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Thursday 09/18/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Trying to find the positives in this world can be a negative
Posted: September 18, 2014

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week’s column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. “Surely, you can find some positive things to write about,” she said, “and temporarily take people’s minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that.”

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Rep. Graves votes to pursue counter-terror strategy
Posted: September 17, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after voting for an amendment to a short-term funding bill that will allow President Obama to pursue the portion of his strategy to fight the Islamic State that involves training and equipping Syrian opposition fighters:

Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern presents “The Dark Legacy”
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 11:34 am

The Dark Legacy of Elder Shaw themes this year’s Haunted Cavern at Ruby Falls for its 11th season, opening Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27, every Friday-Sunday beginning Oct. 3 until Nov. 1, as well as Oct. 9.

Lady Hawks make history with 2-0 win over Truett-McConnell
Posted: September 17, 2014

Women's soccer made history Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Truett-McConnell College. The win improves the Lady Hawks to 4-0 on the season and gives Shorter its best start in program history.

LaFayette’s Movies in the Park season wraps up on Sept. 27
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 9:37 am

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.

Six running for seat on Catoosa County water board
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Catoosa County Utility District Authority closed qualifying on Friday, Sept. 5, and now six candidates will run for one seat on the water board.

Judge: Michelle Reynolds' children can visit her in prison once they are adults
Posted: September 17, 2014

A Floyd County Superior Court judge said Tuesday that Michelle Reynolds’ adult child and infant grandchild can visit her in prison.

Neaton Rome announces $8 million expansion, at least 50 new jobs
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 9:14 am

The rebound of the automotive industry is fueling yet another expansion of the Neaton Rome plant at 1635 Technology Parkway.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Ringgold CVB to evaluate Chattanooga museum’s proposal for Medal of Honor signage
Posted: September 16, 2014

The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History in Chattanooga, Tenn., recently asked the city of Ringgold to become part of its effort to honor local Medal of Honor recipients in the area, specifically a man who garnered his medal at Ringgold Gap in 1863.

Red Bud Elementary listed as a Highest-Progress School by the Georgia Department of Education
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 9:01 am

The Georgia Department of Education today released its 2014 list of Reward Schools, designated as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Red Bud Elementary was on the list as one of the highest-progress schools in Georgia.

Calhoun High School named High Progress School
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 9:02 am

The Georgia Department of Education today released its 2014 list of Reward Schools, designated as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Each Reward School is a Title I school that falls into one of two categories:

More than $1,600 raised at Brody Smith benefit
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 2:57 pm

A recent “Pickin’ N’ Grinnin’” benefit held at Pigeon Mountain Grill helped raise more than $1,600 for treatment for Brody Smith of Ringgold.

Georgia proclaims Sept. 16 "The American Legion Day"
Posted: September 16, 2014

Governor Nathan Deal recognizes September 16, 2014, as "The American Legion Day."

Arbor Day Foundation offers new joining Georgia members 10 free trees during September
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 11:36 am

Everyone from Georgia who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the foundation's Trees for America program.

UPDATE: City of Cedartown to take over hospital building when new facility opens
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 11:54 am

Intergovernmental agreement approved between city and Polk County for 911 facility in basement

19-year-old charged with 2nd-degree vehicular homicide, out on bond
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 6:32 am

The Rome teen accused by authorities of causing a woman’s death in a fatal wreck last week made bond after her Monday arrest, Floyd County Jail officials said.

Monday 09/15/2014
BERRY FOOTBALL: Berry's Preston Stewart named SAA Defensive Player of the Week
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 12:58 am

Berry’s Preston Stewart was named the Southern Athletic Association’s defensive player of the week. He is the first Viking to earn an SAA weekly defensive honor.

SHORTER GOLF: Shorter golf teams open season at Montevallo Invitational
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 12:53 am

The 2014-15 golf season official kicked off Monday as both the Hawks and Lady Hawks took part in the Full Moon BBQ Invitational hosted by Montevallo.

Shorter men's lacrosse kicks off 2014-15 with banquet and scrimmage
Posted: September 15, 2014

Last Saturday was a big day for Shorter Men's Lacrosse as they officially kicked off the 2014-15 year with an intra-squad scrimmage and kick-off banquet.

Polo matches at Bendabout Farm benefit 6th Cavalry Museum Sept. 20 and 21
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Bendabout Farm in McDonald, Tenn., will host international high goal polo matches Sept. 20 and 21, weather permitting. Matches begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Gates will open two hours prior to the matches.