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Saturday 09/13/2014
151st anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga to be celebrated Sept. 18-21
Posted: September 13, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend special programs commemorating the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga from Thursday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 21.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Saturday, Sept. 13
Posted: September 13, 2014

Saturday, Sept. 13

Saturday's weather: Mostly cloudy, high 77
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 7:45 am

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. 

Friday 09/12/2014
Fire investigation involving international drug ring residence ceases
Posted: September 12, 2014

Investigation of what officials consider a suspicious fire at the residence of individuals recently charged with international drug ring trafficking has come to a halt due to lack of cooperation from the property’s owner.

Walker County Sheriff's Department report: Sept. 4-10, 2014
Posted: September 12, 2014

These people were booked into the Walker County Detention Center on Sept. 4-10, 2014.

Property tax increase adopted for upcoming tax year
Posted: September 12, 2014

No one is for a tax increase, not even Walker County commissioner Bebe Heiskell, who said that after years of postponing the inevitable, property owners can expect an overall rate hike of about 12 percent compared to each of the last three years.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department report: Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2014
Posted: September 12, 2014

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2014.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department report: Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2014
Posted: September 12, 2014

Here is the jail report from the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2014.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Friday, Sept. 12
Posted: September 12, 2014

Friday, Sept. 12

Friday's weather: Mostly cloudy, high 85, 70% chance of rain
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 6:00 am

Today: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 11 am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Thursday 09/11/2014
Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Posted: September 11, 2014

Ernest Ray Rosenbaum, 85, Ringgold

Latest fashion hits the runway in Habitat’s “Hard Hats and High Heels” fundraiser
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 2:38 pm

A fashion show for both a good time and a good cause has been a year in the making. Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity is putting on its biggest fundraiser of the year, “Hard Hats and High Heels,” on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at The Colonnade.

Ousted councilman hoping voters will reinstate him in special election
Posted: September 11, 2014

Fort Oglethorpe council members on Aug. 18 called for a special election to fill the unexpired term of Charles Sharrock.

Ringgold’s Georgia Winery increases range of distribution
Posted: September 11, 2014

The Georgia Winery in Ringgold is broadening its distribution throughout Georgia. In 2011, the Georgia Winery signed on with Athens Distributing to get their wines in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Heritage High School cheerleaders make donation to Salvation Army
Posted: September 11, 2014

Heritage High School basketball cheerleaders made a generous donation to the local Salvation Army this summer as part of a community service project. All year long, the squad collected small toiletry items from family and the community, then sorted the items for donation and delivered them to the local facility. 

New season awaits deer hunters: archers can take to the woods on Saturday, Sept. 13
Posted: September 11, 2014

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters.

Northwest Georgia Regional Fair starts Friday
Posted: September 11, 2014

The Northwest Georgia Regional Fair starts Friday, Sept. 12, and continues through Saturday, Sept. 20. The 42nd-annual event produced by a local nonprofit and its volunteers takes place at the fairgrounds on Ga. Highway 53 or Rome Road in Calhoun.

Ringgold opens two businesses downtown
Posted: September 11, 2014

Historic downtown Ringgold held ribbon cuttings for two businesses opening Saturday, Aug. 30. Several family, friends and supporters of downtown came to welcome the two new retail stores to the historic Nashville Street shopping area.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Thursday, Sept. 11
Posted: September 11, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 11

Two-man race for Fort Oglethorpe council seat; ousted councilman running to reclaim seat
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 9:19 am

Interim city council member Derek Rogers and ousted council member Charles Sharrock have qualified to run for Fort Oglethorpe’s Ward 4 seat.

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