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Federal court halts foreclosure on Hutcheson Medical Center

In a ruling today a federal court judge in Rome, Ga., agreed with Hutcheson Medical Center and Regions Bank to grant the request for an injunction, effectively stopping the foreclosure efforts of Erlanger Health System against Hutcheson.

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Friday 08/01/2014
Walker, Catoosa schools rethinking tobacco policies to include e-cigarettes
Posted: August 01, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are forcing educators to revisit policies regarding the possession and use of tobacco products on school property.

Ringgold honors William Taylor for 52 years of service
Posted: August 01, 2014

The city of Ringgold honored one of its most loyal employees during its city council meeting on Monday, July 28, when it presented William “Bill” Taylor with a resolution for 52 years of service.

Walker County Sheriff's Office report: July 24-30, 2014
Posted: August 01, 2014

These people were booked into the Walker County Detention Center on July 24-30, 2014.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings for Aug. 1-3
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 10:54 am

Friday, Aug. 1

Friday's weather: 40% chance of rain, high near 82
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 9:41 am

Today: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday 07/31/2014
Hutcheson, Erlanger in federal court Friday morning
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 9:15 am

On Friday morning Hutcheson Medical Center and Erlanger Health System officials will meet in federal court in Rome, Ga.

Mike Buck loses recount in Republican race for state schools superintendent
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 11:05 am

Former Rome High principal Mike Buck on Thursday lost the Republican primary recount for state schools superintendent.

Highway 27 Yard Sale begins
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 1:28 pm

The 11th annual Highway 27 Yard Sale began today (Thursday, July 31) and continues through Sunday, Aug. 3.

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Thursday, July 31, 2014
Posted: July 31, 2014

Kathy Denise Westmoreland, 55, Rock Spring

Ringgold city pool open through end of August
Posted: July 31, 2014

The Ringgold city pool (Martha Denton Swimming Pool) is open through Aug. 31, Mondays through Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Night swim is offered from 7-10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Admission is $3 per person per day. Parties can be booked on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The pool is at 406 Cotter St. For more information, go online to cityofringgold.com.

Fort Oglethorpe pool open through Labor Day
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 11:16 am

The Fort Oglethorpe city pool (Arlene Crye Municipal Pool) is open through Labor Day (Sept. 1), Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Once school is back in session, the pool will be open only on weekends. Admission is $4 per person. The pool is inside Gilbert-Stephenson Park at the corner of Van Cleve and Norris streets. For more information, call 706-866-5045.

Georgia labor department to host job training recruitment in Dalton Aug. 5
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 11:24 am

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. in Dalton, Ga.

Former Ringgold student accepted by Teach For America
Posted: July 31, 2014

Teach For America announced Kelsey Blackwell, from Ringgold, was accepted into the organization’s 2014 teaching corps. Teach For America is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for low-income students.

LaFayette resident wins Grainger scholarship at GNTC
Posted: July 31, 2014

James Dees, a Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) welding student is the winner of the 2014-15 Grainger Tools For Tomorrow scholarship. Dees was chosen for his academic performance within the college’s welding program. Dees will receive $1,000 to go towards his program at GNTC for the fall semester this year and the spring semester in 2015. Once Dees successfully completes his program at GNTC, he will also receive a Westward Toolkit to go towards his new career. 

Grand jury reindicts Glenn Haymer in 2011 death of a 70-year-old
Posted: July 31, 2014

A Floyd County grand jury has reindicted Glenn Haymer — a legal hurdle prosecutors needed to jump before they could proceed with his voluntary manslaughter retrial.

Bandy Center to open gallery at freight depot in Dalton
Posted: July 31, 2014

John Fowler believes a town the size of Dalton needs a museum with ever-changing displays highlighting the heritage and culture of Northwest Georgia, which is just what Dalton will have when the Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia at Dalton State opens a gallery in the freight depot downtown.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings for July 31-Aug. 2
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 9:32 am

Thursday, July 31

Thursday's weather: Partly sunny, high near 80
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 12:28 pm

This Afternoon: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind. 

Wednesday 07/30/2014
Burglar busts window, cuts van's wire cage
Posted: July 30, 2014

A burglar busted a window and cut a wire cage to burglarize a van parked at a Calhoun business.

Escaped inmates try to sell assault rifle in Calhoun
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 4:44 pm

With a call to 911, a convenience store clerk Wednesday began an incident that would result in the capture of two escaped inmates.

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