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Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:57:42 -0800

Georgia Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler will be the keynote speaker at the Walker County Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Walker County Civic Center. The regular luncheon meeting has been changed from Oct. 28 to the new date of Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Walker County working to repair creek or face hefty fines
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:51:30 -0800

People living along Rock Creek in Walker County, Georgia are sitting and waiting for the county to repair part of the creek it damaged two years ago, when crews were installing a walking and biking trail. 

Walker leads Minnesota past UMBC, 69-51
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:09:55 -0800

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mo Walker had 15 points, five rebounds and five blocks, helping Minnesota escape with a 69-51 victory Saturday over a pesky University of Maryland-Baltimore County squad.

Heiskell, Georgia Department of Natural Resources' EPD differ over Rock Creek
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:31:26 -0800

Walker County, Ga., Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell said Friday that she is not on the hook for an environmental fine against the county that is snowballing every day.

Man plays video games for 24-hrs to raise money for local animal shelters
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:51:06 -0800

It's not just fun and games, this gamer has a purpose."I can play video games for fun while making money for charity," said Lonnie Henderson, avid gamer.

Erlanger: Walker, Catoosa on hook for $20 million despite Hutcheson bankruptcy
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:54:28 -0800

While leaders at Hutcheson Medical Center called Wednesday's decision to file bankruptcy a chance to "hit the reset button," the drama with ex-partner Erlanger Health System is far from over.

Walker Co. Sheriff's Office receives $45K grant
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:51:03 -0700

The Walker County Sheriff's Office received a $45,700 grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

Sports calendar
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:55:42 -0800

A complete guide to the county's upcoming basketball games, swim meets and wrestling matches Saturday, Nov. 22 Basketball : Fayette County, McIntosh at Sandy Creek Shootout (boys); OLM at W.D. Mohammed (girls); Whitewater at New Manchester. Wrestling : Starr's Mill at Kennesaw Mtn. Duals; Whitewater at Mill Creek Duals. Monday, Nov. 24 Basketball : Landmark at FCA Southside Thanksgiving Classic ...

Former cop convicted of murdering wife loses appeal
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:21:04 -0800

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction in a high-profile murder by a former LaFayette cop.

$1,000 per day and counting: Walker County environmental fine piling up
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 20:08:05 -0800

RISING FAWN, Ga. — Jill Wyse was on Lookout Mountain, planning to visit her goats, when she saw the portion of Rock Creek that runs past her property.