The city of Ringgold plans to make major improvements to its water treatment plant by repairing its old clear well tank, while also looking into making a switch to liquid chemicals in lieu of the powder ones it has used for years.
A woman said someone stole her used four-wheeler from her residence off Bomar Street in LaFayette.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising that the Glen Falls Trail, on Lookout Mountain, officially closed Monday, Oct. 20, and will remain closed until further notice. The trail is adjacent to the recent mud slide that closed Ochs Highway on Oct. 14.
LaFayette police responded to a domestic dispute in which two women were reportedly trying to kick open a door of a residence at Yester Oak Apartments in LaFayette.
The city of Fort Oglethorpe will hold an election for the Ward 4 seat on the city council. The seat was left vacant after councilman Charles Sharrock was removed in November 2012 following accusations of sexual harassment by three female city employees. In April the council appointed Derek Rogers to fill the seat until a special election could be held. That election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4, but early voting is already open. There are two candidates running for the post, Sharrock and Rogers, 33. Each candidate was asked to answer a set of question to help our readers get to know them better. Sharrock declined to participate.
Pigeon Mountain Grill is serving up delicious dishes prepared with homegrown produce and grass-fed cattle sourced from local farms.
Tuesday, Oct. 21
Tuesday: Patchy fog before 8 am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
The city of Ringgold awarded the bid for one of its downtown enhancement projects during its regular city council meeting Monday night, Oct. 13, which means that a new sidewalk along the south side of Nashville Street downtown is now imminent.
Within hours of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas reporting a confirmed case of Ebola, the staff and administration at Hutcheson Medical Center formed an Ebola readiness team and performed Ebola education throughout the hospital.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously upheld the convictions and two death sentences given to Donnie Allen Hulett for the 2002 murders of brothers, Larry and Arvine Phelps. Hulett was 21 at the time of the crime.
Ringgold’s mayor and city council will try to determine the fate of two ginkgo trees that were accidentally scheduled for demolition as part of the city’s downtown streetscaping plan, which is currently underway.
Monday, Oct. 20
Today: Areas of fog before 9 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Local gasoline prices continued at bargain rates Sunday afternoon.
Cohutta Banking Company, a division of Synovus Bank, has named Alicia Moore as branch manager of the LaFayette and Chickamauga branches.
The Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club inducted its 2015 officers and board members at Hutcheson Medical Center on Friday, Oct. 10.
The Samaritan’s Purse will host a benefit concert Saturday, Nov. 1, featuring Ivan Parker. Proceeds will help support Operation Heal Our Patriots, a ministry that invites military and their spouses to a week retreat in Alaska.
Sunday, Oct. 19
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5 to 10 mph.