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LaFayette library reopens with updated appearance

The new LaFayette-Walker County Library is now open to the public.

County looks to add state courtroom

Catoosa County Superior Court’s crippling caseload could soon see relief. County commissioners voted to approve a resolution supporting a state court in the county during last week’s meeting.

Officials say new technical college will prepare workforce, attract businesses

Georgia Northwestern Technical College broke ground on its Catoosa County campus last week. This, GNTC’s sixth campus, is expected to be open for classes for the summer of 2016, President Pete McDonald said.

Colonnade’s ‘Home for Christmas’ concert features Rogers Dec. 18

“Home for Christmas” is featuring country music star James Rogers, of Rock Spring, in concert at the Colonnade Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

CWC sells ornaments to benefit local charities

Still have a spot on your tree for the perfect ornament? Chickamauga Woman’s Club sells three-dimensional metal ornaments of Gordon Lee Memorial High School and the historic Gordon-Lee Mansion year-round. The club began selling the ornaments three years ago.

Digital sign in downtown Ringgold stirs debate

Ringgold City Council is delaying its verdict on the controversial digital sign in downtown Ringgold’s Citizens Park until Jan. 12. After discussing the subject briefly, Mayor Joe Barger asked to delay the digital sign talks during last week’s council meeting.

RHS using classroom learning to solve real-world problems

At Ridgeland High School, a 2013 finalist for the STEM education awards for all high schools in Georgia, students use aquaponics to raise massive fish and grow plants to raise money for the school.

Local company offers free holiday taxi service

What if you could save six lives in four days? That’s what local company Bradford Health Services is aiming to help do this holiday season — by offering free cab rides for those who have been drinking or are under the influence of any other substances.

Walker County Farm/City Tour a hit

Walker County Extension Agent Norman Edwards wants to show visitors how diverse agriculture is in Walker County and the technology and methods used in today’s agricultural production.

Catoosa Stocking Full of Love fills hearts, wishes

About 750 motorcycles took off with toys in tow in this year’s 27th annual Catoosa County Stocking Full of Love Toy Run.

Danbury Subdivision discussion postponed

Wild Ridge at Fox Run prepares to build 1st homes

The town of Signal Mountain Planning Commission had a loaded agenda for its December meeting, drawing a room full of residents. But there was no discussion.

‘Wonderland’ opens Dec. 13 at MACC

Skwalking Heads Productions will present “Wonderland: The Musical Misadventures of a Girl Named Alice” at the MACC Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.

Signal resident seeks bone marrow match

“You get to know yourself through the challenges set before you,” Signal Mountain resident Alle Hunter is quoted as saying in a September 2010 story in Signal Mountain Weekly that focused on her then-recent trip to Costa Rica.

Play elf for a day with SMSS Dec. 13

Signal Mountain Social Services is offering the community the opportunity to play Santa’s helper for the day at the nonprofit’s annual Christmas box packing event at Nolan Elementary Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at 9 a.m.

ABC offers Spanish classes, tutoring

Opened in October, ABC Spanish Academy offers hour-long Spanish classes for children age 2 through elementary age, as well as tutoring for middle and high school students and adults.

Girl Scouts learn about nuclear science

Sequoyah’s Women in Nuclear program and local Girl Scout Troops teamed up for a “Get to Know Nuclear” event at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant’s Training Center.

Soddy-Daisy First Pres. hires pastor

Hamilton County’s oldest congregation just got a new pastor.

Hixson Barber Shop adds barbers, keeps old-fashioned style, charm

Established by James Shepperd in 1953, Hixson Barber Shop is a true old-fashioned barber shop. Walking through the doors is like stepping back in time.

‘Curtain Call’ show closes Northshore Gallery

After only two years, the Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art, formerly known as Graffiti, is closing its doors Dec. 20.

Hixson Chamber Council holds first Taste of Hixson

The Hixson Chamber Council invites the public to “Taste of Hixson,” an expo featuring Hixson restaurants and businesses being held at North River Civic Center Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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