WQCH & Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 5-2-23

The Lafayette Downtown Development Authority will be having a meeting to discuss the city’s branding strategy.  After receiving feedback from the community the DDA has hired Tiny Giant, a design firm to create branding marks for the city.  The DDA, the City of LaFayette and Tiny Giant are in the discovery phase.  Your input is welcome.  Community members are encouraged to attend a meeting at the public library on May 11th at 5:30pm ET.
The Walker County Detention Center reported two felony arrest on Sunday.  31 year old Lacy Michelle Medley was charged with criminal damage to business property.  36 year old Dustin Taylor Reed was booked on failure to appear charges.  You can find the complete booking report on our website, DiscoverWalker.com.  
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says the first of a projected $1 billion of state income tax refunds have been issued. The plan refunds up to $250 to single filers, up to $375 to single adults who head a household and up to $500 to married couples. It’s the second straight year that lawmakers have approved income tax refunds. That and a separate property tax giveback were key Kemp pledges in his successful reelection campaign last year. The refund is only being paid to people who filed tax returns for both 2021 and 2022. No one can get back more than they paid in state income taxes in 2021.
The Catoosa County Sheriffs office is asking the public to help in finding a suspects vehicle.  It’s a Ford Edge with Alabama tags.  Investigators say it was involved in the explotation of an elderly person.  The victim on Roswell Road was taken for a large amount of money.  No further details are available.  If you spot the Red Ford Edge with Alabama tags – Call the Catoosa County Sheriffs Office at 706-935-2424