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Thursday 08/28/2014
Local Dodge dealership raises funds for Heritage High School
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 11:18 am

Heritage High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser on July 31, and raised $3,060.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Georgia Winery donates funds from Luau to Ringgold Rotary Club
Posted: August 26, 2014

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.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.5 percent in July
Posted: August 21, 2014

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.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
LaFayette Roper employees and officials watch and wait as GE and Electrolux acquisition dance continues
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm

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:

Gordon-Floyd Joint Development Authority revived after nearly four years
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 1:12 am

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.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
GDOL to help Roper recruit 150 workers for LaFayette plant Thursday, Aug. 21
Posted: August 19, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Roper Corp., a division of GE, fill about 150 manufacturing jobs for its facility in LaFayette.

Monday 08/18/2014
United Way’s “Stuff the Bus” benefits Catoosa County Communities in Schools
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 4:31 pm

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.

Saturday 08/16/2014
Jason Long State Farm in LaFayette hosts first annual school supply drive
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 8:53 am

Jason Long State Farm began its first school supply drive for Gilbert, Naomi, North LaFayette, LaFayette Middle and LaFayette High Schools.

North Georgia Electric hosts 78th annual membership meeting
Posted: August 16, 2014

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.

Catoosa Habitat for Humanity recognizes Holcomb Garden Center for contributions
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 8:55 am

Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County thanked Holcomb Garden Center for their Partnership in 2013, donating their expertise, hard work, products and time with the Habitat Way beautification project. 

First night time farmers market in Lookout opening at The Crash Pad
Posted: August 16, 2014

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.

Thursday 08/14/2014
Ringgold’s Georgia Winery wins five medals
Posted: August 14, 2014

The Georgia Winery in Ringgold earned bronze, silver and gold medals at the Indy International Wine Competition.

Walker Chamber celebrating members with county fair appreciation event
Posted: August 14, 2014

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 rises to 7.8 percent in July
Posted: August 14, 2014

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.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Temporary trail closures on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Posted: August 13, 2014

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.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Like oil and water, liquor in LaFayette won’t mix
Posted: August 12, 2014

First call was last call during the Aug. 11 meeting of the LaFayette city council.

Sunday 08/10/2014
Local Lions Club members attend district cabinet meeting
Posted: August 10, 2014

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.

Friday 08/08/2014
GDOL to help Toyo Tires recruit manufacturing workers in Calhoun Aug. 23
Posted: August 08, 2014

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 restaurant reports for July 2014
Posted: August 08, 2014

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 restaurant reports for July 2014
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 10:33 am

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:

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