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Thursday 04/17/2014
Devastation in the valley: the day Zackery Bryant died
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 8:23 pm

An ordinary morning — a typical school day for Walker County students — turned extraordinarily tragic on Monday, April 14.

Rossville: Passenger slashes his throat, then stabs driver during morning rush-hour traffic, police say
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 9:17 pm

A man violently brought traffic to a halt in Rossville Thursday morning.

Catoosa County judge Gene Lowery dies
Posted: April 17, 2014

Catoosa County is mourning the loss of one of its favorite officials today as long-time probate and Ringgold city judge Gene Lowery died Wednesday after losing his bout with cancer.

HED: Poll shows Perdue, Deal still leading - Handel gaining ground in Senate race
Posted: April 17, 2014

ATLANTA -- David Perdue and Nathan Deal continue to lead in their GOP primaries in a voter survey released Thursday, and it shows that Karen Handel is gaining ground.

Georgia exchange applications hit 220,000
Posted: April 17, 2014

ATLANTA -- Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday.

Funeral services Saturday for kindergartner
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 4:57 pm

The funeral for Zackery Bryant, the Walker County kindergarten student who died Monday morning, will be Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at W.L. Wilson & Sons Chapel, 555 West Cloud Springs Road, Fort Oglethorpe.

Ringgold woman arrested for stealing tens of thousands from grandparents, police say
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 11:29 am

A Ringgold woman was put back in the Catoosa County jail over the weekend after being out on bond for three months following a theft scheme in which she allegedly swindled her grandparents out of thousands of dollars over the course of 2013.

Parker sentenced to life without parole for killing mother and sister
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 6:40 am

Nearly two years after Douglas Glenn Parker was charged with the murder of his mother and sister, he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to two concurrent life without parole sentences, and an additional 6 years, by Judge G. Carey Nelson.

Camp with a special focus gives comfort and fun to grieving children
Posted: April 17, 2014

Weekend sleepover camps for children can be about more than crafts and canoeing.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Catoosa & Walker counties: Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 17, 2014
Posted: April 16, 2014

Coosa Valley Regional Services today at 10 a.m. will hold their monthly meeting at 3 Riverside Industrial Pkwy. NE, in Rome.

Catoosa & Walker counties: obituaries for April 16, 2014
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Richard Glenn Haley, 74

Georgia Northwestern nabs nine national competition spots
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Nine Georgia Northwestern Technical College students will be competing on the national stage in June after a huge showing at the statewide Phi Beta Lambda competition in Atlanta, Georgia’s Westin Atlanta North last week.

Deal to skip statewide debate
Posted: April 16, 2014

ATLANTA -- Nathan Deal won't participate in the only primary debate to be broadcast statewide on public television, organizers announced today.

Hit show Restaurant Impossible is in Calhoun today
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Popular Food Network show Restaurant Impossible is in Calhoun working diligently on The Fork Diner, located on Red Bud Road. The grand opening will be tonight at 7 p.m. for those with reservations only.

State seeking more choice in 2015 health plan
Posted: April 16, 2014

ATLANTA -- State officials said Tuesday that they plan to increase the number of insurers and health plan options for state employees and teachers next year.

Fort Oglethorpe: Derek Rogers appointed to city council
Posted: April 16, 2014

It’s only temporary, but the city of Fort Oglethorpe will have a full council due to recent changes in the city’s charter. The council chose to act on those changes immediately by filling a vacant seat with a temporary appointment.

Candlelight service Saturday for kindergartner
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 10:32 am

Rock Spring Athletic Association (RSAA) will hold a candlelight service for Zachary Bryant from 6-8 p.m. at the ball fields. Six-year-old Zachary, a kindergartner at Chattanooga Valley Elementary School in north Walker County, died Monday after being hit by a bus at the school. Zachary was also a member of the RSAA’s Golden Knights team. The RSAA ballfields are located near the intersection of U.S. 27 and Ga. 95. Donations will be accepted to cover funeral costs and non-perishable food items to help the family during this very hard time.

Standalone rural ERs face a serious hurdle
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to help financially ailing rural hospitals, announced last month, has drawn strong praise from legislators and health industry leaders.

Walker & Catoosa counties: Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Walker County Schools will hold registration for kindergartners on Friday, April 18. Parents need to bring the following information to register for the upcoming school year: the child’s birth certificate; vision, hearing and dental form 3300; immunization form 3231; proof of residency and the child’s social security number. Each elementary school will conduct registration, so call or visit your local school for details.

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Mickler: Protect plants from frost tonight
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 9:44 pm

With temperatures expected to drop below freezing tonight, many Rome homeowners have spring plants and flowers that could be damaged by the cold.

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