The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region in September was 7.1 percent, down 1.0 percent from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 7.8 percent.
Thursday, Oct. 23
Thursday: Patchy fog before 9 am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 68. North wind around 5 mph.
A 20-year-old Polk County man was arrested today and has been charged under the computer pornography and child exploitation prevention act. Dwight Davis of Polk County was arrested as part of a 31 county multi-agency sting.
An out-of-town man and woman were arrested on multiple drug trafficking charges Tuesday night, Oct. 21, during a routine traffic stop along U.S. Highway 41 in Ringgold.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) in Rome has become the first institution of higher learning in Georgia to offer GeorgiaBEST, the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) initiative that teaches workplace soft skills.
A stabbing call led Gordon County authorities Tuesday night to discover an alleged marijuana growing operation.
A construction worker Wednesday was seriously injured when he fell 60 feet from a bridge overpass. He was inside an excavator during the fall, according to police scanner traffic
A man and woman said someone stole tools and lawn care equipment from their residence off Chattanooga Valley Road in Flintstone.
A woman said someone broke into her travel trailer off Schmidt Road in Rossville and stole two rifles.
The Ringgold Haunted Depot began again this year with a successful opening weekend. The venue is a haunted house designed and run by Ringgold City staff and volunteers, along with a hayride, bonfire and a ghost tour that travels through downtown.
A woman said someone stole the well pump from her residence off Dripping Springs Road in LaFayette. A $500 reward is being offered to anyone who can help recover it.
James Keith Crawford, 30, Ringgold
A dispute about the county’s contribution to the Catoosa County Public Library 2015 budget was defused during the commissioners meeting Oct. 21.
LaFayette High School marching band mates prove you can’t sideline teamwork and motivation.
The Walker County school board recognized Naomi Elementary School as the facility of the month at its meeting Oct. 20.
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Wednesday: Patchy fog before 8 am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Two years ago, Sicily Kolbeck, 12, of Marietta designed a 128-square-foot house as part of a school project that she planned to work on with her dad.
The city of Ringgold plans to make major improvements to its water treatment plant by repairing its old clear well tank, while also looking into making a switch to liquid chemicals in lieu of the powder ones it has used for years.