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Walden candidates talk McCoy, Pumpkin Patch

The McCoy property and the Pumpkin Patch were hot topics at a recent candidate forum for the Walden Board of Mayor and Alderman.

Split Ends offers new color line

Those who wish to color their hair typically face a conundrum: get the color you want, but trade in your healthy strands for damaged and brittle ones.

Operation Christmas Child opens doors

In some parts of the world, a simple spoon is the best gift a child can receive. For the past three years, Signal Crest United Methodist Church has been collecting and shipping items such as soap and spoons to children in need through Operation Christmas Child.

Walden residents express concerns about McCoy spending

We, the undersigned, request that the Walden Town Board stop all further expenditures on the McCoy Property project until the Board conducts open meetings to discuss our concerns about how best to proceed with spending more tax dollars on the McCoy property. Since the fiscal year began July 1st the board has spent $79,700 and authorized an additional $19,200 at the 9/9/14 board for architectural drawings just for the McCoy house. This does not include costs for architectural drawings done in previous years. The total expenditure for the McCoy property rehabilitation is over $750,000 to date, considering property acquisition and maintenance and improvements over the past 10 years.

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.

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:

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.

Bachman Fall Festival a success

After years of serving as a fundraiser for the MACC, Hodgepodge was discontinued this year. Meanwhile, Bachman Community Center brought back its Fall Festival, which has not been held for several years.

Bachman to hold fall wreath classes soon

Locals can kick off the new season by learning a new craft at Bachman Community Center’s new fall wreath-making classes. There will be three: Wednesdays, Oct. 22 and 29 and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

Conservation easement up for vote Oct. 13

Signal Mountain resident Cheree Dumas doesn’t want to take away the freedom of future generations. Fellow resident Ron Galante wants to make sure the green spaces that are a hallmark of Signal Mountain remain so for future generations.

It’s pumpkin time at Signal Mountain Nursery

Pumpkins are back at Signal Mountain Nursery. Owner Kim Bonastia said the nursery has not carried pumpkins in years.

Nolan cross country team cleans up at meet

The Nolan Elementary School cross country team did extremely well at the recent countywide elementary cross country run at the Chickamauga Dam.

Missing mail issue delivered for investigation

The case of Signal Mountain’s missing mail has been solved, according to postal officials, but an investigation is ongoing.

Walden candidates talk qualifications, issues

Editor’s note: This is one in a candidate series for the Nov. 4 election. Early voting runs from Wednesday, Oct. 15-Thursday, Oct. 30. For early voting information and locations, visit

Walden mayor talks fate of Pumpkin Patch

Rumors have been swirling around Walden as to the fate of the Pumpkin Patch. Mayor David Epperson assures citizens the playground’s future is secure, though the playground might see changes in coming years.