Jackson Chevrolet in LaFayette Has Been Sold To New Owners

After 27 years of service to the community, the Jackson Chevrolet Buick GMC Dealership in LaFayette has been sold to experienced Dealership owners.
As Danny Skates retires… the new owners are Anthony Miller and Paul Thigpen.  Anthony and Paul also own a large Chevy Dealership and Ford Dealership in Vidalia, Georgia.
Danny’s son Damon Skates has been named the local dealership manager… and customers will see that most familiar faces remain.  Lots of new and used vehicles have been brought in for sale since the ownership change at the end of last month.


Man Arrested for Vandalism At A High School

A 36 year old Rossville man has been arrested for vandalism at Ridgeland High School, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.
Andrew Daniel Brown of Rossville was booked at the Walker County jail on a warrant charging him with Criminal Damage to Property, first degree.
An incident report at the time of the damage in June of this year, showed that windows were broken and fixtures were spray painted.  The damage totaled more than $1,700.


Stolen Car Crashes Through Front of Business

Big damage in Chickamauga Thursday morning, as a stolen vehicle crashed through the front of a nail salon and tax office.  It happened in the Food Lion Shopping Center.
Chickamauga Police say no one was hurt… and suspects connected to the case are in custody.
It started with a 100 mph Police chase of the stolen Nissan Versa, on LaFayette Road in Rossville.  The vehicle had been stolen in Chattanooga.


Summerville Resident Arrested in LaFayette; Held for Chattooga

A Summerville man tried to get by without LaFayette Police realizing he was wanted in Chattooga County, Friday.  They were answering a “suspicious person” call in the parking lot of Amberwood Apartments.
The man said he was living in the car and had just “pulled in to park” at the apartment complex.  He gave officers an incorrect name.
Dispatch found a known alias, Malcom Shockley… along with an arrest warrant on that name from Chattooga County.  A Drug Task Force officer who was familiar with the subject, confirmed it was Shockley.
The 28 year old was taken to jail on a charge of giving a false name to Police… and was held for Chattooga.


Work on State Route 157, Lookout Mountain To Start Monday, Sept. 13

The Georgia Dept. of Transportation has announced that weather permitting, crews will be repairing a portion of State Route 157 on Lookout Mountain next week.  The repairs will require the Walker County road to be closed, and a detour will be in place.  The work is expected to take about a week, depending on weather.
Work starts Monday, September 13th at 9 a.m. on 157 near the Tennessee state line.  Traffic will be detoured along state routes.


GBI Investigating Death At Walker County Jail

A 64 year old detainee died Saturday morning in the Walker County Jail, according to Sheriff Steve Wilson.
Stephen Andrew Johnson of Rossville, was arrested Friday morning on violation of a Temporary Protective Order and booked.  At approximately 5:19 a.m. Saturday, detention officers were alerted that Johnson was having difficulty breathing.   First aid and C.P.R. were administered by officers; however, Johnson died a short time later.
The body was transported to the crime lab for autopsy.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the death investigation.


September 11, 2001 Exhibit Open

September 11th Exhibit Opens at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library

The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library is excited to announce its participation in September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, a downloadable educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Twenty years after the attacks, with terrorism still a threat today, the events of 9/11 and its aftermath remind us that we may never be able to prevent all the actions of people intent on harming others, but we do have control over how we respond to such events.

This 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated exhibition reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The poster exhibition was developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.

The public is invited to come by the La Fayette-Walker County Library at 305 South Duke Street in LaFayette and browse this special memorial exhibit.

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