April 15, 2024


Agents with the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force have been busy. Over the last few weeks agents have confiscated several pounds of meth, over an ounce of powder fentanyl, hundreds of fentanyl pills, powder cocaine, heroin and pounds of marijuana. 18 people have been arrested on drug related charges. The Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force was assisted by several local agencies including the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.

The Walker County Board of Commissioners recently designated April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Walker County. The designation is intended to draw attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and has public health implications for every community member. Staff and volunteers of anti-violence programs in Walker County encourage every person to speak out when witnessing acts of violence, no matter how small.

Roadwork is coming to I-59 in northwest Georgia starting today. Crews will close the right southbound lane and the shoulder of I-59 for to resurface the road. This project will extend from State Route 136 to Slygo Road. The Georgia Department of Transportation said the roadwork will last through Saturday. Roadwork will take place from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. GDOT said drivers should expect delays and reduce speed while
traveling through the work zone.

LaFayette High School announced last week that basketball coach Hank Peppers will move from the boys to take over the girl’s team. Peppers has helped turn LaFayette into one of the most successful teams in North Georgia in his 11 seasons as head coach. Peppers told us last week that it wasn’t an easy decision to step away from the boy’s team. Peppers still has plans to be involved with the boys. He is leading off season
workouts for both teams until a new coach can be hired.