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Survivors ask others to join fight against cancer

Rock Spring Elementary School principal Kandy Gilstrap donned a superhero outfit a month ago to reward students for good grades. As the school gears up for the county’s superhero-themed Relay for Life cancer benefit, she is again calling on her superhero powers.

Local Empire Wrestling ready to take on more

A large black wrestling ring towers above the crowd of 450 cheering fans.

WCBOE purchases 5 new buses

Walker County Schools is adding five new Blue Bird buses to its fleet soon.

‘Walk the Line’ is first of LaFayette’s Movies in the Park

Johnny Cash played in a benefit to help LaFayette High School in 1970.

Fire Station Feasibility Study calls for new station

The town of Signal Mountain needs a second fire station.

Dogwood Luncheon blooms again April 23

There are many reasons to attend the Signal Mountain Community Guild’s annual Dogwood Luncheon — a great lunch, entertainment, presentation of the Woman of the Year Award and the chance to socialize with friends and win prizes. But the main reason is to help raise funds for the Community Guild, said group member Lynn Anderson.

2015 Signal Mountain ‘Distinguished Young Women’

Editor’s note: Due to the misidentifcation of the Signal Mountain Distinguished Young Woman candidates in photos on page 6 of the April 2 edition of Signal Mountain Weekly, we are reprinting their photos with the correct names.

Signal resident serves sandwiches … on waffles

A dozen years ago, Bruce Smith had an aneurysm in a waffle restaurant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Today, he owns and operates the Mountain Waffle Wagon.

Eagle Imports soars into Signal Mountain

Ryan Walls and David Hudson, father-son co-owners of Eagle Imports, are driving and flying the best cars they can find in the $8,000-$12,000 price range into Signal Mountain.

Input wanted on McCoy property renovations

Town of Walden officials and citizens are calling for more public input on the revamping process of the property of the late Martha McCoy.

2 locals face off in county primaries

Two North Hamilton residents are vying to be the county’s top executive.

Empire Wrestling ready to take on more

A large black wrestling ring towers above the crowd of 450 cheering fans.

Sequoyah High School holds open house

Officials at Sequoyah High School want Hamilton County students to know they have options other than their zoned public school. Open to any rising ninth-graders through 11th-graders in Hamilton County, the school will be holding an open house Tuesday, April 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Blooming Grace aids orphans in Zambia

A typical day for Chloe McAfee and Hanna Massey might include planning a concert at The Camp House or meeting with their college interns via a Skype conference call. Or they might make beaded jewelry to sell for their cause, Blooming Grace.

Town hall meeting highlights Catoosa’s prevention initiatives

In less time than it takes to watch your favorite TV show, a person dies from a prescription drug overdose.

Get your lawn ready for spring

With the final frost of winter long gone, it’s time to get the garden and yard ready to bloom. Randall Stamps, assistant manager of Holcomb Garden Center in Fort Oglethorpe, lists a few things to keep in mind as the season develops. Beyond just making sure you water your plants in the morning before it gets too hot, these tips will take your garden to the next level, he said.

Homelessness Task Force forms

It’s the classic conundrum of a short-term Band-Aid versus a long-term solution. In the case of those who find themselves homeless, it’s the difference between a place to sleep at night and rehabilitation programs. It’s “fixing” versus preparing.

Catoosa County BOE hears Stakeholder-Driven Strategic Plan

Every child, every day, without exception.

Ringgold gun maker aims for accuracy

It could be said that Hershel Anderson has the most accurate aim of anyone in the United States. He holds the national record in bull’s-eye shooting for hitting 159 out of 270 shots fired, garnering him 2,680 out of 2,700 possible points in the annual National Rifle and Pistol Matches.

Vintage Gypsy ready to rock your wardrobe

You may find Iron Fist shoes and Sourpuss clothing in the closet of a punk rocker, but you’ll definitely find it at Vintage Gypsy, a newly opened apparel and home goods store in Fort Oglethorpe.


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