Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind.
As the leading voice of business in the county, the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce invites and encourages our community to attend the upcoming public forums taking place across the region regarding the current situation facing Hutcheson Medical Center. We wholeheartedly support this effort to allow the public to voice their opinions on this important matter that impacts so many of our residents.
The LaFayette Police Department will kick off its second annual “Hair for the Holidays” fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in which the police staff will let their beards grow in to raise money for the Shop with a Cop 2014 Christmas program.
Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston says his office has received a number of reports from citizens who have received scam telephone calls from a person claiming to be a deputy sheriff.
The city of LaFayette’s Movies in the Park series closed out the 2014 season with the movie “Hook” starring the late Robin Williams on Saturday, Sept. 27, with about 100 people in attendance.
The city of LaFayette is using SPLOST to do some much-needed repairs within the city and, according to Main Street manager Matthew Williams, city crews have thus far repaired or replaced 785 feet of road along South Main Street and 314 feet along North Main Street, bringing a total of 68 yards worth of new concrete.
Lack of summer rains has raised the risk of wildfire, but starting Oct. 1, it is again legal to burn brush piles, leaves and other vegetative growth.
Tuesday, Sept. 30
Today: A chance of drizzle before 8 am. Areas of fog before 9 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.
The Chattanooga Ironman race held on Sunday, Sept. 28, was met with excitement and support, but also road vandals who spread oil and tacks along portions of the course through Walker County.
Citing overwhelming demand from physicians and the community to once again offer maternity services, the board of directors for Hutcheson Medical Center voted Monday, Sept. 29, to resume the hospital’s labor, delivery, and inpatient pediatric services by the end of the calendar year.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from anyone who may be able to identify the suspect caught on video burglarizing a business in Chickamauga.
Citing overwhelming demand from physicians and the community to once again offer maternity services, the board of directors for Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe voted today to resume the hospital’s labor, delivery, and inpatient pediatric services by the end of the calendar year.
A six-year tug-of-war between the city of Ringgold and the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) seems to be resolved. The group has dropped its lawsuit, which centered on the removal of a flag at the historic Depot.
Monday, Sept. 29
Today: A chance of rain or drizzle before 11 am, then a chance of showers, mainly between 11 am and 4 pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
United Way will host a Read-A-Palooza, Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m – 2 p.m., at Joe Stock Memorial Park, 208-B N. Main St., in LaFayette. This special day of reading fun is focused on education, specifically childhood literacy.
LaFayette Middle School Future Farmers of American (FFA) chapter celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Sept. 15, at 419 Roadrunner Blvd, LaFayette, Ga. From left, front row: Glenda Jones, Walker County Chamber of Commerce; Megan Torbett, FFA co-sentinels; Amber Campbell, FFA co-treasurer; Amaira sloop, FFA co-treasurer; Bailey Tarvin, FFA vice-president; Rylie Chamlee, FFA president; Brooklyn Potter, FFA co-secretary; Gracie Henton, FFA co-secretary; Lauran Torbett, FFA co-reporter and Alexis Asher, FFA co-reporter. Back row: Karen Hughes, principal, LaFayette Middle School; Damon Raines, Walker County schools superintendent; Karen Stoker, Walker County board of education; Susan Wells, board member, Dale Wilson, board member; Mike Carruth, board member; Wendy Matteson, FFA sponsor; Phyllis Hunter, board member; BeBe Heiskell, Walker County commissioner and John Deffenbaugh, state representative.
To continue in its effort to give back to the local communities, Lincoln Motor Company has teamed with the TREK program (Therapeutic Resources and Environments for Kids) of Lookout Mountain Community Services, to be a partner in foster care for the north Georgia area.
On Sept. 24, Eric Church, from Signal Mountain, was promoted to Ship's Leading Petty Officer (SLPO) in the Signal Mountain Division. This is the highest attainable rank in the Navy League Cadet Corps. SLPO Church is the first Ship's Leading Petty Officer for the Signal Mountain Division. He enrolled in the Signal Mountain Division Nov. 27, 2013, and is a student at Signal Mountain Middle School. His parents are Christopher and Lynette Church, of Signal Mountain. The Signal Mountain Division is sponsored by the Greater Chattanooga John “J” Spittler Navy League Council.