Our Kids Survival Camp is taught by volunteer military veterans. Along with outdoor activities, these youngsters learn about our country, our flag and how important the police are. They learn how to read a compass, find their way out of the woods with and without a compass, discipline, exercise and staying fit with an obstacle course and climbing tower.
Catoosa County parks and recreation department is presenting its first season of a summer concert series called Park Rhythms. All concerts are free and will be held each Thursday, at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Georgia Amphitheater, Benton Place, in Ringgold, beginning July 7 and continuing through July 28.
The city of Ringgold will soon get folks acquainted with its new welcome center while also helping out a great cause on July 15 when it hosts its first annual Ringgold Community Blood Drive at Doc Steve’s Place on Tennessee Street downtown.
The Catoosa Memorial Foundation will hold a road dedication on Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at the memorial intersection, Battlefield Parkway and Lakeshore Drive in Fort Oglethorpe, in honor of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, who sacrificed his life during the tragic events on July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
A little more than four months removed from her murder trial where the jury was deadlocked on whether she intentionally killed her foster daughter, a Ringgold woman struck a plea deal to a lesser charge on Monday afternoon, June 27, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Signs had already been changed, auxiliary members were again staffing the information desk, its emergency room had never ceased operations and last Thursday a ribbon-cutting ceremony made it official: Cornerstone Medical Center is open for business.
Joanna Jackson of RE/MAX Real Estate Center, broker for the Fort Oglethorpe and LaFayette offices, graduated from the two-part CARES Coaching Certification workshop Wednesday, May 18, in Atlanta. The new program is offered exclusively to RE/MAX brokers.
The Ringgold city council recently approved the purchase of three brand new vehicles for its police department fleet, as well as a new policy that’ll allow eligible officers to start taking their assigned vehicles home with them.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a standoff situation Wednesday afternoon in Fort Oglethorpe after a wanted man pulled a gun while Catoosa County sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve a warrant.
On June 9, 2016, Catoosa County public schools received approval by the state board of education as a Georgia charter system. Superintendent Denia Reese explained that all Georgia school systems had to choose one of three new governance structures prior to June 30, 2015. The options included: charter system, strategic waiver or status quo.
Twelve years ago, Nathan Cravatt and Wes Williams set up a tent in a trailer park on Karen Drive in Catoosa County. They’d brought along food, crafts, games — and a message: Poverty ends where love begins. Thirty-five children showed up that first day.
The Family Crisis Center of Catoosa, Walker, Dade, and Chattooga Counties recently received a wonderful gift from employees of Shaw Industries, when a collection of workers from the company helped erect and install a new playground at the center.
Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted food service inspections at the following establishments where food is served during the first two weeks of June 2016.
Catoosa County's legal wrangling with Erlanger hospital over repayment of a $10 million loan guarantee is now over. Tuesday night, during their regularly scheduled meeting, the five-member board of commissioners agreed to pay the Chattanooga-based hospital $6.25 million to settle the matter out of court.
Contrary to reports by some media outlets, the Hospital Authority of Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties has neither reached an out-of-court settlement with Erlanger Health System nor withdrawn its lawsuit against that Chattanooga-based hospital.
June’s Painting for a Purpose party is calling out to 13-17-year-olds to get ready for summer and show their creativity at the “Beach Party” Thursday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m. Offered at the 6th Cavalry Museum, this class is specifically for teenagers.
Cornerstone Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe will host a Family Fun Day in honor of the hospital’s grand opening on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Thursday: A slight chance of showers before 7am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 98. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
A Rockmart man remains in jail this morning with no bond on numerous counts after he consented to a search of his electronics and police found evidence of child pornography, according to the Polk County Police Department.