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Thursday 09/18/2014
Governor: Thousands of jobs, billions in capital investment in Northwest Georgia
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday during a visit to Calhoun thousands of jobs have been created in Northwest Georgia.

Fort Oglethorpe prepares scope of work for LaFayette Road
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 12:27 pm

The city of Fort Oglethorpe is preparing a scope of work for the LaFayette Road corridor project.

Fava chosen as Ringgold Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year
Posted: September 18, 2014

Tami Fava is Ringgold Elementary’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. She was selected by her peers at the end of last school year to be a part of an elite group of educators in Catoosa County who are recognized as outstanding teachers.

Catoosa County’s finances continue upward trend
Posted: September 18, 2014

Revenue exceeded expenditures by slightly more than $1 million in the first 11 months of Catoosa County government’s general operating budget for the current fiscal year.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Thursday, Sept. 18
Posted: September 18, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 18

Thursday's weather: Mostly sunny, high 84
Posted: September 18, 2014

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Wednesday, Sept. 17
Posted: September 17, 2014

Hershell Shaffer, 93, Chattanooga

LaFayette gospel singer wins big at Georgia gospel awards
Posted: September 17, 2014

Local gospel promoter, Brenda Foster, won several awards at the Georgia Gospel, Country and Bluegrass awards ceremony held Saturday, Sept. 6. The event was hosted at Ridgedale Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. Foster took home an award for bluegrass female vocalist, traditional gospel song writer 2014 and traditional song for “One More Time Lord.” Foster hosts gospel singings every Tuesday and Thursday at the LaFayette, Ga., Hardees at 6 p.m.

Georgia Farm Bureau accepting entries for 2014 hay contest and 2015 hay directory
Posted: September 17, 2014

Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) members who grow Bermudagrass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2014 quality hay contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia testing lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.

Carnival returns to Walker County
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Walker County Fair was revived this past weekend after a decades-long hiatus. The fair, held Friday through Sunday, was held at Mountain Cove Farms on Dougherty Gap Road in Chickamauga. It featured carnival rides and midway attractions, agricultural displays, livestock shows, a fairest-of-the-fair pageant and judged competitions for handcrafts such as quilts, canning and baking as well as for plants, vegetables and flowers. Live entertainment was presented throughout and there was a fireworks show Saturday night. (Messenger photos/Samantha Ward)

Three schools in Walker, Catoosa counties recognized for strong academic performance
Posted: September 17, 2014

Three schools in Walker and Catoosa counties are either on Georgia’s “Highest Performing Schools” or “Highest Progress Schools” lists, which were released this week by the state Department of Education.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College offers free GED practice tests Sept. 22 through Oct. 3
Posted: September 17, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is giving away free GED (General Educational Development) practice tests from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local adult education learning centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

Early voting opens Oct. 13 in Walker County for November elections
Posted: September 17, 2014

Oct. 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

Early voting in Fort Oglethorpe city council election opens Oct. 14
Posted: September 17, 2014

In Fort Oglethorpe, two candidates are running for the Ward 4 city council seat in a special election: interim council member Derek Rogers and former council member Charles Sharrock.

LaFayette’s Movies in the Park season wraps up on Sept. 27
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 9:37 am

The city of LaFayette’s Movies in the Park movies series wraps up its 2014 season with the feature film “Hook” staring the late Robin Williams.

Six running for seat on Catoosa County water board
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Catoosa County Utility District Authority closed qualifying on Friday, Sept. 5, and now six candidates will run for one seat on the water board.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Wednesday, Sept. 17
Posted: September 17, 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Wednesday's weather: Sunny, high 81
Posted: September 17, 2014

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Tuesday 09/16/2014
GNTC to give free GED practice tests September 22 to October 3
Posted: September 16, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is giving away free GED® practice tests from September 22 to October 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

Ringgold CVB to evaluate Chattanooga museum’s proposal for Medal of Honor signage
Posted: September 16, 2014

The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History in Chattanooga, Tenn., recently asked the city of Ringgold to become part of its effort to honor local Medal of Honor recipients in the area, specifically a man who garnered his medal at Ringgold Gap in 1863.

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