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Packages for troops

Members of Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance Chapter 12 mailed packages Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, to two units of military troops stationed overseas fighting for America’s freedom. This is a way of saying “thank you” to veterans. At the LaFayette Post office, from left: Members of the GVVA Chapter 12 David Hornung, Warren Broyles, Jo Hornung, Valarie Hornung, Karen Hunziker, and Jim Hunziker, president of GVVA Chapter 12. Background: PO clerk Brandon Floyd.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Convicted felon arrested in Fort Oglethorpe for bringing gun, knife into restaurant
Posted: November 25, 2014

A Fort Oglethorpe man was arrested on weapons charges after a concerned citizen notified police that he was sitting at a restaurant bar with a gun in his waistband, police say.

Fort Oglethorpe man arrested for trying to steal BB guns
Posted: November 25, 2014

A Fort Oglethorpe man was arrested he allegedly tried to smuggle two BB guns out of a Walmart in his pants, police say.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Nov. 14-20, 2014
Posted: November 25, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Nov. 14-20, 2014.

Tuesday's weather: Mostly sunny, high near 56
Posted: November 25, 2014

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Monday 11/24/2014
Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Posted: November 24, 2014

Don Quarles, 71, Harrison, Tenn.

Body retrieved from swimming pool confirmed as missing Lookout Mountain man
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 9:05 am

The body of a 73-year-old Lookout Mountain, Ga., man who went missing this weekend was found in a swimming pool at the 100 block of Brow Road in Chattooga County in Cloudland on Sunday.

Georgia’s state parks open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Posted: November 24, 2014

This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike. All of Georgia’s state parks are open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings. While the park entrances are open, most offices will be closed as park staff enjoy the holidays with their families as well.

Vehicle of missing Lookout Mountain man found in swimming pool with body inside
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 10:45 am

The mini-van belonging to a 73-year-old missing Lookout Mountain, Ga., man was discovered Sunday night, Nov. 23, submerged in a swimming pool with a body inside in Chattooga County.

Fort Oglethorpe DDA dismayed by five-year delay on LaFayette Road project
Posted: November 24, 2014

Fort Oglethorpe Downtown Development Authority board members were clearly at the 2019 start date for the LaFayette Road beautification project. But members were even more displeased by not seeing the timeline until several weeks after it was made public at a city council meeting.

Monday's weather: Partly sunny, high near 62
Posted: November 24, 2014

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers before 9 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Sunday 11/23/2014
Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 7.7 percent in October
Posted: November 23, 2014

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 7.7 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.9 percent in September. The rate in October of last year was 7.8 percent.

“The Foreigner” wins big at 2013-14 Ringgold Playhouse Awards show
Posted: November 23, 2014

The Ringgold Playhouse celebrated its first year-plus in existence on Friday, Nov. 14, with its first annual awards show held at the city’s historic Depot.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Sunday, Nov. 23
Posted: November 23, 2014

Sunday, Nov. 23

Lookout Mountain, Ga., man missing since Friday evening
Posted: November 23, 2014

The Dade County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating a missing 73-year-old Lookout Mountain man.

Sunday's weather: Showers, high near 59
Posted: November 23, 2014

Today: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10 am. Areas of fog before 9 am. High near 59. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. 

Saturday 11/22/2014
Heritage High’s General Journal takes on internet
Posted: November 22, 2014

Starting this past September, Heritage High School’s student journalism staff took on the assignment of running an online newspaper along with its monthly print paper. The idea of a site formed the fall of last year.

Walker schools partnering with UGA agriculture department
Posted: November 22, 2014

Walker County high schools and middle schools are in the early stages of partnering with the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Saturday, Nov. 22
Posted: November 22, 2014

Saturday, Nov. 22

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Saturday, November 22, 2014
Posted: November 22, 2014

Don Quarles, 71, Harrison, Tenn.

Friday 11/21/2014
Crime Stoppers: Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department
Posted: November 21, 2014

· Between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, a residential burglary occurred on Stewart Road in Tunnel Hill, in which nearly $500 worth of goods was stolen.

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