Someone stole $1,600 in truck and car batteries from a LaFayette residence.
Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday during a visit to Calhoun thousands of jobs have been created in Northwest Georgia.
The city of Fort Oglethorpe is preparing a scope of work for the LaFayette Road corridor project.
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.
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.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Hershell Shaffer, 93, Chattanooga
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 (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.
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 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 (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.
Oct. 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.
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.
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
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.
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.