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Report faults Ga., other states on fighting disease

Half the states — including Georgia — scored a 5 or lower on 10 key indicators for preventing, detecting and responding to disease outbreaks, according to a new report.

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Friday 12/19/2014
LaFayette’s “Shop with a Cop or Fireman” program continues at Head Start
Posted: December 19, 2014

The LaFayette police and fire department continued their "Shop with a Cop or Fireman" program at Head Start in LaFayette on Thursday, Dec. 18.

One person killed in Fort Oglethorpe crash
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 9:23 am

One person died Wednesday night, Dec. 18, in an automobile crash on Clouds Springs Road in Fort Oglethorpe, police say.

Woman arrested for refund theft scam at LaFayette Walmart
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 10:10 am

A LaFayette woman who, police say, got refunds for unpaid toys at Walmart has been charged with theft.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: Dec. 4-11, 2014
Posted: December 19, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Dec. 4-11, 2014.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Friday, Dec. 19
Posted: December 19, 2014

Friday, Dec. 19

Friday's weather: Partly sunny, high 48
Posted: December 19, 2014

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. North wind around 5 mph. 

Thursday 12/18/2014
Some gas prices still below $2 at select stations in Northwest Georgia, Chattanooga
Posted: December 18, 2014

Gas prices continue their decline along with the price of oil, and some gas stations remain below the $2 mark in Northwest Georgia and into the Southeast Tennessee area around Chattanooga.

Walker County Sheriff’s Department report: Dec. 11-17, 2014
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Here is the arrest report for the Walker County Sheriff’s Department for Dec. 11-17, 2014.

How court rules on ACA will affect many Georgians
Posted: December 18, 2014

Georgia would have the fourth-highest number of people affected if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the current implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a study has found.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department Crime Stoppers: Guns, cash taken from vehicles
Posted: December 18, 2014

· Between 2 a.m. on Dec. 7 and 5 a.m. on Dec. 14, two vehicles were entered in the 800 block of Alexander Bridge Road in Ringgold and cash and guns was stolen.

Two men arrested on drug charges in Rossville
Posted: December 18, 2014

Two men were arrested on drug charges late Wednesday night, Dec. 17, in Rossville after they were found to be in possession of marijuana while driving recklessly, police say.

GNTC announces 2015 GOAL nominees
Posted: December 18, 2014

Eighteen Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students have been selected as the college’s nominees for the 2015 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

Teens charged with armed robbery of Rossville Family Dollar
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 11:44 am

Two teens have been charged with the Dec. 11 armed robbery of a Rossville store.

Fort Oglethorpe man charged with domestic violence, public drunkenness
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 11:06 am

An intoxicated Fort Oglethorpe man was arrested on domestic violence charges, police say.

Wreck on U.S. 27 Bypass in LaFayette
Posted: December 18, 2014

A wreck occurred Wednesday, Dec. 18, on U.S. Highway 27 bypass in LaFayette in which a driver failed to yield the right of way and crashed into another vehicle.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Thursday, Dec. 18
Posted: December 18, 2014

Thursday, Dec. 18

Thursday's weather: Mostly cloudy, high 48
Posted: December 18, 2014

Thursday: A slight chance of showers between 9 am and 3 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Woman injured in wreck on Ga. 136 in Walker County
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 7:32 pm

A man flipped his car while rounding a curve on Ga. Highway 136 in Walker County Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Special program at Chickamauga Battlefield park
Posted: December 17, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special 30-minute program about the capture of Savannah, Georgia, at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2 pm.

Pay library fines with canned food for needy
Posted: December 17, 2014

The Food for Fines program is being observed through Dec. 20 by members of the Cherokee Regional Library System, which includes public libraries in Walker, Catoosa, Dade and Chattooga counties.

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