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Sunday 08/31/2014
Sunday's weather: Mostly cloudy, high 87
Posted: August 31, 2014

Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 am. Patchy fog before 9 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Saturday 08/30/2014
One dead, one hurt in Polk County skydiving accident
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 12:49 am

CEDARTOWN — One skydiver is dead and another is listed in serious condition after something went wrong during a jump Saturday afternoon in Polk County, according officials.

Georgia Humanities Council awards grant to 6th Cavalry Museum
Posted: August 30, 2014

The 6th Cavalry Museum will receive a $2,000 Georgia Humanities Council (GHC) grant to sponsor the Remembering Our Heroes School Day program, slated for Friday, Oct. 24.

Catoosa and Walker Farm Bureaus seek entries for 2015 essay and art contests
Posted: August 30, 2014

The Catoosa and Walker County Farm Bureaus encourage students in sixth through eighth grade to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau middle school essay contest. Students should address the topic “Make My Career Agriculture.” Each Farm Bureau will award $50 to their contest winner.

Tickets on sale for “Barbra’s Wedding” opening Sept. 18 at Ringgold Playhouse
Posted: August 30, 2014

Tickets recently went on sale for The Ringgold Playhouse’s production of “Barbra’s Wedding” by Daniel Stern, which will be the theatre’s final production of its 2014 season at the historic Ringgold Depot.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings for Saturday, Aug. 30
Posted: August 30, 2014

Saturday, Aug. 30

Saturday's weather: Partly sunny, high 89
Posted: August 30, 2014

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Friday 08/29/2014
Another insurance deadline only days away
Posted: August 29, 2014

More than 20,000 Georgians have until next Friday to provide missing information or they will lose their insurance exchange coverage Sept. 30.

Ringgold to keep Buck Alley a two-way street, add loading zones, nix parking
Posted: August 29, 2014

The city of Ringgold has decided to keep the north end of General Cleburne Street known as “Buck Alley” a two-way street, while also opting to add timed loading zones and eliminate parking on the narrow street.

Fort Oglethorpe hospital trims losses
Posted: August 29, 2014

Coaches will tell you that while a loss is a loss, some losses are less painful than others.

Free digital textbooks available through the Georgia Department of Education
Posted: August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 -- As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.

Past Times coming in Sunday edition; still time to subscribe to receive a copy in home delivery
Posted: August 29, 2014

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s slog through Georgia.

16-year-old killed in Gordon County shooting
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 11:42 am

Gordon County authorities are investigating a shooting that killed a 16-year-old early Friday morning.

Ironman rolling through Walker County on Sept. 28
Posted: August 29, 2014

The bicycle portion of Ironman Chattanooga will bring more than 2,400 bicyclists to Walker County on Sunday, Sept. 28. The route will include a 56 mile loop in the Flintstone, Chickamauga, and Cove areas of the community including GA 193 and 341.

Fees increase for sale of beer and wine in Walker County effective Sept. 1
Posted: August 29, 2014

The cost of a license for retailers who sell beer, wine and other fermented beverages in Walker County will increase on Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day).

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Friday, Aug. 29
Posted: August 29, 2014

Mertie Belle Hubbard Newton, 92, East Ridge

Catoosa County contemplates spending money to save money
Posted: August 29, 2014

Elected officials quizzed department heads and the county’s constitutional officers for nearly six hours as a final step in preparing Catoosa County’s operating budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

Murray County wreck kills 4, including man who was mowing his yard
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 11:13 am

Four people were killed Thursday in a one-vehicle crash in Murray County, including a man who was mowing a lawn, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

State health agency outlines spending increases
Posted: August 29, 2014

A state health agency is budgeting an extra $24 million this fiscal year, and a similar amount next year, to pay for costly hepatitis C drugs in Georgia’s Medicaid program.

Walker County Sheriff's Department report: Aug. 21-27, 2014
Posted: August 29, 2014

These people were booked into the Walker County Detention Center on Aug. 21-27, 2014.

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