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The 6th Cavalry Museum’s Christmas card, featuring a Christmas message from Gen. George S. Patton, has made it all the way to the general’s grandson.

Crews in Georgia are making progress on a fiber network the contractor says could allow surgeons in Nashville or Houston to operate on patients in Catoosa or Whitfield counties.

A demographics expert says the Peach State is looking more and more like the Golden State.

Whitfield County has applied for a grant to check out carpet stains in the environment around old plants and see what it would cost new tenants of the plants to clean them up.

Children talk about Thanksgiving.

Residents in Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs were able to buy beer on Sunday for the first time last weekend, but beer and wine drinkers in Lookout Mountain, Dalton and other Northwest Georgia cities still must wait another week or two.

A chunk of land the size of Fannin County has gone missing from Georgia.

Driving around his tornado-ravaged farm, Burton Brown's mental to-do list grows with every fallen tree he finds.

Rossville's Peerless Mill is up for sale. "We would accept offers today," said Art Waldrop, a broker with UGL Services, which is selling the property.

Two Democratic Walker County officials announced Tuesday they are switching to the Republican Party.

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- Catoosa County commissioners voted to transfer out of county control a piece of property cleared by the April tornado so it can be marketed for new development in downtown Ringgold.

Dade County, Ga., school officials have pulled a book from library shelves and the required high school reading list because of complaints from parents.

The two new city councilmen elected in Ringgold, Ga., say it’s time for a change. And based on the city’s history, the changes started with their election on Tuesday.

DALTON, Ga. — U.S. Rep. Tom Graves says his legislation allowing homeowners to dip into their retirement accounts to avoid foreclosure will help stabilize the housing market.

An earthquake expert said the 2.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Dalton, Ga., Wednesday and a 2.5 tremor in Dyersburg, Tenn., point up a need for further quake research in the East Tennessee Seismic Zone.

Residents of Dalton, Ga., reported the earth shaking today at about 11:45 a.m..

Dalton, Lookout Mountain and Cohutta, Ga., voters approved a measure to sell beer and wine on Sunday, but other cities decided it's not OK to mix suds and the Sabbath.

Two elections in Catoosa County ran Long on Tuesday night.

A century and a half ago tonight, two Ooltewah brothers were part of a plan to destroy bridges from Greeneville to Bridgeport, including two spans in East Chattanooga.

Voters in four Northwest Georgia cities will decide Tuesday who their mayors will be, and it wouldn’t be campaign season without promises of spending cuts and growth plans, and a little mudslinging.

The river that drains most of Northwest Georgia has been named one of the state’s “Dirty Dozen” by the Georgia Water Coalition.

The river that drains most of Northwest Georgia has been named one of the state’s “Dirty Dozen” by the Georgia Water Coalition.

The three men vying to be mayor of Trenton, Ga., all say they have ideas and experience. The campaign pits incumbent Mayor Barton Harris against former Mayor Anthony Emanuel and former Dade County Commission Chairman Tommy Lowery.

Rossville Downtown Development Authority Chairman Ron Wade said he reached out to the nonprofit group running the John Ross House in "the most gentle way" he could and asked them to end public "bickering."

Rossville Downtown Development Authority Chairman Ron Wade reached out in “the most gentle way I can” to the nonprofit running the John Ross House and called for an end to the bickering.

The city insurance plan in LaFayette, Ga., gives two pharmacies a competitive edge, and one of those stores is owned by the mayor.

A regional electric car group plans a network of chargers that would run up Interstates 75 and 59 to allow gas-free travel from Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga.

Northwest Georgia officials have decided Virginia College can't be involved in their programs because the for-profit school's tuition is too high and it's not accredited by the right group.

The two men vying to be Rossville’s next mayor agree on one thing: voters want to talk about Roy’s Diner and the Downtown Development Authority that brokered the Roy’s deal.

Lucky stargazers and anyone else looking skyward Monday night were treated to a rare sight: The Northern Lights visited the Deep South.

ROCK SPRING, Ga. — Georgia's labor commissioner says his department's investment in technology will take some of the paperwork off of business owners and make the office more "business friendly."

LaFayette's new city manager is taking a close look at employee policies, the municipal golf course and city personnel.

CALHOUN, Ga. — For eons, seven-foot long lake sturgeons cruised the muddy bottoms of Northwest Georgia rivers until they were wiped out 50 years ago.

Five Northwest Georgia counties — including Whitfield, Walker and Gordon — have received a federal grant to buy, refurbish and try to resell foreclosed homes.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Catoosa County commissioners decided to place no-parking signs and alert sheriff's deputies to what neighbors say is a flea market that is skirting the rules.

LaFayette voters will cast digital ballots from touch-screen computers for the first time when Northwest Georgians go to the polls next month.

A cellular company scored a victory in a battle over a tower near Walker County Civil War sites, but the company made concessions to help the tower blend in.

Hixson has more chain restaurants than you can shake a chicken finger at.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — While political candidates often voice concern over voter turnout, it was candidate turnout that was the problem at a Walker County candidates' forum Tuesday night.

Northwest Georgians have until the end of today to register to vote in next month's municipal elections. "We've had a lot of them pick up their registration," said Rossville City Clerk Sherry Foster.

DALTON, Ga. -- Shaw Industries has announced plans to close a Dalton, Ga., carpet plant within the next 60 days, a move that will cost 270 jobs.

One month before they go to the polls, Northwest Georgians remain divided over Sunday alcohol sales and few in the communities where it will be on the ballot feel sure of how the vote will turn out.

Entrepreneurs are always looking for opportunities — even if that opportunity is 100 feet underground.

Computer models, woolly worms and astronomical forecasters agree: Tri-state residents will be colder in a few months than they are right now.

A packed ballot in LaFayette, Ga., got a little more crowded after three men qualified for a special election last week.

Chattooga County could be one of the first counties in Georgia to take advantage of new legislation allowing private-public partnerships to fund water projects.

Hikers, horsemen and mountain bikers are six miles closer to having a link between Cloudland Canyon, Lula Lake and eventually St. Elmo.

A police trainee at Georgia Northwestern Technical College accidentally shot himself in the leg Thursday while drawing his gun.

In their battle against killer moths, Tennessee and Georgia officials appear to be gaining the upper hand.

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