A man is dead after authorities say he opened fire on deputies at a duplex on Briggs Circle in Rossville late Sunday night. One deputy was hit, and he’s expected to recover. A release from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office says a woman called deputies to her home, where she said her brother was threatening her, and wouldn’t let her back inside the home. The woman let arriving deputies inside the home. Then, the release says the man closed himself inside a bedroom. When deputies entered the bedroom, the suspect fired a gun at deputies and deputies returned fire. A Walker County Sheriff’s deputy was struck and the suspect is deceased,’ the release says. The release says the unidentified deputy had surgery Monday morning for non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators learned the still-unidentified suspect had a warrant for his arrest in Whitfield County, Georgia.
Dozens of dogs rescued from an unlicensed dog training operation in Walker County have been reunited with their owners. According to authorities 32 dogs were returned to their owners, 32 went to animal rescues and 39 are still in the custody of the Walker County Animal Shelter. 57-year-old Patricia Bryant and her husband, 72-year-old Jerry Bryant now face charges in the case. Many owners left their pets in the couples’ care for training and were shocked to hear the news. The couple never obtained a licensed to board animals, according to the Department of Agriculture.
According to Triple-A gas prices in Georgia continue to decline. Statewide Georgia drivers are paying an average of $3.15 per gallon for a gallon of regular unleaded gas. That is 9-cents less than last week and down 42 cents in the last month. Nationwide, gas prices have dropped 11-cents. Locally Dalton has the cheapest prices at an average of $3.01 per gallon.
Georgia Northwestern will hold an open house at the Walker County Campus. The event will take place Thursday October 26th from 10am to 6pm. The Open House will provide an opportunity to learn more about the programs offered at GNTC, tour the facilities and meet faculty and staff. GNTC will waive the admission application fee for those attending the event.