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.
A chicken truck driver who overturned his truck on a Walker County road this week has been charged with driving too fast for conditions.
Lamar Caswell Lindsey, 92, Rossville
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.
These people were booked into the Walker County Detention Center on Sept. 11-17, 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.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a stolen four-wheeler from a barn off Ga. Highway 136 in LaFayette.
Friday, Sept. 19
Today: Patchy fog before 8 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Someone stole $1,600 in truck and car batteries from a LaFayette residence.
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.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Hershell Shaffer, 93, Chattanooga
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 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 (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.
Oct. 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.