WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 10-30-23


Early voting is currently underway at the Walker County Courthouse.  There are 3 city council positions up for grabs.  Ward 3, Ward 4, and an at-large seat.  Registered city voters from any ward in the city can vote for all candidates in any ward including the at-large seat.  Early voting at the courthouse continues through Friday November 3rd.  Hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm.  Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Walker County Fire and Rescue assisted Catoosa County yesterday on a structural fire on Red Bud Avenue.  The structure fire had Red Bud Avenue completely closed.  No one was injured in the blaze.

A massive amount of pressure cookers have been put under recall, with seller Best Buy being prompted to do so Thursday due to an issue that could lead to consumers suffering burns.  The potential danger stems from the inner pots of the recalled Insignia multi-function pressure cookers having “incorrect volume markings” inside of them, a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) alert said. Due to the erroneous markings, consumers could “overfill the pot,” something the recall notice said could lead “liquids to be ejected when the pressure cooker is vented using the quick release method or opened while its contents are pressurized.”  The number of units affected by the recall totaled about 930,000 in the U.S. For the six- and eight-quart pressure cookers.  Sales of the pressure cookers occurred in physical Best Buy locations around the U.S. and on its website, per the CPSC. The timeframe for those transactions ran October 2017 to June 2023.

Congrats to LaFayette High School’s Tucker Henderson.  Tucker broke the 43-year old LaFayette High School 5K record.  Tucker broke the record held by Randy Wheeler at the Asics Invitational.  The new record is now 15:50.