WQCH & Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 5-25-23


The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the to find a missing 16-year-old.  According to local authorities, Renee McCoy, was last seen at Ridgeland High School on Tuesday and could now be in the Chattanooga area. She has been entered into NCIC as a missing juvenile. McCoy is 5’2″ and weighs approximately 127 lbs. If you’ve seen McCoy, or have any information about where she could be, contact Walker County Dispatch at (706) 375-7810.

The Walker County Animal Shelter is asking for help from both the public and licensed rescue groups to find homes for animals after a hoarding case put 31 dogs in their care.  The animal center was already full before taking the dogs in, and is now in “code red status due to capacity,” the shelter shared on social media yesterday.  According to a Facebook post, two moms with nursing puppies and four injured dogs from the hoarding case were taken in by the shelter and are in need of help as soon as possible from a rescue group. The injured dogs have received initial vet care but require the care of experienced rescue groups to continue to heal.  The dogs rescued from this hoarding case are not available for adoption yet. If you want to adopt an animal call the Waler County Animal Shelter at 706-375-2100. 


The Walker County Detention Center reported two felony arrests on Tuesday.  40-year-old Heather Nicole Chaffin was booked on second degree forgery charges.  You can view the complete arrest report at DiscoverWalker.com.

LaFayette High School graduation is tomorrow night on the football field.  The class of 2023 has earned nearly $1.5 million dollars in scholarships.  According to Principal Maggie Stultz 137 LaFayette High School seniors are eligible for the Hope Scholarship.  Join us during the noon hour tomorrow for our Friday Conversation with LaFayette High School Principal Maggie Stultz.  That will air tomorrow right after our noon news.