ATLANTA—Georgia State troopers are anticipating a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
The fire that broke out on Fortune Street in LaFayette Saturday evening, Nov. 22, was started when a teenager left French fries cooking on the stove, officials said.
This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike. All of Georgia’s state parks are open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings. While the park entrances are open, most offices will be closed as park staff enjoy the holidays with their families as well.
The mini-van belonging to a 73-year-old missing Lookout Mountain, Ga., man was discovered Sunday night, Nov. 23, submerged in a swimming pool with a body inside in Chattooga County.
The 40th annual Walker County Empty Stocking Fund food distribution is Friday, Dec. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Agriculture center near the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring.
Fort Oglethorpe Downtown Development Authority board members were clearly at the 2019 start date for the LaFayette Road beautification project. But members were even more displeased by not seeing the timeline until several weeks after it was made public at a city council meeting.
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers before 9 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
The CBE (community-based education) special needs class at Gilbert Elementary School raised $160 in donations for LaFayette Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program, which buys Christmas gifts for needy children. The class raised the money by making “Grateful Grams” and selling them for 50 cents each to students and teachers. Back row, from left: Gilbert Elementary principal Matt Harris, CBE teachers Charity Burnette and Amy Hall, students Brandon Blackman, Jack Hawkins, police sergeant Billy Mullis, police captain Stacey Meeks and police chief Bengie Clift. Front row: Chaggy Bradley, C.J. Green, Luke Knight, Madison Ruiz and Victoria Greddig. (Messenger photo/Josh O’Bryant)
Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 7.7 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.9 percent in September. The rate in October of last year was 7.8 percent.
The Ringgold Playhouse celebrated its first year-plus in existence on Friday, Nov. 14, with its first annual awards show held at the city’s historic Depot.
Sunday, Nov. 23
The Dade County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating a missing 73-year-old Lookout Mountain man.
The LaFayette Fire Department responded to a late Saturday night call on Fortune Street in LaFayette involving a fire that started in the kitchen of a rental residence.
A woman was attempting to park her vehicle when she ran into a building within a shopping center next to the Goody’s in LaFayette.
Today: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10 am. Areas of fog before 9 am. High near 59. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Starting this past September, Heritage High School’s student journalism staff took on the assignment of running an online newspaper along with its monthly print paper. The idea of a site formed the fall of last year.
Walker County high schools and middle schools are in the early stages of partnering with the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
Saturday, Nov. 22
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Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.