Walker County Chairman Shannon Whitfield has issued a burn ban for the county. The burn ban is in effect until December 19th. The ban covers all outdoor burning including, small piles of natural vegetation, yard debris and campfires. Extremely dry conditions continue to pose the threat of large, dangerous wildfires, as well as create an environment for residential debris burns to escape and spread out of control. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they see any outdoor burning.
A Chattanooga motorcyclist was killed on Saturday in Walker County. The incident happened at 1325 Wilson Road. A red Chevrolet S10 driven by 55-year-old David Dewayne Ingle of Rossville, GA, was traveling north on Wilson Road, and a silver/red Honda motorcycle was traveling north on Wilson Road behind the truck. The driver of the red truck began turning left to enter a driveway. The driver of the motorcycle began to pass on the left, causing the red truck to strike the motorcycle on the right side with its left front. The motorcycle then left the east side of Wilson Road, striking a raised curb, which caused the motorcyclist to be thrown off. The motorcyclist, 47-year-old Carrol Monroe Brown of Chattanooga, was transported to CHI GA Memorial Hospital in Fort Oglethorpe, where he succumbed to his injuries.
One man is dead after being struck by a car in Walker County, on Friday night. Georgia State Patrol says that 35-year-old Christopher Knight was walking westbound on North Long Hollow Road when 68-year-old Michael Blevins hit him. They say Knight was dressed in dark clothes, making him invisible to Blevins. Knight died on the scene.
The LaFayette High School Lady Rambler Flag Football team will play their 1st ever home game tomorrow night. They will play two games starting at 5pm. First against Sequoyah and then at 7:30 against Cherokee. The games will be played at Jeff Suttle Field and Jack King Stadium. Good luck to the Lady Ramblers.