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Missing LaFayette man found dead in creek in Dalton

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A LaFayette native who was reported missing on Friday was found deceased in a creek not far less than a mile from the apartments where he was living in Dalton.

According to Dalton Police Department's Public Relations Specialist Bruce Frazier, 26-year-old Colin Shropshire was last scene Friday, March 3, at 1 a.m., on foot and leaving an apartment complex called The Cliffs on Shugart Road in Dalton.

Shropshire was listed as still residing in LaFayette.

On Friday, Shropshire was entered into the GCIC missing persons database.

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Funeral is Friday for two young brothers who died in wreck in LaFayette

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Here is the funeral notice for the Blake Elisha Hunt and Brandon Lane Hunt, the two brothers who died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Monday, Feb. 18.

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Investigators confirm LaFayette murder victim was pregnant, strangled

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The Walker County Sheriff's Department, in a press release sent out Monday, Jan. 23, confirmed that the 29-year-old LaFayette woman murdered by her live-in boyfriend last week was pregnant. The press release also said the woman was strangled to death.

According to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson:

"The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Department of Forensic Science, performed an autopsy today on Candace Hankins. Preliminary finding on the cause of death was manual asphyxiation and it was also confirmed that the victim was pregnant."

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LaFayette man charged with killing girlfriend

A 29-year-old LaFayette man killed his live-in girlfriend Sunday evening, Jan. 15, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Monday.

David Ryan Walker has been charged with the murder of 29-year-old Candace Ann Hankins. The couple lived at 956 Wheeler Road, Wilson said.

This is the first murder in Walker County in 2017, Wilson said.

Officials believe Hankins was pregnant, but that will have to be confirmed by an autopsy, Wilson said.

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LaFayette Christmas parade set for Dec. 2

Residents will have plenty to do in LaFayette when the second annual Christmas Carnival in the parking lot of The Real Deal Home Store follows the city's "Old Fashion Christmas Parade" on Friday, Dec. 2.

According to carnival organizer and Real Deal owner Jim Powell, area businesses have organized the event.

"Everything is free," Powell said of the event. "We want to give our community and children more to do."

Last year's Christmas Carnival was met with around 400 children that attended the event, Powell said.

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Police raid LaFayette store for gambling

LaFayette Police Department received complaints from numerous citizens about illegal commercial gambling in the city limits. A search warrant was served today (Wednesday, Oct. 26) for the premises of Chevron LaFayette convenience store located at 800 North Main Street LaFayette.

Read More (Northwest Georgia News)

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Fire destroys home in LaFayette

Chattanooga, TN — A fire destroyed a home in Walker County late Wednesday night.

Read More (News Channel 9) 

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LaFayette to host fifth Reindeer Run

The city of LaFayette will partner again with the Downtown Development Authority to make Christmas memories come true for underprivileged kids in the area at the fifth annual Reindeer Run Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Rash of vehicle break-ins continues in LaFayette

A rashes of auto break-ins continue in LaFayette which now includes the theft of a vehicle.

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Barwick Mills cleanup in LaFayette to begin early October; official estimates it will cost owner $850,000

After nine months of waiting for Barwick Mills site owner Drennon Crutchfield to sign an Environmental Protection Agency consent order, the city of LaFayette will finally see the burned-out mill cleaned up.

Read More (Northwest Georgia News)

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