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Broken guitar strings turn into business

While performing on the Walnut Street Bridge, Rossville, Ga., resident Jeff Anderson never imagined where his three broken guitar strings would take him.

FBC of Chickamauga to break ground on $1 million student center

First Baptist Church of Chickamauga is in the planning stages of its “Wide Open Build the Future, Today” project.

LaFayette prepares for Homecoming

The LaFayette High School Homecoming parade is set for Oct. 1, with the football game, Oct. 2. The parade is set to begin at 5:15 p.m.

Chattanooga Pony Club building riding arena in Chickamauga

Chickamauga City Council is rezoning the Carlton property on Lee and Gordon Mill Road to make way for the Chattanooga Pony Club to build an arena and cross country course for training young horseback riders in the city limits.

Williams leaving LaFayette DDA post

Matthew Williams says the city of LaFayette is strong when it comes to events.

Walker County Fair Draws a Crowd

Though final numbers aren’t yet in, Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell said the second annual Walker County Fair was bigger and better for all intents and purposes.

Teams, sponsors needed for FCA Robert Hitchcox Memorial Golf Classic Oct. 13

Robert Hitchcox was best known for starting to grow a white beard in June and then visiting schools in the fall dressed as Santa Claus with a Coca-Cola bottle in hand. (Hitchcox served as the business development manager for Chattanooga’s Coca-Cola Bottling Company.)

Commemorating the Life of Theresa Parker

Family Crisis Center hosts Tea and Trends fundraiser Oct. 10 in Rock Spring

Georgia is ranked ninth in the nation for domestic violence, according to local Family Crisis Center Director Kristy Lawson.

Get In On the Action

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.

Walker County organizations showcased at Georgia On My Mind Day

Several Walker County entities showed up to show off what the county has to offer at the recent Georgia On My Mind Day.

Stocking Full of Love Sock Hop, Car Show is Labor Day weekend

Hula hooping and twisting and dancing in ‘50’s attire will be part of the fun at the annual Stocking Full of Love Sock Hop Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring.

Chickamauga eyeing infrastructure

The city of Chickamauga is looking into several projects to improve its infrastructure. One would improve water service throughout the city, while the other would improve several city streets.

WCBOE submits list of possible ESPLOST projects

The Walker County School Board met its deadline to submit a list of projects to be completed should voters enact another round of Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

Slog It Out

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.

Finding Hope Fellowship Church launches in downtown Chickamauga

Todd Kyle has not had an easy life. An alcoholic drug addict, he spent years wandering the streets in Connecticut, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee, living under overpasses and eating discarded food at food chains.