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Today: Sunny, with a high near 45. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sue Long, director of the Fort Oglethorpe Housing Authority, is accusing mayor Lynn Long of trying to take over the Housing Authority.
The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region in December was 6.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.2 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
An Atlanta film crew, whose members are Walker County natives, plan to shoot a film in Walker and is looking to raise money for the project.
Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Jan 16-22, 2015.
Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Jan. 16-22, 2015.
Thursday, Jan. 29
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Two Ringgold teens have been arrested on multiple entering auto charges after they allegedly ransacked a number of vehicles over the weekend, with one of the girls actually burglarizing a home with the residents inside asleep, police say.
A Ringgold man is behind bars on theft charges after, police say, he allegedly stole more than $1,000 worth of property from a Rossville trailer he’d recently been evicted from.
Authorities have released the identity of the passenger in a fatal wreck Sunday, Jan. 25, in Rising Fawn in Walker County.
James E. Ball, 53, Chickamauga
A Rossville man is being held in Catoosa County jail without bond after, police say, he allegedly attacked and broke the arm of another man in Ringgold.
Needed renovations to the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe are making head way after being on hold for more than a year. The city of Fort Oglethorpe council approved the museum renovations at the end of 2014.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 49. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Two weeks after deciding to begin the relocation process of the large electronic sign in the center of downtown Ringgold, the city council decided to restart the controversial plan Monday night, Jan. 26, after a cloud of confusion surrounded the vote two weeks prior.
It is big news in the small community of Graysville when you see heavy equipment, trucks and workers digging a new ditch. Graysville is a registered historical township and one of the oldest communities in Catoosa County. It even has a township council, and at one time a manufacturing company, a depot and jail. The Catoosa Utility District Authority approved and authorized the construction of a new water line for this area a while back and it is now beginning to take shape. Ronnie Lockhart, owner of Lockhart Trenching and Boring of Rock Island, Tenn., and his crew are putting in a 20-inch welded pipe, which will serve as a sleeve for the new 12-inch-high tech water line. Their job is to get the sleeve pipe under any road surfaces and keep the disturbance of traffic to a minimum. Once the new lines are in place, the old line will be abandoned. The old line was beginning to give problems and the new one will save money in the long run. All of the work is being supervised by Eslinger Construction and Brown Construction, both local businesses. (Article and photos submitted by Graysville resident Dan Phillips. “As a resident of Graysville, I am glad to see the improvement to our community,” Phillips said. “Hopefully a new sewer system will be next.”)
Fort Oglethorpe council member and mayor pro-tem Earl Gray will be recognized at the annual Mayor’s Day Conference for his training accomplishments with the Georgia Municipal Training Institute on Jan. 25.