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The Friends of NRA banquet will be held next Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Walker County Civic Center (10052 US 27, Rock Spring). Tickets are $35 for a single, $65 for a couple, and $350 for a table of eight persons. A BBQ plate is included in the cost.

In a new set of public service announcements (PSAs), Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia reminds citizens of their critical role in ensuring justice for all. Entitled “Justice Needs Jurors,” the series of video messages that will begin airing in November emphasizes…

Maples, Heather Brooke, 35, of 2615 Reece Street, Chattanooga, Tenn., arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/revoked and taillight requirements.Taylor, Marley C., 26, of 709 Mountain View Avenue, Maryville, Tenn., arrested on charge of driving while license suspended/revoked.…

Ringgold City Council, during a meeting Monday, Oct. 26, passed a proclamation honoring the Ringgold High School marching band, which this year was named grand champion of the 14th annual Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands.

Bre Whitaker, a Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School junior and co-captain, was selected as the Warrior’s “Dancer of the Week.” Congratulations to Bre.

ATLANTA - Health-care transparency legislation aimed at filling a gap in Georgia’s new surprise billing law will take effect this Sunday, Nov. 1, in time for the annual insurance enrollment period.

Emery-Kate Swing enjoys a crisp fall day at Battlefield Elementary School. 

From left: senior candidate Aubrey Ford, senior Candidate Emma Queen, sophomore representative Shaylee Hester, freshman representative Anna Roy, junior representative Sydney Cantrell, senior candidate Abby Roach. Not pictured: senior candidates Maggie Reed and Oraya Harris. The homecoming ce…

The Walker County Commissioner’s Office has announced the following public meeting dates for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year: Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 10 and Dec. 29.

Georgia public school officials have released a plan calling for the number of year-end tests required for the state’s K-12 students to be drastically reduced and replaced with assessments and coursework tailored more to individual students.

ATLANTA — Georgia and 10 other states joined the Justice Department Tuesday, Oct. 20, in filing a lawsuit aimed at preventing Google from unlawfully maintaining monopolies through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices.

According to the school system’s website, here’s how past ESPLOST funds were used.

♦ Turner, Bobby Ray, 35, 10 Glover Knoll Drive, Rossville, no insurance, removing/affixing tag with intent to conceal identity of vehicle, driving while license suspended or revoked (third offense within five years)

ATLANTA — Georgia’s music industry has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, music artists and industry professionals said Thursday, Oct. 15.

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe freshmen (Class of 2024) recently won the Spirit Competition for their homecoming float. Contributed

Georgia Sen. Jeff Mullis visited West Side Elementary School during Pre-Kindergarten Week. Here he is shown in a pre-kindergarten classroom with Laura Briggs and Emily Parker. Mullis, who lives in Chickamauga, represents Senate District 53, which includes Catoosa, Dade, and Walker counties a…

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will host a Free Application Week, Oct. 26-30, to help those who are seeking to enroll in spring semester.

On Wednesday, Oct.14, the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, Department of Community Supervision Immediate Response Team, Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Walker County SWAT Team, LaFayette Street Crimes Unit and Dalton Police Department Narcotic Agents served a search warrant…

The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce recently honored first responders — law enforcement, firefighters, and Emergency Management personnel — from the county and its two cities, Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe.

Ashlyn Neathery of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School was selected as the Dancer of the Week. Come support the dance team at LFO’s home games.

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff lobbed the same criticisms at each other Monday, Oct. 12, that Georgia TV viewers have grown used to from their relentless attack ads.

Kent McCrary, principal at Battlefield Elementary School, gives a reading reward to fourth-grader Rylie Reed.

Jessica Lin, Lizbeth Santillan and Mia Langston enjoy the sunshine on a fall day at Battlefield Elementary School.

Battlefield Elementary School welcomed Jaime Pennington to the STEAM lab. Steam is “Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.” Pennington was selected as Battlefield Elementary’s “Educator of the Month.”