Georgia 93.7 & AM 1590 Local News Update 10-5-23

The Walker County Detention Center had 3 felony arrests on Tuesday.  46-year-old James Lee Anthony was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude and concealing the identity of a vehicle.  Carly Marie Carter, 41-years-old was booked on a burglary charge.  41-year-old Joshua Wade Williams faces obstruction, fleeing and eluding police, financial transaction fraud and a failure to obey a stop sign.
If your traveling into Chattanooga during the overnight hours be aware of more construction.  TDOT crews will close parts of I-75 near the I-24 split and the East Brainerd Road exit.  Construction started last night and is expected to continue for about a week.  The nightly closures will last from 9pm to 6am.  Crews are looking to start construction on a bridge over the CSX railroad.  TDOT also says that today from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., they will assist the Tennessee Division of Forestry with a prescribed burn by closing the two outside lanes on I-75 North between Exit 1 and the I-24 / I-75 split.  As part of this work, TDOT says the I-75 North on-ramp from Ringgold Road and the Welcome Center will be closed for the duration of the event.  Smoke will be present during this time, and TDOT says drivers are encouraged to refrain from stopping on the interstate (in an effort to help keep traffic moving).

Georgia has been named the top state for business for the 10th year by Area Development Magazine. 

The designation is from an executive magazine focused on site selection and relocation. But Georgia’s dominance in the ranking has provided steady fodder for Republican leaders when touting the state’s economic strength as well as critics who often use it as a foil when highlighting other areas where the state may be falling short.

Congrats to LaFayette Softball.  The Ramblers picked up wins this week over Ridgeland.  The JV won 3-1.  While the varsity notched an 11-2 win.  Emma Parker and Raven Yancy both went 3 for 4.  Olivia Free pitched a five inning two-hitter.  The varsity is back at it tonight at Ringgold.