Walker County Has 1 More COVID Death; Georgia Has 1,534 New Cases, 51 More Deaths

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Georgia state health officials reported on Saturday there have been an additional 51 deaths due to the coronavirus. The new total is 7,607.

There were 1,534 new cases as that total reached 339,384 confirmed cases of coronavirus. 

Hospitalizations are at 30,350, up 133 from Friday. 

Here are the numbers by county:

Catoosa County: 1,338 cases, up 10; 20 deaths; 81 hospitalizations

Chattooga County: 873 cases, up 8; 27 deaths; 63 hospitalizations

Dade County: 323 cases, up 2; 5 deaths; 21 hospitalizations

Walker County: 1,746 cases, up 21; 43 deaths, up 1; 93 hospitalizations, up 1

Whitfield County: 5,065 cases, up 38; 63 deaths; 261 hospitalizations

Sheriff's Office Warns About Sharp Rise In Car Burglaries

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Thrasher Bridge Work To Temporarily Close Lanes Over Chickamauga Dam


There is a growing number of car burglaries happening around unincorporated areas of Hamilton County, the Sheriff's Office said. Investigator Brevin Cameron said the most important step people ... (click for more)

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Motorists on Highway 153 across Chickamauga Dam should exercise caution while Tennessee Valley Authority work crews conduct routine maintenance of Thrasher Bridge during the overnight hours of ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Sheriff's Office Warns About Sharp Rise In Car Burglaries

There is a growing number of car burglaries happening around unincorporated areas of Hamilton County, the Sheriff's Office said. Investigator Brevin Cameron said the most important step people can take in preventing any more burglaries is simply to lock their car when not inside it. “A lot of these crimes occur, it’s not vehicles getting windows smashed,” Investigator Cameron ... (click for more)

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

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Opinion

BBB Identity Protection Day Failure

I was truly disappointed in the BBB’s actions on Saturday. They advertised a Shred and Prescription Medication take-back day in order to help protect identity. It was advertised from 9 a.m.-noon. I arrived on Saturday before 11 a.m., more than an hour before the scheduled and advertised end. I found a line of cars going both ways on Lee Highway, blocking traffic in both directions. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Stewart Statue Will Stay

There is no doubt the Hamilton County Commissioners will respond negatively tomorrow when a petition that calls for the removal of a Civil War statue from the courthouse grounds is brought before the group. The nine-person board will likely defeat the petition by a very predictable 6-3 margin and, for what it’s worth, the Tennessee Historical Commission will almost certainly balk ... (click for more)

Sports

Mocs Offering Second-Screen Experience For WKU Game

The calendar year 2020 marks the first time since 1944 the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will not host a home football game. In order to add some excitement to the lone contest of the fall this Saturday at Western Kentucky, UTC is offering a unique second-screen experience free to all fans. The "Mocs Homescreen" is a combination of UTC's Radio Broadcast on WFLI 97.7 ... (click for more)

Covenant Athletes Named To USA South Week 7 Decade Athletes of the Week

In the absence of competition in the fall semester and its postponement to the spring semester, the USA South Athletic Conference will continue selecting athletes of the week. The selections, however, will not be based on current competition but instead the nominees will be those who earned an athlete of the week honor in a particular category within the current week over the past ... (click for more)