WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 12-6-23


The LaFayette runoff election to determine the City Council member for Ward 4 was held yesterday.  Incumbent Chris Davis won reelection.

The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners lifted the countywide burn ban, which will be effective immediately.  The recommendation to lift the ban came from Catoosa County Fire Chief Randy Camp.  The Walker County burn ban remains in effect.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging residents to exercise caution when consuming pre-cut cantaloupe as at least five people in the state have been infected with Salmonella and cantaloupe was the likely source. The contamination is suspected to be linked to the consumption of pre-cut cantaloupe, with a total of 117 reported cases across the country, almost half of which have required hospitalization.

The affected age range in Georgia spans from 1 to 81, and the cases are scattered across different regions of the state, with no concentration in a specific area. While one individual required hospitalization, they have since been released.  The recalled cantaloupe, sold in Georgia at Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s, and Kroger stores, is available as pre-cut chunks or in fruit mixes.  Detailed information about the recall can be found on the FDA website.

LaFayette Basketball is back in action Friday night at Gordon Lee.  Varsity Action starts for the girls at 7.  The boys will play at 8:30.