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Motion denied: Hutcheson closing is days away

Thanksgiving 2015 will have a bitter taste for those interested in keeping the doors open at Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe.

Judge Paul Bonapfel, in the Atlanta federal bankruptcy court this morning, denied a motion that would have delayed additional layoffs and the closing of hospital admission until mid-December.

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Catoosa County Schools Closed Friday

Catoosa County Schools Closed Friday

Due to the continued icy conditions, Catoosa County Public Schools will remain closed Friday, January 31.

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Catoosa, Walker County schools closed Monday and Tuesday

Catoosa County public schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 6 and 7, due to extreme weather conditions. After consulting with local weather specialists, board officials determined it would be safest to use precaution against the predicted wintry mix of severe weather. 

The monthly scheduled school board meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 7 has also been cancelled.

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Four Northwest Georgia libraries face 'countdown to shutdown'

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"Countdown to shutdown" is the catchy phrase coined for a difficult situation for four northwest Georgia libraries.

Lecia Eubanks, director of the Cherokee Regional Library System that has branches in Rossville, Chickamauga, LaFayette and Trenton, came up with the slogan to sum up the library system's troubled financial footing.

Increased costs and funding cuts likely will force library officials in six months to pick a branch to eventually shut down to keep the system afloat, Eubanks said.

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