WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local Headlines 9-7-23


Colton Moore, State Senator for the Georgia 53rd District, which is comprised of Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga, and a portion of Floyd Counties, has recently come under fire from his fellow Republican colleagues in the Georgia Senate. In a letter written to the public over the weekend, Georgia Senate Republicans outlined their response to actions taken by Senator Moore. In response to the Fulton County District Attorney’s actions against former president Donald Trump, a current political candidate, Moore called on Governor Brian Kemp to issue a Special Session of the Georgia State Assembly.  In the letter, his colleagues explained that Moore charged Governor Kemp to call this Special Session without getting support of any fellow Assembly members and without vetting the practicality of doing so. The Senate Republicans further detail how an investigation and a movement to remove the Fulton County DA would fail, citing that insufficient Democrats would give the necessary support to call a Special Session, nor would they give the 2/3rds majority that would be needed for a conviction. Lieutenant Governor, Burt Jones said a Special Session would be “spinning wheels and wasting taxpayer money”. The Senators also called out Senator Moore for launching a publicity and fundraising campaign.  The Senate Republicans go on to say that they have a method identified that will allow them to address the actions of the Fulton County DA. Senate Bill 92 created the Prosecuting Attorneys Qualifications Commission would help them investigate the actions of the District Attorney in a legislative manner.

July was a busy month in Walker County.  The Public Works division patched 488 potholes in the county.  The Fire Department responded to 589 calls.  The Walker County Animal Shelter took in 60 dogs and 33 cats in July.  25 dogs and 4 cats were adopted.

The Walker County arrest report shows three felony arrests on Tuesday.  Among those arrested were 29-year-old Issac Blake Colbert.  Colbert has been charged with criminal attempt to commit a felony, simple battery and false imprisionment.  37-year-old Jerimiah Debarge Williams was booked on felony charges of aggravated assault and harassing communications.

High School Football tomorrow night.  LaFayette is at Sonoraville.  You can hear the game on Georgia 93-7 and you can stream it on DiscoverWalker.com.  Elsewhere in the area, Ridgeland is at home hosting Heritage.  Ringgold is at Gilmer, Trion visits Gordon Central.  Gordon Lee has this Friday night off.