WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 1-2-24


If you’re ready to be rid of those leaves in the yard, the City of LaFayette can help.  The city has announced that the final round of leaf pick up will start next Monday in Ward 1.  They will continue through the rest of the wards in order.  The leaves should be left in piles, not bags and should not have any other trash included.

The LaFayette City Council is meeting today at 1pm.  The meeting is happening at City Hall on South Duke Street.

A Rossville couple was arrested last month on felony animal cruelty charges.  The Walker County Sheriff’s Office was doing a welfare check after receiving an anonymous call.  Officers found a dog in a crate laying in feces, urine and old dog food.  officers reported that they dog had an infection to its head causing its right eye to sink into its head.  Police arrested the dog owners, 32-year-old Amber Michelle Coonrod and 38-year-old David Walker Jr.  The couple faces felony animal cruelty charges.  Four other dogs were removed from the property and were reportedly malnourished and having insufficient water, food and shelter.

A data breach happened back in May at CHI Memorial in Chattanooga.  A company that works with the hospital told News Channel 9 in Chattanooga that patient ID’s and health insurance information could be under threat.  CHI Memorial says have not observed any malicious activity since the breach.
As part of their 95th anniversary celebration, Ruby Falls is offering Walker County residents discounted Cave Walk admission every Thursday in January.  Beginning this week the normally priced admission of $26.95 will drop to $16.95.  It’s good for January 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.  The discount applies to adult tickets only and must be purchased in person.  You will need a photo ID showing your zip code to receive the discount.