Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) nine-county service area, which includes Walker and Catoosa counit4ss, participated in a drive-thru commencement ceremony at the Floyd County Campus in Rome on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. to safely celebrate their success in compl…
A Northwest Georgia flooring manufacturer is helping the Northwest Georgia Regional Education Service Agency prepare for students’ safe return to the classroom.
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.
♦ Phillips, Matthew Jason, 29, 1501 Roberts Mill Road, Signal Mountain, Tenn., possession of methamphetamine, possession of Schedule I heroin
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…
ATLANTA - Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and 43 of his colleagues around the country are urging Congress to make elderly victims of fraud eligible for federal assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.
ATLANTA - Georgia tax collections rebounded last month after a dismal second quarter, boosted by a delay in the normal income tax filing deadline from mid-April until mid-July.
ATLANTA - First-time unemployment claims in Georgia fell by 11,053 the last week of July to 73,931, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday, Aug. 6.
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.
The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners will consider a proposed balanced budget for fiscal 2021 that addresses citizen concerns for enhancements to public safety services and infrastructure while adopting the property tax rollback rate.
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.
CHI Memorial Imaging Center and the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center have expanded into North Georgia with the newest locations now open at CHI Memorial Parkway located at 4700 Battlefield Parkway in Ringgold.
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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.
SmartBank recently made a $10,000 donation to the Top of Georgia Economic Initiative, a nonprofit fundraising arm designed to enhance the marketing efforts of the Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority (NWGAJDA).
ATLANTA - The state tax credits that have spurred the exponential growth of Georgia’s film industry will get added scrutiny under legislation Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law Tuesday, Aug. 4.
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, along with Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, are spearheading a new campaign to replace the Alexander Hamilton Stephens statue in the National Statuary Hall at the Capitol with one of the late Rep. John Lewis.
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.
Back Alley Productions invites the public to audition for its upcoming production of Night of the Living Dead, set for Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22, from 6-8 p.m.
Schools in Georgia need to limit group sizes, require masks and consider shutting down if outbreaks flare amid the COVID-19 pandemic as hundreds of thousands of kids head back to class this month, an infectious disease expert in Atlanta stressed Tuesday, Aug. 4.
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…
Census workers will officially begin knocking on doors on Aug. 11 to count residents who have not yet responded to their census questionnaires.
CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will be at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates-Ringgold on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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…
Gov. Brian P. Kemp July 31 signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures.
Battle lines are being drawn in the race to fill the remaining two years of retired U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s Senate term with less than 100 days left until Election Day in November.
Editor’s note: Catoosa County Schools Superintendent Denia Reese posted the following message on Monday, July 27, 2020
August 11 is the last day to decide who will represent Catoosa County’s District 3 on the Board of Commissioners. The candidates in this runoff race are incumbent Jim Cutler, who is serving his third term as a commissioner, and Catoosa County Coroner Vanita Hullander, who has served in that …
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.
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.
ATLANTA — Initial unemployment claims filed in Georgia declined last week to 84,984, down 37,329 from the previous week, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday, July 30.
State officials are sending $6 million in federal funds to help Georgia schools boost internet connectivity in areas where access to the web is poor.
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.