“Focus on Independence” is the theme of a series of roundtables that will take place around Northwest Georgia this week to mark the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From left: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation trustees Linda Case and Doris White, with new GNTC President Heidi Popham. A meet-and-greet reception was held Thursday, July 18, at GNTC’s Walker County Campus to introduce Popham to the community.
The Walker County school board is holding five public meetings in July as it prepares to levy a new tax rate for property owners and adopt a new budget for the school system.
Ringgold plans to keep its property tax rate the same it has been the past two years. But, since property values have increased in the past year, the rate will lead to a slight hike in property taxes.
Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson officiated the memorial service held for K9 officer Rocky on Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at the county's civic center.
A Chattanooga man recently had an aggressive outburst in the back seat of a Catoosa County patrol car after being arrested following a domestic dispute, police say.
One of the founders of Wilson Road Neighborhood Group, David Roden, is optimistic about the group’s drive to get street lights installed on Wilson Road.
♦ Maelan Myric High, 23, of 106 Windwood Way, Rome, GA arrested on charges of driving while license suspended, failure to maintain lane and outstanding warrant.
Recent LaFayette High School graduate Jenna Sweatmon received $2,000 from the RMHC (Ronald McDonald House Charities) Scholars Scholarship fund and an additional $1,000 from the Amanda Holekamp Scholarship.
On Thursday, July 11, Walker County Schools Superintendent Damon Raines agreed to discuss the process for approving the school board’s proposed new fiscal year budget and the planned hike in millage (property tax) rate needed to fund the budget.
This summer, Austin Raines from Tunnel Hill will join outstanding high school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, the “National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security,” held at the University of Maryland in Washingt…
♦ Anderson, Stephen, 266 Castleview Drive, Ringgold, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession and use of drug related objects, probation violation, terroristic threats
Fort Oglethorpe’s police department will soon upgrade its in-car technology by implementing mobile data terminals to its fleet of patrol vehicles.
The Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department will soon have additional equipment in play for communication after the City Council approved the purchase of new radios and pagers.
Catoosa County Public Schools is planning to have its “From HERE to CAREER College and Career Academy” open by 2022, but the school system is starting a pilot program this fall.
About 300 blighted and derelict properties can be found in Walker County, according to Joe Legge, county public relations director.
July 20 marks 50 years since man first stepped on the moon. Chickamauga resident Bonnie Falkenberry remembers it well. She was living in West Point, Ga., and was pregnant with her third child and busy chasing after her two other youngsters.
Public health officials have confirmed 37 cases of hepatitis A among Catoosa County residents since June 2018 and are urging vaccination against the highly contagious liver infection for people most at risk of the vaccine-preventable disease, especially illicit (injection and non-injection) …
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office continues to push forward in its death investigation into the unexplained passing of Britney Parker Cole, 31, Sheriff Steve Wilson said on July 15.
Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force Deputy Cmdr. Caine Railey said the recent quarter-million-dollar drug bust in Rossville was followed by a 20-gram meth-related bust on Saturday, July 6, and a 25-gram meth-related bust on Monday, July 8, in LaFayette.
Ringgold’s mayor has laid down the gauntlet by welcoming anyone in the community to challenge him to a game of ping-ping to raise money for a wonderful cause.
A man and woman from Tennessee were recently arrested in Fort Oglethorpe after they led officers on a high-speed chase, police say.
Officials in Ringgold are discussing the possibility of renaming a street near the Catoosa County Courthouse after the late Gene Lowery.
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff’s deputy shot and killed his K9 partner of four years after the dog suddenly attacked him.
The Walker County school board held its first public hearing in the legal process required to approve its proposed 2019-20 budget.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office K9 Rocky, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, died in a tragic incident Saturday evening, July 6, Sheriff Steve Wilson said.
For those thinking about homeschooling or looking for education supplements for their children or classrooms, the annual Homeschool Expo at Camp Jordan in East Ridge is a go-to place. The expo takes place this year on July 19 and 20.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that during the holiday travel period between Tuesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. until midnight on Wednesday, July 4, there were a total of 118 people arrested in Georgia for driving under the influence.
The Walker County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2019 millage rate that will require a 4.84 percent increase in property taxes.
The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify a person of interest in the case of a Tunnel Hill man who was found dead last week.
A Catoosa County woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly parked in the middle of the road and admitted to drug and alcohol use during a DUI stop, police say.
A local resident is down one window and missing a purse after having her vehicle broken into outside of a Rossville gymnastics studio, police say.
Patriotism at the Post drew a large crowd of folks, many bedecked in red, white and blue clothes, hats and accessories, to the historic polo field on Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe on July 3 to celebrate the 243rd birthday of the United States of America.
The city of Chattanooga has filed a federal lawsuit alleging Walker County Water and Sewerage Authority has breached its 2016 wastewater contract.
A 57-year-old Rossville man has been arrested and booked at the Walker County Detention Facility on three child sex abuse charges, according to Sheriff Steve Wilson.