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Commission to vote on library’s financial future

The Catoosa County Library is looking for more control over its own purse strings. But first, the Catoosa County Commission, which approves library spending, will have to vote on it.

Cedar Grove Fire Station to be rebid

Bids taken by Walker County to rebuild a fire station and community center at Cedar Grove were rejected last Thursday by Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell.

Public meeting planned for interstate improvement

State highway officials are calling on residents for input as they go through an environmental assessment of changes to Tennessee’s interstate gateway. But construction on the proposed $89 million retooling of the Interstate 75/I-24 interchange is not likely to start this year.

Subdivision off of James Blvd. proposed

More than 100 people have signed a letter of concern against a newly proposed 20-lot subdivision off of James Boulevard.

Red Bank officials deny officers tablet computers

Nine Red Bank police officers will go without in-car tablets after the City Commission voted down a resolution authorizing a $38,268 contract to purchase the computers at its Oct. 7 meeting.

Public meeting planned for interstate improvement Oct. 16

State highway officials are calling on residents for input as they go through an environmental assessment of changes to Tennessee’s interstate gateway. But construction on the proposed $89 million retooling of the Interstate 75/I-24 interchange is not likely to start this year.

Tiger Creek named a Reward School

Tiger Creek Elementary School is being recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as a Title 1 High-Progress School Reward School.

Creighton’s Flowers celebrates 72 years

Creighton’s Flower Shop is celebrating 72 years of business in Rossville. The shop opened in 1942 under the ownership of Bill and Gladys Creighton.

Three vie for East Ridge mayor

There are three candidates vying for East Ridge mayor.

Meet the candidates for Signal Mountain Town Council

Listed on the ballot for the Signal Mountain Town Council are incumbents Annette Allen, Dick Gee and Susan Robertson, and newcomers Chris Howley and Bob Spalding. Each candidate was asked two questions:

Meet the North Hamilton candidates

There are several seats up for grabs in North Hamilton County, including Red Bank commissioner at large, Red Bank District 1 commissioner and Red Bank District 3 commissioner, as well as three seats on the Lakesite City Commission and two on the Soddy-Daisy City Commission.

Bus stop on busy road made safer for students

In an effort to keep area children safe, Shepherd community residents joined with their neighborhood association to build a bus shelter on the corner of Talladega Avenue, in the 6100 block.

Phase 6 of Fort Oglethorpe's West Chick Trail OK’d

Fort Oglethorpe is getting closer to completing the West Chickamauga Creek Multi-Use Trail.

Author takes people on trip to ‘Dime Stores and Dirt Roads’

Lying in a hospital bed at Memorial Hospital after a heart attack three years ago, Dale Forrester, of Chickamauga, reassessed his life.

5612 Art Expo is Oct. 18

At first glance, a dentist’s office is a strange place for an art show. But Greater Brainerd Dental won’t let that stop its annual 5612 Art Expo, being held this year Saturday, Oct. 18.

Learn to make spooky cake pops at the MACC

Want to impress your friends and neighbors this Halloween? B’s Sweets owner Brianne Hager is offering a cake-pop class at the MACC Monday, Oct. 20.

Softball growing in Collegedale

Collegedale City Commissioner Larry Hanson said he’s happy softball is such a popular sport in Collegedale, but he’s worried that all the residential growth could keep players on the bench.

Loftis receives grant from Dollar General

Loftis Middle School is the recent recipient of a $2,000 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which the school is using to purchase leveled texts, said Curriculum Coach Jessie Beaumont Schmid.

Remembering Our Heroes scheduled for Oct. 24-25

World War II veteran Jackson Campbell, 90, of Chickamauga, is one of several veterans who will be recognized at “Remembering Our Heroes” Oct. 24-25 during a re-enactment and celebration benefiting the 6th Cavalry Museum.

Making Strides Wrestling is a success

William Venable’s mom has battled breast cancer three times. To help find a cure, the Ringgold resident, with Great South Wrestling Federation based out of Rockwood and Dunlap, Tenn., recently put on a Making Strides wrestling event for the American Cancer Society at the LaFayette Recreation Center.

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