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Catoosa & Walker counties: Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 24, 2014

A health fair is being held at the Lowell Green Recreation Center, 301 Webb Wheeler Rd., LaFayette, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. today. There will be no charge to receive health screenings and receive information about health services available in the area. This is part of a monthly series that is being provided by a partnership of the City of LaFayette, Four Points, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, LaFayette Presbyterian Church, Primary Healthcare Center, United Way, Walker County Family Connection and many other concerned organizations

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Wednesday 04/23/2014
Memorial fund created in name of Renee Card Monroe
Posted: April 23, 2014

Following the tragic death of Catoosa County grandmother Renee Card Monroe and two of her grandchildren on Monday morning, the family has announced that a memorial fund has been created in Monroe’s name to help benefit Christian ministries.

Catoosa Online Academy summer school opens enrollment
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 10:20 am

Catoosa County Public Schools is pleased to announce summer school opportunities through the Catoosa Online Academy. Students looking to enroll in classes early or to take a course of study that would not normally fit into their schedule can now enroll in our summer program. The Catoosa Online Academy can be part of your summer plans.

Battlefield Farmers Market in Rock Spring opens May 3, Fresh local produce available in north Georgia area for the tenth year
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 12:29 pm

The Battlefield Farmers Market opens for its tenth season Saturday, May 3. The market, at 10052 Hwy 27 N. at the Walker County Agricultural Center, is one mile north of Rock Spring and three miles south of Chickamauga Battlefield Park, behind the Civic Center.

Catoosa County: Funeral arrangements set for grandmother killed in ATV accident
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 10:22 am

Funeral arrangements have been announced for 60-year-old Renee Card Monroe, who was tragically killed along with her two young grandchildren in an ATV accident Monday morning in Catoosa County, in which the vehicle carrying the three veered off into a pond.

ALDI grocery to host Chattanooga, Ft. Oglethorpe hiring events April 24 and April 30
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 1:01 pm

ALDI, a local grocery, will host hiring events for its Chattanooga-area stores, April 24 and April 30. Opportunities within ALDI include shift managers and will include its Hixson, Tenn. and Dalton and Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. locations.

Walker & Catoosa counties: Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 10:29 am

Notice of quarterly meeting of library board of trustees, April 24 - The board of trustees of the Catoosa County Library, in Ringgold, will hold its regular quarterly meeting Thursday, April 24, at 5 p.m. in the meeting room at the Catoosa County Library, at 108 Catoosa Circle, Benton Place Campus.

Tuesday 04/22/2014
Walker & Catoosa counties: obituaries for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Updated: April 22, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Joseph Milbourn Moneyham, 69

Catoosa & Walker counties: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Posted: April 22, 2014

There will be a zoning hearing at 6 p.m. today to consider a request to allow construction of a cell phone tower on Napier/Watoosa Ridge, just off Long Hollow Road, near the Catoosa/Walker county line. This hearing on special use permit case #1140-14 will take place at the Catoosa County Administrative Building in Ringgold.

Earth Day 2014: Northwest Georgia environment officials see positive signals, also signs of public apathy
Updated: April 22, 2014 - 12:25 pm

As America marks the 45th observance of Earth Day today, professionals who deal with the great outdoors on a daily basis say we are giving mixed signals about concern for the planet.

Catoosa Online Academy earns award of excellence
Posted: April 22, 2014

In the first year of Catoosa County Online Academy, a pilot program to offer alternative technology-based high school courses, enrollment has doubled between the first semester and second semester.

GDOL to host job training recruitment in LaFayette April 29
Posted: April 22, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a special recruitment for job seekers who qualify for OJT, a federal on-the-job training program to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force. The recruitment will be held Tuesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LaFayette Career Center, 200 West Villanow St.

Early voting for primary and nonpartisan elections begins April 28
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Early voting for the general primary in Catoosa County will be held simultaneously with the nonpartisan elections from April 28 through May 16.

Drug take back event set for May 3
Posted: April 22, 2014

Experts estimate that as many as 4 billion prescriptions are filled in the U.S. annually. Up to a third of those go unused.

Accused anti-government plotter: Search warrant flawed, statement should be suppressed
Updated: April 22, 2014 - 8:28 am

One of the men accused of planning domestic terror attacks has challenged the legality of a search warrant used at his home, claiming the warrant failed to list his address and instead named a street three miles away.

Monday 04/21/2014
Candidate for State School Superintendent to visit Calhoun
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Allen Fort, candidate for the Republican nomination for Georgia School Superintendent, will be visiting in the Calhoun, Gordon County area on Thursday, April 24.

GNTC named to Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program
Posted: April 21, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is one of 25 two-year colleges recently invited to participate in the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program. Through this program, Grainger offers qualified community college and technical college students financial scholarships in industrial and public safety programs.

Last day for voters to register is today
Posted: April 21, 2014

Today, Monday, April 21, is the last day to register to vote for the Primary Election and Nonpartisan Election. Prospective voters must be 17 ½-years-old to register and 18-years-old to vote. They must be a U.S. citizen, a Georgia resident and a resident of the county in which they seek to vote. Also, the prospective voter cannot be serving a felony conviction or judicially determined to be mentally incompetent for voting purposes.

GNTC Vendors, Students Take Part In Health & Community Awareness Fair
Posted: April 21, 2014

Rock Spring, GA – Vendors from across Northwest Georgia and the Tennessee Valley spoke with hundreds of students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Thursday in the school’s annual Health and Community Awareness Fair.

The Fork Diner gets a makeover
Posted: April 21, 2014

Chef Robert Irvine walked out of his tent on a breezy Wednesday afternoon, coffee in hand, dressed in two thick shirts with a sprinkling of sawdust on one shoulder.

Georgia gets a C on state elementary, middle and high school scores
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 12:45 pm

ATLANTA -- The results were mixed on the averages for the state's elementary, middle and high schools on the Georgia Department of Education's scores released Monday.

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