Community News - North Georgia

Local farmers thanked for sustainable contributions with festival

Published Sep. 19 2018

Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. is hosting a harvest celebration at Northwest Georgia Amphitheatre on Saturday, Sept. 22 to say "thank you"...

Catoosa County tourism report highlights opportunities for improvement

Published Sep. 19 2018

After evaluating the area's amenities back in May, the Georgia Tourism Product Development Team returned to Catoosa County last week...

Dementia tour lets locals walk a mile in shoes of those afflicted

Published Sep. 12 2018

The LaFayette-Walker County Public Library is giving the community a chance to experience what life is like for those with...

TSPLOST funds spawn repair work for first Walker County road

Published Sep. 12 2018

One of Walker County's most troublesome roads will soon see some much-needed repairs thanks to the county's first round of...

Catoosa County literacy advocates invite citizens to join fight

Published Sep. 5 2018

Shirley Smith, executive director of Catoosa Citizens for Literacy, said she was recently asked when she plans to retire.

Walker County adds three new police officers to patrol county schools

Published Sep. 5 2018

With nationwide shootings continuing to make educational facilities a target, Walker County Schools has beefed up its police presence by...

New historic markers tell LaFayette Presbyterian's story

Published Aug. 29 2018

Members of LaFayette Presbyterian Church commemorated the sanctuary's long and storied history this month with the dedication of two new...

Catoosa County reconsidering fire services agreement following new ISO rating

Published Aug. 29 2018

Following a significant improvement in its fire insurance rating, Catoosa County is looking to update or terminate its interlocal agreement...

Business owners unite against Lafayette Road project

Published Aug. 22 2018

Business and property owners along Lafayette Road are uniting in their opposition against streetscape improvements proposed for the corridor.

Drummer boy keeps stride with local Civil War re-enactors

Published Aug. 22 2018

Ever since he first began participating in Civil War re-enactments 56 years ago, Ben Rogers has been in love with...

Donation helps Ridgeland High School students get career-ready

Published Aug. 15 2018

Thanks to a recent donation of medical equipment from CHI Memorial, students at Ridgeland High School hoping to find careers...

Business owners voice concerns about proposed Lafayette Road designs

Published Aug. 15 2018

State and city planners last week revealed their latest proposed designs for Fort Oglethorpe's long-awaited streetscape improvements to Lafayette Road,...


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Double Portion Catering boasts a decade of 'down-home cooking'

Published Aug. 8 2018

The full-service catering business offers its services for weddings, parties and luncheons like those held regularly by the Catoosa County...

New medical wing to decrease wait times at North Georgia Healthcare Center

Published Aug. 8 2018

North Georgia Healthcare Center has added a new medical wing to its facility in its efforts to reduce wait times...

New Ringgold nonprofit aims to LIFT local students

Published Aug. 1 2018

A group of Ringgold residents are working to develop a nonprofit geared toward helping kids who are "at risk of...

Fort Oglethorpe dog park location determined

Published Aug. 1 2018

The city of Fort Oglethorpe has finally locked down the location for its much-anticipated dog park.

Northwest Georgia castle for sale

Published Jul. 25 2018

Stephen Werner began helping his parents erect a castle on their property in Cloudland, Ga., 22 years ago. He screwed...

Three Catoosa County roads to be resurfaced this fall, thanks to $1 million grant

Published Jul. 25 2018

Catoosa County is getting more than $1 million in federal dollars to rehab three roads that are in need of...

Ringgold fitness center offers new programs for young athletes

Published Jul. 25 2018

After moving from East Ridge to Ringgold earlier this year, Our House Studios Inc. has begun to expand its offerings...

New emergency vehicles bring speedy response, cost savings to Catoosa

Published Jul. 18 2018

The Catoosa County Fire Department has purchased six new quick-response vehicles that are expected to cut down on operating costs...

LaFayette rec center renamed to honor recreational pioneers

Published Jul. 18 2018

Last month, the city of LaFayette officially said 'thank you' to the late couple that shaped its recreational department by...


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Feast like the gods at Wrath Burgers and Brew in Ringgold

Published Jul. 11 2018

Inspired by stories of the Greek gods, who wanted men to eat, drink and live life to the fullest, the...

New Flintstone clinic offers affordable, convenient care

Published Jul. 11 2018

Flintstone residents now have more convenient access to medical care thanks to the recent opening of a new walk-in clinic...