WQCH & Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 5-24-23


A jet ski accident in northeastern Alabama over the weekend killed a Fort Oglethorpe native and Trion High School graduate and injured another Chattooga County man.  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has released a report regarding the fatal accident.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a marine-related event involving a single-vessel occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20th. The accident claimed the life of a 19-year-old from Chattooga County.  Daegen P. Vaughn was fatally injured when the 2021 Yamaha WaveRunner he was operating ran aground and struck a tree.  Vaughn was pronounced deceased at the scene.  22-year-old Mason D. Sterner, 22 from Summerville, Ga., a passenger on the WaveRunner was injured during the crash and was transported to Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., for treatment.  The incident occurred in the Yellow Creek area of Weiss Lake near Cedar Bluff, in Cherokee County.

The Walker County government has received two bids on the asphalt resurfacing project.  The bids are from Tele Construction and CW Matthews.  The Board of Commissions will review the bids before they meet again on Thursday night.

The Walker County Detention Center reports two felony arrests on Monday.  18-Year-old Odarrius Antwon Lollis was booked on peeping tom charges.  The full booking report can be viewed online at Discover Walker.com

Krispy Kreme will celebrate 2023 high school and college graduates today by gifting them with a free box of their Original Glazed dozen doughnuts.  Any high school or college senior who wears their Class of 2023 swag – from shirts and jackets to graduation cap and gown – can get a FREE Original Glazed dozen in a special Dough‑ploma-wrapped box.  Krispy Kreme says the offer is only available only for today.

The free dozen will be available at participating locations while supplies last.