WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 10-19-23


A man robbed a gas station at gunpoint in Dade County on Sunday, and the sheriff’s office is asking for help finding him.  According to the Dade County Sheriff’s Office, a man robbed the gas station on Deer Head Cove Road on October 15 at 9:30 p.m.  Deputies said the man walked into the store and pointed a revolver at the clerk. He then demanded they give him all the money, and he left with more than $2,000.  Another man may have been with him at this time, authorities said. But that person did not enter the store.  The sheriff’s office says if anyone has information on this incident, they should contact Detective Chris Gravitt. Reach him by email at [email protected] or by calling 706-657-3233.

CHI Memorial is excited to kick-off the public phase of its Care Closer to Home capital campaign to support the new hospital it will build in Ringgold. Yesterday hospital leadership and community leaders announced more than half of the campaign’s $5 million goal has already been raised.   Now, the health system invites local residents and community members to join in supporting the new hospital. The goal is to raise the final $2 million by June 2024. All gifts, regardless of the amount, will help achieve the fundraising goal. Online donations can be made at supportmemorialfoundation.org/donate.  All donations designated for CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia will stay in the Northwest Georgia community to support the new hospital project. The new hospital in Ringgold will feature 64 inpatient beds including an intensive care unit (ICU), as well as a full service emergency department, operating rooms, comprehensive imaging services and non-invasive cardiac imaging. The new facility will join together with the existing CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute and medical office buildings to create a comprehensive campus providing a seamless inpatient and outpatient care experience.

Atlanta is the nation’s second most educated city.  That’s according to a new report from Forbes.  Nearly 60% of Atlanta residents hold a bacholors degree, more than 25% have graduate degrees.  Arlington Virginia is listed as the most educated city in the country according to Forbes. 

Netflix has raised its prices again.  The streaming giant said in its third-quarter earnings report that its premium ad-free plan will increase by $3 per month, to $22.99, starting Wednesday. Its one-stream basic plan will rise to $11.99.   All other plans, including its entry-level, $6.99-a-month ad-supported tier, will remain at the same monthly cost.