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*   THE END TO AN OUTSTANDING BASKETBALL SEASON CAME IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE STATE TOURNAMENT FRIDAY NIGHT, FOR THE LHS RAMBLERS.   THEY LOST TO MARIST, 48 TO 43.   THE LAFAYETTE HIGH TEAM FINISHED THE SEASON WITH A 24 AND 2 RECORD.

*   A SUSPECTED DRUG TRAFFICKER WAS TAKEN OFF THE STREETS OF LAFAYETTE BY THE DRUG TASK FORCE, WEDNESDAY.    LAFAYETTE POLICE MADE THE TRAFFIC STOP ON MAGNOLIA STREET IN WEST LAFAYETTE… AND IMMEDIATELY CALLED-IN THE TASK FORCE.
    THEY ARRESTED 28 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER BLAKE GREEN ON CHARGES INCLUDING POSSESSION OF METH AND MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE… AND POSSESSION OF METHADONE.
    TASK FORCE COMMANDER DEWAYNE BROWN SAID GREEN TRIED TO RUN FROM OFFICERS… AND WAS ADDITIONALLY CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTION. 

*   LAFAYETTE POLICE ARRESTED A HOMELESS MAN AFTER A CALLER REPORTED SEEING HIM TAKE DONATED ITEMS FROM THE ATTIC TREASURES THRIFT STORE ON MIZE STREET, EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.
    OFFICERS FOUND THE MAN ON HIS BICYCLE BEHIND THE FREDS STORE… AND HE DROPPED A WHITE TRASH BAG.   IT CONTAINED ITEMS OF CLOTHING.
    26 YEAR OLD AUSTIN TYLER MCWHORTER WAS CHARGED WITH THEFT BY TAKING AND THE CLOTHING WAS RETURNED TO THE STORE’S DONATION BOX.

*   WALKER COUNTY IS CONTRACTING WITH “SIREN GPS” FOR A NEW SMARTPHONE APP TO SEND EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS.  THE OLD HYPER-REACH ALERT SYSTEM IS BEING DISCONTINUED.
    YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE APP ON APPLE OR ANDROID DEVICES.   IF YOU DON’T HAVE A SMARTPHONE AND NEED TO GET EMERGENCY MESSAGES BY PHONE, CONTACT TINA AT THE COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE AT (706) 638 1437.
    THE SYSTEM ALSO ALLOWS COUNTY OFFICIALS TO SEND MESSAGES ONLY TO NEIGHBORHOODS AFFECTED BY A ROAD CLOSURE, WATER OUTAGE OR OTHER INFORMATION.
    IF YOU WANT THE NEW WALKER COUNTY NOTIFICATION SERVICE, DOWNLOAD FROM YOU APP STORE:   SIREN GPS.

*   THE WALKER COUNTY COMMISSIONER WILL HAVE COMMUNITY FORUMS NEXT WEEK:  MONDAY, AT THE LAFAYETTE-WALKER LIBRARY… AND TUESDAY AT THE CENTER POST COMMUNITY CENTER.  ALL MEETINGS START AT 6 PM.

*   OTHER THAN THE ONE FAILING SCORE AT EL TRIO MEXICAN, PREVIOUSLY REPORTED… RESTAURANTS SCORED “ALL A’s” LAST WEEK IN WALKER COUNTY.
    LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL, GORDON LEE SCHOOLS, GILBERT, NAOMI AND NORTH LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ALL HAD A PERFECT “100”.
    ALSO SCORING AN “A” WERE BOJANGLES, KRYSTAL, WENDY’S AND LOS GUERRERO’S IN LAFAYETTE… AND SUBWAY IN CHICKAMAUGA.

*   RUMORS HAD BEEN CIRCULATING THAT ONE OF CHATTOOGA COUNTY’S BIG EMPLOYERS IS CUTTING BACK… AND NOW IT’S OFFICIAL:  THE MOHAWK PLANT AT LYERLY IS TRANSITIONING FROM FOUR 12-HOUR SHIFTS TO THREE 8-HOUR SHIFTS.    ROPER HEARD THE NEWS… AND IS INVITING THOSE LAID-OFF TO APPLY AT THEIR LAFAYETTE PLANT.
    IN A PRESS RELEASE, MOHAWK EXECUTIVES SAY THE NEW SCHEDULE WILL “REDUCE THE NUMBER OF POSITIONS NEEDED TO OPERATE THE LYERLY PLANT”.   IT DOES NOT SAY HOW MANY WORKERS WILL BE IDLED.  MOHAWK HAS A LARGER PLANT IN SUMMERVILLE, WHICH HAS RECENTLY ADDED HUNDREDS OF JOBS, ACCORDING TO THE RELEASE.   THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL HELP AFFECTED WORKERS FIND NEW POSITIONS AT OTHER MOHAWK  FACILITIES.

*   LAFAYETTE POLICE TOOK A 52 YEAR OLD WOMAN TO JAIL FOLLOWING A DOMESTIC CALL ON SOUTH CHEROKEE STREET, SATURDAY.    WITNESSES SAID LISA TRAPP HAD BEEN DRINKING FOR NEARLY 24 HOURS… AND WAS LOUD, ANGRY AND VIOLENT.   WHEN POLICE ARRIVED, THEY FOUND HER ON THE FLOOR WITH HER MATE ON TOP, HOLDING HER DOWN.   THE MAN TOLD OFFICERS THAT SHE WOULD NOT STOP SWINGING AT HIM.   A CHILD LIVING IN THE HOME MADE THE CALL AND LET POLICE INSIDE.
    ON THE WAY TO JAIL, OFFICERS SAID THE WOMAN STARTING BANGING HER HEAD ON THE SEAT DIVIDER IN THE PATROL CAR.  TRAPP WAS CHARGED WITH SIMPLE BATTERY UNDER THE FAMILY VIOLENCE ACT.

*   THE LAFAYETTE HIGH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL PROGRAMS WILL HOST A ONE-DAY CAMP FOR BOYS AND GIRLS IN FIRST THROUGH EIGHTH GRADES, DURING WINTER BREAK NEXT TUESDAY.   COST IS $50.   EACH CAMPER WILL GET LUNCH AND A T-SHIRT.   TO RESERVE A SPOT, EMAIL “CHRISBASE@WALKERSCHOOLS.ORG”.

*   LAFAYETTE POLICE CONDUCTED A PROPERTY CHECK AT FOUNTAIN PLAZA CAR WASH LAST FRIDAY NIGHT, WHEN THEY FOUND A TRUCK ON THE PARKING LOT AT 11:30 PM.    TWO MEN SAID THEY STOPPED TO CLEAN OUT THE INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE.  WHEN THEIR IDENTIFICATION WAS CHECKED, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE VEHICLE OWNER WAS WANTED IN WHITFIELD COUNTY.
    A CONSENT SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE TURNED UP A GLASS PIPE, METH AND MARIJUANA.  42 YEAR OLD CLAYTON DALE PATTERSON OF DALTON WAS ARRESTED ON POSSESSION CHARGES.  HIS PASSENGER WAS RELEASED AND THE TRUCK WAS TOWED.

*   WALKER COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL TAKE A FEW DAYS OFF FOR WINTER BREAK, NEXT WEEK.
    SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED NEXT MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18th THROUGH THE 20th.


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