Scott Ossewaarde, plant manager at Roper, on Thursday, Aug. 28, shows Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle some of the cooking appliances fabricated at the LaFayette plant. A portion of the Roper production line is for manufacturing free-standing ranges. (Messenger photo/Mike O'Neal)
Monday, Sept. 1
Labor Day: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday, Aug. 31
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.
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 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.
Saturday, Aug. 30
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.
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.
Coaches will tell you that while a loss is a loss, some losses are less painful than others.
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.
Mertie Belle Hubbard Newton, 92, East Ridge
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.
Friday: Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
NGN, Parker FiberNet, and ETC Communications launched a partnership today to create the Education Exchange, a fiber optic network to connect schools across North Georgia.
The city of Ringgold has decided to hold off on possibly renaming its recreational complex on Emberson Drive until the revitalization of the site is complete.
Bendabout Farm, 3818 S Lee Hwy, McDonald, Tenn., will host international high goal polo matches the weekends of Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14 and again Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, weather permitting.
Heritage High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser on July 31, and raised $3,060.
Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Aug. 15-21, 2014.