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Thursday 07/24/2014
Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 7.7 percent in June
Posted: July 24, 2014

The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region increased to 7.7 percent in June, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.3 percent in May, the state Department of Labor said. The rate was 8.9 percent in June a year ago.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
Teachers get 10 percent savings at Walmart’s Teachers’ Savings Event July 25-31
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 12:53 pm

News release from Walmart

Walker County’s Brick Oven: A slice of life with a side of ice cream
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Many organizations utilize social media as a marketing tool or to boost sales. But one local business has embraced the power of being positive in its daily posts and interactions with customers and the community as well.

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Dollar General relocates to new store in Flintstone, grand opening Saturday
Posted: July 22, 2014

Dollar General will hold a grand opening for its new store at 4120 Chattanooga Valley Road in Flintstone on Saturday, July 26, beginning at 8 a.m.

GDOL to co-sponsor career expo at Ringgold High School tomorrow
Posted: July 22, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor, the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce, and Ringgold’s Downtown Development Authority will co-sponsor a career expo tomorrow, July 23, at Ringgold High School.

GDOL to host job training recruitment in Dalton Aug. 5, Cartersville on Aug. 12
Posted: July 22, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a special recruitment for job seekers who qualify for OJT, a federal on-the-job training program to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force. The recruitment will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dalton Career Center, 1460 Chattanooga Ave.

Friday 07/18/2014
Applications now being accepted for 2014-15 Walker County Chamber adult leadership class
Posted: July 18, 2014

The Walker County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Adult Leadership Walker County Class.

Thursday 07/17/2014
Walker leadership alumni dinner scheduled for Aug. 21
Posted: July 17, 2014

The Adult Leadership Walker County Task Force invites the public to attend the 2014 Adult Leadership Walker County Alumni Dinner featuring keynote speaker Mark Butler, Georgia commissioner of labor, at the Walker County Civic Center on Thursday, August 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Battlefield Farmer’s Market in LaFayette to host fundraiser Aug. 9
Posted: July 17, 2014

Tickets are on sell for the Battlefield Farmer’s Market’s second annual “Farm to Table” fundraiser dinner at the Walker County Agricultural Center, which will be on August 9 at 7 p.m.

Local winery hosts Luau Wine Fest to raise funds for Ringgold Rotary Club
Posted: July 17, 2014

The Georgia Winery would like to thank everyone who attended the second annual Luau Wine Fest on June 28. With an attendance of 300 people they raised $830 to donate to the Ringgold Rotary Club. The donation will go toward helping the Ringgold community. They would also like to thank those who helped make this event a success, Catering by Alan, Joe Nabors, Energemata Poi, Chattanooga Acroyoga, Moon Haven Studio, Milele Roots, Hooper’s Bazaar, King of Pops, Track 29 and the Ringgold Rotary Club. For more information about the Ringgold Rotary Club or to donate, visit rotary.org.

Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 7.4 percent in June
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 11:33 am

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May, the Georgia Department of Labor announced. The rate in June of last year was 8.4 percent.

Wednesday 07/16/2014
GDOL to help Roper recruit workers for Walker County plant
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 11:28 am

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will hold a job expo in Summerville on Friday, July 18, to help Roper Corp., a division of GE, fill about 90 manufacturing jobs at its facility in LaFayette.

Tuesday 07/15/2014
Axiom Laboratories acquires Metaugus Inc. in Cedartown
Updated: July 15, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Newnan, GA –  Axiom Laboratories, a subsidiary of Axiom Nutraceuticals, announced it has acquired Metaugus, Inc., a supplement manufacturing facility located in Cedartown.

Monday 07/14/2014
GDOL to help Roper recruit workers for Walker County plant
Posted: July 14, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will hold a job expo in Summerville next on Friday, July 18, to help Roper Corp., a division of GE, fill about 90 manufacturing jobs at its facility in LaFayette.

Saturday 07/12/2014
Bluff Trail reopens on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Posted: July 12, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising a portion of the Bluff Trail that was closed February 10, is now open for public use. The park,in partnership with Wild Trails, developed a project to repair a washout of the trail that formed approximately three fourths of a mile north of Sunset Rock.

Local Dodge dealership to host fundraiser with Heritage High School boosters
Posted: July 12, 2014

Heritage High School will host a Dodge booster club fundraiser as part of the band preview night being held in the school parking lot at 3960 Poplar Springs Road on Thursday, July 31.

Local mother and daughter offer art workshop in downtown Ringgold July 19
Posted: July 12, 2014

Artist Sandra Babb and daughter Jillanna Babb will offer a guided figure drawing workshop at Moon Haven Studio in downtown Ringgold. The workshop lasts from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, and is open to all levels. The studio is at 5 Legion Street in the Cleburn shopping center.

Friday 07/11/2014
Audia International expands Walker County project before groundbreaking
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 10:23 am

The first shovel full of dirt has yet to be turned at Walker County’s newest industrial park, but already Audia International, the site’s major tenant, is looking to expand its manufacturing and warehousing operations.

Wednesday 07/09/2014
Edward Jones Fort Oglethorpe branch supports back to school donation drive
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in basic school supply items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours through August 11. All items will be divided and delivered to Catoosa County public schools.

Pie Slingers in Fort Oglethorpe to help raise money for sexual assault victims
Posted: July 09, 2014

Pie Slingers Pizza in Fort Oglethorpe will be doing its part to help sexual assault victims on Thursday, July 10, as it will donate a percentage of its profits that day to the prevention of sexual assault in the community.

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