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Walker & Catoosa counties: Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 At 10 a.m. this morning, the Tenant’s Association of Patterson Place – a facility of the Fort Oglethorpe Housing Authority — invites everyone to attend the dedication of a new flagpole and memorial garden in memory of the late Fort Oglethorpe City Councilman Eddie Stinnett and resident Theresa McGoff. The Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 203 Honor Guard will present the colors and Father Bill Williams, pastor at St. Gerard Catholic Church, will preside at the dedication.

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Tuesday 04/22/2014
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
Posted: April 22, 2014

Early voting for the general primary in Catoosa County will be held simultaneously with the nonpartisan elections from April 28 through May 2.

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.

Man charged with killing mother and sister sentenced to life in prison without parole
Posted: April 21, 2014

Nearly two years after Douglas Glenn Parker was charged with the murder of his mother and sister, he pleaded guilty.

LaFayette’s ISO classification improves dramatically
Posted: April 21, 2014

Home and business owners should be pleasantly surprised when renewing fire insurance policies for properties within LaFayette’s city limits.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office report: April 4-10, 2014
Posted: April 21, 2014

These people were booked into the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office during April 4-10, 2014. Those with charges are innocent until they plead guilty or are proven guilty in a court of law. The charges include misdemeanors and felonies.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: April 4-10, 2014
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 7:20 am

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for April 4-10, 2014.

Walker County Sheriff's Office report: April 10-16, 2014
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 7:21 am

These people were booked into the Walker County Detention Center during April 10-16, 2014.

Crime Stoppers: Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 7:21 am

· Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, April 14, a residential burglary occurred on Ridge Court in Ringgold, in which nearly $2,000 worth of electronics was stolen.

Sunday 04/20/2014
Ringgold awards downtown streetscaping bid, discusses parking issues with businesses
Posted: April 20, 2014

The city of Ringgold moved a step closer to revamping its downtown area, during its most recent city council meeting on Monday night, April 14, when it awarded the bid for its upcoming streetscaping project aimed towards making the area more accessible.

Ringgold updates outdated zoning, subdivision fees
Posted: April 20, 2014

The city of Ringgold recently approved upping the cost of some of its fees as it pertains to zoning, variances, and subdivisions, in an attempt line up with what Catoosa County currently charges.

Friday 04/18/2014
Investigation clears bus driver in fatal Walker County school bus accident
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 9:49 am

The investigation of a fatal school bus accident in Walker County has cleared the driver of any fault.

Easter and Holy Week services for Walker & Catoosa counties
Posted: April 18, 2014

This is a partial list of some religious services and church activities being held in the area this Easter weekend.

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