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GNTC’s Machine Tool Technology Program Sees Increase in Veteran Enrollment

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.

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Saturday 10/18/2014
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.

Wednesday 10/01/2014
Covenant College presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Oct. 8-11
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 5:50 am

Covenant College invites the public to enjoy their production of one of William Shakespeare’s most renowned shows, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Wednesday, Oct. 8-Saturday, Oct. 11.

Lions Club holding raffle to build memorial playground in Flintstone in honor of local teacher
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 1:05 pm

It’s well known teachers spend much of their time and money on the kids in their classrooms. From purchasing supplies to spending time on lesson plans and tutoring, a teacher’s work is really never done.

Graysville Elementary celebrates Grandparents Day
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 11:54 am

On Friday, Sept. 19, Graysville Elementary was filled with special visitors. Grandparents Day is always a wonderful day for everyone to honor family members.

Sunday 09/28/2014
United Way Read-A-Palooza comes to the park in LaFayette Oct. 4
Posted: September 28, 2014

United Way will host a Read-A-Palooza, Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m – 2 p.m., at Joe Stock Memorial Park, 208-B N. Main St., in LaFayette. This special day of reading fun is focused on education, specifically childhood literacy.

LaFayette Middle School FFA chapter celebrates grand opening
Posted: September 28, 2014

LaFayette Middle School Future Farmers of American (FFA) chapter celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Sept. 15, at 419 Roadrunner Blvd, LaFayette, Ga. From left, front row: Glenda Jones, Walker County Chamber of Commerce; Megan Torbett, FFA co-sentinels; Amber Campbell, FFA co-treasurer; Amaira sloop, FFA co-treasurer; Bailey Tarvin, FFA vice-president; Rylie Chamlee, FFA president; Brooklyn Potter, FFA co-secretary; Gracie Henton, FFA co-secretary; Lauran Torbett, FFA co-reporter and Alexis Asher, FFA co-reporter. Back row: Karen Hughes, principal, LaFayette Middle School; Damon Raines, Walker County schools superintendent; Karen Stoker, Walker County board of education; Susan Wells, board member, Dale Wilson, board member; Mike Carruth, board member; Wendy Matteson, FFA sponsor; Phyllis Hunter, board member; BeBe Heiskell, Walker County commissioner and John Deffenbaugh, state representative.

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