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

Walker County officials remind you that there is just one week left if you want to get your letter in the Note to Self time capsule. The letters are being accepted through January 31. The time capsule will be opened in 2033. The 200th birthday of Walker County. These letters could include observations of life today in Walker County, advice to your future self or even things you hope to achieve in the next decade. You can submit the letters digitally by going to Walker County GA.gov.
Two felony arrests were made in Walker County on Monday. 42-year-old Cliff Allen Frashier was booked on charges of possession of meth and violation of probation. 58-year-old Michal Kevin Westbrook faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and obstruction of law enforcement officers.

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) released results from a 2021 study looking into rural versus urban car crashes. More than a third of deadly crashes occurred on rural roadways, even though far more people live in Georgia cities. One big reason for that discrepancy is seatbelt usage. Rural counties had 81% seatbelt use, while the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area had 90% use. In addition, nearly a quarter of all pickup truck drivers in rural Georgia did not use a seatbelt, according to the GOHS. This accounted for the least seatbelt usage of all passenger drivers.

Big night last night for LaFayette Basketball.  The Rambler Boys and Girls both picked up wins over Gordon Lee.  The Lady Ramblers had to rally late to score the 57-49 win.  The boys game went into double overtime.  Dawson Pendergrass had a big night to lead LaFayette to the 56-55 victory.