Walker County Has Another Death From Coronavirus; Georgia Has 980 New Cases

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Georgia state health officials reported on Wednesday there are 23 additional deaths due to the coronavirus. The current total is 17,272.

There are 980 new cases, as that total reaches 871,460 confirmed cases of coronavirus. 

Hospitalizations are at 60,788, which is an increase of 136 from Tuesday.

Here are the numbers by county:

Catoosa County: 5,569 cases, up 8; 63 deaths; 247 hospitalizations

Chattooga County: 2,214 cases, up 1; 60 deaths; 175 hospitalizations, up 1

Dade County: 1,197 cases; 11 deaths; 62 hospitalizations

Walker County: 6,399 cases, up 6; 80 deaths, up 1; 272 hospitalizations, up 1

Whitfield County: 14,775 cases, up 9; 226 deaths; 743 hospitalizations, up 2

Police Blotter: Sneaky Driver With Bedazzled License Plate Still On The Loose; Stolen Vehicle Ended Up 3 Houses Down

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Terrick Thorne Charged In Murder Of Former Girlfriend At Sixth Avenue Court


An anonymous caller from N. Orchard Knob Avenue told police someone in a dark gray or black Audi wanted him to get in the vehicle. Police observed the dark gray Audi Q7 with a temporary tag and ... (click for more)

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BALDWIN, MACON K 13 SCRUGGS ST CHATTANOOGA, 37403 Age at Arrest: 20 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT ... (click for more)

Terrick Thorne has been charged with the murder on Tuesday of his former girlfriend East Lake Court. The victim was 20-year-old Kielonnie Stocks. Police said it was found that Thorne had bought ... (click for more)



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Police Blotter: Sneaky Driver With Bedazzled License Plate Still On The Loose; Stolen Vehicle Ended Up 3 Houses Down

An anonymous caller from N. Orchard Knob Avenue told police someone in a dark gray or black Audi wanted him to get in the vehicle. Police observed the dark gray Audi Q7 with a temporary tag and a bedazzled plate cover. This vehicle has evaded police multiple times and they know who is suspected to be the driver. However, police were unable to identify who was driving the vehicle ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BALDWIN, MACON K 13 SCRUGGS ST CHATTANOOGA, 37403 Age at Arrest: 20 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT THEFT OF PROPERTY EVADING ARREST POSSESSING A FIREARM WITH INTENT TO GO ARMED POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS VIOLATION STOP SIGN VIOLATION RECKLESS ... (click for more)

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Please Stop Calling Us “Latinx”

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The worst debacle in our nation’s history, it is beginning to be proven, was when the United States was quarantined during the COVID-19 epidemic. Our economy – from employment to production – was stymied. Our next generation responded with virtually no education for an entire year and a surging teen suicide epidemic and the biggest profits that were made in the second half of 2020 ... (click for more)

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