ATLANTA (AP) — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all.
A Walker County high school student was one of three people who robbed a Rossville convenience store at gunpoint Wednesday, Jan. 20, Sheriff Steve Wilson said.
Catoosa County detectives are investigating a larceny case involving the theft of a computer and other items from a residential carport, police say.
ATLANTA - Georgia’s chief business recruiter Wednesday, Jan. 20, pitched a $1 million plan to resurrect a tourism industry suffering massive losses since coronavirus-fearing travelers stopped taking vacation trips and attending business conferences.
State health agencies in Georgia are weathering last year’s budget cuts from the COVID-19 pandemic with a boost from the federal government and by working more remotely, several agency heads told state lawmakers Thursday, Jan. 21.
ATLANTA - The suspension of jury trials in Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic has created a substantial backlog across the court system, Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton told state lawmakers Wednesday, Jan. 20.
The McMahan Law Firm announces its Go to Bat Scholarship for eligible students planning to attend or currently attending a two- or four-year college or university in the state of Tennessee.
Sen. Jeff Mullis (R–Chickamauga) has received his committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session; the 156th General Assembly convened Jan. 11. Among his appointments, Mullis will continue serving as chairman of the Senate Rules Committee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises.
ATLANTA — Full funding of student enrollment growth after a year of budget cuts would come as a great relief to Georgia’s public schools, the state’s top K-12 education official said Tuesday, Jan. 19.
2020 proved to be a banner year for new home construction in unincorporated Walker County. In fact, it was the best of the decade.
Georgia officials battling the COVID-19 pandemic are hoping for a shot in the arm to the state’s vaccine rollout when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
ATLANTA - The unusual nature of the current pandemic-driven recession has put Georgia in a stronger economic position than could have been expected otherwise, the state’s chief economist said Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Kaity Smith, Lyndsie Gadd, Molly Miller, Jordan Cash, Gage Early, Savana Hagood, Ashlyn Neathery, Makayla Ware, Faith Murray, Jenna Driggers, Christiyana Collins, Bre Whitaker, Stacey Perkinson. Not pictured: Molly Boone and Nevaeh Hoover.
Fifth-graders at Battlefield Elementary School recently competed in a spelling bee. BES Spelling Bee winners were Sunshine Davenport and Wyatt Womack. They will compete in the Catoosa County Spelling Bee in February.
LaFayette High School has established a new scholarship. The award will be in memory of Jenny Vowell, who was a counselor at LHS before her death in December.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, is hosting a statewide Caregiver Resource Fair, a virtual three-hour program that will help Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers find local resources and talk to experts who can explain and give more insight to the many programs available in the s…
ATLANTA - Major building projects from Valdosta to Athens are included in the $883.1 million bond package Gov. Brian Kemp is recommending to the General Assembly.
ATLANTA – The battle for votes in Georgia is set to leap from the ballot box to the state Capitol as legislative Republicans look to clamp down on vote-by-mail rules Democrats have championed amid recent electoral wins.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized.
Healthy Foundations will hold a Zoom meeting Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 p.m. Leaders from the organization will be discussing the types of positions that will be hired and how the positions will be phased in over time.
Battlefield Elementary School students Tate Adkins and Aarushi Patel celebrate their good behavior on the bus. Students in Catoosa County receive bus bucks for positive behavior.
The Catoosa County Health Department, an affiliate of the Georgia Department of Public Health, announced the suspension of its drive-through COVID-19 testing program so that resources can be committed to scheduling, preparing, and providing COVID-19 vaccinations.
Gov. Brian Kemp asked state lawmakers Thursday, Jan. 14, to give businesses more help dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, double down on investment in rural Georgia and build on last year’s criminal justice reforms.
Gov. Brian Kemp Thursday, Jan. 14, called for increasing funds to Georgia public schools by more than $1.2 billion to help offset cuts to education the General Assembly imposed last year.
Georgia public schools are set to receive about $1.7 billion in federal COVID-19 aid as part of a second round of relief spending Congress passed in December.
By the end of December 2020, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation raised approximately $250,000 in support of students from private donations, corporate gifts, grants, planned giving and establishment of an endowed fund.
“The Walker County Health Department,” says the county’s website, “has asked that we share the following information for those trying to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.”
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.
Rural broadband, pandemic recovery and election battles to come in Georgia’s legislative session highlighted the annual “Eggs and Issues” program held Wednesday by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Rural broadband, pandemic recovery and election battles to come in Georgia’s legislative session highlighted the annual “Eggs and Issues” program held Wednesday, Jan. 13, by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Local providers are struggling to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Georgia as health clinics have been swamped with requests for doses since Gov. Brian Kemp expanded eligibility to those 65-years and older.
ATLANTA — University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley Tuesday, Jan. 12, announced plans to retire on July 1 after 36 years in public service.
Democratic lawmakers in the Georgia Senate kicked off the 2021 legislative session with a resolution condemning the riot by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol.
The following statement, issued Jan. 11, is from the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, which includes Walker and Catoosa counties:
COVID-19 and last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol loomed large in the Georgia General Assembly Monday as lawmakers were sworn in to begin the 2021 legislative session.
Gov. Brian Kemp asked Georgians for patience Friday, Jan. 8, as state officials push to distribute around 11,500 doses per day of the slow-arriving COVID-19 vaccine to health-care workers, nursing homes and people aged 65 and older in some parts of the state.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a COVID vaccine locator on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov. The tool allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their community, and provides location and contact information for the provider. This is not a…
The Cherokee Regional Library System, which includes three libraries in Walker County and one in Dade County, has been named Library of the Year by Georgia Public Library Service.
It should be no surprise that Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue won by a landslide in Catoosa County. But in the end, statewide, it was Democrat candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff who took the seats, with 50.9% and 50.46% of the vote, respectively.
Catoosa County administrators and staff have been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments following a year-long leadership development program.
ATLANTA — Legislative leaders are promising to tackle two issues that dominated the news in Georgia and across the nation as the 2021 General Assembly session kicks off.