Walker County News

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Walker County looking at debt solutions

When Catoosa County decided to pay off some of the debt incurred by Hutcheson Medical Center that Catoosa had backed, that put Walker County officials in a pickle.

Winning RHS coach Murdock honored for legacy

Award-winning former Rossville High School football coach Lynn H. Murdock celebrated his 80th birthday Jan. 27. And just before that date, he got a special birthday surprise.

Kaiser drives home patient care at Hutcheson

Patients receive the royal treatment at Hutcheson Medical Center free of charge.

Bramletts raise goats in LaFayette

Where Rock Spring intersects with LaFayette along Cordell Road, 20 Boer goats roam the 16.5-acre Bramlett Farm. Charles W. Bramlett sounds off a goat call noise and they come charging toward him.

‘The Jett Age Flying with Tommy Jett’ book now available

Wearing a ring on each finger and signing autographs, his eyes sparkle even behind his big sunglasses. DJ Tommy Jett, of Flintstone, is a 6’2” rock star.

Chickamauga stroke/cancer survivor Veazey gets attention

Growing up, Kyle Veazey’s mother told him, “If God calls you to dig ditches, then be the best ditch digger.” But no one would hire the 29-year-old, to dig ditches or otherwise.

Walker Water Board ethics questioned

Held inside a cramped room in a small building in the tiny town of Flintstone, last week’s Walker County Water and Sewage Authority meeting had all the fixings that said “municipal government gathering” in a monotone voice. Then a visitor shook things up.

Oakwood Baptist Celebrate Recovery celebrates 10th anniversary

Every Friday night for the last 10 years, Oakwood Baptist Church’s Chickamauga campus has welcomed people with “hurts, habits and hangups,” said area Celebrate Recovery ministry leader Marvin Morrison.

RMS hosts Pink Out in honor of some of its own

Pink Out nights honor breast cancer survivors and keep the memory alive of those who have lost their lives to the disease.

Actor Jim Chandler makes it from small town to big time

The actors are real. Their emotions are real. The props are … cardboard. Jim Chandler’s believable performance in a just-under-25-minute YouTube film, “Cardboard Warfare 2,” led to him landing a part in an upcoming movie theater release. Through that role he met Olan Rogers, a filmmaker and comedian, who has 650,000 subscribers to his YouTube Channel, the local actor said.

Chattanooga Stork Lady celebrates new babies with new business

When Leila Connell wanted to celebrate the birth of her grandchildren, she said she couldn’t find anything that made a statement, so she took matters into her own hands.

Cottage Thrift Store moves to Rossville’s Mission Ridge Road

The Cottage Thrift Store started the new year in a new location on Mission Ridge Road in the Bi-Lo Shopping Center in Rossville.

Blood Assurance has urgent need for donations

Blood Assurance badly needs blood donors, as the holidays tend to deplete reserves. Since January is National Blood Donor Month, Blood Assurance is asking people to mark their calendars to donate blood in 2015.

Chickamauga purchases firearms, approves cemetery rules

Chickamauga Police Chief Ronald Roach will soon be equipping his fellow officers with new guns. The City Council unanimously approved the purchase of seven new sidearms at its Jan. 5 meeting.

Kids 4 Christ in LaFayette gains new director, program

Kids 4 Christ new Executive Director Hope Spears is making some changes at the LaFayette nonprofit.