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The LaFayette Police Department is asking for help in a hit and run accident.  The incident happened Saturday on East Villanow Street near Charles Henry Circle just after 7pm.  An elderly female suffered serious bodily injury.  A pickup truck involved in the incident left the scene and headed towards downtown LaFayette.  Police are searching for a grey Ford F-150 4X4.  It’s thought to be between 2011-2014 model.  The truck has a chrome package that includes mirrors, door handles and running boards.  Any information on this vehicle please call the LaFayette Police Department.
Walker County is hosting a discussion on internet connectivity.  The meeting will happen on Monday at 6pm at the Walker County Civic Center.  The county is looking to gather information from residents about the challenges they face with internet access.  Walker County is working on a digital connectivity plan.  The plan is to develop a strategy to bring broadband service to underserved and unserved communities.  The county wants to achieve Broadband Ready Community status.  That would make Walker County eligible for state and federal grants.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is bringing back a behavior science services team of profilers.   Two GBI special agents have been training for almost three years to become certified criminal profilers. They will continue their work and test at the end of the year.  The crime lab has been working to reduce the backlog of cases, reducing it by 12% so far this year.  Officials say they hope the addition of criminal profilers will continue to help with the backlog.  Another issue the GBI has been addressing is the medical examiner’s office keeping up with the increase in population. They are continuing to work with the Medical College of Georgia to train and hire medical examiners.
Unemployment claims in the state dropped last week.  Nationwide unemployment was up.