Marjorie Taylor Greene won the Republican nomination Tuesday for the 14th District congressional race to replace U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger.

Marjorie Taylor Greene won the Republican nomination Tuesday for the 14th District congressional race to replace U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger.

Absentee ballots can be opened a week earlier than usual ahead of elections in Georgia following emergency steps the State Election Board took Monday, Aug. 10, to help ease a vote-tally bottleneck amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming Nov. 3 general election.

Walker County voters headed to the polls Aug. 11 for runoffs in three Republican primary races: the U.S. House District 14 contest between John Cowan and Marjorie Taylor Greene, the state House District 1 race between Mike Cameron and John Deffenbaugh, and the Walker County Commission Distri…

Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Wednesday, Aug. 5, aimed at protecting police and other first responders from bias-motivated crimes in Georgia, capping a series of controversial moves by state Republican leaders that nearly derailed passage of a separate bill outlawing hate crimes.

You’re driving down the road, you glance in your rearview and see a police officer following you, lights flashing. Maybe there’s a short blast of a siren. You’re being signaled to pull over.

From Aug. 6 through the end of the month, the Rossville Public Library will host a new popup exhibition from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

For the past month, Northwest Georgia residents were glued to their television sets to watch and cheer on one of their own on the NBC reality-competition show, “The Titan Games.”

CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia has joined #MaskUpGA, a campaign to encourage all Georgians to make the choice to wear face coverings when in public settings and to social distance when possible to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

ATLANTA — Georgia’s electric membership corporations (EMCs) will play a major role in expanding broadband service in rural Georgia under legislation Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced it will authorize Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to extend deadlines for premium and administrative fee payments, defer the resulting interest accrual and allow other flexibilities to help farmers, ranche…

ATLANTA — Georgians reluctant to patronize bars during the coronavirus pandemic will be able to have adult beverages delivered to their homes under legislation Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law Monday, Aug. 3.

For the second year in a row, property owners in Walker County will benefit from a tax decrease. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield will sign a resolution on Aug. 13 to reduce the county government’s portion of the millage rate for residents in both the unincorporated and incorporated sections o…

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School held its traditional graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 on campus at Tommy Cash Stadium on Friday, July 31. Right: LFO graduates recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the opening portion of the ceremony. Below left: The LFO JROTC Color Guard march…

Heritage High School’s Class of 2020 held a traditional graduation ceremony Thursday night, July 30, at the school’s football stadium (Jeff Sims Field at Heritage Stadium). Photos from the Ringgold and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe high school graduation ceremonies will publish in our Aug. 12 edition.

The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners announced the planned reopening of the Catoosa County Senior Center for Monday, Aug. 3, at 8 a.m., with enhanced measures to help ensure the health and safety of its members and staff. The Catoosa County Senior Center closed March 13 in response to t…

Georgia Power continues to grow renewable energy in Georgia through its new Customer-Connected Solar Program (CCSP), a 25-megawatt (MW) distributed generation customer-sited program. Working with the Georgia (PSC) Service Commission on the program design, the Commissioners gave their approva…

ATLANTA — Three former U.S. presidents said goodbye to civil rights icon John Lewis Thursday, July 30, culminating a weeklong series of ceremonies honoring the Atlanta congressman who died July 17 of cancer at age 80.

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The Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette is closed to the public until Monday, Aug. 3. Superior Court Chief Justice Kristina Cook Graham signed an order to close the building Thursday, July 30, at noon after an employee in the courthouse tested positive for COVID-19.

Online selling and buying sites are a goldmine of opportunity for people who are up to no good, from scammers to thieves to murderers, because so many of the transactions require people to meet in person to exchange goods and money.

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