A school administrator in the Floyd County school system has been named superintendent of the northwest Georgia district. Jeff McDaniel, who has been the district's chief of academics for the past three years, was named superintendent during a school board meeting on Monday.
Georgia highway planners and historians are looking for remnants of the Old Dixie Highway. The state Department of Transportation is partnering with the Georgia Historical Society to collect memorabilia, photos and stories about the roadway. The nation's first north-south auto route moved around a lot but parts of it still exist.
A new survey shows, Metro Atlanta and Southeast Georgia voters favor a proposed new sales tax by a two-to-one margin. The state-wide poll by Survey USA for WXIA-TV Atlanta shows Northwest Georgia is evenly split on the tax idea, called T-SPLOST. Savannah's Chatham County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakis says, with an uncertain vote date, it's still too early for campaigning.
City officials in a northwest Georgia town have ordered the removal of some brightly-colored silhouettes of women designed to raise awareness about breast cancer because they say the signs are too close to state highways.
One of northwest Georgia's largest carpet companies has announced that it will close a manufacturing facility in Dalton, known for decades as the nation's carpet capital. The Daily Citizen reports that the closing of Shaw's plant on Riverbend Drive will be in the next 60 days, resulting in 270 layoffs.
The Lowe's chain of home improvement stores is bringing a new distribution center to northwest Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal attended the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning in Rome. The facility is expected to eventually create 600 new jobs for the area.
The town of Ringgold was among several in northwest Georgia that suffered widespread devastation from the April tornadoes. Ringgold High School absorbed significant damage, including to outside structures like the football stadium. But the school's principal says the community is healing, much because of its football team.
Project wish lists for Georgia’s 12 transportation regions are almost complete. In 2012, voters will decide whether to pay a penny sales tax to fund the work. The process of whittling-down the lists -- and convincing voters to support them -- is a challenge for municipalities trying to serve voters locally, and support the region.