WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local Headlines 8-28-23

A motorcyclist was arrested yesterday and booked into the Walker County Jail.  Police were involved in a high-speed pursuit of the motorcyclist who was driving recklessly.  The pursuit ended on Warthen Street at the Highway 27 bypass.  A Georgia State trooper patrol car suffered minor damage during the chase. 
Marsh House Heritage Day will be celebrated on September 16th from 10am to 3pm.  The celebration will emphasize local history with house tours and authentic arts and crafts along with a bake sale and vintage yard sale.  The event will be held at 308 North Main in LaFayette.
A brand of frozen mixed vegetables and sweet corn sold at Kroger and Food Lion is being recalled because of potential bacterial contamination.  Affected food includes various sizes of Kroger and Food Lion branded super sweet corn, Kroger and Food Lion branded mixed vegetables carrots, super sweet corn, green beans and green peas. 

Listeria is a germ that can continue to grow while refrigerated and can cause “serious and sometimes fatal infections” in the elderly, young people and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, diarrhea, severe headache and nausea.  However, the FDA said that “there have been no actual consumer reports of human illness or other complaints associated with this product.” A customer’s third-party lab results from the sweet cut corn sparked the recall.  People that have bought an affected frozen vegetables product are being told not to eat it and to “immediately return the product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.”

Dove hunting season opens this Saturday in the state of Georgia.  Dove hunting season runs from September 2 – October 8, November 18-26 and December 19 – January 31.  Statewide shooting hours for all dove seasons are one half hour before sunrise to sunset.