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Congratulations to Ringgold Elementary School for winning the Judges' Award this year for “Best Use of Theme!” During Red Ribbon Week this year, students were reminded to “Send a message! Stay drug free!” STEAM teacher Alisa Nepp designed and decorated the cafeteria doors and entrance way to…

When temperatures are forecast to plummet in the Tennessee Valley, Tennessee American Water urges taking steps to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes, as well as frozen meters.

Aaron Perry of Graysville on Monday, Dec. 9, announced his candidacy for the Republican primary for Catoosa County Board of Commissioners’ District 3, representing the Ringgold and Graysville areas.

Once a month 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Rock Spring Elementary participate in clubs. Students choose a club to participate in for a semester. Choices include reading club, board game club, character club, dance club, classical movie club, makerspace club, Keeping the Elderly Young At…

Walker County Fire Rescue received a call Dec. 6 around 1:45 p.m. reporting a structure fire at a commercial/industrial building in Rock Spring near the new industrial park.

On Dec. 7, 1941, forces from Imperial Japanese Navy Air Services attacked U.S. Navy ships stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Up to that point in World War II, the United States had been acting as a supply agent to Allied forces. Pearl Harbor drew the United States into war the following day.

Word that U.S. Rep. Tom Graves won’t be running for reelection next year caught both political parties by surprise in the Northwest Georgia region he represents.

Dye, Courtney Brooke, 32, 344 South Jenkins Road, Chickamauga, driving while license suspended or revoked (first offense)Ramirez, Amillcar J., 20, 2416 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, Tenn., driving while license suspended or revoked (first offense), removing or affixing tag with intent to concea…

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s governor is expected to appoint a wealthy business executive to replace an outgoing U.S. senator, according to a GOP political consultant, bypassing President Donald Trump’s preferred pick and betting instead that a moderate woman can garner enough support to hold onto th…

Songer, Samantha Ann, 42, 5011 Highway 151, LaFayette, theft by taking (misdemeanor)Wade, Joseph, 50, 3189 Martha Berry Highway, Summerville, hold for court onlyHunt, Robert Aaron, 46, 5 Georgia Avenue, Lyerly, hold for court onlyLynch, Danny Lamar, 39, 35 Larson Loop, Cartersville, hold for…

A man charged with stabbing a woman in the abdomen with a kitchen knife this past weekend is scheduled to appear today (Monday, Dec. 2) before a Walker County judge.

A Rossville man who reportedly stabbed a woman in the abdomen with a kitchen knife was expected Dec. 2 to appear in court.

Lookout Mountain Community Service’s Intellectually and Developmental Disabilities Program, on Nov. 21, welcomed approximately 100 attendees at the annual Thanksgiving celebration sponsored by Walker ARC. The ARC is a local advocacy organization whose mission is to support and encourage peop…

♦ Gravely, William Joe, 79, 903 Daugherty St., LaFayette, open container violation, tail lights requirement, driving without license on person, fail to report accident resulting in injury or death, improper lane change or failure to maintain lane, DUI alcohol

Most local folks would agree that Fort Oglethorpe City Manager Jennifer Payne-Simpkins is leaving the city better than she found it as she moves on to a new position in Lilburn, but one of the things Simpkins is most pleased about is an award the city earned on Oct. 7: the 2019 Distinguished…

On Nov. 14, leaders from Catoosa County, Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe appeared before a gathering of local and state officials and employees, as well as business owners and Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce members at The Colonnade in Ringgold to share how their particular municipalities ha…

Speaking for Catoosa County was Board of Commissioners Chair Steven Henry.

Speaking for the City of Ringgold was Mayor Pro Tem Terry Crawford, who has served on city council for 12 years and will be retiring at the end of his current term on the recommendation of his doctor.

Speaking for the city of Fort Oglethorpe was City Manager Jennifer Payne-Simpkins, who will be leaving Dec. 3 to take a position as assistant city manager in Lilburn.

Fort Oglethorpe City Manager Jenny Simpkins, who will be leaving Dec. 3 to serve as assistant city manager in Lilburn, has said that her current position will be filled temporarily by Fort Oglethorpe Police Chief Mike Helton, who was once Catoosa County manager.

LaFayette High School student Levi Pettigrew won the Area 1 Senior Lawnmower Operation CDE and LaFayette Middle School student Michael Hamilton won the Area 1 Lawnmower Operation CDE Junior Division. They will both be representing LaFayette at the state Future Farmers of America (FFA) compet…

More than three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day as on a typical day of the year. That’s according to the latest U.S. Home Cooking Fires report recently released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which shows that there were 1,600 reported home cook…