WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 12-20-23


Just a reminder for next week as we get closer to Christmas.  All LaFayette City Offices will be closed on Monday, Christmas Day and Tuesday December 26th.  If your trash pick up is normally on Monday, next week your trash will be picked up on Wednesday.  If your trash pick up is normally on Tuesday, it will be picked up next week on Thursday.  Wednesday and Thursday’s trash collection is not affected by the holiday.

The Walker County Detention Center reported one felony arrests on Monday.  27-year-old Taylor Lebron Matthews was arrested and charged with possession of meth.

More than 300,000 air fryers are being recalled.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that Empower Brands is recalling two models of the Power XL Dual-basket air fryer.  The agency has received more than 40 reports of the food baskets breaking apart during use, including three reports of burns.  According to the alert, the plastic connector that’s used to connect the two baskets inside the units can break during use and as a result, pose a burn hazard.  The air fryers come in black or cinnamon colors and were sold at Walmart, Target, and Kohls between august of 2021 and October of this year.  Consumers can receive a full refund by contacting empower brands online.

Everyone knows that Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays.  It’s been that way since the chain first opened in 1946.  New York wants to change that.  A bill has been introduced in New York could affect Chick-Fil-A locations at rest stops along Interstate 90 in New York State.  The new bill would require food services at transportation facilities and rest areas to remain open seven days a week.  The bill goes on to say that “While there is nothing objectionable about a fast food restaurant closing on a particular day of the week, service areas dedicated to travelers is an inappropriate location for such a restaurant … Allowing for retail space to go unused one seventh of the week or more is a disservice and unnecessary inconvenience to travelers who rely on these service areas.”  So far, no comment from Chick-fil-A.