The city of Ringgold awarded a three-part bid Monday night, Feb. 13, to finalize the overhaul of its Water Treatment Plant on South Depot Street as it prepares to transition from powder to liquid chemicals.
Walker County Emergency Services, along with the Georgia Forestry Commission, and mutual aid from Catoosa, Rossville and Walker State Prison firefighters were able to contain several large brush fires from burning residences on Friday afternoon.
The Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School band alumni will present Jim Souders' 70th Birthday Party and BBQ Dinner fundraiser, which will be held at The Colonnade in Ringgold on Feb. 25. The evening will feature a BBQ fundraising dinner, a roast of Mr. Souders and entertainment by the Kevin Roberts Jazz Quartet and two other bands formed by LFO band alumni.
The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office is seeking participants for its upcoming Citizens Police Academy. As the Sheriff's Office strives for transparency in its operations, the Citizens Police Academy provides a hands-on opportunity to educate the citizens of Catoosa County on the operations of the Sheriff's Office while obtaining valuable feedback from citizens to enhance law enforcement and community relations. There is no charge for the class or materials.
"The Walker County School System will be closed on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10 due to the elevated number of absences among students and adults due to sickness. We are experiencing difficulties finding coverage for our classroom teachers as well as our bus drivers and attendants. This has created a supervision concern in our school buildings as we have taxed the availability of our current substitute teacher list. Also, we are currently having a difficult time providing adequate and efficient coverage on our bus routes both morning and afternoon. The safety of our students is always our number one priority; we hope this separation from one another will allow for proper care and wellness for all students and adults."
Georgia State Patrol Post 41 in LaFayette reports that a man was transported to Erlanger Hospital following a three-vehicle collision at the Catoosa-Walker County line on Ga. Highway 151 around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.
Clara Renea Sharp, 38, of 4 Clara Lane, Rossville arrested on charges of affixing material to license plate to misrepresent, driving while license suspended/revoked, no insurance, operation of vehicle without current plate, seatbelt violation and windshield violation.