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The May preliminary unemployment rate of 9.7%, a decrease of 2.9% from April’s 12.6%, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported June 19.

Jennifer Eachus was set on the path to becoming a veterinarian when she was 14 years old. “I was thinking about my future,” she says, “and went to my mom and told her I wanted to become a lawyer.”

April’s unemployment numbers for Georgia’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas, regions, and counties are at a reported all-time high across all categories, the Georgia Department of Labor announced May 28 in the following news release.

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce exists to promote business, with a special focus on local, small businesses. What does a Chamber do when a large portion of its members are forced to close their businesses due to a pandemic?

A high-end commercial carpet manufacturer in Chattooga County announced plans Tuesday, May 19 for a $5 million investment that will double its payroll.

The Canopy Senior Living, in conjunction with Jacksonville, Fla.-based real estate developer Rimrock Companies, and SRI Management LLC, broke ground on a 64-unit, innovative assisted living and memory care community — The Canopy at Boynton Ridge — on nearly six acres of well-accessed land in…

See Rock City Inc. will have a phased reopening for Rock City Gardens during its Founder’s Day week beginning, Monday, May 18, for annual and Lookout Mountain resident passholders.

As the coronavirus pandemic swept the U.S., state governments mandated that dental offices open only for emergency procedures. But in the coming weeks, some dental practices may resume regular appointments in individual states where businesses considered “essential” are allowed to re-open.

CHI Memorial, which has physician offices and medical clinics in Walker and Catoosa counties, will safely resume scheduled procedures and clinic operations in early May.

The Jimmy Simpson Foundation in Rock Spring, a nonprofit founded to serve the brain injury community, has welcomed Karen Williams as the new vice president of nursing. Williams will start in late April with the Jimmy Simpson foundation in this role.

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to negatively affect Georgia’s businesses, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) processed 133,820 claims during the week of March 22-28, the highest number of claims it has ever processed in a week.

For inspections conducted during the second half of March in Catoosa and Walker counties, two eating establishments scored in the 80s, which is a “B” — the Huddle House in Chickamauga and Ivy Cottage in LaFayette, both in Walker County. A dozen eating establishments got A’s (in the 90s), whi…

Rock City Gardens and the Battles for Chattanooga museum will remain closed until further notice. Clumpies Ice Cream has closed its scoop shops for the time being, but will continue to offer online ordering and local delivery service. Starbucks on Lookout Mountain will remain open for carryo…

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce hosted Celebrate Catoosa Gala and Casino Night on February 29, 2020, at the Colonnade Civic Center. The event celebrated the business community and several individuals who have contributed greatly.

Monnette Crabtree, a sales representative with WoodmenLife Insurance, and Charles and Bernice Ray, members of Fraternal Chapter 310, LaFayette, present on March 12 a check for $750 to refinish the floors at the Senior Center in LaFayette. The presentation was made to Delta Beshers, president…

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and security of customers and team members, the Georgia Department of Driver Services, or DDS, is following the recommendation of public health authorities regarding social distancing.

Brett McDonough has joined the growing medical professionals at Professional Eye Associates. Dr. McDonough received his biology degree from the University of Minnesota at Mankato and Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry in 1997. After graduating, McDonough…

For inspections conducted during the first half of March in Catoosa and Walker counties, four eating establishments scored in the 80s, which is a “B” — Krystal in Catoosa County and Toki Sushi, Pigeon Mountain Country Store, and Greg’s Restaurant in Walker County. A dozen eating establishmen…

At Food City, the safety of our valued customers and dedicated team of associates is our top priority. With the continuing health concerns surrounding COVID-19, effective immediately, we are temporarily adjusting our store hours of operation to 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily, to give our associa…

In response to the recent development of COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is temporarily suspending in-person requirements for services provided by the agency.

The city of Ringgold has voted to adjust the bylaws of its Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) to allow elected officials to serve more than one term, and to designate how the finance will be handled.

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