When the LaFayette City Council convened on Thursday, Nov. 14, the Junior City Council sat in to observe.
“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.
It was a long day on Nov. 9 for the cast and crew of Ringgold High School Performing Arts Troupe 8715. Students boarded a bus for Forsythe, 160 miles away, at 6:30 a.m. for a day they knew would not end until the sun was long down.
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…
After approving flooring upgrades at its city pool in September, officials in Ringgold have also approved a plumbing bid as part of the facility’s facelift.
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.
On Nov. 9, James Rogers made a special appearance in Fort Oglethorpe at the dedication of “Honor Park: A Tribute to Those Who Serve” to share a song he recently wrote about his hometown.
Wendy’s and the Tennessee Valley Credit Union will begin construction in Chickamauga following approval by the city council.
The city of Ringgold is close to changing three of its streets to one-way after holding the first public readings for the new switches.
Officials in Ringgold have approved a re-zoning request for a developer to erect apartment buildings next to Rock Fitness Center off Pine Grove Road.
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 …
Residents in Ringgold exercised their civic rights on Tuesday, Nov. 5, by electing the incumbent mayor to a second term and choosing two new City Council members to be in the fold for the next four years.
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.
Police officers in Fort Oglethorpe will soon have new technology as part of their uniforms after the City Council approved the purchase of body cameras for the department.
Catoosa County and the city of Fort Oglethorpe have reached an intergovernmental agreement for the county to absorb the city’s fire department and provide all fire service for the county moving forward.
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…
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…
Several hundred dollars worth of electronics, cash, and gift cards were recently stolen from a Rossville vehicle in Catoosa County, police say.
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Freedom Center voting precinct in Ringgold was hopping. With only an hour to go before the polls closed, cars kept turning into the packed parking lot. As soon as one car pulled out of a space, another pulled in.
Although the city of Ringgold is in need of some new machinery, officials recently rejected all bids it received for a new heavy-duty vehicle after all the bids exceeded the budget.
The LaFayette Middle School’s Future Farmers of American (FFA) chapter has been recognized in 2019 National Chapter Award program from the National FFA Organization.
Catoosa County officials have approved a construction contract to install new roofing at the library and health department on the Benton Place campus.
More than 10 months after first initiating the engineering phase, Catoosa County officials have awarded the construction bid of $621,411 for infrastructure upgrades to the sheriff’s office and jail.
Catoosa County officials have approved the purchase of a new SUV for Economic Development Authority Director Keith Barclift, and did so despite public criticism from one of the county’s most vocal residents.
Today, Tuesday, Nov. 5, is election day, the last chance for local voters to cast ballots for who will run their cities -- Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe, as well as the last chance to vote on an exemption from school taxes for qualifying individuals. Polls are open through 7 p.m.