WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 8-4-2023


Proposed changes to Walker County’s alcohol ordinance may soon result in the first liquor store being opened in the county. 67% of voters approved granting the county government the authority to issue licenses for retail package sales of distilled spirits during a referendum last November.  Before the county can issue licenses, it must first establish rules and regulations for license holders.  The Board of Commissioners will soon debate how many licenses to allow, the minimum size for each licensed store, where stores can be located, and hours of operation among other criteria.   In addition to establishing rules for liquor stores, the Board will consider a few other modifications to the county’s alcohol ordinance.

The proposed changes include licensing in room service at hotels and adding language to expand manufacturing possibilities in the county.  Public hearings on the ordinance changes will be held August 10 at the start of the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting, at 7:00 p.m. at Courthouse Annex III, 201 S. Main Street in LaFayette.


The Walker County Sheriff’s Department has another missing person report.  51-year-old Tony Hall was last seen at his work in Collegedale on Wednesday.  Hall left work early that day.  Hall is driving a Blue 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with Georgia tags.  If you know the whereabouts of Tony Hall, please call the Walker County Sheriff’s Department.

The Walker County Board of Education will have two meetings on Thursday of next week.  The first one starts at 5pm.  The purpose is a hearing on the 2023 Tax Levy.  The planning session begins at 6pm.  Both meetings will be held at the Advancing Education Center at 925 Osburn Road in Chickamauga.

Squirrel hunting season opens August 15th in Georgia.  The season runs until February 29, 2024.  Hunters can pursue both gray and fox squirrels.  The maximum daily bag limit is 12 per hunter.