Principal Vince Phillips devised a creative plan to surprise Ty Cook with the announcement that he had been chosen as Catoosa County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Mr. Phillips asked Mr. Cook to come to the office for a meeting. While Mr. Cook was in the office, students lined the 7th g…
LaFayette Fire Services wants to bring fire safety awareness in time for Christmas as well as provide a memorable moment for area children.
After Stephanie Wardlaw and Debbie Ingle, pre-kindergarten coordinator for Walker County Schools, recently read the children's book "Pete and P.J." to a group of 4-year-olds from North LaFayette Elementary, Ingle discussed the importance of reading and talking to pre-K children so they would…
Berry College has been holding math contests for Georgia high schools since 1972. In 1997, Berry added middle school competitions – two a year, one semester for sixth graders and one for seventh and eighth graders.
We asked Heritage High School students attending a writing workshop by famed author Jeff Zentner to share their feelings about reading, writing, favorite authors and what inspires them to create. Here are their responses.
By day, Jeff Zentner is a prosecutor for the state of Tennessee. By night – and any other spare moment he can grab – he’s an award-winning author of books for young adults.
As students return to school, the Georgia Department of Education is urging motorists to use caution when approaching a school bus and to brush up on the law regarding passing a bus.
Seven years ago, Catoosa County’s Charles "Chance" Nix graduated from Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) with a plan. He would take his criminal justice degree he earned in 2010 and turn it into a career.
Michaela Wilkins graduated from Gordon Lee Memorial High School this year and was one of four students from area schools and one of 183 students statewide to earn recognition as a Georgia Scholar for her outstanding performance in school and within her community. Here’s our interview with Michaela.
Meghan Trusley graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School this year and was one of four students from area schools and one of 183 students statewide to earn recognition as a Georgia Scholar for her outstanding performance in school and within her community. Here’s our interview with…
Jacob Frogge graduated from Heritage High School this year and was one of four students from area schools and one of 183 students statewide to earn recognition as a Georgia Scholar for his outstanding performance in school and within his community. Here’s our interview with Jacob.
Around 3.5 million students will graduate from high school in the U.S. this year. Of that number, 161 have been recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars. And of that number, only 20 have been chosen in the category of Career and Technical Education.
Christian Sawyer graduated from Heritage High School this year and was one of four students from area schools and one of 183 students statewide to earn recognition as a Georgia Scholar for his outstanding performance in school and within his community. Here’s our interview with Christian.
Three Catoosa County Public Schools (CCPS) students graduated with a diploma from high school and an associate’s degree from college through Georgia’s new "Move On When Ready" program.
Students at Rock Spring Elementary School recently put their sales skills and their legs to good use by raising a little more than $6,000 for upgrades to the school's playground with their Apex Fun Run fundraiser.
That Mike Culberson will not return as LaFayette High School's principal when the 2017-2018 school year begins was officially announced when the Walker County school board held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 20.
The Walker County school board was met Monday night with a full house of students and parents, who turned out for the board meeting to get answers and show support for LaFayette High School Principal Mike Culberson.
Students at Ringgold High School are learning what it's like to build a storage structure, and will soon be able to see that structure displayed within the city for years to come.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) officially launched a newly redesigned website, mobile app, and virtual tour to provide users with an enriched online experience and a more enhanced way to connect with the college.
Walker County Public Schools saw a spike in the number of sick students and staff, forcing the schools to close their doors for two consecutive days, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9-10.
"The Walker County School System will be closed on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10 due to the elevated number of absences among students and adults due to sickness. We are experiencing difficulties finding coverage for our classroom teachers as well as our bus drivers and attend…
In 2011, Shane Simerley’s cousin, who was also his best friend, put a gun to his head and killed himself, snuffing out his own young life and rocking the world of his family and friends.
A room at Ringgold High School looked like Santa’s workshop the afternoon of Dec. 13. Two dozen RHS elves worked with their teacher, Rosanne Hendricks, on a gift project that started the month before with thousands of paper turkey feathers.
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School's Open Studio invites the public to attend and shop at its annual Holiday Bazaar Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the atrium of the new gym. LFO is at 1850 Battlefield Parkway, in Fort Oglethorpe.
Emily Connell of Catoosa County has been chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute March 13-15, 2017, in Stone Mountain.
For the third year in a row the Heritage High School band has had a member selected to be a part of the U.S. Army's All-American marching band that'll perform during halftime at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Tx., on January.
On October 20, thousands of Ringgold students, from kindergartners to seniors, gathered at Don Patterson Field to kick off a year-long campaign to bring more good into the world. Dex and Moe of US101 Radio emceed, Ringgold Mayor Nick Millwood and UTC basketball coach Matt McCall spoke, choru…
"Jeff McGuire is one of the kindest, most generous people I know," says Kerri Sholl, principal of Graysville Elementary School where McGuire teaches PE. "He loves the kids and knows every one of them by name. He’s always looking for ways to make his classes richer and more engaging."
Fort Oglethorpe's historic 6th Cavalry Museum on Barnhardt Circle had a lot of wide-eyed visitors last week when area students visited the museum as part of the annual "Remembering Our Heroes School Days" program.
The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is offering up to $60,500 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree related to agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences or a related field.
A successful life and career in a tech field in the Tennessee Valley inspires the family of Tommy Wilson to give back in a way that would have made him proud. An initial gift from Wilson's family will be the foundation of the Tommy Wilson Tool Scholarship Fund benefitting Georgia Northwester…
Ringgold High School seniors Christopher L. Beatty and Jack A. Gillispie were named Commended Students by the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. RHS Principal J.R. Jones will present them with a letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), w…
Georgia Northwestern Technical College completed a huge milestone Monday, Sept. 19, when school administrators and government officials celebrated the opening of the new Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold.
A petition calling for the installation of a traffic signal at the entrance to Saddle Ridge School is currently making the rounds on social media.
Big Rig Driving Academy in Dalton, Ga., opened their doors in August to provide people in the community a better option when it comes to training for their Class A license and starting down the road to becoming a Professional Driver.
Generosity and compassion have been running wild through the fifth-grade hallway at Westside Elementary School in Rossville during the past couple of weeks, as students have been collecting school supplies to donate to the flood victims in Louisiana.
The Catoosa County public school system launched its annual coupon book sale with presenting sponsor Starr-Mathews Agency, Inc. The coupon book will be available in every school in the system until Tuesday, Sept. 6, and is packed with great savings, including discounts at restaurants, retail…
The LaFayette Police Department and The Bank of LaFayette recently partnered with the Walker County Department of Family and Children Services to collect book bags, toiletries items, clothes and stuffed animals to donate to foster children within the county.
The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts (GDAA) presented its Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting to Catoosa County Public Schools. This award was established to recognize excellence in financial reporting and controls. It encourages governmental organizations to go b…
“Displacement,” a short film created by Heritage High School alumni Connor Rentz and David Besh, will premiere Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Heritage High School theater. Admission is free.
For the better part of the last decade, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been going through a process to add a sixth campus in Catoosa County. On Aug. 15, the process will be complete as GNTC’s Catoosa County Campus will open its doors for class for the very first time.