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Artificial turf manufacturer to hire 90 workers in Calhoun

The Georgia Department of Labor will help artificial-turf manufacturer Field Turf hire about 90 workers for its facility in Gordon County, according to a press release.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Catoosa County sheriff saves woman from choking to death at banquet
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Catoosa County sheriff Gary Sisk saved a woman’s life Saturday night, Feb. 21, at the annual Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce Gala, when he administered the Heimlich maneuver to a woman choking during dinner.

Injured Fort Oglethorpe police sergeant to be released from hospital today
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 10:54 am

A veteran Fort Oglethorpe police sergeant, who was struck by a van while directing traffic over the weekend, is recovering from his injuries and is scheduled to be released from the hospital this afternoon (Feb. 24).

Dick Yarbrough: Don’t know much about history? This test is for you
Posted: February 24, 2015

As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which administers the tests.

Sunday 02/22/2015
Ala. Chief Justice Roy Moore has no regrets over gay marriage stance
Posted: February 22, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — As the days and hours ticked by until gay and lesbian couples began lining up for marriage licenses at Alabama courthouses, state Chief Justice Roy Moore said he kept waiting for someone to try to stop it.

Saturday 02/21/2015
NGEMC and TVA preparing for extreme temperatures
Posted: February 21, 2015

With the coldest temperatures in more than a year expected to arrive overnight Wednesday, the Tennessee Valley Authority and North Georgia EMC are working to ensure the availability of safe and reliable electricity.

Friday 02/20/2015
Cartersville man charged with forgery
Posted: February 20, 2015

A Cartersville man has been arrested on several charges relating to a 2014 forgery and theft investigation.

Former deputy coroner indicted on armed robbery charges
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 3:41 pm

A grand jury has returned indictments on Christopher Joel “Joey” Peace, a former deputy coroner for Gordon County.

GIs of another era: Who were the soldiers of the Civil War? Answers during free symposium at Walker Civic Center
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 12:26 pm

A public symposium involving scholarly research regarding the troops who fought in the War Between the States, particularly Confederates, is being presented Saturday evening, Feb. 28, at the Walker County Civic Center.

Thursday 02/19/2015
Winter storm warning Friday and Saturday
Posted: February 19, 2015


Friday's weather: Another wave of snow and ice expected
Posted: February 19, 2015

Friday: Snow likely, mainly after 2 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. 

Burglar steals tools at Rossville apartment complex
Posted: February 19, 2015

The owner of an apartment complex off Carlton Lane in Rossville said someone cut the chain to the garage of the complex and stole a pressure washer, generator, and shop-vac.

Former Catoosa County sheriff Ronald Bowman has died
Updated: February 19, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Former Catoosa County sheriff Ronald Lee Bowman died Monday, Feb. 16, after a long illness. He was 61.

GNTC partners with area literacy groups to provide GED classes
Updated: February 19, 2015 - 10:41 am

With a push to educate more adults in Gordon County, the Calhoun-Gordon Council for a Literate Community is working together with Georgia Northwestern Technical College to help get parents into the GED classroom.

Wednesday 02/18/2015
Firefighters douse blaze at South Main Alignment in Cedartown
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 10:34 am

Firefighters put out a small blaze this morning at South Main Alignment in Cedartown with only minor damage to the commercial propertry.

Monday 02/16/2015
Officers investigate shooting death of 11-year-old
Updated: February 16, 2015 - 9:05 pm

According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, on Sunday, February 15, at approximately 9:30 p.m. dispatch received a call requesting emergency personnel to a residence on County Road 865 in Gaylesville in response to an accidental discharge of a firearm resulting in injuries.

Red Cross 'heroes' to start fundraising events
Posted: February 16, 2015

This March, which is celebrated nationwide as Red Cross Month, a group of local “Heroes” is working hard to help the Red Cross continue its services in the Northwest Georgia communities. “Heroes” in Floyd, Gordon and Bartow Counties will be canvassing the area for volunteer fundraisers and donations to support Red Cross services.

Sunday 02/15/2015
Chatt State health institute to host its eighth annual health and wellness expo March 6
Posted: February 15, 2015

The Community Health Institute at Chattanooga State will host its eighth annual "Health, Fun, and Wellness Expo” Friday, March 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Health Science Center on the Amnicola campus.

Walker and Catoosa high school students compete in SkillsUSA competition
Posted: February 15, 2015

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) hosted the SkillsUSA Region 1 competition on Friday, Jan. 23.

Friday 02/13/2015
Rossville man charged with vehicular homicide in hit-and-run
Updated: February 14, 2015 - 7:15 am

A Rossville man was arrested and charged Friday afternoon for the hit-and-run fatality in which a wheelchair-bound Rossville man was killed last month.

Calhoun man arrested in Fort Oglethorpe with two pounds of meth, police say
Posted: February 13, 2015

A Calhoun, Ga., man was arrested in Fort Oglethorpe for drug trafficking after police found nearly about two pounds of meth during a routine traffic stop, police say.