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Heritage High’s General Journal takes on internet

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.

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Friday 11/21/2014
Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: Nov. 7-12, 2014
Posted: November 21, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Nov. 7-12, 2014.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Nov. 7-13, 2014
Posted: November 21, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Nov. 7-13, 2014.

State panel meets over ailing rural hospitals
Posted: November 21, 2014

Struggling to stay afloat financially, a northwest Georgia rural hospital has opted to file for bankruptcy protection from its creditors.

By the numbers: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 2014
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 11:20 am

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. This event is regarded by many as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag Indians in attendance played a key role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America. These include the British colonists in Virginia as early as 1619.

Rock City begins 20th anniversary of Enchanted Garden of Lights
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Rock City’s annual Enchanted Garden of Lights prepares to shine bright for its 20th anniversary season beginning Friday, Nov. 21. Beautiful enhancements and new characters await guests nightly from 6-9 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 3.

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 9:57 am

Edith Ann Elliott Baldwin, 59, Rossville

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Friday, Nov. 21
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 9:26 am

Friday, Nov. 21

Thursday 11/20/2014
Friday's weather: Sunny, high near 53
Posted: November 20, 2014

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 53. North wind around 5 mph. 

Shaw Industry oil spill on U.S. 27 in Walker County
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 8:08 pm

An oil spill that occurred Wednesday evening, Nov. 19, at Shaw Industries in Chickamauga resulted in oil being spilled onto U.S. Highway 27, which led to response from Walker County Emergency Services and Walker County Sheriff’s Department.

$3,290 in jewelry and other items stolen from Rossville residence
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 12:05 pm

A man said someone broke into his residence off Cloud Crest Drive in Rossville and stole $3,290 worth in items, mostly jewelry.

SUV stolen while driver was in store in Rossville
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 12:20 pm

A man said someone stole his SUV from the parking lot of an auto parts store in Rossville, while he was inside the store.

Down Home Christmas parade in Ringgold Dec. 5
Posted: November 20, 2014

The Ringgold Down Home Christmas Parade will be returning to downtown Ringgold on Friday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.

Catoosa County library seeks donations for Stockings of Love; will host annual Festival of Trees
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 10:24 am

To celebrate the season of joy and giving, the Catoosa County library will be participating in the “Stockings of Love” program hosted by the Catoosa County sheriff’s department. Visitors will get a chance to help local families during the Christmas season as well as lower any account fines.

Catoosa Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Small Business Saturday Nov. 29
Posted: November 20, 2014

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce announced its participation in the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, to support independent businesses in Catoosa County.

Catoosa County commissioners approve additional dollars and days off
Posted: November 20, 2014

Catoosa County’s commissioners have approved additional economic development funding, installation of a new filing system as part of courthouse renovations and a couple of actions that should extend holiday cheer for county employees.

Hutcheson Medical Center filing for Chapter 11 protection
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 10:25 am

A new chapter was added to the saga of Hutcheson hospital on Nov. 19.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Thursday's weather: Sunny, high near 50
Posted: November 19, 2014

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 50. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. 

Fort Oglethorpe Christmas parade is Dec. 6
Posted: November 19, 2014

The Fort Oglethorpe Christmas parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. The theme is “Under the Christmas Tree.”

Nissin Brake Georgia Inc. in Walker County cited for serious safety violations
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 11:25 am

Nissin Brake Georgia Inc. in Walker County was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 11 safety and health violations following a June 2014 inspection at the manufacturer’s Rock Spring facility.

Catoosa Citizens for Literacy hosts annual appreciation luncheon
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Catoosa Citizens for Literacy held its 15th annual appreciation luncheon at the Learning Center in Ringgold. Shirley Smith, executive director, recognized and thanked the community leaders, corporate and individual sponsors, collaborative partners, staff and volunteers for their support of literacy efforts in Catoosa County.

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