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.
Electronic cigarettes are forcing educators to revisit policies regarding the possession and use of tobacco products on school property.
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.
These people were booked into the Walker County Detention Center on July 24-30, 2014.
Friday, Aug. 1
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%.
Former Rome High principal Mike Buck on Thursday lost the Republican primary recount for state schools superintendent.
The 11th annual Highway 27 Yard Sale began today (Thursday, July 31) and continues through Sunday, Aug. 3.
Kathy Denise Westmoreland, 55, Rock Spring
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, July 31
This Afternoon: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind.
A burglar busted a window and cut a wire cage to burglarize a van parked at a Calhoun business.
With a call to 911, a convenience store clerk Wednesday began an incident that would result in the capture of two escaped inmates.