WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 7-12-2023

The Walker County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle accident with injuries yesterday.  the accident happened on Ridgeland Road near Happy Valley Road.
Chattooga County authorities are asking for help in recovering at stolen pick up truck.  A 2000 Dodge 3500 4×4 was stolen from a home on Highway 100 in Chattooga County.  The truck has a retired Army sticker on the back window.  A black tool box and a chrome strip down the bottom of each side of the truck.  If you have any details on trucks dissappearance or its where abouts call the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department.
Georgia will collect another $5 billion in surplus revenue.  Governor Brian Kemp and state lawmakers will have more than $10 billion in extra cash to spend, invest or give back to taxpayers.  That’s equal to about $1,000 for every resident in the state.  This marks the 3rd year in a row of huge surpluses.
Georgia has removed another 95,000 adults and kids from state insurance rolls.  The state continues to review who is eligible for coverage now that the federal government has ended a pandemic public health emergency.  State officials made the announcement yesterday.  Federal law prohibited states from removing people from Medicaid during the COVID-19 public health emergency, which started in early 2020 and ended this May. States received extra federal money to cover the expenses.  States have one year to review whether people are eligible to remain on Medicaid. By mid-June, more than 1 million people across the nation had been removed from the program, many of them for not filling out paperwork.