2015
04.22

Late last night fire claimed a home on Kemp Rd. in Naomi near Dry Creek Baptist Church.

Kemp Rd Fire / April 21

Per news reports, the blaze was reported a little after 10 PM. The home’s sole occupant was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Structure sustained heavy damage. Cause of the fire has yet to be determined.   Tiny Facebook  Tiny Facebook

LaFayette leaders say fears about big changes at the city cemetery are overblown.

    WQCH Radio, 04/19/15: “WITH THE CHANGE OF DEPARTMENT HEADS OVER PUBLIC WORKS CAME COMPLAINTS TO THE CITY COUNCIL ABOUT THE LAFAYETTE CEMETERY. [Last Tuesday] NIGHT, CITIZENS CONFRONTED THE COUNCIL CLAIMING THAT THE INTERIM PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR HAD SAID THAT DECORATIONS AND MEMORIAL ITEMS WILL BE REMOVED FROM GRAVE SITES.

LaFayette Cemetery

    “THE COUNCIL HEARD SIMILAR COMPLAINTS SEVERAL YEARS AGO – AND APPOINTED A CEMETERY COMMITTEE TO ‘SPELL OUT’ THE LIMITATIONS OF WHAT CAN AND CANNOT BE PLACED AT GRAVE SITES. A SYSTEM WAS PUT IN PLACE ALLOWING SOME ITEMS TO BE PERMANENTLY DISPLAYED, WITH WRITTEN PERMISSION BY THE CEMETERY COMMITTEE.
    “MAYOR ANDY ARNOLD SAID NOTHING WILL BE REMOVED WITHOUT FAMILIES FIRST BEING NOTIFIED. CITY MANAGER DAVID HAMILTON ASKED THOSE WITH COMPLAINTS TO MEET WITH HIM TO WORK OUT A SOLUTION.”

Considering how badly the cemetery has been handled in the past, nobody can blame people for worrying about changes there. The city’s current cemetery rules seem to be more consistent and fair than in past years, but many remain unsatisfied and are likely to remain so.   Tiny Facebook

Looks like LU struck a nerve in the Commissioner’s office, among people who won’t admit to reading the blog.. This screenshot of Monday’s Update, using a screenshot from last week, was put on Heiskell’s Facebook page Monday evening.

Bebe Facebook Screenshot of LU Blog Screenshot of Bebe Facebook Screenshot

The Commissioner says here she moved county business meetings to 3 PM because people didn’t like them at 10 AM. But nobody asked for them at 3, they asked for them during hours when they could attend – 3 ain’t that.

Heiskell claims she has community meetings people can attend, but didn’t have a single one last year. She’s lying here about having them every year.

She also says other counties meet at night because their commissioners have “day jobs.” (She says that like it’s a bad thing.) Maybe we need to find Walker a commissioner with a “day job” too, so the meetings are accessible.

Bebe is welcome to come here to the blog and comment, so are her supporters. They’re also welcome to comment on LU Facebook. Unfortunately LU and others in the county are NOT welcome to comment on Heiskell’s page, and neither is anyone else who asks hard questions or disagrees with her (her being whoever runs her Facebook and prints her e-mails).

[Will “Bebe” make a screenshot of this screenshot of her screenshot of LU’s screenshot and put it on Facebook and comment on it?]   Tiny Facebook

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2015
04.20

What happened Sunday afternoon in Meadowview Subdivision?

Meadowview Subdivision Police Standoff / April 19

Apparently a domestic conflict turned violent, with a man threatening to kill himself, shoot cops, and burn down his home.

911 was called, and about half an hour after the incident began, LPD arrived at the Wisteria Rd. home with a SWAT team and state patrol officers. They called to the suspect and fired tear gas at the house – later discovering nobody was inside and the man had fled.

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Police say the suspect will be named after charges have been filed against him. He remains at-large, but authorities insist he’s not a threat to the general community because he’s only threatened himself and police (plus beat down his mother).   Tiny Facebook

Another example of Hutcheson quality.

Bloody Sheet at Hutcheson

Per an LU reader, this was in an ER exam room Saturday morning at 2 AM. Hutcheson staff told the patient it must have come from her, even though it was present when she walked in the room and she hadn’t touched the bed.

Save Hutcheson? How about clean it up?   Tiny Facebook

Attendance at Thursday’s commissioner meeting, focused on the Rock Spring bank building, was typically light. When asked online why the meeting was held at a time inconvenient for 90% of residents, the Commissioner (or her Facebook handler) said it’s to keep from paying employees overtime.

Bebe Facebook / Meeting Overtime Excuse

They can spend millions on buildings and land nobody asked for without batting an eye, but Heiskell holds meetings at the worst possible time for working adults to save money? Yeah right.

Bebe doesn’t worry about overtime when county employees are working 70 hour weeks setting up events at the Farm… She doesn’t worry about overtime for county employees on her weekly UCTV crap show, either.

Chattooga, Whitfield, and Catoosa hold all their commissioner meetings in the evenings, normally at 6 PM – but none of those neighboring counties complain about overtime issues for their employees attending meetings.

Bebe Buck Stops Here

And it’s not like most of the employees at those meetings are hourly anyway, they’re paid salary. The hourly people could come in an hour late that morning or leave an hour early the next day. McDonalds knows how to work people when they’re needed without giving them OT, but Bebe can’t figure it out?

The meetings are held when they’re held because Bebe doesn’t want them attended by people who work, go to school, pay taxes, or otherwise have something productive to do at 3 on a Thursday.

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2015
04.17

The former Stearns Bank / Covenant Bank building in Rock Spring was the topic of Thursday afternoon’s Walker Commissioner meeting.

Bebe National Bank

In a world that makes sense, the meeting would be to end any talks of buying it, but in Bebeland it was for finalizing the paperwork to buy the thing even though Walker County is flat broke and getting broke-er by the day.   Tiny Facebook

LPD says the pellet that took out a window at Queen City Bistro last Saturday was probably fired from a silver Nissan Maxima driven by a man.

Beyond that, investigators have no suspects, leads, or motives in vandalism case.   Tiny Facebook

Drugs continue to take their toll..

    WQCH Radio, 04/13/15: “LAFAYETTE POLICE CHARGED THREE LOCAL RESIDENTS WITH POSSESSION OF METH AND MARIJUANA, THIS WEEK.
    “OFFICERS WERE LOOKING FOR A RESIDENT TO SERVE A WARRANT ON NAPIER STREET, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE MAN THEY WERE LOOKING FOR WAS LOCATED INSIDE A TRUCK IN THE DRIVEWAY ALONG WITH TWO OTHERS.

Bobby Ball, Brittany Brock, & Judy Hale

    “A CONSENT SEARCH OF THE TRUCK LOCATED METH AND MARIJUANA IN THE CENTER CONSOLE. NO ONE WOULD CLAIM OWNERSHIP OF THE DRUGS, SO ALL THREE WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF METH AND POT WERE 43 YEAR OLD JUDY LEE HALE, 27 YEAR OLD BOBBY ALLEN BALL AND 27 YEAR OLD BRITTANY LEEANN BROCK.”   Tiny Facebook

Walker County’s new eyesore plastics plant in Noble will have another job fair next Friday at the Housing Authority office.

Swanson Farm "Progress"

This press release and other media statements about the factory conflict each other – this says the company will make parts for vehicles, while local radio says it will make raw plastic which OTHER companies will make into parts for vehicles, which is closer to the truth.

    WQCH Radio, 04/10/15: “AUDIA INTERNATIONAL HAS ALSO BEEN MAKING ITS FIRST LOCAL HIRES FOR SUPERVISORY JOBS. THE INTERNATIONAL PLASTICS MANUFACTURER WILL PRODUCE THE RAW PRODUCTS USED IN MAKING EVERYTHING FROM FOOD PACKAGING TO AUTOMOTIVE PARTS.”

Raw plastics is what we’re actually talking about. Train loads of chemicals come in, train loads of plastic beads or bars or flakes go out.

Bebe claimed on UCTV last week the company’s starting pay rate is $18 an hour. That’s complete crap. Even Volkswagen assembly line workers make less than that, and Audia International is hardly Volkswagen – even if the county mafia wants you to think it is.

Also notice we’ve dropped from Bebe’s 150 jobs claim to less than half that:

    “The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Audia Plastics hire about 60 manufacturing workers”

Same Bebe who said 100,000 people would attend the Civl War reenactment, who said the EPD will never fine the county, same Bebe who said Hutcheson’s debts aren’t a problem.. Same Bebe who said the Audia jobs will pay $18 an hour. Same Bebe who welcomed the garbage fish water bottling factory and its 50 jobs to the county three years ago.   Tiny Facebook

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2015
04.15

Yesterday health inspectors visited Chattanooga Street Tavern for the establishment’s first full inspection since being taken over by “new” owners.

..and gave it one of the worst local scores seen in years: a 60.

Chattanooga St. Tavern BBQ

Since changing hands early this year, the Tavern’s food has at least looked better than it did in the “asparagus hamburger” days of Mike and Gary Lovelady. Unfortunately looks aren’t everything – this week’s awful score is the West LaFayette restaurant’s worst ever.

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2015
04.13

MISSING CHILD: Cilla Alexus Raines, last seen on Thompson St. Age 10, blonde/blue. WQCH says she goes by the nickname “Bebe.” She’s considered a runaway.

Cilla Alexus Raines

LPD is currently conducting a search spreading out from Thompson. The county cave and cliff rescue team is being called in for more boots on the ground.

If you see Alexus or have any idea where she might be, call LPD at 706 639 1540 or call 911.

UPDATE: Child was located unharmed, per LPD.   Tiny Facebook  Tiny Facebook

Downtown business falls victim to “drive by” shooting; Window at Queen City Bistro hit by bullet fired from moving vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Per the business owner, an 8×6 window was destroyed by a BB shot from a car on the street. No customers were inside, the mess was cleaned up and store opened normally without injury. Repairs are estimated to cost $1,500 to $2,000.

So far there seem to be no suspects or any clear motive.   Tiny Facebook

    WQCH Radio, 03/10/15: “POLICE RESPONDED TO A RARE SHOPLIFTING CALL FROM THE LAFAYETTE BI-LO STORE, WEDNESDAY MORNING.

Bi-Lo Inside

    “A FEMALE CUSTOMER WAS STOPPED BY THE MANAGER UNTIL POLICE ARRIVED. IN HER LARGE PURSE, THEY FOUND GROUND BEEF, PORK CHOPS, RIBEYE STEAKS, CHICKEN AND BABY FOOD, WITH A TOTAL VALUE OF $68.00.
    “27 YEAR OLD BRIEANNA NICOLE BOSHEARS OF RINGGOLD WAS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF THEFT BY SHOPLIFTING.”

Some are speculating Boshears was stealing food to feed her children, but no evidence of that or any other motive have been released as of yet.   Tiny Facebook

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