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Rossville artist Ron Fillers creates metal art and more

Rossville metal artist Ron Fillers prefers the title “inventor.” Using a welding helmet, face shield and gloves, he cuts out his creations with a MIG Welder and a Hobart plasma cutter, turning steel into art.

Alexian group adds second Attic Treasures sale

Alexian Village has had so many new people move in recently that the Koffee Klatch Crafts group, which typically sells items residents bring that they do not need at its Attic Treasures sale each December, has decided to hold a second sale this year for the first time ever.

April O’Shields — at the heart of hope

In May 2014, Flintstone’s April O’Shields took an antibiotic prescribed for her sinus infection. Then, her organs started shutting down.

Quilt Shop on Signal offers sewing, quilting classes

Basic sewing and quilting skills are the focus of two new hour-long classes for beginners being held at the Quilt Shop on Signal starting July 7. There will be two four-week sewing classes and two six-week quilting classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The time of day the classes will be held is yet to be determined, said shop owner and class instructor April Hilton.

Rossville now applying for a CDBG for sewers

The city of Rossville is vying for a Community Development Block Grant to repair city sewers.

Walker County Schools feeding children at about 60 sites this summer

Walker County Schools also delivers free meals in the summertime. Lunches are served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. throughout the week at more than 20 standing sites and more than 30 temporary sites.

Annual MEF fundraiser features Herschel Walker

Registration is now open for the Mountain Education Foundation’s popular annual fundraising dinner. This year’s event features Herschel Walker, a former college and professional football player, bobsledder and mixed martial artist.

Walker County seeks Strategic Waivers System

Walker County Schools will pursue a Strategic Waivers System governance structure, Superintendent Damon Raines announced at last week’s school board meeting.

Schools still manage despite funds shortfall

County lawmakers continue to haggle over $900,000 in discretionary funding for commissioners. But it is certain the upcoming fiscal year’s budget for the county will not include the $34 million in enhancements proposed by Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith.

Apple Barrel Antiques welcomes people to country-style store

Apple Barrel Antiques and More now offers quality, affordable, re-purposed antiques, says co-owner Mary Hensley, though the Fort Oglethorpe store still sells tomatoes for the local citizens who used to frequent the store when it was a produce place.

Local Y launches Mobile Fit with summer feeding program

The North Georgia YMCA has big summer plans. In addition to serving more than 20,000 meals through its Y Without Walls program, the Y is launching Mobile Fit in conjunction with its popular summer feeding program, which serves about 500 meals a day.

Pet Placement Center offers free trial cat adoptions

June is Adopt a Cat Month, and there is no better time to consider adopting a new feline friend, according to Pet Placement Center Manager Kristin Stanford.

Thrive moves to new location on Dayton Boulevard

Thrive Studio, formerly located on River Street, is settling in at its new location on Dayton Boulevard.

North Shore Chiropractic offers free yoga class

About a decade ago, WWE wrestler Diamond Dallas Page blew his back out in a match and was told his wrestling career was over. While lying in bed one day, his ex-wife walked in sweating from yoga practice and he was inspired to give it a shot.

Meet new RBMS Principal Andrea Edmondson

Students may be out for the summer, but several new principals are already settling in for the coming school year.

Fort Oglethorpe’s 6th Cavalry Museum begins renovations

After shaving nearly $40,000 off the potential cost, the 6th Cavalry Museum’s renovations are a go. During a recent Catoosa County Commission meeting, commissioners approved a bid from Stanley Richardson of Dalton. His total of $98,500 includes adding handicap accessible bathrooms, chair lifts and other items to bring the two-story building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ringgold officials approve $75,000 more for Patriot Hall project

Ringgold City Council originally earmarked $150,000 to spend on renovating Patriot Hall. However, it has been determined that more money is needed.

Helton’s last day is today

Wednesday, June 24 is Catoosa County Manager Mike Helton’s last day at the county’s helm. He submitted his resignation several weeks ago, having decided to step down in order to return to a career in law enforcement.

grassRoots midTown announces executive director

Following several years of talks, planning and fundraising, Chattanooga’s grassRoots midTown selected MidTown resident and Chattanooga Chamber member Victoria Overholser as its executive director.

Assemblers Inc. donates workout equipment to city of East Ridge

As a Chattanooga-based company, Assemblers Inc. knows you have to have your community’s back. So when the recent closing of a gym left the group with a lot of unused workout equipment, Assemblers Inc. knew it needed to find a group in need that would make good use of it.

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