WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 11-27-23


The Walker County Detention Center reported only one felony arrest on Saturday.  32-year-old Joseph Dennis Morgan was arrested and charged with possession of meth and drug related objects.

The City of LaFayette will hold an update on the new branding plans for the city.  The meeting is a visioning session to help guide the branding team.  According to the city, the branding plan is nearing completion and community feedback is welcome.  The meeting happens at 6pm tomorrow at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library in the Wardlaw-Bible room.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts that holiday spending is expected to reach record levels during November and December and will grow between 3% and 4% over 2022 to between $957.3 billion and $966.6 billion.  The NRF says the top five gift categories consumers plan to give are clothing (56%), followed by gift cards at 44%, toys at 37%, books, video games and other media at 31%, and food/candy at 29%.  The NRF says Black Friday remains the most popular day to go out and shop.  Cyber Monday is the second most popular day attracting approximately 71 million potential shoppers.

The United States Postal Service is preparing for the 2023 holiday rush.  In 2022, USPS processed more than 11.7 billion pieces of mail and packages during the holiday season. To prepare for the large number of deliveries, the postal service has been increasing its processing capacity by hiring more workers and buying hundreds of new package sorting machines. One major concern for people ordering presents is porch pirates stealing packages right off their front porches.   The USPS said that the best way to avoid it is to have the packages delivered to a trusted source where you know it’ll be picked up right after delivery.