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Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:26:15 -0700

Shown here, from right, are student detectives Pedro Zamorano and Jacob Webb. Both are Northwest Whitfield H.S. upperclassmen investigating the staged killings. Sitting in the background is one of the murder victim actresses, Georgia Northwestern Criminal Justice student Tiazhonia Burris.

Trailer park being demolished due to safety violations
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:59:02 -0700

Demolition is under way in a North Georgia trailer park. Dozens of units that have been deemed unsafe by the county are being torn down.

13-year-old killed in ATV accident laid to rest in Walker County
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:10:20 -0700

Wednesday afternoon, hundreds of people attended the funeral of a 13-year-old girl who died in an ATV accident.

Walkers win Leopold Award
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:03:28 -0700

COURTESY PHOTO/GARY WALKER Georgia and Gary Walker were awarded the Leopold Conservation Award for their efforts to protect their 65,000-acre ranch over the past two decades.

Child Struck & Killed by School Bus
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:13:35 -0700

Yellow tape and police cars lined the bus loop at Chattanooga Valley Elementary School this morning. The reason, a six year old boy was struck and killed by a school bus. "What a tragedy," said Steve Wilson, Walker County Sheriff. He got the call around 7:00a. ...

Ga. sheriff's deputy bitten by department drug dog
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:33:53 -0700

Sheriff's officials in northwest Georgia say one of the department's drug dogs bit a deputy on his face while he was trying to take a selfie.

Chamber gala sets spotlight on excellence
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:44:32 -0700

Robert M. Williams Jr., longtime publisher of The Blackshear Times, was recognized as Citizen of the Year at the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet last Thursday.

Walker dodges question about lack of degree
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:12:09 -0700

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican candidate for president who lacks a college degree, said Wednesday he would like to complete his course work to get his diploma, but he dodged a question about whether it was necessary to run for higher office.

What you need to know before riding an ATV
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:35:08 -0700

A safety warning was issued following four ATV deaths in Georgia this week.   Experts say you should not operate ATV's on public roads. You should wear proper gear such as gloves, goggles,  and most importantly a Department of Transportation helmet.

Kindergartener hit and killed by school bus at Chattanooga Valley Elementary School
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:37:49 -0700

WALKER COUNTY - A six-year-old kindergarten student was killed about 7 this morning in front of Chattanooga Valley Elementary School in Flintstone, Ga., when he stepped in front of a bus that then moved forward, the Georgia State Patrol reported.