Homeowners in Walker County, Ga., should see their insurance rates drop on May 1, thanks to an improvement in the county's fire-risk rating.
FABIUS, Ala. — Sharon Thomas thinks her mountain gets a bad rap.
Roughly 60 new rifles and shotguns hang on display at GT Distributors, a Rossville store that caters to law enforcement personnel.
Walker County, Ga., sheriff's deputies arrested LaFayette High School teacher Norman Earl Hodge on Friday night on two counts of sexual assault by an authority figure.
VARNELL, Ga. — Young Ko remembers how much his wife, Mia, missed New York City when they moved away years ago so he could take an engineering job in Connecticut.
Two candidates will go before voters for the chance to serve a nine-month stint on the Fort Oglethorpe City Council and finish the term of Eddie Stinnett, who died unexpectedly in November.
DALTON, Ga. — Former Varnell, Ga., police officer James L. Smith pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to first-degree vehicular homicide and reckless driving in the death of Leon Thurman early on March 7 of last year.
A Cleveland, Tenn., city councilman resigned from his job as a part-time sheriff's deputy after an investigation into racial slurs and statements co-workers said he made.
Since 2003, gas stations in Chattooga County, Ga., and 44 other counties surrounding Atlanta have had to sell low-sulfur gasoline meant to improve the state capital's air quality.
RINGGOLD, Ga. -- It's routine for Catoosa County businesses to be annexed inside Ringgold city limits as they connect to the city's sewer system.
A rose is a rose is a rose — even if it's made of duct tape.
Former Dade County, Ga., Sheriff Patrick Cannon made his first comments to the media Friday about his use of a county credit card to buy $3,644 in men's clothing for himself in October 2012 — after losing his bid for re-election in the August Republican primary.
Starting March 1, if disaster strikes in Walker County, Ga., residents with land line phones will get a warning call if they're in harm's way.
Some aspects of Dade County Schools will need improvement.
An abandoned dog and her five pups spread what a veterinarian identified as parvovirus in the Walker County, Ga., animal shelter, prompting a quarantine that will last until Feb. 6.
Hoyt Callahan likes being a volunteer firefighter for Walker County, Ga.
Billboard companies in Georgia can go on the public highway rights-of-way and clear-cut trees that block their signs, under a law OK'd last year by the state Legislature.
When first-year teachers come to work in Walker County, Ga., they’re told — like new teachers everywhere — to expect an extra helping of colds and illnesses.
As soon as President Barack Obama emerged from the nation's capital building there was screaming and shouting.
Summerville, Ga., City Councilman Dale Housch doesn't think restaurant-goers ever have been able to buy a cocktail with their meal in Chattooga County. At least not during his lifetime.
As the first state representative living in Dade County, Ga., in about 50 years, John Deffenbaugh, R-Lookout Mountain, likes to remind his colleagues in Atlanta of the county's location in Georgia's extreme northwest corner.
The historic Catoosa County Courthouse in downtown Ringgold, Ga., will have lighted clocks in its cupola once again if voters reauthorize a tax of 1 cent per $1 of sales.
Mark your calendar if you'd like to weigh in on a plan that might open up more of Lookout Mountain's trail system to mountain biking.
When Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's powers were stripped by Republican state senators in 2010 in what's been described as a "coup," Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, stuck by Cagle's side.
A huge boulder that rolled down the side of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., sometime on New Year's Eve and planted itself in the middle of the popular Hardy hiking trail will stay put for a while.
Chattanooga-area communities are clearing away the FOG — fats, oils and grease — from their sewer systems.
Eric Miller hasn't vaccinated his pet llama for rabies — and Miller is a veterinarian.
Jason Earl Dean was so obsessed with a then-18-year-old female co-worker at the Taco Bell in Ringgold, Ga., that he waited for her shift to end the night of Aug. 8, 2011, and handcuffed himself to her wrist.
Finances have improved at Erlanger at Hutcheson.
It's been almost six months since Chattooga County, Ga., was hit by its largest fire in three decades, when more than 400 firefighters battled a blaze at a plastics recycling plant in Berryton, Ga.
Mark and Connie Gordon, the owners of a Trion, Ga., pawnshop, won a $300,000 settlement from Chattooga County, Ga.'s insurer in a civil lawsuit that alleged that former county Sheriff John Everett and Deputy Kandy Dodd forged a warrant to search the couple's home.
Officials in Catoosa County, Ga., moved closer Friday to putting together a list of public projects to be funded by a 1 cent sales tax — should voters approve the tax on March 19.
New York City dropped the Times Square Ball on New Year's Eve. Atlanta welcomed 2013 with the Peach Drop.
DADE COUNTY, Ga. — His wife thought he should just bulldoze it, but Luther Killian was salvaging what he could Thursday of the log cabin his family built just after the Civil War in Slygo Valley.
Georgia State Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, hopes to be the next chairman of the Rules Committee, and he appears to have a good shot at getting the powerful assignment when the legislature convenes on Jan. 14.
Hugh Taylor starts this week as superintendent of the DeKalb County, Ala., Board of Education.
Catoosa County, Ga., officials worried they'd have to dip into financial reserves at the end of the year to balance the budget.
Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park hopes to break ground in January on a new five-acre water park.
A 2 percent sales tax on a business electricity bill may not sound like much.
Catoosa County, Ga., was jolted into awareness of teen prescription drug abuse in March 2008 when Timmy Smith, 16, died in his sleep after taking four OxyContin pain pills.
LaFAYETTE, Ga. — Walker County Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell plans to impose a half-cent sales tax today on power used by large manufacturing plants.
Georgia residents haven't been crazy about the so-called birthday tax, an annual vehicle tax due on its owner's birthday.
A judge has sided with three Georgia municipalities in their battle against Turner County over how local governments divide sales taxes.
If you wind up in front of a judge in Walker County, Ga., after Jan. 1, odds are it will be newly elected State Court Judge Billy Mullinax.
Come Jan. 1, Georgia farmers will need to take a new step to get a sales tax exemption on feed, fertilizer and other agricultural products.
Catoosa County voters will get to decide March 19 whether to keep a 1 percent special purpose local option sales tax for another five years.
LaFAYETTE, Ga. — Legal wrangling continues over the civil lawsuit filed by State Court Judge Bruce E. Roberts contending that Walker County owes him $72,000 in pay.
The 632 residents connected to the Lookout Mountain, Ga., sewer system will start paying an additional $15 monthly fee that takes effect Jan. 1.
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — With million-dollar gigs around the country, nights spent away from home in motel rooms and 142 airline flights logged so far this year, Nate Beard lives a rock-star lifestyle.
The owner of a horseshoeing school in Walker County, Ga., walked away the winner in court after facing a former student who accused him of propositioning her.