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Carter campaign rolls through Calhoun, Ringgold

ATLANTA—Greeting enthusiastic crowds in Northwest Georgia, Sen. Jason Carter kicked off his #GeorgiasReady bus tour with visits to Calhoun, his hometown, and Ringgold. Carter was joined by his wife, Kate, and their two boys, Henry and Thomas.

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Friday 10/24/2014
LaFayette teen dies in ATV accident
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 10:56 am

A LaFayette teenager died Thursday night, Oct. 23, in an ATV accident.

U-Verse customers report strange emergency message
Posted: October 24, 2014

The FOX 5 Newsroom received multiple calls from concerned AT&T U-Verse customers Friday after an emergency message appeared on their screens. 

What's happening in Calhoun, Gordon County
Posted: October 24, 2014

Now - October 31

Calhoun after-prom party witness: Sex acts were consensual. Investigators say victim sustained serious wounds
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:28 pm

ELLIJAY — A recent high school graduate who stumbled upon the alleged sexual assault of a woman at an after-prom party for Calhoun High students testified Thursday that the contact was consensual — a corroboration one defense attorney needs if he’s to stay on the case.

Thursday 10/23/2014
GNTC’s Machine Tool Technology Program Sees Increase in Veteran Enrollment
Posted: October 23, 2014

Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail and consequently the Machine Tool Technology program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is seeing more veterans enroll into the program.

N. America treated to partial solar eclipse today
Posted: October 23, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

Sam Nunn coming to Rome on Monday; Jason Carter swinging through region this Saturday
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Sam Nunn, former U.S. senator from Georgia, will be in Rome on Monday at 2 p.m. ad the Floyd County Democratic Party headquarters, 5 Broad St. Nunn's daughter, Michelle Nunn, is running for the U.S. Senate against Republican David Perdue.

Community expresses mixed opinions on Ringgold youth softball coach arrested for alleged child molestation
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:14 pm

A Ringgold man has been in Catoosa County jail the past four days on charges he allegedly molested a young girl. But the community seems divided on whether they believe the youth softball coach is capable of such acts.

Harvest Fest set for Oct. 25
Posted: October 23, 2014

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the wind is blowing and downtown Calhoun is hosting the eighth-annual Harvest Fest to celebrate the change of seasons.

Ebola: Gordon County prepares for ‘what ifs’
Posted: October 23, 2014

Gordon Hospital and the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Safety departments are actively preparing for a “what if” public health scenario should a threat like Ebola materialize in Calhoun and Gordon County.

Halloween costume giveaway set for children in need
Posted: October 23, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the second-annual Halloween Free-For-All will be giving away free costumes to children still needing last minute ensembles.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Authorities seize $30,000 worth of meth in Ringgold bust
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 4:16 pm

An out-of-town man and woman were arrested on multiple drug trafficking charges Tuesday night, Oct. 21, during a routine traffic stop along U.S. Highway 41 in Ringgold.

GeorgiaBEST implemented at Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Posted: October 22, 2014

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) in Rome has become the first institution of higher learning in Georgia to offer GeorgiaBEST, the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) initiative that teaches workplace soft skills.

Stabbing call leads to marijuana grow bust in Gordon County
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 3:18 pm

A stabbing call led Gordon County authorities Tuesday night to discover an alleged marijuana growing operation.

Construction worker injured in fall from I-75 overpass
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 2:39 pm

A construction worker Wednesday was seriously injured when he fell 60 feet from a bridge overpass. He was inside an excavator during the fall, according to police scanner traffic

Tuesday 10/21/2014
The loneliness of a grieving child: where does help come from?
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 1:08 am

Two years ago, Sicily Kolbeck, 12, of Marietta designed a 128-square-foot house as part of a school project that she planned to work on with her dad.

Gas prices continue slowly dropping in Northwest Georgia area
Posted: October 21, 2014

Gas prices are slowly dropping in the Northwest Georgia area but the lowest prices remain up near the Tennessee border in Ringgold and Chattanooga at $2.58, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Gordon County woman charged in wreck
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 1:48 pm

A Gordon County woman has been charged in a wreck that occurred on Fairmount Highway Monday morning.

Calhoun woman arrested for falsely reporting assault
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 7:59 am

On Friday night, Oct. 17, 2014, a Calhoun woman reported having been assaulted and stabbed during a domestic disturbance at a private residence on Love Bridge Road in unincorporated Gordon County.

Gordon County Deputies arrest Kentucky couple on marijuana and firearms offenses
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 7:55 am

A deputy sheriff on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle travelling northbound on Interstate 75 near Calhoun in southern Gordon County yesterday afternoon,  and stopped the automobile for a traffic violation. A subsequent search of this vehicle using one of the Sheriff’s K9 Units revealed several pounds of processed marijuana packaged for resale and a loaded handgun. The marijuana packages were hidden inside the vehicle’s trunk.

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