WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local Headlines 9-4-23

Today is Labor Day.  City and County offices are closed.
A 17-year-old was arrested yesterday after running from police.  Georgia State Patrol were pursuing a 2021 Ford Fusion for doing 78 in a 45 on Highway 2.  The vehicle turned on to Dewberry Road in Rossville.  The car eventually crashed into the wood line near McFarland Avenue.  The 17-year-old told police he panicked and that’s why he fled.  The teenager is facing multiple charges.  Including underage possession of alcohol, felony fleeing and wreckless driving.  
More than 85,000 highchairs sold at major retailers across North America are being recalled due to a fall hazard that has resulted in a handful of injuries, according to federal regulators.  Toy and nursey product company TOMY International Inc. is recalling about 83,000 of its Boon Flair and Flair Elite Highchairs sold in the U.S. According to this week’s recall notice, the bolts securing the highchairs’ seats can loosen, allowing the seats to detach. TOMY has received 34 reports to date of the chair separating from the base, the CPSC said Thursday. This has led to two dozen falls that resulted in 11 injuries, like bruising or scratches.  The highchairs under recall were sold in-person and online through retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Toys ‘R’ Us, Amazon and Walmart.  The “Flair” highchairs were sold from 2008 to 2009, while the “Flair Elite” models were sold from 2008 to 2017.  Consumers can identify the products with their model number and manufacturing date codes. All of the recalled highchairs, which come in multiple colors, were made in China before 2016.
After taking last Friday off, the LaFayette Ramblers return to the gridiron Friday night.  The Ramblers will travel to Sonoraville.  Elsewhere in the area, Ridgeland will host Heritage.  Ringgold is at Gilmer, Gordon Lee will travel to Breman. Trion was also off last week, they will face Gordon Central.