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Thursday 10/30/2014
Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Thursday, Oct. 30
Posted: October 30, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 30

Thursday's weather: Sunny, high near 64
Posted: October 30, 2014

Today: Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind around 5 mph. 

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Police seek 2 in Calhoun CVS robbery
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Calhoun Police Department investigators are working to identify and locate two people involved in the Friday robbery of a local pharmacy.

Authorities take Walker County school threat seriously, work to clear rumors
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 1:23 pm

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.

Walker County Sheriff’s Department awarded $45,700 grant
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Walker County Sheriff’s Department has received a $45,700 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

Area gas prices well below national average of $3.02
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Gas prices are well below the national average of $3.02 this week with prices in our area as low as $2.53, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Citizen files appeal challenging Sharrock on ballot
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 1:03 pm

A Fort Oglethorpe citizen has filed a court appeal challenging Charles Sharrock’s run for a city council seat.

Georgia labor official: Recession rebound continues
Posted: October 29, 2014

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 named 2014 Extraordinary Bank of the Year
Posted: October 29, 2014

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.

Catoosa and Walker college news
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 10:31 am

Rossville student meets President Jimmy Carter for first-year readers program

Scare on the Square in LaFayette is Halloween night
Posted: October 29, 2014

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.

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Posted: October 29, 2014

James Perry Young, 86, LaFayette

Human rights group says Gordon County inmates not adequately fed
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 11:42 am

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston has responded to claims the Gordon County Jail is not providing adequate food for prisoners.

Woodlands Village II in LaFayette adds 40 new units for senior housing
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Woodlands Village II in LaFayette has added 40 new apartment units for the senior housing community.

Police: Scammers impersonating newspaper billing department
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:27 am

Newspaper customers should be careful about how they renew their subscriptions, the Federal Trade Commission is warning.

LaFayette Police Department’s “Hair for the Holidays” is growing
Posted: October 29, 2014

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.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Wednesday, Oct. 29
Posted: October 29, 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Wednesday's weather: Partly sunny, high near 67, 70% chance of precipitation
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 5:57 am

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. 

Tuesday 10/28/2014
Burglar in LaFayette takes time to drink a beer
Posted: October 28, 2014

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.

Tips for motorists and pedestrians to stay safe on Halloween night
Posted: October 28, 2014

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.

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