WQCH & Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 4-24-23

Just a reminder a section of Glass Mill Road will be closed this week.  The closure is scheduled for between 8:30am and 3pm.  Crews will be installing a new water main in the area between Loften Lane and Driftwood Drive.
A residential structure caught fire yesterday.  The dwelling was on Magnolia Street near Baker Street.  Both the Lafayette and Walker County Fire and Rescue Departments responded.  The structure was unoccupied at the time of the blaze.  The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
Saturday’s Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day event was a success.  Walker County officials say 3, 643 tires were collected.  The tires will be sent to a recycling center.  They will be turned into industrial fuel or rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds.

Students applying to 23 of Georgia’s 26 public universities and colleges next year won’t need to take the SAT or ACT college tests to apply.  Regents voted Wednesday to let students apply without the tests through the 2024-2025 school year, after University System of Georgia officials told them that renewed testing requirements would likely drive students to other colleges.   Tests will remain required at the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, while Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville will resume a testing requirement in what Chancellor Sonny Perdue characterized as an experiment to examine how requiring the exams affects applications.

The new football field at Lafayette High School is almost complete.  School officials have announced the field will be named in honor of Coach Jeff Suttle.  The ribbon cutting on the new turf field will be announced soon.