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Volunteers meet to plan the Fifth Annual Veterans Appreciation Event, including (from left) veteran Tina Groce, chairman of the event; Lauri Johnson; Karen Hunziker; Randy Pittman; Nancy Burton; Tina Painter (seated); veteran Jerry Wright (seated); veteran Mike Hillis (standing) and Rev. Dav…

♦ Byrd, Timothy Lewis, 49, 277 Lail Road, Chickamauga, Ga., no insurance, improper lane change/failure to maintain lane (x2), striking fixed object, driving while license suspended or revoked (first offense) (x2), driving under the influence of alcohol, hit and run/duty of driver to stop or …

On, Dec. 27, 2020, a park ranger on patrol contacted three adults loitering inside the park after hours. Two of the individuals were convicted felons. In the vehicle, the ranger found a handgun, drug paraphernalia, digital scales, baggies, a magnetic hidden compartment and almost 6 ounces of…

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The Walker County Board of Commissioners will hold three public hearings in August to provide citizens with a better understanding of a proposed millage rate reduction to offset an inflationary increase evaluation. The hot housing market has enhanced the value of many properties in Walker Co…

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The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced Oakwood Christian Academy student Mason C. Clark from LaFayette has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship …

The Walker County Board of Education has rescheduled its first public hearing on the 2021 millage (property tax) rate to Thursday Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Advancing Education Center, 925 Osborn Road, Chickamauga. The hearing is prior to the school board’s work session at 6 p.m.

Kellie Johnson, a native of Catoosa County and 2020 graduate of Heritage High School, was named a Presidential Scholar for her spring 2021 semester at the University of Georgia. Presidential Scholar students have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 and earned at least 14 credit hours durin…

Kelvin King (fourth from left), candidate for U.S. Senate for Georgia in 2022, and his wife, Janelle, attend a recent meeting of the Walker County GOP. King gave his “Save America” speech to a crowd of about 80 people. The group was hosted by Walker County GOP Chairman Todd Noblitt (center).…

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For 20 plus years, Walker County African American Historical and Alumni Association Inc. (WCAAHAA) has moved forward on its mission to preserve, document and educate themselves and others concerning the history and legacy of African Americans of Walker County and northwest Georgia.

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A masonry contractor from Rossville will fill the unexpired term of a Walker County school board member who resigned last month.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Lottery generated more than $1.5 billion for the state’s HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs during the last fiscal year, a record that came despite a global pandemic that dampened economic activity.

“Rebel Correspondent” by Steve Procko is the true story of Arba Shaw, a young man who joined the Confederate army seven days after his 18th birthday and served bravely for more than two and a half years until the war ended. He emerged as changed person.

♦ Webb, Hayden Barbara, 24, 110 Robin Lane, Rossville, Ga., driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane change/failure to maintain lane, must give signal/insufficient use of turn signals, open container violation beer/ale/proter/stout/other similar beverages, starburst windshield/r…

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ATLANTA — Georgia hauled in $3.2 billion more in taxes during the last fiscal year – a period dominated by a worldwide pandemic – than it brought in during fiscal 2020, Gov. Brian Kemp reported Monday, July 12.

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At recent meeting of County Committee Members, a discussion of getting out the voters we missed last election cycle and the outcomes was hot and heavy. It was a reminder to those of us attending to get more folks registered and committed to going to the polls whenever they open. Also people …

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) announces that the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science has recognized the GBI Crime lab for implementing nationally recognized standards for its forensic laboratory system. The voluntary implementation of OSAC stand…