Today is the last day to qualify for the 2015 municipal elections in Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold. Candidates for the open seats must return qualifying papers to their appropriate offices by 4:30 p.m. today to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Tri-State Military Vehicle Club hosts Swap Meet Sept. 4-5
The senior member of the Tri-State Military Vehicle Club, 93-year-old Chattanooga resident James Gribble, spent his years in the Air Force in a dangerous position. He flew 20 missions as a ball turret gunner, crouched in a small pod on the underbelly of a B-24 bomber in Europe during World War II.
Fit.Works and Blue Mountain Yoga is newly relocated to a workout space inside Remco Shops in Ringgold.
Catoosa County Kids Day welcomed about 300 children.
The Ringgold City Council hosted its first public hearing on the proposed millage rate increase Aug. 27.
Cowboy Church invites locals to get dirty with inaugural mud run
Ninety-two acres of green grass in LaFayette are being bush-hogged and mowed to make way for a muddy course. The first-ever Cowboy Church Mud Run 5k is taking over the field at the Cowboy Church Saturday, Sept. 5 starting at 9 a.m. A water cannon, muddy hills and trenches, a creek, rope climb, fence climb and a large downed tree are some of the many obstacles runners will have to overcome.
The History Company in Fort Oglethorpe, next to Chickamauga Battlefield, recently made for the perfect scene for a gathering of Vietnam veterans with memorabilia from their history in tow, an annual event known as The Gathering.
Catoosa County’s Christ First Church is hosting “Standing with Israel” Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.
JJ Angelina’s owner Angela Attardo is recruiting beauty ambassadors from local high schools through Sept. 1. Ringgold, Heritage and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School female students are welcome to apply to win “VIP privileges” and discounts at the salon.
Ringgold Mayor Joe Barger says a methadone clinic may soon be built on Bookout Road.
The issue of whether to move the controversial digital sign in Ringgold was intended to be left to voters in the November election.
As the drama surrounding Hutcheson Medical Center continues to grow, more problems continue to come into light. A court-appointed ombudsman for Hutcheson’s bankruptcy case cited concerns about the staff of the hospital, as Guy Gebhardt, an U.S. Trustee, asked a judge to terminate the hospital’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Alhambra Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show is featuring “Salad and Silhouettes” Saturday, Aug. 29.
Nationally, one in three women is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, says Dr. Valerie Radu, executive director of the new Family Justice Center in Chattanooga.
Though the final figures haven’t been tallied, this year’s Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is already considered a success.