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BREAKING:      THREE WALKER COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE FIRED-UPON AROUND 1 AM FRIDAY, WHILE INVESTIGATING A "SUSPICIOUS PERSON" CALL IN ROSSVILLE.
    SHERIFF STEVE WILSON SAID THE INITIAL RESPONDING DEPUTY ATTEMPTED TO QUESTION THE TEEN AT THE INTERSECTION OF MISSION RIDGE AND JOHNSON ROAD... BUT HE RAN, THEN TURNED AND FIRED ONE SHOT IN THE DIRECTION OF THE DEPUTY.
    BACKUP WAS SUMMONED TO THE AREA OF SHAVER LANE AT MISSION RIDGE, WHERE THE SUSPECT FLED.   AS DEPUTIES AND A K-9 BEGAN SEARCHING... THE SUSPECT FIRED A SECOND SHOT TOWARD DEPUTIES.   THEY RETURNED FIRE, SHOOTING FOUR TIMES.   THE SUSPECT WAS HIT IN THE BUTTOCKS AND WAS THEN SUBDUED BY THE POLICE DOG.
    A 16 YEAR OLD JUVENILE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A CHATTANOOGA HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT... NONE OF THE DEPUTIES WERE INJURED.
    SHERIFF WILSON SAID THE GBI HAS BEEN CALLED TO INVESTIGATE THE DEPUTIES-INVOLVED SHOOTING.

*   A 31 YEAR OLD PEDESTRIAN WAS STRUCK AND KILLED AT TUNNEL HILL IN CATOOSA COUNTY, THURSDAY NIGHT.
    THE MAN WAS REPORTEDLY WALKING TO A FRIEND’S HOUSE ON LAKE ROAD AROUND 9 O’CLOCK, WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY A 17-YEAR OLD DRIVER.   ANOTHER VEHICLE THEN HIT THE MAN… AND HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.  
    THE STATE PATROL IS INVESTIGATING… AND HAS NOT RELEASED THE VICTIM’S NAME.  NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED, ACCORDING TO THE G.S.P.

*    LAFAYETTE MERCHANTS WILL HAVE “CHRISTMAS AROUND THE SQUARE” SATURDAY.   PARTICIPATING STORES WILL DISPLAY RED BALLOONS… WITH FREE REFRESHMENTS, DOOR PRIZES AND SPECIAL SALES FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS.  HOURS ARE 10 AM - 2 PM FOR “CHRISTMAS AROUND THE SQUARE” IN DOWNTOWN LAFAYETTE.

*   DALTON’S 13 GAME WINNING RUN IN FOOTBALL ENDED LAST NIGHT IN THE STATE SEMI-FINAL GAME.  VALDOSTA WON THE CONTEST 27 TO 6… ENDING THE SEASON FOR THE CATAMOUNTS.
    IN BASKETBALL… THE LAFAYETTE HIGH BOYS REMAIN UNDEFEATED WITH A WIN OVER NORTHWEST WHITFIELD, 48 TO 42.  THE NORTHWEST GIRLS BEAT THE LADY RAMBLERS, 65 TO 16.

*   THE CITY OF SUMMERVILLE WILL HAVE A CHRISTMAS PARADE MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 5th, AT 7 PM.  THE THEME IS “WINTER WONDERLAND”. 

*   GEORGIA FORESTRY FLEW A LIGHT PLANE OVER THE WILDFIRE HOTSPOTS IN DADE AND WHITFIELD COUNTIES THURSDAY.   AFTER THE BIG RAIN THIS WEEK, THEY WERE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT THEY SPOTTED NO SMOKE REMAINING. 
    HOWEVER, THEY DID NOTE THAT MANY TREES STILL HAVE LEAVES YET TO FALL… WHICH COULD POSSIBLY RE-KINDLE FIRES IN THE AFFECTED AREAS.  FOR NOW, THE LOCAL AREA FIRES APPEAR TO BE OUT. 
    ONE OF THE LARGEST WAS THE TATUM GULF FIRE ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, WHICH WAS CONTAINED AFTER BURNING 2,800 ACRES AND CAUSING DOZENS OF MOUNTAIN RESIDENTS TO FLEE THEIR HOMES, TEMPORARILY.

*   ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR, RECENT RAINS HAVE NOT STOPPED THE SPREAD OF EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT IN NORTH GEORGIA.                    ACCORDING TO THIS WEEK’S UPDATE ON THURSDAY, NEARLY THE ENTIRE NORTHERN-THIRD OF GEORGIA IS NOW IN THE HIGHEST CATEGORY OF DROUGHT CONDITION.

*   YOU CAN ‘STEP BACK IN TIME’ AT THE VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS EVENT, PLANNED FOR DOWNTOWN SUMMERVILLE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  FREE GUIDED WALKING TOURS OF THE VICTORIAN DISPLAYS ARE SCHEDULED FROM 1:30 - 2:30 PM SUNDAY… THEY START AT THE CHATTOOGA COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

    THE 9th ANNUAL CHATTANOOGA VALLEY LIONS CLUB ATV AND 4-WHEELER PARADE WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY, BENEFITTING THE WALKER COUNTY STOCKING FULL OF LOVE.
    THE PARADE STARTS AT 3 PM… AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A CHILI SUPPER.  DONATIONS OF A TOY OR CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

*   NORTH GEORGIA COMMUNITY ACTION’S LAFAYETTE OFFICE REPORTS THAT THERE IS NOW A WAITING LIST FOR HEATING ASSISTANCE FOR THIS WINTER.
    THE HOMEBOUND-ELDERLY INTAKE PERIOD IS OVER… AND NO NEW APPOINTMENTS ARE BEING SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME.   THOSE WHO’D LIKE TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST FOR ANY FUTURE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE, MAY CALL THE OFFICE AT 706 638 0818.

*   THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SUPERVISION HAS AWARDED A GNTC ADULT EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR WITH THE 2016 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FOR THE ENTIRE STATE.
    ANGIE PURCELL HAS HELPED GED STUDENTS EARN THEIR DIPLOMA FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS… BUT THE RECENT HONOR WAS FOR HER WORK AT THE DAILY REPORTING CENTER IN LAFAYETTE.   SHE WORKS WITH STUDENTS ON PROBATION FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE.   “IT’S A GREAT FIRST STEP TOWARD A BETTER LIFE… HELPING STUDENTS MAKE BETTER CHOICES FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE”, SHE SAID.   SO FAR 15 STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED A GED WITH 28 OTHERS AT VARIOUS STAGES IN THE PROCESS.

*   CHRISTMAS TOURS OF THE MARSH HOUSE IN LAFAYETTE BEGIN THIS WEEKEND.  TRAVEL BACK IN TIME TO THE 1800’s FOR THE CANDLELIGHT TOURS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 6 - 8 PM.   TOURS WILL CONTINUE THE NEXT TWO WEEKENDS, AS WELL.
    COST IS $5 FOR ADULTS, $1 FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER.   TOURS INCLUDE MARSH HOUSE HISTORY, CHARACTER RE-ENACTMENTS AND REFRESHMENTS… PLUS YOU CAN DECORATE ORNAMENTS TO TAKE HOME.

*   THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS ASKING CITIZENS TO HAVE TRASH CANS SET OUT FOR PICK UP BY 6 AM, ON THEIR SCHEDULED COLLECTION DAY.
    GARBAGE PICKUP CREWS ARE STARTING WORK EARLIER IN THE DAY, ON ALL ROUTES IN THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE.

*   THE ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT HISTORIC COVE METHODIST CHURCH, THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7.   THE CHURCH IS ON COVE ROAD 5 MILES SOUTH OF CHICKAMAUGA.

*     OVER ONE-AND-A-HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION WAS PERMITTED BY THE WALKER COUNTY PLANNING OFFICE IN NOVEMBER.
    THERE WERE 3 NEW HOMES IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA NEAR LAFAYETTE…
    5 IN ROCK SPRING…
    2 IN CHICKAMAUGA…
    AND 1 AT FLINTSTONE.

*   FRIENDS OF THE LAFAYETTE-WALKER LIBRARY WILL HOST “COCOA WITH SANTA” ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th FROM 4 - 6:30 PM.   BRING YOUR CAMERA TO CAPTURE THE MOMENT… WHILE THE CHILDREN ENJOY COOKIES, CANDY CANES AND COCOA WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUSE.   ADMISSION IS $5… WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO LIBRARY PROGRAMS.  

*   THE LAFAYETTE RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS HOLDING REGISTRATION FOR WINTER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES… ADULT, YOUTH CHURCH AND OPEN CATEGORIES.   THEY WILL PLAY JANUARY THROUGH MARCH.
    REGISTRATION IS $200 PER TEAM… AND THE DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 12th.   CALL 706 639 1590 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLLEYBALL AT THE LAFAYETTE REC.


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