WQCH & Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 4-20-23

Walker County’s annual governmental and business activities audit was given to the Walker County Board of Commissioners during their monthly meeting last week.. Amongst other things, it shows sales taxes as the County’s biggest revenue as well as Public Safety being its biggest expense.  You can find the complete audit report by visiting our website.  DiscoverWalker.com
The City of LaFayette will begin reconstruction of its Wastewater Aeration System. This project will replace obsolete equipment that cannot be repaired.  While this process will cost around $2.3 million dollars, the city will be using a $1 million ARC grant to help offset the cost. 
During the most recent drought, LaFayette was forced to cut water production by 50% as the aquifer levels had dropped so sharply. The city has also planned a new project to establish treatment of the existing water supply using a separate aquifer from the remainder of Walker County. This project will cost roughly $5.3 million dollars, but will be funded in part by a $750K Grant.  
If your travel Glass Mill Road, you may need to find an alternative route next week.  A section of Glass Mill Road will be closed from 8:30AM till 3:00PM throughout next week.  They will be installing a new water main. The impacted area will go from Loften Lane to Driftwood Drive.  Again the road closure starts next week.

A man in Calhoun faces more than a dozen charges related to child molestation.   A release from Calhoun Police says officers arrested 28-year-old Joshua Thompson on Tuesday.  The release says Thompson’s arrest came after detectives collected evidence that Thompson “had engaged in inappropriate sexual acts with two juveniles.”  He’s being held in the Gordon County jail.  Authorities say more charges could be coming.

Lafayette Baseball is back in action tonight.  Final home game of the season for the Ramblers.  They face Ridgeland tonight.  Senior recognition is at 5:30.  First pitch at Chris Jones Field is set for 5:55pm.