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Saturday 01/31/2015
Man arrested at LaFayette Walmart for shoplifting, stealing prescriptions
Posted: January 31, 2015

A shoplifting arrest of a LaFayette man at Walmart led authorities to discover he stole someone else’s prescribed medication.

Hutcheson board appoints Dr. Darrell Weldon as chairman
Posted: January 31, 2015

Dr. T. Darrell Weldon has been appointed as chairman of the board for Hutcheson Medical Center Inc., the Fort Oglethorpe hospital announced Thursday, Jan. 29.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Saturday, Jan. 31
Posted: January 31, 2015

Saturday, Jan. 31

Saturday's weather: Mostly sunny, high 50
Posted: January 31, 2015

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. 

Friday 01/30/2015
Prospective Gordon County firefighter arrested on rape charge
Posted: January 30, 2015

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release authorities have arrested a man who was in the process of becoming a paid-per-call firefighter on a rape charge.

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Posted: January 30, 2015

Viola N. Hamilton, 84, Chickamauga

City clerk arrested in Ranger theft case
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston says authorities have arrested the city clerk of Ranger in connection with the theft of Special Purpose Local Option Sales tax funds.

Friday's weather: Sunny, high 45
Posted: January 30, 2015

Today: Sunny, with a high near 45. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Thursday 01/29/2015
GDOT: Be alert for black ice early Friday
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 9:17 pm

 CARTERSVILLE Black ice is possible Friday morning in the highest elevations of Northwest Georgia.

Severe Weather Awareness Week begins Feb. 2
Posted: January 29, 2015

The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) supports the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the National Weather Service in observing February 2-6, as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Encouraging families to learn emergency preparedness and response procedures for all types of severe weather events is the goal of the observance with a daily focus on these topics:

Fort Oglethorpe Housing Authority director says that mayor trying to take over Housing Authority
Posted: January 29, 2015

Sue Long, director of the Fort Oglethorpe Housing Authority, is accusing mayor Lynn Long of trying to take over the Housing Authority.

Gas prices remain steady in Northwest Georgia as oil prices level out
Posted: January 29, 2015

Here are the prices of the lowest regular unleaded for cities in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent in December
Posted: January 29, 2015

The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region in December was 6.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.2 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

Native Walker County crew starts fundraiser to film indie feature in their hometown
Posted: January 29, 2015

An Atlanta film crew, whose members are Walker County natives, plan to shoot a film in Walker and is looking to raise money for the project.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: Jan 16-22, 2015
Posted: January 29, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Jan 16-22, 2015.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Jan. 16-22, 2015
Posted: January 29, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Jan. 16-22, 2015.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Thursday, Jan. 29
Posted: January 29, 2015

Thursday, Jan. 29

Thursday's weather: Partly sunny, high 55
Posted: January 29, 2015

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. 

LaFayette man charged with burglary, stalking
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 9:40 am

A LaFayette man accused of burglarizing a Clervue Circle home last year was behind bars at the Floyd County Jail on Wednesday.

Judge approves sale of Rome News-Tribune; transfer effective Sunday
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 2:06 pm

News Publishing Co., the owner of the Rome News-Tribune, will be sold to Times-Journal Inc. after the Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, approval of the deal by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge.

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