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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Packages for troops
Posted: November 26, 2014

Members of Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance Chapter 12 mailed packages Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, to two units of military troops stationed overseas fighting for America’s freedom. This is a way of saying “thank you” to veterans. At the LaFayette Post office, from left: Members of the GVVA Chapter 12 David Hornung, Warren Broyles, Jo Hornung, Valarie Hornung, Karen Hunziker, and Jim Hunziker, president of GVVA Chapter 12. Background: PO clerk Brandon Floyd.

Bekaert CEO: We're committed to Rome plant operations, will rebuild
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 8:50 pm

Bekaert corporate executives confirmed in a news release issued Wednesday that the company is committed to rebuilding its plant in Rome as quickly as possible.

Dog attack sends Calhoun woman to emergency room
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 8:49 am

A Calhoun woman checking her mail sustained injuries when a dog attacked her.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Wednesday, Nov. 26
Posted: November 26, 2014

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Child's mother, man arraigned on murder charge in 1-year-old Journey Ann Cowart's death in Bartow County
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 8:50 am

A man and woman accused in the death of a 1-year-old girl appeared Tuesday before a Bartow County judge for their arraignment — the next step before their case reaches trial.

Wednesday's weather: Mostly sunny, high near 50
Posted: November 26, 2014

Wednesday: A 10 percent chance of rain before 7 am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. 

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Judge denies motion to remove defense attorney in after-prom party sexual battery case
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:48 am

A defense attorney in the case of three Calhoun men accused of an after-prom sexual assault will remain on the case despite prosecutors’ misgivings, a Gilmer County Superior Court judge ruled.

Catoosa County house catches fire from deep-frying Thanksgiving turkey; family of five escapes unharmed
Posted: November 25, 2014

A Catoosa County family of five escaped their house fire without injury Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, after a cooking mishap demolished their Keith Road residence.

Christmas at the Farm: A gift to the community from Boynton United Methodist Church
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Boynton United Methodist Church invites the public to enjoy “Christmas at the Farm,” Saturday, Dec. 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Convicted felon arrested in Fort Oglethorpe for bringing gun, knife into restaurant
Posted: November 25, 2014

A Fort Oglethorpe man was arrested on weapons charges after a concerned citizen notified police that he was sitting at a restaurant bar with a gun in his waistband, police say.

Fort Oglethorpe man arrested for trying to steal BB guns
Posted: November 25, 2014

A Fort Oglethorpe man was arrested he allegedly tried to smuggle two BB guns out of a Walmart in his pants, police say.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Nov. 14-20, 2014
Posted: November 25, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Nov. 14-20, 2014.

LaFayette woman charged for egging ex-boyfriend’s car
Posted: November 25, 2014

A LaFayette woman was charged with criminal trespassing after she egged her ex-boyfriend’s car at LaFayette Garden Apartments on Patterson Road in LaFayette.

Couple passes counterfeit bills at LaFayette Wal-Mart
Posted: November 25, 2014

The LaFayette Police Department was dispatched to the LaFayette Wal-Mart on Sunday morning, Nov. 23, due to counterfeit $100 bills being spent at the store the previous day.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Tuesday, Nov. 25
Posted: November 25, 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Tuesday's weather: Mostly sunny, high near 56
Posted: November 25, 2014

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:06 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

Violence in Ferguson includes smashed windows, gun shots, fires
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:34 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

Monday 11/24/2014
Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Posted: November 24, 2014

Don Quarles, 71, Harrison, Tenn.

Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has a new, toll-free number
Posted: November 24, 2014

Now, no matter where you live in 14-county northwest Georgia, contacting the Red Cross is a toll-free call. Effective immediately, residents of Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Union, Walker and Whitfield Counties can dial 844-536-6226 to speak to a local Red Cross representative, or 706-728-3446 to send a FAX.

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