WQCH & Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 5-3-23


A benefit for the LaFayette Walker County Library at the LaFayette McDonalds raised more than one thousand dollars.  On May 1st, McDonalds donated 20 precent of their sales during a 2-hour time period.  The LaFayette McDonalds also donated five hundred dollars to benefit the library.

The state of Georgia ranks among the worst in mental health care in the United States.  Georgia ranks 4th.  The state has the second highest percentage of adults with a cognitive disability who cannot afford to see a doctor.  Georgia and Florida are tied for having the second highest percentage of adults with a mental illness who have not received treatment.  The study was conducted by Forbes magazine.

Georgia’s state government will for the first time run its own marketplace for individual health insurance under a law that Gov. Brian Kemp signed Tuesday.  The governor said during a ceremony at the state Capitol that the law would create a better way of people “knowing and comparing their health care insurance options” and bring “further competition to the field.”  The law is one of three big changes that could affect hundreds of thousands of Georgians who get subsidized health insurance through the state and federal government.  Kemp’s administration also plans to launch in July a partial expansion of Medicaid to insure some able-bodied adults who have incomes below the poverty line but are working or attending school. And like all states, Georgia is reviewing the eligibility of all its 2.4 Medicaid recipients as a pandemic-era rule ends that blocked the state from removing any beneficiaries.

High School post season baseball.  Ringgold defeated Wesleyan 7-1.  Ringgold advances to the state quarterfinals.  Ringgold is 28-6 on the season.  They will host Columbus in a quarterfinal best of three series that starts either Friday or Saturday.

Gordon Lee scored a 3-0 win over Pickens.  Gordon Lee will face Harlem on the road in a best of three series that begins on Saturday.

Oconee County ended LFO’s season 16-5.  They Warriors finish the season 20-14.