WQCH & Georgia 93-7 Local News


A Ringgold man was killed yesterday after being struck by a car in Walker County.  According to the Georgia State Patrol, Lance Tofte was walking east bound across Highway 1 when he was struck by an Acura at Highway 1 and Highway 95.  Tofte was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Walker County Coroner.

Blood Assurance’s supply of O-positive blood is critically low.   As of yesterday afternoon, Blood Assurance had only 110 units, which is a half-day supply. That’s 600 units short of where we need to be.  O-positive is the most common blood type, accounting for nearly 40 % of the U.S. population, and is always in high demand from area hospitals.  As a result of the low supply, Blood Assurance officials may be forced to urge area hospitals to postpone elective surgeries until the supply stabilizes.  Donors are urged to schedule an appointment at www.bloodassurance.org/schedule or walk in to any donation center or mobile blood drive.   

All donors who give through the end of the month will be entered into a giveaway promotion for a Macbook. Blood Assurance is giving away three of the laptops.

Rainfall was 1.1 inches above normal in LaFayette for the month of August.  Hear Patrick Core’s forecast every day on Georgia 93-7.  

Five felony bookings in the Walker County Detention Center on Wednesday.  50-year-old Rhonda Michelle Brown and 56-year-old Victoria Lynn Willingham were both charged with possession of meth.  19-year-old Latavious Javontae Conyers and 18-year-old Alex Dante Newton were both charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and drug possession. 

It’s homecoming tonight at LaFayette High School.  You can hear the action on Georgia 93-7 and online at Discover Walker.com