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Catoosa and Walker Farm Bureaus seek entries for 2015 essay and art contests

The Catoosa and Walker County Farm Bureaus encourage students in sixth through eighth grade to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau middle school essay contest. Students should address the topic “Make My Career Agriculture.” Each Farm Bureau will award $50 to their contest winner.

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Monday 08/25/2014
Ridgeland High School’s band marching toward Vet’s Day performance
Posted: August 25, 2014

To honor those who have stepped up in defense of the country, a local band will march down Fifth Avenue in New York City in a fitting tribute to the nation’s fighting forces.

Ringgold High School opens, dedicates new arts wing
Posted: August 25, 2014

Ringgold High School is now the envy of the neighborhood after opening its new state-of-the-art arts wing and completing a school that was heavily damaged during the April 2011 tornado.

Walker, Catoosa school systems report nearly 20,000 in enrollment
Posted: August 25, 2014

The Walker and Catoosa school systems have nearly 20,000 students currently enrolled in the two county systems, which is a little bit down from the end of the last school year.

Monday 08/18/2014
United Way’s “Stuff the Bus” benefits Catoosa County Communities in Schools
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 4:31 pm

United Way in Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties invites the community to donate to the Stuff The Bus school supply drive to equip Catoosa County public school students and teachers for education success.

Friday 08/15/2014
Catoosa County Back to School Jam Saturday
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 11:37 am

The Catoosa County Back to School Jam will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (with gates opening at 9 a.m.) at Camp Scott Patterson in Ringgold.

Wednesday 08/06/2014
Catoosa County board of education recognizes local nutrition program directors
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 11:37 am

Local residents Theo and Nan Pinkston were honored by the Catoosa County school board of education for their continuous dedicated service to the nutritional needs of Catoosa County children.

Tuesday 08/05/2014
Hunt appointed to Catoosa County school board
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 9:24 am

The Catoosa County school board filled its vacant seat on Monday, July 28, after it unanimously appointed Gloria Hunt fill the seat of the late Billy Joe McDaniel on an interim basis.

Monday 08/04/2014
Catoosa County school board plans property tax rollback
Updated: August 04, 2014 - 2:50 pm

The Catoosa County school board has presented its proposed 2015 budget that, if given the final go-ahead, will provide some property tax relief following last year’s hike.

Catoosa County school board to meet Tuesday, Aug. 5
Posted: August 04, 2014

The Catoosa County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the board room at the school system’s central office, 307 Cleveland St., Ringgold.

Sunday 08/03/2014
College News
Posted: August 03, 2014

Wells from LaFayette named to Kennesaw University dean’s list

Friday 08/01/2014
Georgia announces 2014-15 free and reduced-price meal income guidelines
Posted: August 01, 2014

The Georgia Department of Education announced today the 2014-15 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for free and reduced-price meals for children in Georgia’s schools. The USDA’s school meals programs help ensure all students have access to nutritious meals.

Walker, Catoosa schools rethinking tobacco policies to include e-cigarettes
Posted: August 01, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are forcing educators to revisit policies regarding the possession and use of tobacco products on school property.

Thursday 07/31/2014
Former Ringgold student accepted by Teach For America
Posted: July 31, 2014

Teach For America announced Kelsey Blackwell, from Ringgold, was accepted into the organization’s 2014 teaching corps. Teach For America is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for low-income students.

LaFayette resident wins Grainger scholarship at GNTC
Posted: July 31, 2014

James Dees, a Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) welding student is the winner of the 2014-15 Grainger Tools For Tomorrow scholarship. Dees was chosen for his academic performance within the college’s welding program. Dees will receive $1,000 to go towards his program at GNTC for the fall semester this year and the spring semester in 2015. Once Dees successfully completes his program at GNTC, he will also receive a Westward Toolkit to go towards his new career. 

Sunday 07/27/2014
Walker County students compete in youth livestock show
Posted: July 27, 2014

Brady and Dalton Green competed in youth livestock shows at the Georgia Agri-Center in Perry, Ga. Green competed in the Georgia beef futurity with his Hereford heifer and Angus steer. He placed ninth in showmanship, first with his Hereford heifer, and ninth with his steer. He also had the privilege of presiding over the opening ceremonies for the event and the Georgia Club Calf Producers’ Association (GCCPA) awards program.

Saturday 07/26/2014
Fort Oglethorpe council recognizes LFO high school decathlon team
Posted: July 26, 2014

The Fort Oglethorpe City Council recognized the L.F.O. High School academic decathlon team. The 2013-2014 team competed in 10 events with all nine members participating in every event. They won the Div. II state championship and the overall state championship in Atlanta on March and competed in the national championship in Honolulu in April.

College News
Posted: July 26, 2014

University of North Georgia announces president’s honor roll

Catoosa County public school special education records scheduled for destruction Aug. 18
Posted: July 26, 2014

Catoosa County public schools' special education department archives and stores special education student records for a limited time according to the Georgia education retention schedules.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
GNTC’s Dees wins Grainger scholarship
Posted: July 23, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) welding student James Dees is the winner of the 2014-15 Grainger Tools For Tomorrow® scholarship. Dees was chosen for his academic performance within the college’s welding program.

Teachers get 10 percent savings at Walmart’s Teachers’ Savings Event July 25-31
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 1:24 pm

For the first time ever, Walmart is offering teachers across the country 10 percent savings on classroom supplies. The retailer announced the teacher-exclusive savings event as data shows 53 percent of teachers received less in funding last year. Walmart has donated more than $20 million to U.S. educators in the last five years.

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