Armed robbery; Clyde takes on EPA; GHCC official retiring

*Cleveland Police are investigating a reported armed robbery at a convenience store on Helen Highway near Cantrell Road. Investigators were told the bandit walked in Thursday night, said he had a gun, was given some money and then left on foot. The clerk was not hurt.

*9th Dist. Congressman Andrew Clyde and 30 original cosponsors, including Rich McCormick (R-Suwanee), introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Friday seeking to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) tailpipe emissions rule. That rule would force automakers to ensure 56% of light-duty car sales are battery electric and another 13% are hybrid by 2032. Clyde (R-Jackson County) says “the radical EPA rule to institute a de facto EV mandate on our country.” Clyde and McCormick each represent portions of Hall County.

*The longtime President and CEO of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), Kit Dunlap, plans to retire at the end of the year. A chamber spokeswoman confirmed Dunlap’s plans Friday evening. Dunlap has headed the chamber since 1998.