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GNTC to give free GED practice tests September 22 to October 3

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is giving away free GED® practice tests from September 22 to October 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
Strung Like A Horse to play Saturday at Cherokee Farms in LaFayette
Posted: September 16, 2014

LaFayette will be able to witness a little bit of bluegrass and a little bit of garage rock when the southern touring musical group Strung Like a Horse plays on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11:30 p.m. at T Dawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny at Cherokee Farms.

Ringgold High School homecoming Friday
Posted: September 16, 2014

Airport ready for annual fly-in on Sept. 20
Posted: September 16, 2014

The air above the Barwick-LaFayette Airport will be abuzz with small aircraft during the fly-in scheduled from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.

LaFayette Oks banners for placement this holiday season
Posted: September 16, 2014

LaFayette’s downtown business district this Christmas will be festooned with banners bearing a likeness of the Santa so often seen in vintage Coca-Cola advertising.

New resource officer named for LaFayette High
Posted: September 16, 2014

The LaFayette Police Department has promoted Robert “Skipper” Dunn to the new position of LaFayette High School's resource officer, replacing recently promoted detective Sgt. Billy Mullis.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Tuesday, Sept. 16
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 10:54 am

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Tuesday's weather: Partly sunny, high 85
Posted: September 16, 2014

Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. 

Monday 09/15/2014
'Water lady' on front lines in campaign against arsenic in Georgia wells
Posted: September 15, 2014

Janet McMahan figured it out five years ago — just before her son Ben was diagnosed with cancer.

Bailey named educator of the month at Battlefield Elementary
Posted: September 15, 2014

Jan Bailey, third grade teacher at Battlefield Elementary School was chosen as educator of the month. One colleague said her level of preparation and planning is “exceptional” and “she works with students at their level of need but sets high/achievable expectations.” Another bragged on her for “knowing how to build a solid foundation and for begin such a super person to work with.”

Georgia health centers get funding to expand care
Posted: September 15, 2014

A federal agency has awarded $6.9 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 30 community health centers in Georgia that will help expand their primary care services, according to Georgia Health News.

Chattanooga man wounded in shooting; Fort Oglethorpe police still investigating
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 6:31 am

Fort Oglethorpe police are investigating a shooting that took place near Rossville Friday morning, Sept. 12, in which a 22-year-old Chattanooga, Tenn., man was wounded following an apparent dispute.

Economic impact of the film and television industry hits $5.1 billion, Governor says
Posted: September 15, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program is the first of its kind in the nation, making Georgia the leader in offering a community-based production assistance program.

Woman reports stolen TV
Posted: September 15, 2014

A woman told LaFayette police someone entered her deceased father’s residence and stole a television valued at $150.

“Barbra’s Wedding” opens Thursday, Sept. 18, at Ringgold Playhouse
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 10:40 am

The Ringgold Playhouse will open the final show of its 2014 season this week when it opens the hilarious Hollywood comedy “Barbra’s Wedding,” written by Daniel Stern, on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Catoosa County school receives surprise donation from Chattanooga-based hotel group
Posted: September 15, 2014

Graysville Elementary School in Ringgold received a tremendous surprise Friday morning, Sept. 12, when members of 3H Group Hotel showed up for a special assembly and donated $3,000 worth of school supplies, gift cards, and cash to the school.

Average gas price fell slightly last week - state average $3.32
Posted: September 15, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

AAA: 3 out of 4 carseats installed incorrectly - straps too loose or too low
Posted: September 15, 2014

As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, AAA – The Auto Club Group joins organizations nationwide to encourage parents and caregivers to make sure their children are riding in a safe seat.

Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” program educates youths in LaFayette
Posted: September 15, 2014

The iconic “Wild Kingdom” television series brought out the wildlife for an educational event open to the public on Thursday, Sept. 11.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Monday, Sept. 15
Posted: September 15, 2014

Monday, Sept. 15

Monday's weather: Cloudy, high 84
Posted: September 15, 2014

Today: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Patchy fog before 10 am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

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