March 28, 2024


County residents got a chance to voice their concerns over a proposed rock quarry at a Town Hall meeting last night. Residents who live near the proposed quarry say they should have been told about the process months before they found out. An online petition against the quarry has almost 1,000 signatures. Developers say the quarry would bring new jobs to the area. The proposed quarry sits near Ridgeway Road and Oakton Road on Highway 27. The closest home would be 2,000 feet from the quarry. Another Town Hall is being planned to give residents more opportunities to ask questions.

Walker County has been awarded $30,000 from Connect Humanity. The money from the non-profit impact fund will allow the county to participate in the Appalachian Digital Accelerator. That’s an initiative that supports communities as they create custom connectivity plans. The money will go towards improving internet connectivity that leads to new economic opportunities and healthier communities.

Just a reminder from the City of LaFayette. All city offices will be closed tomorrow for Good Friday.

The Dalton Police Department has charged two men for their connection to a driveway shooting in January. Joshua Edwards faces two counts of aggravated assault and Gordon Austin is charged with aggravated assault and probation violation. The investigation shows Austin was driving a truck when Edwards fired at least give shots at a victim. Police say the shooting was random. Both men are in the Whitfield County jail.