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Georgia’s unemployment rate fell in October to tie the state’s all-time low, matching a record set nearly 20 years ago, state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said.

It may be the toughest shirt to find in Walker County. Since launching in June 2018, the amount of clothing that featured the Walker Rocks logo has been extremely limited. You may have seen a charcoal-colored T-shirt here or there featuring the local symbol of outdoor recreation, but the qua…

In response to a growing need for more customized home-based care for seniors, Comprehensive Care has launched ExpressCare, a private duty service that allows individuals to set their desired hours of assistance – from as little as one hour of care.

The Walker County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the LaFayette location of Aire Serv of Rome on Oct. 18. Aire Serv is owned by Marty Gray and is at 2020 Foster Mill Drive. The heating and air conditioning business is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more info…

Walker County Farm Bureau, or WCFB, received three awards for its volunteer programs during the Georgia Farm Bureau, or GFB, 1st District annual meeting, held Sept. 17 in Calhoun.

Fort Oglethorpe’s City Council has approved a rezoning request to accommodate an indoor jump park being planned for the old Kmart location on Battlefield Parkway.

For the past seven years Walker County Extension and Walker County Farm Bureau have worked together to host an annual “Farm/City Tour.” Over this time period a fairly large group of local business people have spent an afternoon touring various Walker County farms to get a first-hand view of …

The Walker County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Magnolia Treasures on Sept. 27. Magnolia Treasures is a consignment boutique featuring booths from local crafters, as well as a party event room. The business, at 815 N. Main St., LaFayette, is open Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.…

On Thursday, Oct. 10, the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce hosted its largest Showcase Catoosa Business Expo ever. The event was held at The Colonnade in Ringgold.

We shared the story of “Baby D” — Di’Laine Marie — back in February when she was 8 months old. Baby D was born with Gaucher (go-shay) Disease, Type II. Doctors told her mother, Kelsie Smith of Catoosa County, to take her home, put her on hospice and let go. They said Di’Laine was blind, deaf…

The Food City in LaFayette is celebrating the completion of a significant expansion and remodel, which added more than 8,000 square feet to the retail supermarket, bringing the total square footage to more than 41,100 square feet. The project also resulted in the creation of several new jobs…

Roses Stores, an innovative leader in discount retail focused on passing along savings to its customers, is opening a Roses Express store in Fort Oglethorpe. The store is located in Cloud Springs Plaza at 1830 Lafayette Road. The company has a grand opening scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29.

Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is introducing Walker and Catoosa counties to its distinctive blend of entertainment and gourmet frozen treats. The Kona Ice experience is unlike any other in the area.

Georgia added jobs again in July as the state’s unemployment rate approached an all-time low, State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday, Aug. 15.

Georgia added more than 20,000 jobs in June, pushing the state to a new record high, state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said.

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