WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 10-12-23


Lafayette’s 2023 concert series, “Music on Main,” winds up tomorrow night.  The event starts at 7pm.  Singer Craig Campbell will be the headliner.  Amber Carrington, a former finalist on TV’s “The Voice” will be performing as well.  Please note that Main Street will be closed for the concert.  The event is free.  There will be food and drink vendors in the square. Bring your own lawn chairs to enjoy the music.  Outside food and drinks are not permitted.  Prior to the music, a 5K race will start at 6pm.  The run is designed to showcase the city’s new Greenway Trail.

A mass recall of over-the-counter drugs and medical devices was issued for products sold at Family Dollar Stores in 23 states, including Georgia and Alabama.  According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the items are being recalled after the variety store kept them outside of the labeled room temperature requirements then shipped the products around the country from June 1 to Sept. 21 where they continued to be sold until Oct. 4.  So far, there have been no consumer complaints or reports of illnesses related to the recall, the FDA says, and is only being done “out of an abundance of caution.”  From toothpaste to marijuana testing strips to Nyquil to foot powder — a number of items across the country could potentially be affected.  A full list of items being recalled can be found at FDA.gov/safety.

If your sinuses are giving you problems right now, there may be a reason why.  With summer and tree pollen season over, the weed pollen season is still here for now.  Also, mold spore counts go up in the fall. A lot of people who are suffering right now are suffering from ragweed and mold allergies.  Bushes and weeds typically bloom during the fall, including ragweed.   Georgia has pollen in the air most of the year, and peak ragweed season is in September into October. Falling temps are a sign of when we can see some relief.
LaFayette Rambler Football will take this week off.  The Ramblers return for the stretch run.  The final 3 games of the season: 10/20 @ LFO, 10/27 @Coahulla Creek and the finale at home against Ridgeland on November 3rd.