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Friday 10/24/2014
Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Posted: October 24, 2014

Joyce Marie Peters, 77, Ringgold

Ringgold man steals truck from Fort Oglethorpe Costco, crashes it in Tennessee
Posted: October 24, 2014

A Ringgold man is awaiting extradition back to Catoosa County after he allegedly stole a truck from the Costco parking lot in Fort Oglethorpe, and crashed it in Jasper, Tenn., police say.

Calhoun after-prom party witness: Sex acts were consensual. Investigators say victim sustained serious wounds
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:28 pm

ELLIJAY — A recent high school graduate who stumbled upon the alleged sexual assault of a woman at an after-prom party for Calhoun High students testified Thursday that the contact was consensual — a corroboration one defense attorney needs if he’s to stay on the case.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Friday, Oct. 24
Posted: October 24, 2014

Friday, Oct. 24

Friday's weather: Sunny, high near 71
Posted: October 24, 2014

Today: Patchy fog before 7 am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Thursday 10/23/2014
GNTC’s Machine Tool Technology Program Sees Increase in Veteran Enrollment
Posted: October 23, 2014

Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail and consequently the Machine Tool Technology program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is seeing more veterans enroll into the program.

N. America treated to partial solar eclipse today
Posted: October 23, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

Sam Nunn coming to Rome on Monday; Jason Carter swinging through region this Saturday
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Sam Nunn, former U.S. senator from Georgia, will be in Rome on Monday at 2 p.m. ad the Floyd County Democratic Party headquarters, 5 Broad St. Nunn's daughter, Michelle Nunn, is running for the U.S. Senate against Republican David Perdue.

Community expresses mixed opinions on Ringgold youth softball coach arrested for alleged child molestation
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:14 pm

A Ringgold man has been in Catoosa County jail the past four days on charges he allegedly molested a young girl. But the community seems divided on whether they believe the youth softball coach is capable of such acts.

Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate falls to 7.1 percent
Posted: October 23, 2014

The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region in September was 7.1 percent, down 1.0 percent from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 7.8 percent.

Ebola: Gordon County prepares for ‘what ifs’
Posted: October 23, 2014

Gordon Hospital and the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Safety departments are actively preparing for a “what if” public health scenario should a threat like Ebola materialize in Calhoun and Gordon County.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: Oct. 10-16, 2014
Posted: October 23, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Oct. 10-16, 2014.

Catoosa County prepares to sue hospital for audited financial reports
Posted: October 23, 2014

Catoosa County commissioners have decided the time has come, and passed, for Hutcheson Medical Center to provide audited financial reports for the years 2008-2013.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Oct. 10-16, 2014
Posted: October 23, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Oct. 10-16, 2014.

Walker-Catoosa areas happenings: Thursday, Oct. 23
Posted: October 23, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 23

Thursday's weather: Sunny, high near 68
Posted: October 23, 2014

Thursday: Patchy fog before 9 am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 68. North wind around 5 mph. 

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Polk County man arrested in 31-county child pornography sting
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 8:40 am

A 20-year-old Polk County man was arrested today and has been charged under the computer pornography and child exploitation prevention act. Dwight Davis of Polk County was arrested as part of a 31 county multi-agency sting.

Authorities seize $30,000 worth of meth in Ringgold bust
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 4:16 pm

An out-of-town man and woman were arrested on multiple drug trafficking charges Tuesday night, Oct. 21, during a routine traffic stop along U.S. Highway 41 in Ringgold.

GeorgiaBEST implemented at Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Posted: October 22, 2014

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) in Rome has become the first institution of higher learning in Georgia to offer GeorgiaBEST, the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) initiative that teaches workplace soft skills.

Stabbing call leads to marijuana grow bust in Gordon County
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 3:18 pm

A stabbing call led Gordon County authorities Tuesday night to discover an alleged marijuana growing operation.

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