Volunteer firefighters from Ringgold plan legal action against Catoosa County, claiming a county plan for paid crews in a consolidated fire department is shoving them out, an attorney confirmed Tuesday.
Brenda Long said she was in too much of a hurry to buy lottery tickets at the Lotto Mart in South Pittsburg, Tenn., Monday, but that’s the only the reason she didn’t spend her weekly $10 on a longshot at fortune.
Twenty-eight days from a closely contested re-election showdown, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., voted against the wishes of a majority of his constituents and supported the $700 billion federal plan to stabilize the national economy.
More than two dozen candidates running for office in Catoosa County or to represent the Northwest Georgia community at the state and federal level talked about the issues and their qualifications at a Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored rally.
Portable heart defibrillators are not always life savers, but they are worth their weight in gold when they save just one life, Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers said.
Fort Oglethorpe homeowners age 70 and older or 100 percent disabled could get a big discount on their city property taxes if voters approve a homestead exemption on the Nov. 4 ballot, city officials said.
As director of stormwater management for Catoosa County, Donald “Buster” Brown is charged with working to prevent, repair and reduce damage caused by flooding.
North Georgia coroners and law enforcement officials said they fear that state budget cuts for regional labs will mean a return to the old days of sending everything to the main crime lab in Atlanta.
Charlie Cooper has driven over the bridge on Cooper Road for 60 years, hauling tons of fowl and feed when he was a chicken farmer in his earlier years.
Construction on the sewer project near Mack Smith Road is nearly complete but the conflict over the two-year, $7 million project continues between present owner Catoosa County and future owner Fort Oglethorpe.
Economic development in Catoosa County took two giant steps forward this week, with commissioners voting to join a regional development authority and residents voting yes to a special purpose sales tax.
An early report that the “yes” votes were far outpacing ballots marked “no” to continuing Catoosa County’s special purpose sales tax drew applause from county commissioners and about 35 people at their meeting Tuesday night.
Catoosa County commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to proceed with a county-owned fire protection service, despite a lawsuit challenging the service plan’s legality.
Despite predictions of low voter turnout today, most Catoosa County residents and officials questioned think those who vote will approve continuing the 1 percent special purpose local option sales tax.
Some months ago when Cleveland public works engineering technician Tonya Young was reviewing a piece of property, she wondered why a creek neatly edged the site’s boundary.
Catoosa County lifelong resident Arville “Doodle” Drennan had a soft spot for foster families, his daughter, Shay Drennan-Love recently recalled.
Northwest Georgia Republicans will have a chance to learn more about presidential candidate John McCain and his vice presidential pick, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, at a public “McCain Nation” event here Saturday.
Since Catoosa County voters first approved the special purpose local option sales tax 14 years ago, the 1 percent levy has generated $97 million that funded a laundry list of public projects.
In another step on the rocky road to creating a countywide fire department, Catoosa County officials will ask Ringgold to pay its share for fire protection service.
Fort Oglethorpe officials will vote tonight on an ordinance that will clear the “F.O.G.” out of the city’s sewer lines, acting City Manager Ron Goulart said.
Catoosa County residents have all this week to advance vote on whether to keep a special purpose local option sales tax projected to generate $56 million over the next five years.
There’s no reason school buses can’t pick up students along Bible Road inside the Village Green mobile home park, rather than at Prater Road, Catoosa County commissioners were told Tuesday.
Heritage Middle School student Thomas Blaylockforever will look at stormwater runoff in a different way, the seventh-grader said.
Catoosa County officials need to do something about the intersection of Bible and Prater roads, where the interplay between motorists and school bus riders from nearby Village Green mobile home park has created a dangerous situation, Commissioner Bobby Winters said.
Nearly as old as the city itself, Fort Oglethorpe’s Labor Day at the Post celebration is a permanent fixture for such self-described old-timers as City Councilman Johnny “Red” Smith.
When Fort Oglethorpe closes its city pool for the year Monday, the new facility will end the season with nearly 60 percent more in gate receipts than last year.
Most motorists see nothing good about high-priced fuel and traffic congestion.
Though the Dalton State College campus is just a 30-minute drive from Beth Webb’s Catoosa County, Ga., home, the 19-year-old college sophomore said the daily commute made the transition from high school to college all the more challenging.
After two years of delays and mishaps, work on the Colbert Hollow Bridge project is expected to be complete next week, Catoosa County officials said.
The Catoosa County’s public works board approved recommending the county sign a contract with a Chattanooga surveyor to review new maps detailing the county’s flood plains
Catoosa County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $34 million budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year that was balanced in part by tapping the contingency fund for $349,186 to help make up an $800,000 revenue shortfall.
A new private college will give Catoosa County high school graduates more educational options, organizers say.
A Superior Court judge again extended the deadline to let Catoosa County and Fort Oglethorpe officials iron out their differences over a fire protection plan for the county.
Prater Road resident Charles Kerley has lived in his quiet neighborhood for 30 years, but since Catoosa County officials closed roads entering a nearby manufactured home park, his corner lot has become a hangout for kids waiting for school buses.
Fort Oglethorpe City Council may take action on the city manager search during a regular meeting today, but officials said they doubt that it will be a new search process.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Work on the last major piece of the twoyear, $7 million West Chickamauga Creek sewer project is under way, officials and contractors with the project said.
During early voting last week, a Marion County, Tenn., woman spent some time going over her ballot before she finally cast her vote, recalled Holly Henegar, administrator of the Marion County Election Commission.
Their numbers were small, but Georgia voters spoke loudly at the polls in Tuesday’s primary election runoffs.
When Jeff Fava was at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in the early 1980s, high-tech learning tools were hard to come by.
It was the first day of classes for Walker County students Friday, and the debut of the new $14 million Rossville Middle School.
With two growing sons, Kathy Walker usually has to shop a few times during the year to keep her boys in shoes and clothes that fit.
Republican candidates vying for the post of chairman of the Catoosa County Commission agree on at least one thing — a big challenge will be getting voters to the polls for Tuesday’s primary runoff.
Fort Oglethorpe residents will pay a higher rate on their minimum sewer bills, city council members announced.
After a nearly three-hour meeting, Fort Oglethorpe City Council members were no closer to finding a city manager than when they first started searching a year and one-half ago.
The speedometer on a Volkswagen stops well short of 300 mph, but Georgia state Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, hopes the $1 billion assembly plant coming to Chattanooga boosts the prospect for a train that can hit that speed.
Georgia has had a prominent role in Southern history and is known for its sweet peaches and sweet onions.
In Northwest Georgia schools, educators are looking forward to the final phase-in of a sweeping, comprehensive curriculum change that includes mathematics, language arts, sciences and social studies.
Catoosa County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a plan to close the Morris Estates sewage pond that has plagued residents for months.
Ringgold officials have developed a plan for the closure of an offensive sewage treatment pond at the Morris Estates subdivision, Catoosa County Manager Mike Helton said Monday.
The tremors that shook the student loan industry and had private lenders threatening to abandon the business have quieted, but students are now likely to have to borrow more for higher education, experts said.