Georgia 93.7 & AM1590 Local News Update 9-28-23


Some Chickamauga residents are concerned about a proposal for a new development.  There is a proposed rezoning request for 127 acres of land on Highway 193.  The proposal seeks to rezone the property to a Planned Unit Development.  That would accommodate the construction of a 153-home subdivision.  The plans include 25 overnight rental properties.  The land in question is presently zoned as Agricultural.  Residents are concerned about the anticipated impact on traffic in the area along with overcrowding that may be caused at local schools and an increase in property taxes.  The rezoning is on the agenda for tonight’s County Commission meeting.  The meeting starts at 7 at the Walker County Annex III in LaFayette.

More details on a story we first told you about yesterday.  The Providence Thrift Store on Battlefield Parkway was heavily damaged when a car came through their store on Tuesday. The car came through the front left side of the store, destroying a window and running into a structural beam.  Engineers were on site yesterday evaluating the integrity of the structure.  No one was injured in the incident.  The store will be closed indefinitely while repairs are made.  It’s expected to be a couple of weeks. Other Providence Ministry locations in Chattanooga and LaFayette remain open.

The Walker County Detention Center reported five felony arrests on Tuesday.  Four of the five were drug related.  23-year-old Sarah Jane Scott was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II, DUI and several traffic violations.  37-year-old Ashley Lynn Lapointe has been booked on possession of a schedule II.  41-year-old Angela Diane Ellinger and 47-year-old April Shawn Speer face felony possession of meth charges.

It’s Senior Night for LaFayette Volleyball.  The JV plays at 4pm and 6pm.  Varsity plays at 5pm and 7pm.  The Seniors will be recognized after the 6pm matches.  The Ramblers face Sonoraville and Calhoun.