The year counselor Dr. Denny Whitesel gave free treatment to a local woman with drug addictions was when his dream was born. She really wanted help but couldn’t afford clinical care, he said.
Catoosa and Walker county JROTC students will have a chance to show their stuff Saturday at a regional drill competition.
Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties said Chattanooga’s bad air is not their fault, and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) agrees.
Fort Oglethorpe’s city manager insists work replacing sidewalks in the city’s most historic area won’t start until he’s got a legal definition about language in the deed that gave the city ownership 50 years ago.
Convenience store owner Jay Patel said the Fort Oglethorpe sign ordinance is making his business lose $300 a day.
An architect is being chosen for a new building to link Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers’ administrative offices and the jail on U.S. Highway 41, a sheriff’s detective said.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, but it might be a helicopter dropping eggs in a field for a citywide Easter egg hunt, if the members of the Ringgold Downtown Partnership can pull it off.
When Vida Collins’ mother died in a nursing home 10 years ago, Mrs. Collins thought she and her mother were prepared.
Fort Oglethorpe officials are seeking bids on a $1.6 million sewer rehabilitation project and feeling confident about moving forward with other planned work, City Manager Ron Goulart said.
The economic pressures facing local and state elected officials have prompted Catoosa County commissioners to schedule a two-day planning and budget session in Marietta, Ga., next week.
The rising cost of doing business has driven up the cost of building permits in Catoosa County.
Catoosa County manager Mike Helton said the county has logged numerous complaints since the closing of the one-lane bridge between Meg Williams and Burning Bush roads at the southeast corner of Chickamauga Battlefield.
An e-mail that circulated around Fort Oglethorpe City Hall last week has officials uneasy about taking any more action on Barnhardt Circle, including the planned replacement of sidewalks that are buckled and cracked.
Fort Oglethorpe City Council members on Monday changed the start time of regular meetings and agreed to ask the General Assembly for permission to annex Mack Smith and Cloud Spring roads all the way to the Tennessee line.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Boards that oversee Catoosa County government departments provide a valuable service, but county commissioners want to review all the boards that are paid to ensure they still needed.
Catoosa County officials have agreed to continue paying Fort Oglethorpe and Post Volunteer Fire and Rescue services for fire protection in the eastern part of the county outside the city limits.
A North Georgia coalition has asked counties along Interstate 75 to pony up matching funds needed to study a high-speed train route between the Atlanta and Chattanooga airports.
RINGGOLD — Some local residents said they are concerned about misuse of Catoosa County vehicles, but county officials said they have cut the number of take-home cars and increased accountability for vehicle maintenance and use.
Work on 41 new townhomes in Catoosa County won’t start until late spring or early summer, a Ringgold developer said.
Signal Mountain, Tenn., resident Jennie Rogers said when she and her husband decided to buy the house next door, contents and all, for their daughter and her family, she expected to find antiques.
Slightly more than a month after 30 volunteer firefighters turned in their equipment, the Catoosa County consolidated fire department has 75 firefighters and more than half of them volunteers.
Despite a collapse that sank businesses and careers and flooded communities with home foreclosures, there are positive signs locally of a healthy landing, Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce officials said.
More than 200 people turned out Monday night to surprise and honor Catoosa County’s Leonard Fant upon his retirement as CEO of Blood Assurance of Chattanooga.
Catoosa County commissioners gave the formal go-ahead for work on the Groves subdivision sewer project, but residents now must look to the weather to cooperate.
It may just be dirt to some people, but it’s green gold to those who like natural greenspaces in a community.
Bill Clark and James Emberson are leaving the Catoosa County Commission, but they say they are not leaving public service after their terms expire in January.
The small patch of paving on Dietz Road looks like a job half done, with an uneven surface and edges.
Jason Begley gets around well with a cane. But doctors say that 10 years from now the 42-year-old veteran of the war in Iraq likely will be using a wheelchair.
Two weeks into their first Tennessee venture, officials with Georgia’s Hutcheson Medical Center said early results back up their decision to open a family care clinic in the Ooltewah area.
Dr. Eric Carter is not quite ready to put on his running shoes, but the North Georgia physician is confident he will need them soon as the word gets out about the Hutcheson Medical Center’s Family Care Clinic in Ooltewah, Tenn.
Catoosa County commissioners last week voted to approve 11 appointments on six boards. The boards provide valuable services and offer citizens an opportunity to serve their community, officials said.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Ringgold City Council members recently hired a Suwanne , Ga., engineering firm to design a $250,000 streetscape for the downtown area.
The reality of a $1 billion VW assembly plant is driving officials in this small North Georgia county to consider buying and developing publicly owned industrial sites.
When Catoosa County voters approved the fourth special purpose local option sales tax in September, county recreation director Dennis Johnson began making plans for the $500,000 set aside for Jack Maddox Recreation Center.
Election officials in Catoosa and Walker counties worked overtime this week to contact voters who failed to sign mail-in applications for absentee voter ballots for the upcoming Dec. 2 U.S. Senate runoff.
The outcome of many of Tuesday’s elections in Northwest Georgia, not unlike what swept America, was that voters wanted change in local leadership.
Planned growth and economic development are top issues for the candidates vying for the Catoosa County Commission District 3 seat.
Local business owners said Tuesday they hope the city’s plans to install sidewalks and on-street parking on LaFayette Road will spur more growth in the southside business district.
Hutcheson Medical Center and Parkside Nursing Home patients can look forward to new, state-of-the art hospital beds when using the facilities, hospital officials announced recently.
When neighbors Allen Pierce and Rodney Colquit moved into the Old Mill Trace subdivision about five years ago, neither man gave much thought to who owned the roads in front of their homes.
Ringgold volunteer firefighters have no grounds to stop Catoosa County officials from creating a consolidated fire department, a Superior Court judge says.
Amid a tightening campaign less than two weeks from Election Day, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Martin predicted he’ll defeat incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
In the years since Catoosa County adopted the chairman-and-commission form of government in 1983, no chairman has been elected twice.
Chattanooga fashion designer TLé on Tuesday told eighth-graders at Chattanooga Valley Middle School she’s happy she didn’t listen to her mother, who said she was wasting her time with sewing.
Discouraged by Catoosa County’s progress in creating a consolidated fire department, Ringgold volunteer firefighters have announced their decision to back away from suing the county.
Hutcheson Medical Center officials unveiled the newly renovated main lobby of the main campus building in Fort Oglethorpe on Thursday.
Despite an economic downturn, Fort Oglethorpe City Council members had to trim less than $200,000 from the 2009 budget that members said includes a 3 percent pay raise and no cuts in core services.
RINGGOLD, Ga.— Sue Lane Helton and her husband still are in the honeymoon period with their new golf cart. Ms. Helton drives the battery-powered vehicle to work, grocery and drugstore, and to church. Her husband comes up with ideas to use it at night.
Kenny Larsen has been idled from his job as a machinist at Arcade Marketing because of a lack of work for the company.
The plan for Ringgold volunteer firefighters to intercede in a lawsuit against county officials by other firefighters volunteers was delayed Wednesday because the judge was not in court.