Fatal fire in Rossville
Tommy Lamar Frazier, 51, died in a fire of undetermined origin that occurred shortly bvefore 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, in the 300 block of Center Street in Rossville.
On Monday, officials believed death as smoke inhalation, but that will not be confirmed until an autopsy is complete, Rossville Police Det. Dave Scroggins said .
The house on Center Street is considered a total loss, officials said.
Water restrictions lifted in Walker County and LaFayette
Water restriction for the county and city of LaFayette were lifted last week..
Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced those restrictions were lifted at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 13,
The restrictions were enforced after a sample of incoming water tested positive for e. coli prior to its treatment at the Walker County Water and Sewerage Authoity facility in Chickamauga.
No bacteria was found in water being delivered to customers, but environmental safety regulations required an advisory that water should be boiled before consumption.
A mobile treatment plant was brought to the treatment facility and, as a precaution, restirctions on water useage were put in place to assure acceptable water pressure to affected areas.
All restrictions were removed following the connection of a second mobile treatment plant.
A second mobile water treatment plant was connected at the Chickamauga water treatment plant.
Couple arrested in Rossville drug raid
Federal and local law enforcement officers served a search warrant Friday, July 14, at 404 East Gordon Ave., Rossville that resulted in the arrest of Shannon Whaley, 38, and Chrissie Miller, 29.
Officers with the U.S. Marshal’s office, Lookout Mountain Judicial Drug Task Force, Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Rossville Police Department collaborated on this action, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.
Whaley was with felony probation violation, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana (felony) with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm (AR-15) by a convicted felon.
Miller was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to Sheriff Wilson.
Law enforcement seized five vehicles, a four wheeler and a large amount of cash from the residence.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with information about this drug operation is asked to submit a tip at www.walkerso.com.