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Monday 08/25/2014
Ridgeland High School’s band marching toward Vet’s Day performance
Posted: August 25, 2014

To honor those who have stepped up in defense of the country, a local band will march down Fifth Avenue in New York City in a fitting tribute to the nation’s fighting forces.

Walker, Catoosa school systems report nearly 20,000 in enrollment
Posted: August 25, 2014

The Walker and Catoosa school systems have nearly 20,000 students currently enrolled in the two county systems, which is a little bit down from the end of the last school year.

Family adventures can begin at Trails End Ranch in Walker County
Posted: August 25, 2014

In business for more than 54 years Trails End Ranch remains a community favorite that can provide a safe equestrian adventure for everyone.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings for Aug. 25-27
Posted: August 25, 2014

Monday, Aug. 25

Monday's weather: Partly sunny, high 87
Posted: August 25, 2014

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the morning. 

Sunday 08/24/2014
LaFayette woman’s death deemed a homicide from unknown cause
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 9:27 pm

A LaFayette woman was found dead in her apartment Saturday night and investigators have declared it a homicide because of the complex circumstances that exist in the case.

Sunday's weather: Mostly cloudy, high 90
Posted: August 24, 2014

Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 98. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. 

Saturday 08/23/2014
Artillery demonstration scheduled at Chickamauga Battlefield Aug. 31
Posted: August 23, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special living history day at Chickamauga Battlefield on Sunday, Aug. 31. Come experience the power of Civil War artillery as park rangers and living historians tell the story of artillery on the battlefield.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings for Aug. 23-25
Posted: August 23, 2014

Saturday, Aug. 23

Saturday's weather: Mostly sunny, high 94
Posted: August 23, 2014

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Friday 08/22/2014
Suspect in Catoosa County home invasion extradited from Alabama
Posted: August 22, 2014

The second suspect arrested for an Aug. 15 home invasion in Catoosa County, in which at a burglar was shot in the leg, has been extradited from Alabama.

Walker County Sheriff's Department report: Aug. 14-20, 2014
Posted: August 22, 2014

These people were booked into the Walker County Detention Center on Aug. 14- 20, 2014.

Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Kelly E. Cronnon, 49, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Hearings planned for public input on Erlanger foreclosure efforts against Hutcheson
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 11:35 am

Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe will hold three hearings in November to give the public a voice in Chattanooga-based http://www.erlanger.org/blank_2.cfm%3Fid%3D1112" target="_blank">Erlanger Health System’s attempts to foreclose on Hutcheson property.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings for Aug. 22-24
Posted: August 22, 2014

Friday, Aug. 22

Friday's weather: Mostly sunny, high 94
Posted: August 22, 2014

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 100. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. 

Thursday 08/21/2014
Walker County commissioner Bebe Heiskell explains reasons property tax hike is needed
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 11:07 am

This is a letter prepared by Walker County commissioner Bebe Heiskell that provides data and details the reasons for a 2014 millage rate.

Walker-Catoosa area happenings for Aug. 21-23
Posted: August 21, 2014

Thursday, Aug. 21

Walker County commissioner says declining revenue is forcing property tax hike
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm

That the property tax rate for Walker County would increase this year has been expected.

Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.5 percent in July
Posted: August 21, 2014

The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region increased to 8.5 percent in July, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor reports. The rate was 9.0 percent in July a year ago.

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