A bill in the Georgia House could slightly change the age demographic of kindergartners enrolling in public schools.
Dr. T. Darrell Weldon has been appointed as chairman of the board for Hutcheson Medical Center Inc., the Fort Oglethorpe hospital announced Thursday, Jan. 29.
Saturday, Jan. 31
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.
Viola N. Hamilton, 84, Chickamauga
Today: Sunny, with a high near 45. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region in December was 6.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.2 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
An Atlanta film crew, whose members are Walker County natives, plan to shoot a film in Walker and is looking to raise money for the project.
Thursday, Jan. 29
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 5 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
A Cleveland, Tenn., man was arrested for allegedly hitting a LaFayette Walmart employee when confronted over shoplifting.
Authorities have released the identity of the passenger in a fatal wreck Sunday, Jan. 25, in Rising Fawn in Walker County.
A LaFayette woman said she woke up to find a man inside her residence. The man then fled, apparently taking her medications with him, she said.
James E. Ball, 53, Chickamauga
A LaFayette man said someone entered his residence and stole about 75 of his comic books, as well as several computers he was in the process of repairing.
A Rossville man is being held in Catoosa County jail without bond after, police say, he allegedly attacked and broke the arm of another man in Ringgold.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 49. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
A single-vehicle accident on Ponder Creek Road in LaFayette was met with minor injuries late Monday afternoon, Jan. 26.
A Flintstone man said he returned to his unlocked garage to find his Harley Davidson motorcycle stolen from a residence off John Thompson Road.