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Thursday 04/17/2014
Devastation in the valley: the day Zackery Bryant died
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 8:23 pm

An ordinary morning — a typical school day for Walker County students — turned extraordinarily tragic on Monday, April 14.

Rossville: Passenger slashes his throat, then stabs driver during morning rush-hour traffic, police say
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 9:17 pm

A man violently brought traffic to a halt in Rossville Thursday morning.

Catoosa County judge Gene Lowery dies
Posted: April 17, 2014

Catoosa County is mourning the loss of one of its favorite officials today as long-time probate and Ringgold city judge Gene Lowery died Wednesday after losing his bout with cancer.

Funeral services Saturday for kindergartner
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 4:57 pm

The funeral for Zackery Bryant, the Walker County kindergarten student who died Monday morning, will be Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at W.L. Wilson & Sons Chapel, 555 West Cloud Springs Road, Fort Oglethorpe.

Parker sentenced to life without parole for killing mother and sister
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 6:40 am

Nearly two years after Douglas Glenn Parker was charged with the murder of his mother and sister, he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to two concurrent life without parole sentences, and an additional 6 years, by Judge G. Carey Nelson.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Catoosa & Walker counties: Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 17, 2014
Posted: April 16, 2014

Coosa Valley Regional Services today at 10 a.m. will hold their monthly meeting at 3 Riverside Industrial Pkwy. NE, in Rome.

Hit show Restaurant Impossible is in Calhoun today
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Popular Food Network show Restaurant Impossible is in Calhoun working diligently on The Fork Diner, located on Red Bud Road. The grand opening will be tonight at 7 p.m. for those with reservations only.

Fort Oglethorpe: Derek Rogers appointed to city council
Posted: April 16, 2014

It’s only temporary, but the city of Fort Oglethorpe will have a full council due to recent changes in the city’s charter. The council chose to act on those changes immediately by filling a vacant seat with a temporary appointment.

Candlelight service Saturday for kindergartner
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 10:32 am

Rock Spring Athletic Association (RSAA) will hold a candlelight service for Zachary Bryant from 6-8 p.m. at the ball fields. Six-year-old Zachary, a kindergartner at Chattanooga Valley Elementary School in north Walker County, died Monday after being hit by a bus at the school. Zachary was also a member of the RSAA’s Golden Knights team. The RSAA ballfields are located near the intersection of U.S. 27 and Ga. 95. Donations will be accepted to cover funeral costs and non-perishable food items to help the family during this very hard time.

Walker & Catoosa counties: Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Walker County Schools will hold registration for kindergartners on Friday, April 18. Parents need to bring the following information to register for the upcoming school year: the child’s birth certificate; vision, hearing and dental form 3300; immunization form 3231; proof of residency and the child’s social security number. Each elementary school will conduct registration, so call or visit your local school for details.

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Mickler: Protect plants from frost tonight
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 9:44 pm

With temperatures expected to drop below freezing tonight, many Rome homeowners have spring plants and flowers that could be damaged by the cold.

Walker County: Investigation continues into fatal school bus accident
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 4:20 pm

The preliminary investigation of a fatal bus accident at Chattanooga Valley Elementary on Monday is expected to continue throughout the week.

Candlelight vigil Saturday for kindergartner
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 4:20 pm

A candlelight vigil for Zachary Bryant,  the young Chattanooga Valley Elementary kindergarten student who died Monday morning will be held Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Rock Spring Athletic Association ballfields, the very fields where the 6-year-old and his Golden Knights team mates played. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted for the victim’s family in their time of grieving. The baseball diamonds are located near the intersection of U.S. 27 and Ga. 95.

Blood Assurance facing shortage of blood
Posted: April 15, 2014

Blood Assurance, the regional non-profit blood center, is facing a shortage of blood, especially type O negative, A positive and O positive blood types.

Derek Rogers appointed to Fort Oglethorpe council
Posted: April 15, 2014

It’s only temporary, but the city of Fort Oglethorpe will have a full council due to recent changes in the city’s charter. The council chose to act on those changes immediately by filling a vacant seat with a temporary appointment.

Children’s Advocacy Center dedicates memorial garden for Child Abuse Prevention Month
Posted: April 15, 2014

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit’s Children’s Advocacy Center held a special ceremony on Friday, April 11, to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and closed out the afternoon with the dedication of a special garden outside the facility to commemorate victims of child abuse.

Sub-freezing temps coming early Wednesday morning
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 10:10 am

We're under a freeze warning and wind advisory as lows are supposed to drop into the 20s tonight possibly damaging budding springtime plants. It's supposed to clear up today after a rainy morning and reach a somewhat cooler high of 56 with gusty winds reaching as high as 35 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Governor signs bill to extend tax-free holidays
Posted: April 15, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years. The bill, signed during visits to the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Atlanta Food Bank, is a direct result of the Governor’s Competitiveness Initiative and is a continuation of the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan originally signed into law in 2012.

Monday 04/14/2014
Catoosa & Walker counties: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 2:21 pm

 The death of Zachary Bryant,  the young Chattanooga Valley Elementary kindergartner who died Monday morning, will be mourned by a candlelight vigil being held Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Rock Spring Athletic Association ball fields, the very fields where the 6-year-old and his Golden Knights team mates played. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted for the victim’s family in their time of grieving. The baseball diamonds are located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and state Highway 95.

County Commissioners endorse Nathan Deal
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 6:00 pm

All five Floyd County Commissioners endorsed Gov. Nathan Deal for re-election, according to a Monday afternoon release from Deal's campaign office.

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