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Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle visits Roper plant in LaFayette

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)

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Monday 09/01/2014
Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Monday, Sept. 1
Posted: September 01, 2014

Monday, Sept. 1

Monday's weather: Mostly sunny, high 91
Posted: September 01, 2014

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 08/31/2014
Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Sunday, Aug. 31
Updated: August 31, 2014 - 8:07 am

Sunday, Aug. 31

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
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
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.

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.

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.

Friday's weather: Mostly sunny, high 92
Posted: August 29, 2014

Friday: Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Thursday 08/28/2014
3 regional companies create Education Exchange to interconnect students in 30 counties
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 1:36 pm

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.

Ringgold discusses, decides to hold off on renaming recreational complex
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 2:36 pm

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 polo match will benefit Fort Oglethorpe's 6th Cavalry Museum
Posted: August 28, 2014

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.

Local Dodge dealership raises funds for Heritage High School
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 11:18 am

Heritage High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser on July 31, and raised $3,060.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: Aug. 15-21, 2014
Posted: August 28, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Aug. 15-21, 2014.

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