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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.

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