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Georgia secretary of state accidentally releases all voters' private information

The following is a public statement released by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp this afternoon:

Dear Georgia Voters:

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Ringgold Down Home Christmas parade set for Dec. 4

The Ringgold Down Home Christmas parade will be Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. It will begin on Nashville Street and proceed through downtown to the Ringgold Depot.

Santa Claus will again marshal the parade to the Depot where he will be available for pictures for the remainder of the night. The historic Ringgold Depot will also host a variety of children’s choir and dance performances beginning at 7 p.m.

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Catoosa County restaurant reports for Nov. 1-16, 2015

Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted food service inspections at the following establishments where food is served during the first two weeks of November 2015.


2392 Lafayette Road, Ft. Oglethorpe

Nov. 3, 2015

Score: 86, Grade: B

Bailey's BBQ

5540 Highway 41, Ringgold

Nov. 9, 2015

Score: 84, Grade: B

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Officials say no hazardous materials found at site of LaFayette plant fire, so far

On Monday officials with the city of LaFayette, a federal EPA coordinator, and the owner of the business that occupied the old Barwick Mills said that no hazardous chemicals have been found at the scene.

Meanwhile, EPA officials caution residents within a half-mile of the site to seek shelter, shut doors and windows, and turn off heating and air units as heavy smoke is being swirled low to the ground and should not be inhaled.

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Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School offers weekly community art classes

Anyone in the community now has the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of art classes. Choices for the weekly classes include clay, printmaking, stained glass, tie-dyeing, photography and many more. Room 310 is open from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from November to May.

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Fort Oglethorpe Police Dept. Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Here is the arrest report for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department for Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2015.


Melissa Nichole Rollins, 35, of 3245 Castle Avenue, East Ridge was arrested October 29 on charges of driving while license revoked and theft by shoplifting.

Nicolas Coldwell Gravitt, 19, of Lookout Mountain, GA was arrested October 30 on charges of driving while license suspended/revoked and failure to yield when entering the roadway.

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Battlefield Farmers Market to host annual Crafter’s Day Nov. 14

Battlefield Farmers Market will celebrate the end of its 2015 season with the annual Crafter’s Day Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m-4 p.m. The market is just behind the Civic Center, 10052 Hwy 27 North, in Rock Spring.

The day features crafts for customers such as hand-made jewelry, wooden toys, scarves, wreaths, goats milk soaps, jams and jellies, crocheted items and more. Several local farmers still have vegetables coming in as well for fresh produce.

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Fort Oglethorpe 5k marathon benefits 6th Cavalry Museum Nov. 14

Support the 6th Cavalry Museum at the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon Saturday, Nov. 14. This event, which is organized by Chattanooga Track Club, includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a junior marathon and a 5k.

The museum will receive $5 from every entry into the 5k. The full marathon and half marathon begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 5k begins at 8 a.m. All events start and finish at the 6th Cavalry Museum on Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe.

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Complete results for Nov. 3 city elections in Catoosa County



A runoff between Nick Millwood and Tony Hullender will be held Dec. 1.

Nick Millwood – 144 (37.6%)

Tony Hullender – 147 (38.4%)

Jerry Payne – 92 (24%)

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)

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Earl Gray sweeps mayor's race in Fort Oglethorpe

Earl Gray has overwhelmingly won the election for Fort Oglethorpe mayor. Gray, who resigned his post as a council member to run for mayor, garnered 584 votes (72.64%). He defeated incumbent mayor Lynn Long, who received 176 votes (21.89%), and Judd Burkhart, who received 44 votes (5.47%).

Read More. (Northwest Georgia News)


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