The Bank of LaFayette awarded annual scholarships to three LaFayette High School students. From left: Chelsey Clements, scholarship recipient; Janie Grinnell presenting checks for the Bank of LaFayette and Lauren Collins, scholarship recipient. Not pictured is Ethan Price, scholarship recipient.
Heritage High School senior Novella Long was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation’s (NGEMC) 2015 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Catoosa County. Long, who will attend Covenant College, is one of seven Baker Scholarship recipients.
LaFayette financial advisor, Ty Willeford, qualified for the Edward Jones financial advisor leaders conference. The conference recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial-services firm.
Join Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park for a National Trails Day weekend Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7. In addition to learning about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and their work on Lookout Mountain, visitors are encouraged to help continue the conservation corps legacy by volunteering for a project.
The Georgia Draft Horse Association’s Annual Spring Fun Show will be Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, at the Tri-State Exhibition Center in Cleveland, Tenn.
Fifteen lucky BI-LO customers will win free groceries for a year by entering the Great Grocery Giveaway from now through Tuesday, June 16. Every customer who enters will receive a $10 off $100 purchase coupon upon entering a valid email address online.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to take part in summer programming occurring at Chickamauga Battlefield and Lookout Mountain Battlefield.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend artillery programs this summer at Chickamauga Battlefield and at Point Park on Lookout Mountain.
The Walker County Chamber of Commerce named Lacey Wilson as the organization’s new president. Wilson, a native of Rossville, began her new position Monday, May 11.
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe announced its eighth annual distinguished service awards luncheon will be Wednesday, June 10, at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring, Ga., from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The 2015 honoree is state Sen. Jeff Mullis.
Starting Monday, June 1, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will increase visitor entrance fees to Point Park in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a series of special programs conducted Memorial Day weekend, May 23-24.
A Rossville woman is facing a host of drug and fraud charges, after Ringgold police uncovered an ongoing prescription scam she’d allegedly been running since January.
Jewell D.H. Jackson, 82, LaFayette
LaFayette police are investigating a burglary at Storage Solutions on Grant Street, in which $950 was stolen from one of the units.
The 6th Cavalry Museum invites the public to attend a memorial service at the 6th Cavalry Memorial Garden, on Barnhardt Circle, Sunday, May 24, at 10 a.m.
Non-profit regional blood center, Blood Assurance, is hosting a Memorial Day themed blood drive in honor of local veterans who served in the United States military.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 74. Northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
The drug task force made an arrest on Wednesday afternoon, May 20, at a LaFayette business hosting a marijuana-grow room.
A Ringgold man was arrested on several theft charges after, police say, he allegedly stole more than $30,000 from two Catoosa County residences while performing plumbing services.
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Georgia State Patrol is partnering with the Tennessee and Alabama highway patrols as part of an East Coast summer safe driving initiative.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Department is asking citizens to help identify a man and a woman suspected of burglarizing a residence in Rising Fawn.
Police are investigating another vehicle break-in that occurred in the parking lot outside a LaFayette beauty salon, the third such incident reported in the past several weeks.
The long-awaited opening of Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitters occurred in Fort Oglethorpe last week to herds of customers, which is just the way county and city officials drew it up when they brought the popular retailer to town.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
A former LaFayette resident is returning to the area to perform at the Chattanooga Street Tavern on Saturday, May 23.
The Chickamauga Lions Club presented memorial scholarships to three graduating seniors as part of the Madaris-Walker Academic Honors program held at Gordon Lee High School on Tuesday, May 12. Anna Leigh Pettigrew, who will attend Kennesaw State College, was awarded the James Holcomb Memorial scholarship. Logan Hunter Davis, who will attend the University of North Georgia, was recipient of the Grover Newman Memorial scholarship. Kaitlyn Leah McConnell was named winner of the Johnie Peoples Memorial scholarship and will attend Kennesaw State University. From left: Lions Club member and state Sen. Jeff Mullis; Melody Day, superintendent of Chickamauga Public Schools; Logan Davis; principal C.R. Simmons; Anna Leigh Pettigrew and Lions Club president Lee Miller.
Ringgold’s most popular yearly event will take place this weekend downtown, as thousands are expected to wander the city streets during the 39th annual two-day 1890’s Day Festival.
There’s quite the catch-22 going on in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit (LMJC) regarding a number of pending child sex cases, as the fate of the cases continues to stall due to the FBI’s ongoing investigation of one of its agents, who happens to be the linchpin to the whole saga.
Holly Clark Ratledge, winner of the LaFayette Shop Rite Sweeps, tallies her total amount of groceries after a five-minute shopping spree at the local grocery store on Saturday, May 16. The LaFayette Shop Rite Sweeps is a means of raising funds for the STEM program at Gilbert Elementary School. Ratledge was the eventual winner after purchasing her $5 ticket on Wednesday, May 15. She was awarded a five-minute shopping spree at LaFayette Shop Rite. (Messenger photos/Josh O’Bryant)
Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind around 5 mph.
Barbara A.P. Fletcher, 81, Tunnel Hill
Walker County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted 15 food service inspections at the following restaurants, schools or eating establishments May1-15, 2015.
Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted 13 food service inspections May 1-15, 2015, at the following restaurants, schools or establishments where food is served.
Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Patchy fog before 9 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
The Ringgold Playhouse will hold open auditions for its third production of the 2015 season, the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19.
A LaFayette Housing Authority manager has been charged with five counts of burglary for stealing more than $12,000 in jewelry and cash from the complex she oversaw.
Wirt H. Gordon, 89, LaFayette
Most self-respecting southerners have a love of the outdoors, and now all those folks have a go-to destination for all their hunting, fishing, firearm, and archery needs following the grand opening of Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter store in Fort Oglethorpe.
Today: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wilma R. Cameron, 97, Kennesaw
· Ridgeland High School’s graduation ceremony will be held Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at The University of Tennessee at McKenzie Arena, 720 East Fourth Street, Chattanooga.
Here is the arrest report for the Walker County Sheriff’s Department for May 7-13, 2015.
Authorities today arrested a 31-year-old man following a police standoff at a Rossville residence.
A biker was injured Tuesday afternoon, May 12, when a car crossed the center line and slammed into his motorcycle.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
National Foster Care Month is described in a proclamation signed May 7 by Walker County commissioner Bebe Heiskell as “a time to recommit ourselves to ensuring a better future for the more than 400,000 children in foster care throughout our nation, and over 7,700 in the state of Georgia.”
Gordon County Sheriff's Department is looking for a white man wanted for questioning in connection with a major commercial theft in unincorporated Gordon County which occurred earlier this month. Chief Deputy Robert Paris said that's all the information available at this time.If anyone recognizes him, they should notify the Detective Division at 706-629-1244 or the GBI at 706-624-1424.