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Sunday 10/19/2014
Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club inducts 2015 officers
Posted: October 19, 2014

The Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club inducted its 2015 officers and board members at Hutcheson Medical Center on Friday, Oct. 10.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce officers and directors for 2015
Posted: October 18, 2014

Executive committee:

Thursday 10/16/2014
Sonic in LaFayette celebrates 25 years in business Oct. 25
Posted: October 16, 2014

Sonic Drive-In, on Saturday, Oct. 25, will celebrate 25 years of business in LaFayette by offering half-priced menu items from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Remembering Our Heroes event at 6th Cavalry Museum honors World War II veterans
Posted: October 15, 2014

The sights and sounds of World War II return to Fort Oglethorpe on Saturday, Oct. 25, for the 6th Cavalry Museum’s fifth annual Remembering Our Heroes event.

Georgia Winery in Ringgold supports breast cancer awareness month
Posted: October 15, 2014

Georgia Winery is inviting customers to help support the fight against breast cancer. During October, national breast cancer awareness month, Georgia Winery will donate $1 per bottle of Pretty in Pink sold, to the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Center at Memorial Hospital.

Wednesday 10/08/2014
Jackson Chevrolet donates to LaFayette Youth Soccer
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Jackson Chevrolet Buick GMC held a tailgate party prior to LaFayette High School Youth Appreciation Night and presented a $500 sponsorship check to Patti Scott, LaFayette recreation director. Soccer players attending received t-shirts, face painting and teams received training equipment.

Saving soles in Rossville
Posted: October 08, 2014

The intermittent hum of the vintage motor is the heartbeat of an operation where ubiquitous piles of boots and shoes are a reminder that some people simply discard cheap shoes instead of investing in quality footwear.

Monday 10/06/2014
PolyTech Fibers to open its first manufacturing facility in Chatsworth, investing $12 million, creating 114 jobs
Posted: October 06, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that PolyTech Fibers LLC, a Georgia-based polyester fiber manufacturer, will create 114 jobs and invest more than $12 million into its first manufacturing facility over the next three years in Murray County.

Walker County restaurant reports for September 2014
Posted: October 06, 2014

Walker County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted 36 food service inspections at the following restaurants, schools or establishments where food is served during September 2014 .

Saturday 10/04/2014
Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce to host “Scare up some Business” event
Posted: October 04, 2014

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce invites community businesses to come by the chamber office on Friday, Oct. 24, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for “trick and treat.”

Thursday 10/02/2014
Georgia Power offers additional rebates on ENERGY STAR products during sales tax holiday
Posted: October 02, 2014

ATLANTA – Oct. 2, 2014 – Saving money and energy couldn’t be easier this weekend, Oct. 3-5, during Georgia’s annual sales tax holiday featuring energy efficient ENERGY STAR products, as well as water-efficient WaterSense products. Throughout the weekend and across the state, shoppers who make a qualifying purchase are exempt from paying state and local sales tax on a number of household items such as appliances, compact fluorescent light bulbs, doors/windows and thermostats.  

Wednesday 10/01/2014
Walker County Chamber of Commerce Gala scheduled for Oct. 25
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 5:50 am

The 32nd annual Walker County Gala, hosted by the Walker County Chamber of Commerce, will be Saturday, Oct. 25, at The Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club atop Lookout Mountain, Ga.

Saturday 09/27/2014
LaFayette Physical Therapy seeks support to obtain grant
Posted: September 27, 2014

LaFayette Physical Therapy, a local outpatient physical therapy clinic, has applied for a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main StreetSM Grants. LaFayette Physical Therapy must submit a questionnaire outlining a business plan that will result in growth of the business and receive at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant.

United Way kicks off 2014 community campaign in Walker, Catoosa and Dade
Posted: September 27, 2014

United Way for Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties held its 2014 annual campaign kickoff breakfast meeting at the Walker County Civic Center, presided over by the new 2014 campaign chair for this north Georgia region, Walker County Schools superintendent Damon Raines.

Thursday 09/25/2014
Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate decreases to 8.1 percent in August
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 2:47 pm

The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region in August was 8.1 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in July. Also, the rate in August of last year was 8.1 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor reported.

Tuesday 09/23/2014
Newly remodled BI-LO in Fort Oglethorpe holding open house
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 8:25 am

The newly remodeled BI-LO store in Fort Oglethorpe, located at 531 Battlefield Parkway, is hosting an open house celebration for the community on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Blue Bird school bus maker to be sold, will be publicly traded
Posted: September 23, 2014

Blue Bird Corp., the Fort Valley-based school bus maker, will be acquired by the Houston investment firm Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. in a deal valued at nearly $500 million. The company moved a manufacturing plant from LaFayette to Fort Valley, south of Macon in 2010.

Monday 09/22/2014
GDOL: Georgia among nation’s leaders in job growth
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – Georgia is ranked sixth nationally and third in the Southeast for top job growth. With the creation of over 79,300 new jobs in the past 12 months, Georgia represents a strong 2.0 percent annual growth rate, which is higher than the nation’s average of 1.8 percent.

GDOL to host job training recruitment in Blue Ridge Oct. 10
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor 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 Friday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Career Center, 946 Appalachian Highway.

Saturday 09/20/2014
First Volunteer Bank to host food drive for Christ Chapel in Ringgold
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 8:56 am

First Volunteer Bank is holding a food drive for Christ Chapel in Ringgold as part of the Bank’s September promotion, Tailgate-a-Palooza.

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