A fire in Catoosa County was intentionally set and has been ruled an arson, said John King, fire commissioner of the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety.
The Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire John F. King has announced the launch of a newly redesigned, user-friendly agency website.
Georgians planning to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 general election have a new way to track the status of their absentee ballots after requesting one.
Since classes resumed last month, educators in the Walker County and Chickamauga school systems have been working to make sure students learning from home are getting the same quality of instruction as those attending traditional school.
The race for a hotly contested U.S. Senate seat in Georgia kicked up a notch with the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and calls for a Democratic candidate to drop out in favor of the frontrunner.
The race for U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s seat has most prominently featured campaign activities from the four leading candidates: Loeffler and U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, both Republicans; and Rev. Raphael Warnock and Matt Lieberman, both Democrats.
Catoosa County Public Schools launched an online survey for parents of students in hybrid instruction (pre-kindergarten, middle and high school).
ATLANTA - Deteriorating public support for law enforcement is driving police officers away from the profession and making it harder to attract new recruits, representatives of state and local police agencies said Thursday, Sept. 24.
Georgia’s top school official aims to make year-end standardized tests count “essentially zero” toward students’ final grades in the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Catoosa County, the Nov. 3 general election ballot will include one local contested race: Board of Commissioners chairman Steven Henry, a Republican, is facing off against Democrat Ernie Pursley.
ATLANTA — Jobless Georgians filed 49,421 initial unemployment claims last week (week of Sept. 13), up 7,341 from the previous week, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday, Sept. 24.
♦ Griffith, Zachery David, 27, of 2122 Eledena Drive, Chattanooga, Tenn., arrested on charges of loitering/prowling and possession of schedule II drug(s).
Drop boxes to deposit absentee ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 general election have been set up by the dozens across Georgia as an option for voters who prefer not to show up in-person at a polling place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Republican Party joined the Republican National Committee Tuesday, Sept. 22, in appealing a federal court decision requiring the counting of absentee ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election.
Recently, Gov. Brian Kemp signed House Bill 86, sponsored by Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, and carried in the Senate by Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga. H.B. 86 requires a policy to be created for teachers to appeal performance ratings notated in teacher personnel evaluations.
Catoosa County residents are invited to share their feedback on services and quality of life issues by completing the 2021 Community Vision Survey.
Georgia election officials gearing up for the Nov. 3 general election will have help from big-name companies to troubleshoot technical issues and a new real-time tool that tracks the wait in line at local polling places.
ATLANTA - Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators are calling for a Senate vote on a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sooner rather than later.
Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson, right, congratulates Deputy Sheriff Brandon Gilbreath upon his graduation from the Regional Police Academy, Rome, on Sept. 18. During the 10-1/2 week course Gilbreath studied, constitutional law, Georgia criminal and traffic law, firearms qualifications, u…
A state House committee probing issues that occurred during the June 9 primary elections in Georgia released a report Thursday, Sept. 17, outlining stumbles with absentee ballots and the state’s new voting machines that prompted long lines and steep concerns ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.
On Nov. 3, voters in Walker County’s District 3 will choose between 53-year-old Republican candidate Brian Hart and 44-year-old Democrat candidate Hakie Shropshire to represent them on the new multi-person commission. District 3 encompasses LaFayette and the southeast corner of the county.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is proud to announce the students on the president’s and dean’s lists for the 2020 summer semester. To be eligible for the president’s list, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit ho…
♦ Redmon III, Robert Leon, 41, of 126 Fernwood Drive, Rossville, Ga., arrested on charge of driving while license suspended/revoked.
ATLANTA - Several groups are pressing Gov. Brian Kemp to start divvying out small federal grant funds aimed at helping families pay for school supplies, child care and other expenses while their children are taking online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is partnering with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Federation to recruit poll workers for elections in November. The secretary is spearheading this partnership with the Georgia Chamber to ensure county election officials have the …
On Sept. 15, 2020, Gov. Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 09.15.20.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and issuing guidance for long-term care facility visitation. The new Executive Order took effect on Sept. 16 at midnight and runs through Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp late Tuesday, Sept. 15, lifted restrictions on elderly long-term care facilities that have been in effect in Georgia since the coronavirus pandemic hit the state in March.
ATLANTA - University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley Tuesday, Sept. 15, defended his decision to bring students back to the system’s 26 campuses this semester for in-person classes.
ATLANTA — Georgia voters still strongly support public charter schools eight years after ratifying a constitutional amendment letting the state create charter schools, according to a new poll.
With a deadline looming, Georgia is pushing to increase its final count in the 2020 U.S. Census amid hurdles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and poor internet access in some areas.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced plans to help make a difference during the upcoming academic year with the award of more than $145,000 in literacy grants in Georgia, including $3,000 for the LIFT Youth Center Inc. in Ringgold.
ATLANTA - The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Atlanta-based film producer Ryan Felton and rapper and actor T.I., whose actual name is Clifford Harris Jr., in connection with two cryptocurrency-based investment schemes.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Graves announced Friday that he plans to resign from Congress next month, starting his planned retirement a little early.
Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal announced Friday he is withdrawing from the 14th Congressional District race against Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Democratic Party candidate for the 14th Congressional District Kevin Van Ausdal officially announced Sept. 11 he would be dropping out of the race.
The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation awarded $10,900 in scholarships to 26 students. Scholarships between $250 and $500 were awarded to students to assist in paying for fall semester at GNTC.