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LaFayette Golf Course to host United Way charity golf tournament Oct. 1

The second annual United Way charity golf tournament, “Golf United,” is Wednesday, Oct. 1, to benefit United Way for Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties. All funds raised will stay in North Georgia.

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Friday 09/19/2014
Chicken truck driver charged with driving too fast
Posted: September 19, 2014

A chicken truck driver who overturned his truck on a Walker County road this week has been charged with driving too fast for conditions.

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Posted: September 19, 2014

Lamar Caswell Lindsey, 92, Rossville

Man charged with child sex crimes in Catoosa County
Posted: September 19, 2014

A Plainville, Ga., man is behind bars in Catoosa County after a Rock Spring woman claimed he had sexual contact with her young daughter on several occasions, police say.

Walker County Sheriff's Department report: Sept. 11-17, 2014
Posted: September 19, 2014

These people were booked into the Walker County Detention Center on Sept. 11-17, 2014.

Walker County budgets $22.5 million for fiscal 2015
Posted: September 19, 2014

The initial presentation of next year’s budget by Walker County sole commissioner Bebe Heiskell’s budget was far different from her recent public hearings concerning property taxes.

$3,800 four-wheeler stolen in LaFayette
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Walker County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a stolen four-wheeler from a barn off Ga. Highway 136 in LaFayette.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Friday, Sept. 19
Posted: September 19, 2014

Friday, Sept. 19

Friday's weather: Mostly sunny, high 84
Posted: September 19, 2014

Today: Patchy fog before 8 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Thursday 09/18/2014
$1,600 in vehicle batteries stolen from LaFayette residence
Posted: September 18, 2014

Someone stole $1,600 in truck and car batteries from a LaFayette residence.

Petition calls for vote on multi-member commission in Walker County
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 2:21 pm

A group of volunteers hit the pavement Thursday morning to gather signatures asking legislators to give Walker County a chance to vote on a multi-member commission form of government.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Thursday, Sept. 18
Posted: September 18, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 18

Thursday's weather: Mostly sunny, high 84
Posted: September 18, 2014

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Wednesday, Sept. 17
Posted: September 17, 2014

Hershell Shaffer, 93, Chattanooga

Carnival returns to Walker County
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Walker County Fair was revived this past weekend after a decades-long hiatus. The fair, held Friday through Sunday, was held at Mountain Cove Farms on Dougherty Gap Road in Chickamauga. It featured carnival rides and midway attractions, agricultural displays, livestock shows, a fairest-of-the-fair pageant and judged competitions for handcrafts such as quilts, canning and baking as well as for plants, vegetables and flowers. Live entertainment was presented throughout and there was a fireworks show Saturday night. (Messenger photos/Samantha Ward)

Three schools in Walker, Catoosa counties recognized for strong academic performance
Posted: September 17, 2014

Three schools in Walker and Catoosa counties are either on Georgia’s “Highest Performing Schools” or “Highest Progress Schools” lists, which were released this week by the state Department of Education.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College offers free GED practice tests Sept. 22 through Oct. 3
Posted: September 17, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is giving away free GED (General Educational Development) practice tests from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local adult education learning centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

Early voting opens Oct. 13 in Walker County for November elections
Posted: September 17, 2014

Oct. 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

LaFayette’s Movies in the Park season wraps up on Sept. 27
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 9:37 am

The city of LaFayette’s Movies in the Park movies series wraps up its 2014 season with the feature film “Hook” staring the late Robin Williams.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings: Wednesday, Sept. 17
Posted: September 17, 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Wednesday's weather: Sunny, high 81
Posted: September 17, 2014

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

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