Business

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.

Rossville resident Andrew J. McGarvey, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counselor (FIC) designation. The FIC title is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance soc…

Every year, the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce conducts a leadership academy called Leadership Catoosa. Up to 25 individuals, all of whom have been nominated by Chamber members, go through an intense course to get to know Catoosa County in a way and at a level few ever will.

Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced Thursday, June 20, that GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, is significantly expanding its operations in Georgia through three significant investment and job growth initiatives in the state, including Walker County.

LaFayette High School graduate Robert James Sievers was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation’s (NGEMC) 2019 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Walker County. Sievers plans to major in biomedical engineering at Mercer University.

Heritage High School graduate Saulye Nichols was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corp.’s 2019 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Catoosa County. Nichols will attend Georgia Institute of Technology this fall.

The Northwest Georgia region saw its unemployment rate fall in April, Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday, May 30.

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