May 10, 2024


Yesterday’s severe weather has moved out of the area. Heavy rains and winds Wednesday night into Thursday morning caused roads to flood, several trees were reported down in the area. Lightning struck a house and some were left without power. Electricity has been restored throughout Walker County and there are currently no reported issues with any of the roadways. School is back open and on regular schedule this morning. Today is expected to be much more pleasant around the area. Keep it on Georgia 93-7 for the most up to date forecast with Patrick Core.

Five felony arrest Wednesday in Walker County. 55-year-old Charles Buford Strawter was booked on charges of receipt, possession or transfer of a firearm by a convicted felon and reckless conduct. Jeremiah Asher, 46-years-old, was charged with 2nd degree burglary and a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing. 28-year-old Angle Michelle Holloway was booked on a drug related DUI charge and possession of a schedule II.

The Georgia Supreme Court agrees that someone needs to issue a legally final ruling on whether county commissioners can override state legislators and draw their own electoral districts. But the nine justices yesterday also agreed it would be improper to rule on that question in a lawsuit brought by two Cobb County residents, reversing a lower court judgment that had thrown out the county commissioners’ own map. The dispute goes back to Republican lawmakers’ decision to draw election district lines for multiple county commissions and school boards that were opposed by Democratic lawmakers representing Democratic-majority counties. In most states, local governments are responsible for redrawing their own district lines once every 10 years, to adjust for population changes after U.S. Census results are released. But in Georgia, while local governments may propose maps, local lawmakers traditionally have to sign off.

Get a sneak peek at your 2024 LaFayette Ramblers tonight. LaFayette Football under first year head coach Ethan Thompson will wrap up spring practices with an Orange and Black Spring Game tonight. The game begins at 7pm at Jeff Suttle Field.