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Thursday 10/23/2014
Walker-Catoosa areas happenings: Thursday, Oct. 23
Posted: October 23, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 23

Thursday's weather: Sunny, high near 68
Posted: October 23, 2014

Thursday: Patchy fog before 9 am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 68. North wind around 5 mph. 

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Polk County man arrested in 31-county child pornography sting
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 8:40 am

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.

Authorities seize $30,000 worth of meth in Ringgold bust
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 4:16 pm

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.

GeorgiaBEST implemented at Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Posted: October 22, 2014

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.

Stabbing call leads to marijuana grow bust in Gordon County
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 3:18 pm

A stabbing call led Gordon County authorities Tuesday night to discover an alleged marijuana growing operation.

Construction worker injured in fall from I-75 overpass
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 2:39 pm

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

Tools and lawn care equipment stolen from Flintstone residence
Posted: October 22, 2014

A man and woman said someone stole tools and lawn care equipment from their residence off Chattanooga Valley Road in Flintstone.

Rifles stolen from Rossville trailer
Posted: October 22, 2014

A woman said someone broke into her travel trailer off Schmidt Road in Rossville and stole two rifles.

Haunted Depot kicks off fall fun in Ringgold
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 11:55 am

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.

$500 reward offered for info on stolen well pump in LaFayette
Posted: October 22, 2014

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.

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Posted: October 22, 2014

James Keith Crawford, 30, Ringgold

Catoosa County library funding restored
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 9:54 am

A dispute about the county’s contribution to the Catoosa County Public Library 2015 budget was defused during the commissioners meeting Oct. 21.

Teamwork and motivation defy the limits in LaFayette High School marching band
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:42 am

LaFayette High School marching band mates prove you can’t sideline teamwork and motivation.

Naomi Elementary featured at school board meeting
Posted: October 22, 2014

The Walker County school board recognized Naomi Elementary School as the facility of the month at its meeting Oct. 20.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Wednesday, Oct. 22
Posted: October 22, 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Wednesday's weather: Sunny, high near 65
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 6:24 am

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. 

Tuesday 10/21/2014
The loneliness of a grieving child: where does help come from?
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 1:08 am

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.

Ringgold plans repairs to water plant, exploring chemical changes
Posted: October 21, 2014

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.

Gas prices continue slowly dropping in Northwest Georgia area
Posted: October 21, 2014

Gas prices are slowly dropping in the Northwest Georgia area but the lowest prices remain up near the Tennessee border in Ringgold and Chattanooga at $2.58, according to Gasbuddy.com.

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