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“The decision to move on to something new was really hard,” says Fort Oglethorpe City Manager Jennifer Payne-Simpkins who submitted a resignation letter to City Council members during executive session at the Nov. 11 council meeting.

For the fourth year in a row, NHC Healthcare of Fort Oglethorpe donated money -- through The Foundation for Geriatric Education, a nonprofit started by NHC founder Dr. Carl Adams -- to the health occupations programs of each of Catoosa County’s three high schools based on specific requests f…

Two Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students — including one from Ringgold who does charity work in Walker County — were recently chosen by the Jake Puryear Detachment 1020, Rome Marine Corps League to receive grants of $1,000 each based on letters submitted by the students to …

After a week of character-building fun, Ringgold Elementary celebrated raising $6,945 with the APEX Fun Run. Students asked friends and family to make a per-lap donation to benefit the school. Every student at RES ran or walked laps during their connections block and enjoyed lively music and…

Paul Ruud, North Georgia Electric Membership Corp. representative, presents a $2,000 check to Kim Erwin, principal of Ringgold Elementary School. The school thanks Ruud and NGEMC for the donation, which will be utilized for the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics)…

Congratulations to the Ringgold Elementary School cross country team for another great season. And a huge “thank you” to Mr. and Mrs. Giannamore, teachers at RES, for sponsoring the cross country team. Front row, from left: Georgia Beasley, Molleigh Johnson, Kaydence Buxman, Matt Wright, Mar…

State Sen. Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga received the Friend of Education Award from the Walker County Association of Educators on Monday, Oct. 4, at the Chickamauga Public Library.

The crowd could not have asked for a more perfect day for the dedication of “Honor Park: A Tribute to Those Who Serve” in Fort Oglethorpe. And there was a crowd. People were parking up to half a mile from the park and taking shuttle golf carts to the Nov. 9 dedication.

Gilbert Elementary School's GatorBytes VEX Robotics Team competed Nov. 9 in the VEX Robotics Tournament in Cummings, Ga. Their hard work paid off. They placed first in the categories of skills and teamwork, qualifying them for the state tournament. Their skills run puts them in second place …

REACH is a state initiative to provide Georgia’s academically promising 8th grade students with the academic, social, and financial support to graduate from high school and college prepared for work.

Thanks to an initiative involving Georgia’s sheriffs, 40 sex offenders were arrested and 147 warrants issued across the state from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1 for violations of state registration laws.

When Fort Oglethorpe residents Mather Verner and his wife Chris Major-Verner showed up at City Hall to vote the evening of Nov. 5, Major-Verner said she still wasn’t sure who she would vote for.

In celebration of Red Ribbon Week, kindergarten students at Graysville Elementary School enjoyed a special visitor on Oct. 29. The Red Rabbit (Darian Seals), along with counselor Susan Blair, shared lessons with students about staying drug-free. Discussions about how medicines should be take…

Rossville Public Safety is investigating the cause of a Nov. 5 blaze that destroyed a linen service business.

During the last week of October, Ringgold Elementary School, along with other schools in the county, celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Students learned about making good choices to remain drug-free! Each day students and staff dressed according to certain reminders for positive life choices. For i…

The LaFayette Public Works Department will begin leaf pickup at a later date this season as leaves still continue to fall from residential trees.

A flu shot shortage may force older patients to check multiple locations for vaccine availability.