Education

  • From the Walker County School System
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"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…

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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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.

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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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.

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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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…

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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"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."

  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College press release
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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…

  • National Merit Scholarship Program press release
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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…

  • Catoosa County public school system press release
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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…

  • Catoosa County Public School System press release
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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…

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Chickamauga’s hosting of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly One Walker imitative allowed city leaders to tout some of the “good things” already finished or now underway in the historic town.

  • Catoosa County public school system press release
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On June 9, 2016, Catoosa County public schools received approval by the state board of education as a Georgia charter system. Superintendent Denia Reese explained that all Georgia school systems had to choose one of three new governance structures prior to June 30, 2015. The options included…

  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College press release
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Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will present a “Lunch and Learn” homeownership course at each GNTC campus throughout the month of June to inform attendees about the benefits available when purchasing a home.

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