WQCH & Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 4-21-23

The Walker County Sheriffs office is looking for information about a missing 19 year old.  Jacob McCurdy was last in contact with his family just over two weeks ago on April 5th.  According to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson, a friend of McCurdy’s told law enforcement that they had been in New Orlens Lousiana  together around that time.  McCordy has since been reported missing.  If you have any information on his where abouts contact the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at 706-670-1939.
The Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day is happening tomorrow from 8am to 3pm.  The Event is at the Walker County landfill.  The entrance will be at the transfer station.  More details available online at WalkerCountyga.gov/tires.  You can also find details on our website at DiscoverWalker.com

Georgia employers added jobs in March as the state’s unemployment rate stayed low.  The number of workers on employer payrolls — the top labor market measure for many economists — rose by about 8,000 from February to 4.89 million. That is about 130,000 more than in March 2022.  The unemployment rate stayed at 3.1% for the eighth month in a row, although it was up slightly from 3% in March 2022.  The state released the figures Thursday. They are adjusted to cancel out typical seasonal fluctuations.  The nationwide unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in March from 3.6% in February. The national jobless rate was also 3.6% a year ago.  About 7,300 Georgia workers filed for new unemployment benefits in the week that ended April 15.  The overall number of people collecting state unemployment was about 32,000 in the week that ended April 8.

Three felony arrest yesterday in Walker County.  42 year old James Herrell Moore – fugitive from justice.  Same for 34 year old Christina Nicole Mann who also faces charges of driving on a suspended liscense.  25 year old Charity Hope Farmer is charged with violating probation.

You can find the complete arrest report, along with these and other stories online, all the time at Discover Walker.com