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*   THE DRUG TASK FORCE FOUND A NUMBER OF MARIJUANA PLANTS BY SEARCHING FROM THE SKY, LAST WEEK.   THE STATE TASK FORCE HELICOPTER SEARCH RESULTED IN A HOME-GROWN BUST IN ROSSVILLE.
    45 YEAR OLD KODIE ANN DEAN WAS CHARGED WITH MANUFACTURE OF MARIJUANA, WHEN POT PLANTS WERE SEIZED IN HER BACK YARD ON JENKINS ROAD IN ROSSVILLE.   HER HUSBAND, 43 YEAR OLD MARSHALL KEITH DEAN… WAS ARRESTED THIS WEEK ON A CHARGE OF VIOLATION OF THE GEORGIA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT. 
    TASK FORCE COMMANDER PAT DOYLE SAID OTHER CASES ARE PENDING FROM LAST WEEKS AERIAL SEARCH.

*   GEORGIA’S “TAX FREE BACK TO SCHOOL WEEKEND” IS COMING UP… THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. 
    TENNESSEE HAS THE SAME WEEKEND FOR THE “NO SALES TAX” PERIOD… BUT EXTENDS IT THROUGH SUNDAY.
    SCHOOL SUPPLIES, CLOTHING AND COMPUTERS… WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS… WILL ALL BE SOLD “SALES TAX FREE” FOR BACK TO SCHOOL.

*   AN ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR VOLLEYBALL SEASON WILL BE HELD AT THE LAFAYETTE REC CENTER, TONIGHT AT 6:30.
    ANYONE INTERESTED IN HAVING A TEAM IN THE YOUTH CHURCH, ADULT CHURCH OR ADULT OPEN VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES SHOULD HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE THERE.   ENTRY DEADLINE IS AUGUST 8th… AND THE SEASON BEGINS AUGUST 18th.
    CALL THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION AT 706 639 1590.

*   THE LAFAYETTE RECREATION DEPARTMENT WILL OFFER FREE SATURDAY FOOTBALL CAMPS TO KIDS AGES 6 TO 12.   THE CAMPS WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 2nd AND AUGUST 9th AT THE LAFAYETTE REC… FROM 9 AM - 2 PM.  
    THE FOOTBALL CAMP WILL FEATURE SKILLS TRAINING, SWIMMING AND SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS.
    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE FREE FOOTBALL CAMPS BY CALLING THE RECREATION PROGRAM AT 706 639 1590.

*   THE 11th ANNUAL HIGHWAY 27 YARD SALE IS BEING HELD TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY.   TRAFFIC SLOW-DOWNS CAN BE A PROBLEM, SO MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO BE CAUTIOUS ON HIGHWAY 27… AND WATCH FOR DRIVERS MAKING QUICK STOPS AND LANE CHANGES.

*   ADDITIONAL FUNDING FROM THE WALKER COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS PREVENTED THE COMPLETE CLOSURE OF THE ROSSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR NOW… BUT THAT LIBRARY’S HOURS HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO JUST 18 PER WEEK.  THAT CHANGES IT’S STATUS FROM A “BRANCH LIBRARY” TO A “SERVICE OUTLET”… ACCORDING TO STATE STANDARDS.
    THE DECISION CAME LAST WEEK FROM THE CHEROKEE REGIONAL LIBRARY BOARD;  CHAIRMAN TOM HARRISON SAID “THERE SIMPLY ISN’T ENOUGH CURRENT FUNDING TO SUPPORT THREE FULL-SERVICE LIBRARIES IN WALKER COUNTY”.
    HOURS AT THE LAFAYETTE AND CHICKAMAUGA LIBRARIES WILL REMAIN AT THE CURRENT 30 PER WEEK.
    LIBRARY DIRECTOR LECIA EUBANKS SAID THE REDUCTION IN HOURS AT ROSSVILLE WILL FINALLY BALANCE THE SYSTEM’S BUDGET.  “THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS OUR BUDGETS ARE BALANCED”, SHE SAID.  THE LIBRARY SYSTEM, WHICH ALSO RUNS THE DADE COUNTY LIBRARY IN TRENTON, HAS BEEN “DIPPING INTO RESERVES” IN ORDER TO KEEP ALL FOUR LIBRARIES OPEN.
    THE WALKER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION RECENTLY VOTED AN INCREASE IN LIBRARY FUNDING BY 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS ANNUALLY… AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE CITIES OF LAFAYETTE AND CHICKAMAUGA ARE ALSO ON THE RISE.  WALKER COUNTY VOTERS RECENTLY TURNED-DOWN A DEDICATED PROPERTY TAX ALLOCATION FOR LIBRARY OPERATIONS.
    BEGINNING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 4, THE ROSSVILLE LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN THREE DAYS PER WEEK:   TUESDAYS FROM 10-4… WEDNESDAYS FROM NOON-6 AND THURSDAYS FROM 1-7.

*   THE LAFAYETTE HIGH RAMBLERS HAVE CLOSE TO 80 STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN FOOTBALL PRE-SEASON PRACTICE.   THEY WILL HOST A SCRIMMAGE AGAINST DADE COUNTY ON AUGUST 8th… AND TRAVEL TO L.F.O. FOR ANOTHER SCRIMMAGE ON AUGUST 15th.
    WQCH WILL FEATURE A WEEKLY EDITION OF “LET’S TALK RAMBLER FOOTBALL”… THE PRE-GAME COACH’S INTERVIEW PROGRAM ON FRIDAY MORNINGS.  ANDY ARNOLD WILL HOST OF THE SHOW.

*   LAST THURSDAY, COMMISSIONER BEBE HEISKELL ACCEPTED BIDS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT… AND HELD A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPERTY “SETBACKS”.
    WQCH REPORTED EARLIER ON THE FIRE EQUIPMENT.  ONE BID EACH WAS RECEIVED FOR A PUMPER-TANKER TRUCK AND POWER UNITS FOR HYDRAULIC TOOLS… AND THOSE WERE ACCEPTED THURSDAY.   THE PURCHASES ARE BEING MADE WITH THE FIRE SERVICES’ SHARE OF SPLOST TAX FUNDS.
    THE CHANGE IN SETBACKS ADDS PRIVATE DRIVES TO SETBACK STANDARDS IN THE COUNTY.   THE CURRENT DEVELOPMENT STANDARD SAYS THAT A HOUSE MUST BE 60-FEET OR MORE, FROM THE CENTER LINE OF ANY COUNTY ROAD.   THE WORDING IS BEING CHANGED TO ALSO INCLUDE PRIVATE DRIVEWAYS, IN THE 60-FOOT SETBACK.   COMMISSIONER HEISKELL SAID THE PLANNING COMMISSION HAD REQUESTED THE CHANGE TO PREVENT SETBACK PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE… SHOULD A REQUEST BE MADE TO ACCEPT A PRIVATE DRIVE AS A COUNTY ROAD.  THE THIRD AND FINAL READING AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE IS SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT COMMISSIONERS MEETING.

*   A DAY OF FUN IS BEING PLANNED TO BENEFIT LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AUSTIN WHITTEN, IN HIS JOURNEY “FROM WHEEL CHAIR TO WALKING” AGAIN.
    THE EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE LAFAYETTE RECREATION DEPARTMENT THIS SATURDAY FROM 2 ’TIL 9 PM.   ACTIVITIES INCLUDE A CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW AT 6 PM… LIVE ENTERTAINMENT… BARBECUE PLATES… INFLATABLES AND CONCESSIONS.
    AUSTIN HAS BEEN ACCEPTED INTO A STEM CELL REPLACEMENT PROGRAM… AND HIS FAMILY NEEDS 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO MAKE THE TRIP.
    AGAIN… THE BENEFIT IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd AT THE PARK REC CENTER IN LAFAYETTE.  DONATIONS CAN ALSO BE MADE TO THE AUSTIN WHITTEN BENEFIT FUND AT THE BANK OF LAFAYETTE.

*   THE LAFAYETTE MAYOR AND COUNCIL HEARD A REPORT THAT THE CITY’S FINANCIAL PICTURE IS IMPROVING.  CPA LLOYD WILLIAMSON GAVE AUDIT RESULTS THURSDAY NIGHT, FOR THE LAST FISCAL YEAR - 2013.
    THE MOST PROMISING TREND IS INCREASED REVENUES FROM THE SALE OF UTILITIES.   MAYOR ANDY ARNOLD SAID AT ONE POINT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, THE CITY WAS PAYING MORE FOR ELECTRICITY THAN THEY TOOK-IN.
    BUT WILLIAMSON POINTED OUT THAT UTILITIES MADE AROUND 2-MILLION DOLLARS IN PROFITS FOR THE CITY… AND THAT MONEY GOES INTO THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT.
    WITH AN INCREASE IN UTILITY FEES… THE ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT ALONE WENT FROM A YEAR OF LOSING REVENUE, TO OVER 520-THOUSAND IN PROFIT LAST YEAR.   THE GAS DEPARTMENT DID EVEN BETTER, OVER 611-THOUSAND IN THE BLACK… AND THE WATER DEPARTMENT MADE OVER HALF-A-MILLION IN PROFIT.
    COUNCILMAN WAYNE SWANSON NOTED THAT THE PROFIT FROM UTILITIES HAS ALLOWED THE COUNCIL TO REFRAIN FROM RAISING PROPERTY TAXES FOR AT LEAST 15 YEARS.
    WILLIAMSON NOTED THAT NOT ALL DEPARTMENTS ARE PROFITABLE:  THE AIRPORT, THE GOLF COURSE AND THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT ALL LOSE MONEY EACH YEAR.   BUT HE ADDED “THIS YEAR SHOULD BE EVEN BETTER THAN 2013… AS REVENUES CONTINUE TO EXCEED EXPENDITURES”.

*   TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR THE BATTLEFIELD FARMER’S MARKET’S SECOND ANNUAL “FARM TO TABLE” FUND-RAISING DINNER.  IT’S SET FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 9th AT THE WALKER COUNTY AGRICULTURE CENTER.
    THE FUND-RAISER HELPS TO MATCH “SNAP” DOLLARS AT PRODUCER FARM MARKETS, LIKE BATTLEFIELD.  THAT HELPS FAMILIES IN NEED TO PUT HEALTHIER FOODS ON THEIR TABLE.
    ENTERTAINMENT AND A SILENT AUCTION WILL ALSO BE A PART OF THE EVENING.  TICKETS ARE $25 EACH… AND CAN BE PURCHASED DURING REGULAR HOURS ON WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS, AT BATTLEFIELD FARMERS MARKET.

*   THE LAFAYETTE RECREATION DEPARTMENT HAS OPENED REGISTRATION FOR FALL SPORTS… INCLUDING YOUTH FOOTBALL, SOCCER AND CHEERLEADING.
    REGISTRATION CONTINUES THROUGH AUGUST 3rd AT THE PARK REC CENTER.  CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FALL SPORTS:  706 639 1590.


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