Community News - North Georgia

Catoosa Parks and Rec remembers founder Jack Mattox

Published Jun. 21 2017

The children and families of Catoosa County have one man in particular to thank for the recreation opportunities now afforded...

Former Peerless Woolen Mills building sells for $125,000

Published Jun. 21 2017

The old Peerless Woolen Mills building in the heart of Rossville was sold at auction last Thursday for $125,000.

Community of Hope block party in Ringgold a success

Published Jun. 21 2017

North Georgia Healthcare Center recognizes the difficulty some community members face in getting the services and help they need.


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First responders, school employees commended in saving man's life

Published Jun. 14 2017

The last thing Catoosa County Schools employee Charlie Ramsey remembers was feeling faint while chatting with some co-workers and his...

Canyon Ridge tax abatement stirs more controversy in Walker County

Published Jun. 14 2017

Two key elements of Walker County's agreement with the developers of Canyon Ridge Resort are missing from their legal agreement,...

Movie being made about late Heritage High graduate

Published Jun. 7 2017

In the months following Ringgold resident Katie Beth Carter's death due to a car accident, the outpouring of support was...

Juvenile rehab services aim to reduce recidivism

Published Jun. 7 2017

Every time Judge Steven Ellis sees a juvenile offender, he hopes it's the last he sees of them.

Public meetings planned for Walker County hotel project

Published May. 31 2017

After drawing criticism for what some called a lack of transparency, Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield is holding public meetings...

Rossville teen earns college degree before graduating high school

Published May. 31 2017

For one day last week, 17-year-old Miette Craig from Rossville was attending three schools at once.

Walker, Catoosa aim for better emergency response service

Published May. 31 2017

Walker County emergency services will be getting where they need to be faster thanks to a few changes coming through...

Dove helps bring second luxury treehouse to town

Published May. 24 2017

Treehouse Hideaways co-owner Enoch Elwell wasn't expecting to be able to expand so quickly after opening the first luxury treehouse...

Catoosa partners with Riverbend group, iHeartRadio to bring in big names

Published May. 24 2017

The Northwest Georgia Bank Amphitheatre in Ringgold is getting attention from some big customers.

Bikers raise funds for teens at local nonprofit

Published May. 24 2017

Earlier this spring, The Cottage teamed up with the Northwest Georgia Roughnecks Motorcycle Club to give 16 teens the spring...

15th annual barbecue to gather veterans for fellowship May 20

Published May. 17 2017

As a veteran himself, Jim Hunziker, president of the Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance's 12th chapter, knows how lonely it can...

Ringgold council closes in on new business tax solution

Published May. 17 2017

When Ringgold business owners pay taxes next year, they should expect a different formula to calculate how much is owed.

Chickamauga sees growing demand for senior living

Published May. 17 2017

In applying for a permit to build a 60-unit housing complex for senior citizens in Chickamauga, local developer Jerry Braden...

Chattanooga Valley Middle School student places 4th in national essay writing contest

Published May. 10 2017

When Kaylee Barrett entered the VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest last year, she didn't expect to win, especially not for...

Region could gain interconnectivity through bike, ped trail

Published May. 10 2017

Northwest Georgia should get a little more connected, if the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission has anything to say about it.

New Local Juice promises healthy options for Fort Oglethorpe

Published May. 10 2017

In an area mostly populated by chain restaurants and fast food outlets, Fort Oglethorpe has a new venue with fresh,...

LaFayette hosts inaugural Honeybee Metric-Century Bike Ride May 13

Published May. 3 2017

LaFayette is working on a plan to make the city more bike-friendly and walkable, and the inaugural Honeybee Metric-Century Bicycle...

Rossville Library shows off new facility during opening weekend

Published May. 3 2017

With renovations finally complete, the Rossville Public Library opened the doors to its upgraded facility Tuesday, May 2. But the...

Ringgold expands, changes alcohol ordinance definition

Published May. 3 2017

The city of Ringgold is rewording its alcohol ordinance to include a new definition: microbreweries.

Catoosa hosts first Frisbee golf tournament

Published May. 3 2017

The North Georgia area is home to a long list of baseball and softball tournaments, but Catoosa County's newest event...