ATLANTA - Georgians are divided over whether the Peach State should observe standard time all year or daylight saving time.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate passed legislation Tuesday, Feb. 25, aimed at loosening training requirements for volunteer fire departments in the state.
The city of Ringgold issued a proclamation Monday night, Feb. 24 announcing that it will launch a month-long inquiring into allegations of unethical behavior made by the former police chief against City Manager Dan Wright.
Walker County residents will notice a significant investment in the county’s road system this summer. Contractor bids are now being accepted to make improvements to 36 miles of roads in the unincorporated areas of the county.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate passed legislation Monday, Feb. 24, that would bring additional scrutiny to the state’s lucrative tax credit and exemption programs.
After recently reigniting the conversation about the creation of a potential dog park, officials in Ringgold are evaluating potential locations.
A handgun and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry were stolen during the recent burglary of a Catoosa County residence, police say.
The city of Ringgold has plans to adjust its City Council meeting agenda to accommodate proclamations and special presentations when and if they are needed.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers stepped closer to increasing the per-ton fee to store toxic coal ash at landfills Monday, Feb. 24, by passing legislation out of the state Senate.
ATLANTA - Investments in freight rail would land a permanent spot in annual state budgets under legislation the Georgia House of Representatives passed overwhelmingly on Monday, Feb. 24.
ATLANTA - Legislation aimed at ending surprise bills for emergency hospital visits in Georgia under certain insurance plans passed unanimously out of the Georgia Senate on Monday, Feb. 24.
Michael David Harris, 38, of 8102 Highway 60, Georgetown, TN arrested on charges of driving while license suspended and window tint violation.Justin Tyler Westmoreland, 31, of 719 Roberta Drive, Rossville arrested on charges of driving while license suspended and failure to obey traffic cont…
The city of Ringgold has agreed to purchase new management and operating software for the sewer department with capital improvement dollars that were set aside as part of this year’s budget.
Ten simple questions will determine millions of dollars in federal funding to address categories like schools, healthcare, hunger and emergency services in Walker County over the next decade.
The new test results that rolled in Wednesday night were about what Fletcher Sams expected: Out of 36 drinking wells in Juliette, all but six showed troubling levels of a cancer-causing substance that has riled residents of the small Middle Georgia town.
The Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) ongoing Ga. 151 (Alabama Highway) widening and reconstruction project will take longer than expected to complete and will cost $1.5 million more than originally expected, officials say.
ATLANTA - Legislation has been filed to bolster regulations for assisted senior-living facilities, personal care homes and memory centers in Georgia.
Catoosa County has agreed on a contract for the design and construction of a new concessions and restroom building at the Poplar Springs ball field complex in Ringgold.
ATLANTA - Sports betting would become legal in Georgia without the need to go to voters with a constitutional amendment under legislation introduced in the state Senate.
Fire investigators with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office have determined a fire that occurred around 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at a Walker County residence, was intentionally set.
ATLANTA - Legislation allowing nonprofit groups to make sandwiches for needy children during summer cleared the Georgia Senate on Thursday, Feb. 19.
ATLANTA — A bill requiring the University System of Georgia to raise the percentage of in-state students offered early admission to the state’s top public universities drew opposition Thursday, Feb. 19, during a legislative committee hearing.
Catoosa County officials have signed off on brining therapy service dogs to its senior center so residents can experience some interaction with man’s best friend.
ATLANTA — Attorney General Chris Carr today (Feb. 20) praised a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upholding the City of Pensacola’s right to continue to display a World War II-era cross monument in a public park. This ruling will help protect monuments in Georgia…
With winter weather and some expected accumulation of snow on roadways Thursday afternoon and evening in North Georgia, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has issued a caution warning for black ice.
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ATLANTA - The state House of Representatives took another crack Thursday, Feb. 20, at legislation giving Georgians the legal ability to sue the state and local governments.
ATLANTA — The first bill in a wave of legislation aimed at cutting red tape for foster care and speeding up adoptions in Georgia cleared the state Senate Thursday, Feb. 20.
Last year, Graysville Elementary School teacher Robin Peace suggested a service project for her school -- collecting supplies to help North Georgia Animal Alliance with their rescue work.
ATLANTA — Legislation aimed at requiring back-seat passengers to wear safety belts in Georgia hit speed bumps Wednesday, Feb. 19, as key Senate lawmakers disagreed over penalties and court implications for violators.
Ringgold Rotary Club, at its weekly luncheon, recognized Heritage High School's Kori Moore as the HHS and school system STAR student and Ringgold High School's William David Murdoch as the RHS STAR student. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a s…
ATLANTA — Former Tift County Sheriff Gary Vowell has been tapped to head up the Georgia Department of Public Safety on an interim basis following the resignation last week of former Commissioner Mark McDonough.
ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives passed a mid-year budget Wednesday, Feb. 19, that would restore many of the spending cuts Gov. Brian Kemp proposed last month to help offset lower-than-expected tax collections.
ATLANTA — The race to fill former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat permanently looks to remain a free-for-all “jungle” primary involving candidates from all parties at once after legislative changes to that format were shelved Tuesday, Feb. 18.
ATLANTA — Legislation aimed at ending the practice of “surprise billing” of medical patients in Georgia cleared a committee in the state House of Representatives Tuesday, Feb. 18.
The spokesperson for a group of residents in Catoosa County has been pitching the idea of making the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary” to local officials.
ATLANTA - Budget writers in the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday (Feb. 18) restored some of the spending cuts Gov. Brian Kemp has requested in his mid-year state budget to help offset sluggish tax revenues.
Human skeletal remains were found in Walker County in a wooded area about 500 yards off the roadway, east of the 4000 block of South Highway 27, in LaFayette, Ga., by a man and his son while they were hunting Monday morning, Feb. 17, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.
Catoosa County residents remain critical of the new public speaking policy at commission meetings, claiming officials didn’t follow the proper process to implement such a rule.
Maggie Lee Conway, 39, of 721 Walker Springs Road, Knoxville arrested on charges of driving while unlicensed, affixing to misrepresent, expired tag and improper turn.
Walker County voters will decide May 19 whether to continue the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, to fund capital outlay projects for another six years.