For the third year in a row the Heritage High School band has had a member selected to be a part of the U.S. Army's All-American marching band that'll perform during halftime at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Tx., on January.
On October 20, thousands of Ringgold students, from kindergartners to seniors, gathered at Don Patterson Field to kick off a year-long campaign to bring more good into the world. Dex and Moe of US101 Radio emceed, Ringgold Mayor Nick Millwood and UTC basketball coach Matt McCall spoke, choruses from six schools pulled together and performed as one choir, bands played, and cheerleaders led a "wave of good."
"Jeff McGuire is one of the kindest, most generous people I know," says Kerri Sholl, principal of Graysville Elementary School where McGuire teaches PE. "He loves the kids and knows every one of them by name. He’s always looking for ways to make his classes richer and more engaging."
Fort Oglethorpe's historic 6th Cavalry Museum on Barnhardt Circle had a lot of wide-eyed visitors last week when area students visited the museum as part of the annual "Remembering Our Heroes School Days" program.
The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is offering up to $60,500 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree related to agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences or a related field.
A successful life and career in a tech field in the Tennessee Valley inspires the family of Tommy Wilson to give back in a way that would have made him proud. An initial gift from Wilson's family will be the foundation of the Tommy Wilson Tool Scholarship Fund benefitting Georgia Northwestern Technical College's (GNTC) Industrial Technology students.
Ringgold High School seniors Christopher L. Beatty and Jack A. Gillispie were named Commended Students by the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. RHS Principal J.R. Jones will present them with a letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College completed a huge milestone Monday, Sept. 19, when school administrators and government officials celebrated the opening of the new Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold.
Big Rig Driving Academy in Dalton, Ga., opened their doors in August to provide people in the community a better option when it comes to training for their Class A license and starting down the road to becoming a Professional Driver.
Generosity and compassion have been running wild through the fifth-grade hallway at Westside Elementary School in Rossville during the past couple of weeks, as students have been collecting school supplies to donate to the flood victims in Louisiana.
The Catoosa County public school system launched its annual coupon book sale with presenting sponsor Starr-Mathews Agency, Inc. The coupon book will be available in every school in the system until Tuesday, Sept. 6, and is packed with great savings, including discounts at restaurants, retail stores and family entertainment centers.
The LaFayette Police Department and The Bank of LaFayette recently partnered with the Walker County Department of Family and Children Services to collect book bags, toiletries items, clothes and stuffed animals to donate to foster children within the county.
The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts (GDAA) presented its Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting to Catoosa County Public Schools. This award was established to recognize excellence in financial reporting and controls. It encourages governmental organizations to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and recognizes individual organizations that are successful in achieving this goal.
For the better part of the last decade, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been going through a process to add a sixth campus in Catoosa County. On Aug. 15, the process will be complete as GNTC’s Catoosa County Campus will open its doors for class for the very first time.
As students return to school, the Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging motorists to use caution when approaching a school bus and to brush up on the law regarding passing a bus.
This summer, 24 Ringgold youth, ranging in age from seven to 15, have been busy preparing for an exciting ocean journey in search of treasure. The adventure promises excitement, suspense, humor and of course, pirates.
NHC Healthcare in Fort Oglethorpe recently made a sizable donation to the three Catoosa County high schools in order to assist with purchase of medical supplies for each school’s health science classes.
Walker County 4-H’er, Dalton Green, competed at the southeast regional Hereford show at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn., and the Georgia Hereford Field Day which was held at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.
Chickamauga’s hosting of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly One Walker imitative allowed city leaders to tout some of the “good things” already finished or now underway in the historic town.
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.
After nearly four decades of computer instruction on the collegiate level, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) instructor Dwight Watt was honored by network giant Cisco Systems, Incorporated.
North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (NGEMC) selected five area high school students to attend the 2016 Washington Youth Tour, a leadership experience sponsored by NGEMC and other electric membership cooperatives in Georgia.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will present a “Lunch and Learn” homeownership course at each GNTC campus throughout the month of June to inform attendees about the benefits available when purchasing a home.
Walker County Farm Bureau held an educator workshop and farm tour Thursday, May 5, at the Agriculture Center in Rock Spring, Ga. President Mike Bunn opened the event by welcoming the 29 Walker school teachers and giving an overview of the day’s activities.
Juniors from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (LFO) High School in Catoosa County had the honor of being the first to tour the brand new Catoosa County Campus (CCC) of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Thursday, May 19.
One teacher and nine students huddle around a table in a Ringgold coffee shop discussing — India. Several months later, the group flies 3,500 miles to Anchorage, Alaska, to test their knowledge and skills against hundreds of students from around the country and the world.
Congratulations to Ashley Blackwell, kindergarten teacher at West Side Elementary School in Rossville, for being selected as WDEF News Channel 12 Golden Apple Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016. Pictured with Mrs. Blackwell is assistant principal, Robert Mountjoy.
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program opened its six-week stay at the 6th Cavalry Museum Saturday, May 7. The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Georgia Humanities.
Ringgold Elementary’s fifth grade teacher, Melissa McKown, was selected by the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to be trained at the 2016 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. She received her letter of award from Amy and Phil Mickelson in late April.
Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Club and other students are rallying around one of their own. Cafeteria manager, Debbie Walthour, is in need of a liver transplant and the students are committed to her fundraising goals.
The Heritage High School book club and writing club had the honor of meeting local author, Janie Dempsey Watts. She spoke to students about what inspires her to write and also read excerpts from her latest novel, “Return to Taylor’s Ridge.”