April 30, 2024


District Attorney Clayton Fuller has been called up to active-duty with the United States Air Force. Fuller will be headed to the Middle East for six months. He’ll work as a legal advisor to military operations in support of the United State Central Command. Chief Assistant DA Kevin Baugh has been appointed by Fuller to take over as acting District Attorney. Baugh is a Dade County native and a graduate of the University of Alabama Law School. He’s been the Chief Assistant since 2020. Fuller is a 14-year veteran of the United States Air Force and the Georgia Air National Guard. District Attorney Fuller is also Major Fuller and will be promoted to Lieutenant Colonel during his deployment. Fuller has previously served in the White House and at the Pentagon working in counterterrorism. He’s been the District Attorney since March of last year.

Early voting continues in Walker County. You can vote at the Walker County Courthouse through May 17th. Early voting is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday and from 9 to 5 the next two Saturdays. Early voting locations in Rock Spring, Rossville, Chickamauga and Fairyland will open Saturday May 11th and also from the 13th- through – the 17th. Absentee ballots are being mailed out now to those that have requested them. Last day to request an absentee ballot is May 10th. All absentee ballots have to be back by 7pm on election day. Election day is May 21st. You can vote at your regular location from 7am to 7pm that day.

A local pet owner claims he picked up his dog from a Chickamauga kennel only to find out she had a parasite and was pregnant. Steve Schild told News Channel 9 in Chattanooga that he took his 8-month-old puppy to Savage River Kennel back in January. The dog stayed there for four weeks while in obedience training. An attorney for the kennel claims that Schild knew that the kennel accepted no responsibility for any breeding that may occur. They also go on to say that the parasite was first mentioned two months after the animal left the kennel. More details on this story at NewsChannel9.com

DeKalb County, Alabama deputies arrested a Trenton man for trafficking fentanyl yesterday. This followed an attempted traffic stop and police chase. A deputy attempted to stop a white Chevrolet truck at around 10 a.m. This was near Alabama Highway 75 and County Road 140 in Ider. The vehicle did not stop and fled from authorities. Authorities said several units responded and stopped the vehicle on Sulphur Springs on County Road 512. The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as 47-year-old Charles Kevin Wooten. The passenger was also identified as 33-year-old Shiann Sorrells of Valley Head, Alabama. Both were booked into the Dekalb County Detention Center. Both facing several charges.