News Line for Fort Oglethorpe

Fort Oglethorpe: Derek Rogers appointed to city council
It’s only temporary, but the city of Fort Oglethorpe will have a full council due to recent changes in the city’s charter. The council chose to act on those changes immediately by filling a vacant seat with a temporary appointment.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe appoints Derek Rogers to City Council
Derek Rogers is Fort Oglethorpe's newest city councilman — effective immediately.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Walmart Neighborhood Market bound for Fort Oglethorpe
Fort Oglethorpe is on track to get a Walmart Neighborhood Market, a freestanding grocery store about a quarter the size of the typical Walmart Supercenter.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

New Fort Oglethorpe charter in governor’s hands
In what seemed like a flurry of review, the Georgia House and Senate have adopted the Fort Oglethorpe charter amendment in just eight days.
Source: Catoosa County News

ort Oglethorpe charter bill gets OK in state House, ready for Senate vote
The Fort Oglethorpe charter has become a debated topic among residents over the last year. In fact, the city’s charter has been debated since the Georgia General Assembly passed a resolution in early 2013 to amend it in the wake of a political shakeup.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe council’s silence on city charter speaks loudly
Fort Oglethorpe council members fell silent Monday, Feb. 24, when it came time to approve a new charter fashioned by a city-appointed group.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe hears first reading of charter ordinance, expected to vote at next reading
Fort Oglethorpe’s city charter, revised and amended by a group of local citizens, has been published and advertised. Citizens who spent the bulk of last year making revisions are eager to have the city council approve the document.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe continues measures to turn back time
The Fort Oglethorpe city council, with two new members on board, continue to reverse changes made over the past year by former council members, starting with bringing back city manager Ron Goulart at the first meeting of 2014.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Fort Oglethorpe green-lights more funding for planned intersection on Battlefield Parkway
The Fort Oglethorpe city council voted 3-0, with one member abstaining, to grant developer Larry Armour an additional $100,000 to construct an intersection on Battlefield Parkway.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe awarded $3 million grant for LaFayette Road corridor project
The city of Fort Oglethorpe has announced the receipt of a $3 million grant awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) at the end of December. City officials made a formal announcement of the grant on Jan. 6.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., announces LaFayette Road to get makeover with federal grant
Chickamauga Battlefield, the nation's oldest and largest Civil War battlefield, gets about 1 million visitors a year.
Source: Chattahoochee Chronicle

Fort Oglethorpe council election winners sworn into office
A packed crowd attended the Fort Oglethorpe city council swearing-in ceremony at city hall on Thursday, Jan. 2.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Proposed Fort Oglethorpe city charter fails based on new information
The amended Fort Oglethorpe city charter bled with red ink and died at the council’s final meeting of 2013. During an hour-long public hearing, citizens spoke for and against the charter’s approval. Those public comments eventually led to the document’s untimely death.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe Council approves water and sewer rate increase
A resolution to increase water and sewer rates by five percent was approved by the Fort Oglethorpe city council at its Dec. 9 meeting.
Source: Catoosa County News

Ringgold discusses storm water, meets with engineers
The city of Ringgold moved a step closer towards trying to solve some if its storm water problems along U.S. 41 on Monday, Nov. 18, as engineers with Rindt-McDuff Associates gave a presentation explaining possible options in resolving the issues.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe traffic safety grant provides necessary equipment
Capt. Gary McConathy is bringing in money for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department. This year McConathy has already received $20,000 in network grants and is working toward more funding every day.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe eyes sewer service for 'potential-for-growth' area
When three new Fort Oglethorpe City Council members take office in January, one thing they'll decide is whether to use sales tax revenue to expand sewer service to the north end of Mack Smith Road.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Fort Oglethorpe council members defeated in election congratulate winners
“The election is over and it’s time to make peace with the citizens of Fort Oglethorpe,” mayor Lynn Long said at the start of a special called meeting Nov. 6.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe: Two council members ousted in elections; Sunday alcohol sales pass
Earl Gray, Paula Stinnett and Craig Crawford are the winners in the city council election.
Source: Catoosa County News

Fort Oglethorpe uncorks Sunday alcohol sales
Champagne lovers can pop corks in celebration in Fort Oglethorpe -- on Sundays -- since voters there on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Sunday sales of beer, wine and liquor in restaurants and package beer and wine sales.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Sunday sales, council seats, sales tax on Georgia ballots Tuesday
Will Fort Oglethorpe voters approve Sunday alcohol sales? Will a slate of new council members there win the struggle for control of City Hall? Will Walker County voters renew a 1 cent per $1 special purpose local option sales tax that has spawned campaigns for and against it?
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Catoosa County, city leaders give “State of … ” addresses
The Catoosa Chamber of Commerce, county government, cities of Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe are all striving to create growth in an evolving economic climate.
Source: Catoosa County News

Catoosa County, cities adopt joint resolution on sale tax distribution
Catoosa County and its two cities, Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe, have reached a temporary agreement on the distribution of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST), so that each municipality can continue to collect proceeds from the tax while negotiations continue towards a permanent resolution.
Source: Catoosa County News