WQCH & Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 4-14-23


A woman is in custody after carjacking a vehicle from a Walmart parking lot and leading officers on a chase across state lines Thursday.   According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department, 41-year-old Debra Bice pulled a knife on another woman in the Battlefield Parkway Walmart parking lot and stole the victim’s car just before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.  Officers found Bice with the stolen Dodge Neon on Highway 27 and began a chase through Rossville, Ga. into Chattanooga, Tenn.  Bice was eventually taken into custody without incident after she pulled into a residential driveway on 40th Street, police said.  No one was hurt during the incident or the pursuit that followed.  Fort Oglethorpe Police said Bice’s charges are pending.

Gov. Brian Kemp signed new laws Thursday that will require Georgia schools to perform annual drills for responding to campus shooters early in the school year and to perform literacy assessments for younger students three times per year to see if they can read at grade level.  Kemp signed the education measures, which passed the legislature with bipartisan support, into law during a conference of Georgia school superintendents in Savannah.  At Kemp’s urging, lawmakers earlier set aside $115 million to make school safety grants worth $50,000 available to every K-12 school in the state.  The governor also signed House Bill 538 and Senate Bill 211, which aim to improve literacy among students in kindergarten through third grade.

The Walker County Detention Center reports seven felony arrests on Wednesday.  22 year old Ellis Alonzo Roberson was booked on charges of DUI, possession of marijuana and giving false information to law enforcement.  38 year old Christopher Richard Pell and 31 year old Catherine Susan Marcus were both booked on charges of aggravated animal cruelty.  You can view the complete arrest report online at DiscoverWalker.com

Lafayette Boys and Girls Golf are in action tomorrow.  They will participate in the Heritage Five Star Invitational.  Good to the Ramblers tomorrow.