WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local Headlines 8-2-2023


Walker County Schools go back tomorrow.  That means more traffic on the road.  Please watch for students as you travel to work or school tomorrow morning.  Make sure you allow some extra time as traffic tomorrow morning will be heavier than usual.

The City of LaFayette Pool will be closed Thursday and Friday.  The pool will reopen on Saturday from 12pm-6pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm.

A new nonprofit has launched to help Georgians contribute to a state tax credit program aimed at helping young adults aging out of the foster care system.  Fostering Success Act Inc., named after legislation the General Assembly passed last year, will help taxpayers submit applications to the Georgia Department of Revenue to qualify for the program.  Individual taxpayers can receive dollar-for-dollar state income tax credits for up to $2,500 per year contributed to the program, while married couples filing jointly can receive up to $5,000. Corporate donations are limited to 10% of the company’s annual tax liability.  Applications to the revenue department are accepted on a first-come basis. Once approved, taxpayers have 60 days from the date of approval to send their contribution check or pay online.

The National Park Service has awarded a $172,133 grant to preserve just over four acres of Civil War forest at the Chickamauga Battlefield in Catoosa County.  The property being preserved remains wooded as it was during the Civil War. The conservation easement will ensure the land will remain that way.