Gas prices are well below the national average of $3.01 this week with prices in our area as low as $2.53, according to Gasbuddy.com.
Thursday, Oct. 30
Today: Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind around 5 mph.
Calhoun Police Department investigators are working to identify and locate two people involved in the Friday robbery of a local pharmacy.
A Walker County high school is under heightened security today in the wake of a posting on social media warning of a possible mass shooting at the school.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Department has received a $45,700 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).
A Fort Oglethorpe citizen has filed a court appeal challenging Charles Sharrock’s run for a city council seat.
Mark Butler, head of the Georgia Department of Labor, last week described how his department has shifted its focus on reviving economic growth following the Great Recession.
First Volunteer Bank, a leading community bank in Tennessee and North Georgia, is the recipient of the 2014 Extraordinary Banking Award presented by the Institute for Extraordinary Banking.
Rossville student meets President Jimmy Carter for first-year readers program
The Scare on the Square in LaFayette will host 40 different business and groups on Halloween on Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
James Perry Young, 86, LaFayette
Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston has responded to claims the Gordon County Jail is not providing adequate food for prisoners.
The Woodlands Village II in LaFayette has added 40 new apartment units for the senior housing community.
Newspaper customers should be careful about how they renew their subscriptions, the Federal Trade Commission is warning.
The LaFayette Police Department kicked off its second annual “Hair for the Holidays” fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in which the police staff will let their beards grow to raise money for the Shop with a Cop 2014 Christmas program.
Wednesday, Oct. 29
Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1 pm, then a slight chance of showers between 1 pm and 2 pm. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A woman said someone broke into her residence off Colerain Street in LaFayette and stole food, a Blu-ray player, and jewelry — and took time to enjoy a beer during the burglary.
Halloween can be one of the most deadly nights of the year for both pedestrians and motorists. With the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating and party goers that could be impaired behind the wheel, it makes for a scary combination. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. In addition, NHTSA reported that 48% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities on Halloween night in 2012 involved a drunk driver.