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UPDATE: 230 cats found in Chickamauga according to GA Dept of Agriculture
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:51:37 -0700

Almost 30 cats have been put down after being rescued from deplorable conditions last week at a Walker County home.The Walker County Animal Shelter (WCAS) still has a number of the cats taken in by animal control officers. 

Walker County Public Meetings on Possible Millage Rate Increases
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:19:53 -0700

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Encouraged to Attend Walker County Property Tax Increase Meetings at Walker County Courthouse Sept. 4th, 10 am and 6 pm, and Sept. 11th, 10 am September 2, 2014 – Walker County, Georgia residents are facing a large property tax increase this year. Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell is proposing a 59-percent increase on county portion of property tax millage rates. Tax ...

Police investigate shooting death of Augusta man
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:54:04 -0700

Police in Augusta are investigating the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old Augusta man.

Walker County residents facing hefty property tax increase
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:07:00 -0700

Officials say they don't want to raise taxes, but at this point, it's a necessity.

More than 200 cats found in northwest Ga. home
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:27:16 -0700

Northwest Georgia animal control officials say shelters have refused to accept about 200 cats found in a woman's home because of health concerns.

Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:29:36 -0700

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is giving away free GED practice tests from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

Petition seeks new government in Walker County
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:38:11 -0700

In the wake of a 3-mill property tax increase in Walker County, a group of county residents is putting together a petition asking for a vote on whether to dump their sole commissioner form of government.

North GA man rescued from cave
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:51:32 -0700

Emergency responders in North Georgia have successfully pulled off a cave rescue after a man became trapped in wet, slick and muddy conditions. 

Denham Springs man dies in three vehicle crash
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:00:11 -0700

State Police say a three vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Denham Springs man. The crash happened around 4:00 pm on LA Hwy 16, just south of LA Hwy 63.

Tensions flare at Walker County tax hearing
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:03:07 -0700

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — The mood at a public hearing Thursday in Walker County to discuss a proposed property tax hike was angry on the part of the taxpayers, defensive on the side of Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell.