North Georgia

ROCK SPRING, Ga. — From a nearby dirt road, the new $15 million Saddle Ridge school looks like any other construction project -- exposed outer stones and scaffolding set up around freshly built walls.

A feasibility study in Dalton, Ga., will explore the potential tourism benefits of renovating the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, building a hotel next door to it and constructing a destination-size water park.

The dismissal of a city official in LaFayette, Ga., has prompted members of the Historic Preservation Commission to resign in protest.

A drug-money smuggling investigation last year led to the Whitfield County sheriff's office receiving more than $800,000 this week, Sheriff Scott Chitwood said.

Employees at the Chattooga County Sheriff's Office and jail are scared after reading a memo asking half the patrol force and multiple jailers to give up their jobs voluntarily.

Walker County, Ga., has to spend $65,000 on environmental projects as a state agency’s penalty for releasing sediment into Rock Creek on March 26 from trail construction work done by a county crew.

MCINTYRE, Ga. — The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been a ratings winner in recent weeks, capitalizing on redneck stereotypes and the oversized personality of a 6-year-old beauty pageant regular. But some who live nearby are concerned about the way their quiet pocket of central Georgia is being portrayed on the TLC series.

A former Murray County, Ga., judge who resigned after being accused by a woman of propositioning her now faces a complaint by three of his ex-employees, who say he sexually harassed them and created a hostile work environment.

Because of what one official describes as "panic" over West Nile virus, residents in Walker and Catoosa counties are clamoring for mosquito spraying -- even though no confirmed cases of the potentially deadly disease have been reported in Northwest Georgia.

Several North Georgia superintendents are choosing to retire midway through the school year to avoid losing thousands of dollars in their retirement plans.

Less than a month into the new school year, Chickamauga City Schools Superintendent Melody Day abruptly has resigned.

A fire that torched two Catoosa County, Ga., school buses has been ruled arson, and police are looking for suspects in the crime.

After a three-month deadlock on how to share Walker County's $54 million sales tax revenue, several city leaders reached an agreement Monday night.

In two small North Georgia counties where voter turnout in Tuesday's runoff primary election was high, the incumbent sheriffs were beaten by large margins.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Gary Sisk will be new sheriff, defeating opponent Larry Black with about 55 percent of the votes in a high turnout runoff election.

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