The 6th Cavalry Museum will receive a $2,000 Georgia Humanities Council (GHC) grant to sponsor the Remembering Our Heroes School Day program, slated for Friday, Oct. 24.
Heritage High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser on July 31, and raised $3,060.
The Georgia Winery in Ringgold held a Luau event to raise money for the Ringgold Rotary Club. Over 250 patrons attended the event. The winery presented a check to the club in the amount of $925.
The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region increased to 8.5 percent in July, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor reports. The rate was 9.0 percent in July a year ago.
The rumors of GE selling its appliance division, which includes Roper Corp. in LaFayette, that began about the time it held its annual stockholders meeting have intensified in recent weeks, as evident in this message posted on the company website:
The Gordon County/Floyd County Joint Development Authority is getting back to work again after a nearly four year hiatus. The panel last met in September 2010.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Roper Corp., a division of GE, fill about 150 manufacturing jobs for its facility in LaFayette.
United Way in Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties invites the community to donate to the Stuff The Bus school supply drive to equip Catoosa County public school students and teachers for education success.
Jason Long State Farm began its first school supply drive for Gilbert, Naomi, North LaFayette, LaFayette Middle and LaFayette High Schools.
North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (NGEMC) welcomed a crowd of about 2,000 people to its 78th annual membership meeting, on Aug. 7, at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.
The Lookout Farmers Market will kick off a new market location with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cuttings on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. at The Crash Pad at 29 Johnson Street, just off Main Street.
The Georgia Winery in Ringgold earned bronze, silver and gold medals at the Indy International Wine Competition.
The Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host a county fair themed membership appreciation luncheon on Friday, Sept. 12 at the Walker County Agricultural Center from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Georgia’s unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the public that portions of the Lookout Mountain trails will be temporarily closed on Monday, Aug. 18, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. In case of inclement weather, work will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 19. During this closure the park will replace a chain-link fence at the base of the Ochs Museum inside Point Park.
First call was last call during the Aug. 11 meeting of the LaFayette city council.
On Saturday, August 2, the Chattanooga Valley Lions Club attended the district cabinet meeting for Georgia’s District 18-L. Eleven members traveled to Cartersville, Ga., for the meeting, participating in a public relations training, along with several other breakout sessions for officers and leaders.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Toyo Tires recruit a number of workers for its manufacturing facility in Bartow County. The company, which produces tires for vehicles, is recruiting manufacturing and maintenance technicians.
Walker County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted 22 food service inspections at the following restaurants, schools or establishments where food is served during July 2014 . Here are the results:
Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted 21 food service inspections at the following restaurants, schools or establishments where food is served during July 2014 . Here are the results: