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Walker County finalizes budget; rethinks Cedar Grove improvements

After finalizing Walker County’s 2015 budget, Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell said she is going to do what it takes to manage the county’s finances better.

Grape Stomp returns to Georgia Winery Oct. 4

Ringgold’s Georgia Winery is celebrating 31 years of Grape Stomping action Saturday, Oct. 4 from noon to 5:30 p.m.

Marsh House Heritage Day returns Oct. 4

Men wearing button-downs and top hats and women wearing hoop skirts will welcome people to Heritage Day at the Marsh House Saturday, Oct. 4.

LaFayette Elks Lodge to reopen Rossville Bingo Hall Oct. 4

LaFayette Elks Lodge No. 2018 is reopening the Rossville Bingo Hall Saturday, Oct. 4.

Chickamauga keeps O millage property tax, continues 12 mils school tax

Thanks to Local Option Sales Tax the city of Chickamauga will continue its zero millage rate.

Tri-county Teen Maze needs volunteers, donations

It is anticipated that 1,800 students from Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties will attend the third annual UR Choice/UR Destiny Teen Maze.

Walden mayor talks fate of Pumpkin Patch

Rumors have been swirling around Walden as to the fate of the Pumpkin Patch. Mayor David Epperson assures citizens the playground’s future is secure, though the playground might see changes in coming years.

Deadline to register for Homecoming Parade soon

The Signal Mountain High School Sports Boosters are gearing up to host the school’s Homecoming Parade Thursday, Oct. 23. The deadline to register to participate is Friday, Oct. 17.

Home, Health and Beauty Expo returns

The Mountain Business Association is bringing back its Home, Health and Beauty Expo to the Signal Mountain Town Hall Gym Saturday, Oct. 11.

Change is in the air at Peak Salon

Peak Salon, which has been in Walden Commons for more than 14 years, is getting a few facelifts — through cosmetic enhancements to the salon as well as through the addition of aesthetician Tonda Rawls of Bella Blue.

Red Bank Commission candidates sound off

Only half of the six candidates running for Red Bank commissioner showed up for the Red Bank Neighborhood Pride Association’s candidate forum held at Red Bank Middle School.

Soddy-Daisy Healthcare holds community health fair

Unsure about your current state of health? Get some answers at the Soddy-Daisy Health Fair at Soddy-Daisy Healthcare Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hixson’s Image Photography captures life

As a parent of six children, Image Photography owner Matt Wolcott knows a few things about documenting life and its big milestones.

Freerunning workshop coming to St. Peter’s

After six years studying the athletic discipline of parkour — also known as freerunning — Ethan Young, a lithe 29-year-old Chattanoogan, is only truly in his element while engaged in a kind of extreme ballet, leaping gaps between buildings, bounding over walls and balancing atop railings in one continuous stream of movement.

North Chattanooga Publix enjoys tremendous community support

Many area businesses are benefiting from the traffic from the new Publix on North Market Street.

Open Studio Night brings nonprofit art to WorkSpaces

It’s not easy being a nonprofit these days. It’s a part of the gig; not profiting from what you do, but instead helping others.

Q Commons coming to Chattanooga Oct. 9

Oct. 9, the Camp House will have a packed house of people from all over the country. Except most of them will be tuning in from live streams as locals enjoy the Q Commons event.

Republican Women host fashion show

The Hamilton County Republican Women hosted a fashion show and luncheon at the Heritage Landing Clubhouse to benefit the Honoring the Sacrifice Foundation.

Maple Street Biscuit Company now open on Broad Street

Zeke Arter waited 20 minutes in line for his first Maple Street Biscuit. He was visiting Jacksonville, Fla., and his wife had dragged him to the spot. It was March 2013.

Meet the candidates for East Ridge City Council

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories about the six candidates in the Nov. 4 East Ridge City Council election. Check upcoming editions of Metro Weekly for more election coverage. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 6 and early voting begins Oct. 15.


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