April 11, 2024


Walker County’s wastewater authority has begun a $23 million sewage redirection project it says will save money for ratepayers.  This comes after accusations of underpayment by the City of Chattanooga.  About 2 million gallons of Walker County sewage a day flows to Chattanooga’s Moccasin Bend wastewater facility. Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority General Manager Brandon Whitley told the Chattanooga Times Free press that the county’s sewage plant in Chickamauga processes 1 to 1 1/2 million gallons of sewage daily.  The project will redirect about a half million gallons of sewage daily from Chattanooga’s facility to the Chickamauga plant.  The project began about two months ago and is expected to be completed in the spring of next year. Walker County’s authority still pays more than $2 million annually to Chattanooga’s system for wastewater treatment.

LaFayette High School Boys Basketball Coach Hank Peppers is moving into a new position.  Peppers will take over as Head Coach of the Girls basketball team at LHS.  The Ramblers have begun a search for a new boys coach.  We’ll hear from Coach Peppers in the coming days on Georgia 93-7 – WQCH.

Six felony arrests in Walker County on Tuesday.  Two were meth related.  45-year-old Michael Ray Patrick was booked on charges of possession of meth and a drug related DUI among other charges.  32-year-old Alina Kazantseva was charged with possession of meth.

Georgia Northwestern Tech will hold an open house at all six campuses on April 23rd.  The open house will run from 10am to 6pm that day.  The Walker County GNTC campus is located at 265 Bicentennial Trail in Rock Spring.