Andrew Wilkins covers the Northwest Georgia counties of Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield. He joined the Times Free Press newsroom in February 2022.
After a week of walking the picket line, the union for Dalton Public Schools bus drivers accepted a contract Friday afternoon with the private company that operates transportation for the school district.
An amendment regulating backyard hens in the residential zone was passed by the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners, a decision that brought pledges to unseat the current board from the capacity crowd of Catoosa County chicken advocates.
After a community is affected by an opioid overdose, an expanded program from Georgia’s Department of Public Health will send recovery and harm reduction advocates door-knocking in the neighborhood nearby.
Catoosa County officials say a decision is coming about the legality of owning backyard chickens. Multiple county residents say the issue is about freedom, independence and the ability to provide for their families.