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Sunday 01/25/2015
Rossville police searching for driver in fatal hit-and-run of man in wheelchair
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:28 am

Authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run Saturday afternoon, Jan. 24, in Rossville in which a man in a wheelchair was killed.

LaFayette police looking for couple on the run
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 11:18 am

LaFayette police are looking for a woman who, they say, stole a $10,000 racing engine, sold it for $200, and is now on the run with her boyfriend.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College instructors nominated for Perkins award
Posted: January 25, 2015

Instructors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) have nominated nine of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition.

Sunday's weather: Mostly sunny, high 54
Posted: January 25, 2015

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 3 pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. 

Saturday 01/24/2015
State average for gas dips below $2, region prices hovering around $1.90 mark
Posted: January 24, 2015

Here are the prices of the lowest regular unleaded for cities in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

Federal credit union plans to open Ringgold branch to meet growing demand
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 8:47 am

With a bustling Fort Oglethorpe branch and projections that Catoosa County will continue to grow, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) is proud to announce it will open a second branch in Catoosa County in 2015 to better serve its members.

Battlefield Elementary hosts annual spelling bee
Posted: January 24, 2015

Julie Shore, a fourth grader in Mrs. Hollis’ class at Battlefield Elementary won first place in the spelling bee in December. Alyssa Strickland, from Mrs. Lunsford's class, was the first runner-up.

Blood Assurance offers scholarships to high school seniors
Posted: January 24, 2015

Blood Assurance is now accepting applications for the Crystal Green Memorial scholarship program. High school seniors enrolled in schools that host Blood Assurance blood drives through the Project Lifesaver (formerly Project Lifeline) program will be eligible to apply.

State Farm welcomes new agent Erin Crane to Fort Oglethorpe
Posted: January 24, 2015

State Farm is pleased to welcome new agent Erin Crane to its family of Good Neighbor agents in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Erin Crane Insurance agency, 4 Thomas Road, in Fort Oglethorpe, officially opened its doors Thursday, Jan. 1.

400 converge on Georgia Northwestern Technical College for Skills USA competition
Posted: January 24, 2015

Sparks were flying as high school students combined moments of focused concentration with quick movements between stations to complete their projects.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Saturday, Jan. 24
Posted: January 24, 2015

Saturday, Jan. 24

Saturday's weather: Chance of rain, snow early, then mostly sunny; high near 46
Posted: January 24, 2015

Saturday: A chance of rain and snow, mainly before 8 am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. 

Friday 01/23/2015
LaFayette man arrested for allegedly providing beer to teens at party
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:59 pm

Police last weekend arrested a LaFayette man for allegedly providing alcohol to teens at a party.

Georgia’s unemployment rate drops to 6.9 percent in December
Posted: January 23, 2015

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December of 2013 was 7.4 percent.

Catoosa County Crime Stoppers: $2,300 in items taken from vehicle
Posted: January 23, 2015

Between 6:47 p.m. and 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, an entering auto occurred at a funeral home in the 500 block of West Cloud Springs Road in Rossville, in which more than $2,300 worth of cash, credit cards, and property was stolen.

LaFayette man arrested for crack cocaine
Posted: January 23, 2015

LaFayette police arrested a man, whom they say was in possession of crack cocaine, when they saw him driving erratically.

Mohawk to recruit manufacturing workers in Calhoun on Jan. 30
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 3:17 pm

The Georgia Department of Labor is set to help Mohawk Industries recruit 90 workers for the company’s manufacturing facilities in Gordon County.

Sewage connector project under way in Ringgold
Posted: January 23, 2015

Ringgold’s sewerage department has started laying sewage lines on Candy Lane to carry it to the eastern end of Pollard Road.

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Posted: January 23, 2015

Linda J. S. DeGutes, 71, LaFayette

Walker County Sheriff’s Department report: Jan. 15-21, 2015
Posted: January 23, 2015

Here is the arrest report for the Walker County Sheriff’s Department for Jan. 15-21, 2015.

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