WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 12-7-23


The Walker County Development Authority will meet next Tuesday at 10am at the Walker County Civic Center.

There were two bookings in the Walker County Detention Center Tuesday with felony violations.  Among those booked was 19-year-old Stephen Paul Autwell.  Autwell was charged with statutory rape.

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has accused U.S. Rep. Rich McCormick, a fellow Georgia Republican, of touching her in an aggressive and inappropriate way.

McCormick, the freshman lawmaker from Suwanee, insists the contact was a “friendly gesture” and that he meant no harm.   McCormick reportedly touched Greene on the shoulder.  Greene recoiled immediately and told McCormick she didn’t appreciate him touching her, according to CNN. McCormick also said she pulled away and that he apologized and told Greene he didn’t mean to offend her.

Greene later told House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., that McCormick approached her in a manner she saw as aggressive and threatening, according to CNN.

A Georgia special session to redraw congressional and legislative voting district maps is likely to end today.  A House committee on Wednesday advanced a Republican-favored congressional map.

However, the wrangling is unlikely to end there, with those who brought the challenges that overturned the current maps likely to argue in court that Georgia’s Republican-controlled General Assembly has violated the federal court order that directed them to produce new maps.  The House Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee, with little debate, voted 9-4 on Wednesday to send the congressional map to the full House for a vote. The plan, which passed the state Senate 33-22 on Tuesday, seeks a wholesale reconfiguration of a suburban Atlanta district.