Motorists will have to deal with a detour along northbound I-75 at Ringgold Exit 348 during the nights of Sept. 23 and 24 to accommodate construction at the Ga. 151 overpass.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp visited and toured Roper Corp. in LaFayette on Friday, Sept. 20, as part of his “Georgia Made” tour to highlight Georgia-made products and bring new business to rural parts of the state.
Through investigations and intelligence, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force identified Danny Kerdell Smith of Rossville as a distributor of methamphetamine in Northwest Georgia.
It’s easy for the average person to think that water company business is mundane and boring and thus ignore an election for a water company board member. But water is the most essential element of life and making sure it gets delivered to your home or business clean, safe and consistently is…
Friends of the Gordon Lee Mansion, a local nonprofit group, held its annual Blue & Grey BBQ Contest & Festival Sept. 14 on the grounds of the historic mansion in Chickamauga.
Akins, Robert, Dalton, failure to appear (misdemeanor)Ball, Robin, 4244 Ridge Road, Hartford, Tenn., violation probation (felony)Braden, Nicholas, 5404 Mulberry Street, Ooltewah, violation probation (felony)Conley, Patsy, disorderly conduct (housed for Fort Oglethorpe Police Department), vio…
Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty and Troopers Treasures have joined forces for National “Homes for Dogs” Adoption Weekend. The Ringgold event will be hosted at Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty at 7616 Nashville St. in Ringgold on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come the first two weeks of October, if you’re out hiking in the woods, don’t be surprised if a helicopter or plane flies overhead and starts to drop what appears to be little dirty-looking packets of candy from the air. It’s not for you. Don’t eat it.
♦ Venable, Joshua Devin, 37, 1009 Long Hollow Road, Rock Spring, driving while license suspended or revoked (first offense), window tint violation
Jerry Len Miller, 37, of 2548 Highland Avenue, Chattanooga arrested on a charge of driving while suspended.Trey Austin Parker, 18, of 1830 Fant Drive, Fort Oglethorpe arrested on a charge of burglary.Gavin Blake Vice, 18, of 78 Carrol Ct, Ringgold arrested on a charge of possession of mariju…
Ringgold High School’s homecoming festivities include a parade on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 with the homecoming ceremony at RHS Don Patterson Field beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4, followed by the homecoming game against Sonoraville. There will be different dress-up days during the week of hom…
DeLaine Hunter, founder and CEO of North Georgia Healthcare Center in Ringgold, and her partners in a new non-profit called Healthy Foundations are looking at a 200-acre piece of property in Tunnel Hill to establish a center to help people struggling with addiction turn their lives around an…
Sept. 11 marked 18 years since the day terrorists hijacked four planes and flew them into the two main towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.
♦ On Sept. 11, 2001, four planes hijacked by terrorists flew into three U.S. buildings — the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington County, Va. — and into a field near Shanksville, Penn.
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, LaFayette Fire Services sent two of its firefighters to Workout Anytime, a fitness center in the city, to walk the number of flights of stairs that were in the World Trade Center.
♦ Wulff, Johnathan David, 47, PO Box 1355, LaFayette, failure to exercise due care when using cell phone or radio, driving while license suspended or revoked (first offense)
♦ Bassham, Joshua, 357 Sentry Station Drive, Rossville, possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, marijuana (possession of less than 1 oz.), violation parole
The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force has arrested 29 people on a variety of charges in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker counties.
The Georgia Supreme on Tuesday, Sept. 10, heard a Catoosa County case in which Jacob Daniel Jones was convicted of sexual battery involving a 15-year-old girl.
Fort Oglethorpe officials recently awarded an engineering bid for planned water main work along Battlefield Parkway and approved funding for its annual road resurfacing project.
The city of Fort Oglethorpe has closed the Gilbert-Stephenson Park playground due to pending construction with the plan to reopen the venue early next year.
A Rossville woman was arrested in Catoosa County for allegedly stealing debit cards from a vehicle while out of jail on bond, police say.
Catoosa County will be one of six counties out of the 159 in the state to test-drive new voting machines in November. The rest of the state will have to wait until 2020.
A Rock Spring man is facing recuperation time and several criminal charges after he was hospitalized following a fight that occurred at his ex-girlfriend’s house in Rossville, police say.
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe enjoyed an update on the various programs offered and achievements of the students of Georgia Northwestern Technical College by Dr. Heidi Popham, president, at a luncheon meeting held Sept. 6 at Park Place Restaurant.
Christopher Lee Smith, 19, of LaFayette, has been charged with a shooting Sunday morning, Sept. 8, at 201 Sequatchie Trail, north of LaFayette.
The city of Fort Oglethorpe recently received two honors of recognition from two different organizations for their efforts to better the community.
Voters will have an additional decision to make when they head to the polls in November after Catoosa County officials approved a resolution calling for a vote on a proposed school tax exemption for senior citizens.
A former North Georgia theater director pleaded guilty to aggravated statutory rape charges in Hamilton County, Tenn., Friday, Sept. 6.
Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield will present the proposed fiscal 2020 budget for Walker County government during his regular public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12.
A 51-year-old Chattanooga man, John Brent Trammell, has been arrested and booked at the Walker County jail on charges of rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, incest and exploitation of a disabled person, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.
For 10 years now, every third-grader in Catoosa County Public Schools has received a brand new dictionary from Catoosa Citizens for Learning (CCL), which has given away 8,000 dictionaries to date. Students also receive a special pen with their graduation year imprinted on it.
EDITOR’S NOTE — On Aug. 29, the day after announcing his retirement from the U.S. Senate, Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson sat down with the Marietta Daily Journal for a wide-ranging interview covering past, present and future politics. The senator, who will leave the Senate Dec. 31, has be…
Two Fort Oglethorpe police officers received special recognition in mid-August for their life-saving efforts in the line of duty earlier this year.
On Friday, Aug. 23, students at Graysville Elementary School participated in a pep rally to kick off the school-wide behavior program, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). All grade levels filled the gym and excitement grew as students saw cheerleaders, several high school fo…