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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.

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.

Heritage High School’s homecoming ceremony will be held Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., prior to the football game with Darlington, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Nicole Perry of Cloud Springs Elementary School was voted the school’s Teacher of the Year for 2020.

Walker County educators are using social distancing, frequent cleaning and common sense practices to combat the challenges COVID-19 poses for schools.

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…

Seventh-graders Emma Watson, Lorelai Canady and Hannah Daniel cheer on the Heritage Generals football team.

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.

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.

Evonne Hackett, a technology guru at Lakeview Middle School, was selected as the 2020-21 Teacher of the Year.

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.

Walker County’s observance of Patriot Day included a remembrance service and a proclamation issued by the county commissioner.

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.

Isabel Shrader, a fifth-grader at Battlefield Elementary School, is part of the flag corp. Shrader is proud the put up and take down her state flag.