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Catoosa County BOE OKs 2014-2015 school calendar

Like many who spend the weekend catching up on things, Catoosa County public school students will spend two additional days on instruction next year.

Catoosa County adds time to school days

Catoosa County Schools is adding 20 minutes to the school day to make up for inclement weather days.

Charter debate continues in Fort Oglethorpe

It’s not over yet. Amendments to Fort Oglethorpe’s charter are still possible, but it’s unclear where they’ll come from.

Hutcheson appoints familiar faces to authority board

The nine-person board that runs financially struggling Hutcheson Medical Center will get one new face — and two familiar ones.

PLC recruiting runners for Graduation Day 5k

Two hundred ninety-eight thousand dollars. That’s how much a high school dropout costs the community they live in over the course of a lifetime, according to Performance Learning Center principal Dr. Lamar Brown.

CNA School of Calhoun opens on Battlefield Parkway

Vera Wolfe lost a son in an auto accident. Dustin was a sophomore at Gordon Central High School when he passed away. Then, she almost lost her nephew in a bicycle accident. For those two reasons, the Ringgold resident left the accounting world to enter the medical instruction pathway later in life.

Chickamauga Battlefield Museum & Relics holds authentic Civil War gear

What do a button, bullet and part of a harmonica have in common? If you’re standing inside the newly opened Chickamauga Battlefield Museum & Relics in Fort Oglethorpe, they’re all from the Civil War.

Catoosa Historical Society welcomes McConnell Park

When McConnell Park opens on Highway 41 later this spring, it will meld past and present, and not just through its namesake.

Catoosa County submits nominees for hospital authority

Instead of getting new blood on the board that oversees the financially troubled Hutcheson Medical Center, it’s looking like Catoosa County will wind up with two longtime board members and one newcomer.

Fort Oglethorpe, Ringgold DDA’s continue to work to improve downtowns

The former bowling alley along LaFayette Road in the Fort Oglethorpe business corridor will soon be leveled.

More e-books en route to Catoosa County Library

More e-books and faster Internet speeds to download them are coming soon to the Catoosa County Library.

Trains taking over The Colonnade

Hundreds of model trains will run full steam ahead as part of a large-scale Train Collectors Association Dixie Division Chattanooga Area Train Show March 1 at The Colonnade.

400 attend Father Daughter Dance

Four Points Inc. staff invited all fathers and daughters in Catoosa and Walker counties to the seventh annual Father Daughter Dance Feb. 14 at the Walker County Civic Center.

Shop Avon at a different kind of house

Military soldiers like to use it out in the field. Horse trainers spray it on their horses to repel flies. People spray it on their dogs and cats to repel fleas.

‘Best of Best’ CPA Crowe prepares for tax season

Rodney Crowe is known as an honest man and a hard worker. He works seven days a week January-April in his downtown Ringgold office.