFAYETTE HIGH SENIOR KAITLYN DEAN… AT THE 34th ANNUAL ACADEMIC BANQUET.
    KAITLYN PLANS TO ATTEND DALTON STATE COLLEGE IN THE FALL… GOING FOR A DEGREE IN NURSING.
    THE SCHOLARSHIP WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE CHILDREN OF CHARLES AND BROWNIE GWYN, WHO HELPED ESTABLISH LAFAYETTE’S RADIO STATION.

*   A LAFAYETTE MAN PLEADED GUILTY TO MURDERING HIS PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND AND DRAGGING HER BODY INTO THE WOODS NEAR THEIR HOME LAST YEAR.    DAVID RYAN WALKER RECEIVED A LIFE SENTENCE FOR MALICE MURDER… PLUS 20 YEARS FOR THE DEATH OF THE UNBORN BABY AND 10 MORE FOR CONCEALING A DEATH.
    29 YEAR OLD CANDACE ANN HANKINS WAS STRANGLED INSIDE THE HOME ON WHEELER ROAD… THEN DRAGGED IN A BLANKET AND DUMPED 75 YARDS AWAY.  IT HAPPENED IN JANUARY OF 2017.
    DURING THE INVESTIGATION, THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT REPORTED THAT WALKER CALLED RELATIVES FOR HELP WITH HIDING THE VICTIM’S BODY… BUT THEY CALLED THE LAW INSTEAD.
    THE PLEA WAS RECEIVED IN WALKER COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT LAST WEEK, JUST DAYS BEFORE WALKER’S TRIAL WAS TO BEGIN.

*    AT LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL’S HONOR’S DAY FRIDAY, A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON WAS MISSING:   MISS LHS.
    MACY ALLGOOD WAS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND DUE TO HER BATTLE WITH A RARE PEDIATRIC CANCER…
    SO HER FELLOW “MISS LHS CANDIDATES” AND MISTER LHS, JONAH HOBBS, TOOK THE FLOWERS TO HER… AND PERSONALLY DELIVERED THE NEWS THAT SHE HAD WON THE HONOR.
    CONGRATULATIONS MACY ALLGOOD, ON BEING NAMED “MISS LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL” FOR 2018.

*   THE LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN DRUG TASK FORCE ARRESTED FOUR MEN AT A RESIDENCE JUST WEST OF CHICKAMAUGA, LAST THURSDAY.
    A SEARCH WARRANT WAS EXECUTED AT THE HOME ON SIMMONS TAWZER ROAD.   CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF METH AND MARIJUANA WERE:
    21 YEAR OLD CARLIE SHAI ROYAL
    25 YEAR OLD ZACHARY DARRELL LEMONS
    49 YEAR OLD JOHN DEFORREST NORMON
    AND 51 YEAR OLD DAVID LEE COLLINS.
    THE TASK FORCE FOUND METH AND MARIJUANA THROUGHOUT THE RESIDENCE AND IN SEVERAL VEHICLES ON THE PROPERTY.

*   THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE TOWN OF TRION "GOT THE DEAL DONE" WITH DIXIE COLOR, INC. FOR A NEW 100 JOB INDUSTRY THERE.
     THE 19-MILLION DOLLAR PLANT WILL MAKE A NEW PRODUCT LINE OF MICROFIBER, USED IN MAKING BATH MATS, AREA RUGS AND CARPET.
    TRION MAYOR LARRY STANSELL SAID "WE ARE EXCITED THAT THEY WILL BE THE ANCHOR TENANT IN OUR INDUSTRIAL PARK AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES THAT THEIR EXPANSION WILL CREATE FOR THE TOWN AND THE REGION".
     DIXIE SPECIALTY FIBERS IS THE FIRST LOCAL DOMESTIC SUPPLIER OF MICROFIBER, ACCORDING TO VICE PRESIDENT LEE STARKS.  HE AND WILL DENDY STARTED THE PARENT COMPANY IN 2009.

*   THE LAFAYETTE OFFICE OF THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICE HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION… 101-B EAST PATTON STREET, SUITE A.  THE FORMER LOCATION WAS CLOSED DUE TO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AT THE OLD COURTHOUSE ANNEX BUILDING.
    THE VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE ASSIST VETS FROM WALKER, DADE AND CHATTOOGA COUNTIES… AND CHAUNSEY FOWLER IS THE OFFICE MANAGER.   THE OFFICE IS OPEN MON-FRI FROM 9 AM - 4:30 PM… CLOSED ON THE FIRST AND LAST WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH TO ASSIST IN SATELLITE LOCATIONS.

*   YOU CAN REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER SWIM LESSONS FROM THE YMCA… TO BE HELD AT THE LAFAYETTE RECREATION SWIMMING POOL OFF SOUTH MAIN.
    LESSONS BEGIN JUNE 4th… AND THE WEEKLY SESSION COSTS $80.   THE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 22nd.
    CALL THE YMCA TO REGISTER AT (706) 935 2226.


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