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Thursday 10/23/2014
GNTC’s Machine Tool Technology Program Sees Increase in Veteran Enrollment
Posted: October 23, 2014

Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail and consequently the Machine Tool Technology program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is seeing more veterans enroll into the program.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Teamwork and motivation defy the limits in LaFayette High School marching band
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:42 am

LaFayette High School marching band mates prove you can’t sideline teamwork and motivation.

Naomi Elementary featured at school board meeting
Posted: October 22, 2014

The Walker County school board recognized Naomi Elementary School as the facility of the month at its meeting Oct. 20.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Ringgold Elementary initiates “Stop the Bull” bullying awareness group
Posted: October 18, 2014

Certainly, the days of playground, locker room, and cafeteria bullies still exist, but what about equally lethal cyber bullies? Through numerous social networks and multi-media devices children and teens are subject to ridicule, threats, slander and increasingly serious situations that fall under bullying.

Catoosa Citizens for Literacy GED scholarship winner pursues college dream
Posted: October 18, 2014

Kim Riddle of Fort Oglethorpe left high school 34 years ago, but is now enrolled at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and studying business administrative technology.

Georgia attorney general visits Heritage High School
Posted: October 18, 2014

Georgia attorney general, Sam Olens, has made fighting prescription drug abuse a priority.

Two students from northwest Georgia are National Merit Scholar semifinalists
Posted: October 18, 2014

Northwest Georgia has two National Merit Scholar semifinalists this year.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Catoosa County school officials calm fears about students on mission trip In Africa
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 4:50 pm

The Catoosa County school system on Thursday tried to ease the fears of parents — and the public in general — regarding two students in Africa and of them possibly bringing the Ebola virus with them when they return

The Ringgold Tiger Band continues to excel
Posted: October 16, 2014

The Ringgold High School Tiger Band is having an exceptional competition season. The Tigers, led by ddirector Robin L. Christian and assistant director Tracy D. Wright , recently competed in the Wolverine Classic on Sat, Sept. 27 in Cumming, Ga and the Super Bowl of Sound on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Carrollton, Ga.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Proud patriots remember 9/11 at Ringgold Elementary School
Posted: October 15, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, students and staff at RES donned the nation's colors in memory of the thousands who died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, and in honor of those who will forever be changed because of that event.

Sunday 10/12/2014
Catoosa County's Tiger Creek Elementary earns distinction of “high progress school”
Posted: October 12, 2014

The Catoosa County school board’s Oct. 7 meeting was packed with faculty and staff from Tiger Creek Elementary.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Chickamauga Elementary holds International Walk to School Safe Kids event
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 11:09 am

Safe Kids Walker County held a Walk to School event at Chickamauga Elementary on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Wednesday 10/08/2014
Mountain View Head Start enjoyed a busy September
Posted: October 08, 2014

September was a busy month at Mountain View Head Start. Grandparents were invited to have breakfast with their child.

Ringgold Elementary School recognizes responsible students in September
Posted: October 08, 2014

Each month, teachers vote for students in each homeroom who exemplify a certain character trait. In September, those demonstrating responsibility were awarded the honor of being students of the month.

Meet the candidates for Catoosa County Board of Education, District 1
Posted: October 08, 2014

Gloria Hunt is the interim representative for the District 1 seat on the county school board. She was appointed in late July by the school board to fill the post after the death of longtime school board member Billy Joe McDaniel in June. The election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. However, early voting is already available. There are three candidates: Tracy A. Bass, Gloria Hunt and Jim Skeen.

Tuesday 10/07/2014
With more high school seniors taking SAT, scores drop slightly statewide - with local scores
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 1:50 am

While the majority of average SAT scores dropped from last year for the five high schools in Rome and Floyd County, local students still beat the state averages which also dropped, according to the Georgia Department of Education.

Sunday 10/05/2014
Berry College scholarship renamed to honor former LaFayette student
Posted: October 05, 2014

One of three scholarships endowed by the Berry College Class of 1958 has been renamed to honor a distinguished Dalton educator.

Saturday 10/04/2014
GNTC program to host free presentation on GED process
Posted: October 04, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Youth Success Academy (YSA) presents, “GED & Beyond; Going Boldly Into The Future.”

Heritage High School announces the 2014 homecoming court
Posted: October 04, 2014

Heritage High School will celebrate their sixth annual homecoming week Monday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 10. The homecoming ceremony will be Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. before the football game against Lafayette at 7:30 p.m. The 2014 homecoming court, front row, from left: Katelyn Burns, Jada Tipton and Makayla Mckibben. Second row: Mollie Johnson, Madison Damron, Brittany Richardson and Jamie McCurry. Third row: Hannah Hale and Breanna Baughman.

Thursday 10/02/2014
Teen Maze helping area students experience, navigate real-life decisions
Posted: October 02, 2014

The Georgia Family Connection of Catoosa, Dade, & Walker Counties will soon open up its tri-county Teen Maze for all 10th-grade students in the area.

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