Walker County News

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LaFayette library reopens with updated appearance

The new LaFayette-Walker County Library is now open to the public.

Colonnade’s ‘Home for Christmas’ concert features Rogers Dec. 18

“Home for Christmas” is featuring country music star James Rogers, of Rock Spring, in concert at the Colonnade Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

CWC sells ornaments to benefit local charities

Still have a spot on your tree for the perfect ornament? Chickamauga Woman’s Club sells three-dimensional metal ornaments of Gordon Lee Memorial High School and the historic Gordon-Lee Mansion year-round. The club began selling the ornaments three years ago.

RHS using classroom learning to solve real-world problems

At Ridgeland High School, a 2013 finalist for the STEM education awards for all high schools in Georgia, students use aquaponics to raise massive fish and grow plants to raise money for the school.

Local company offers free holiday taxi service

What if you could save six lives in four days? That’s what local company Bradford Health Services is aiming to help do this holiday season — by offering free cab rides for those who have been drinking or are under the influence of any other substances.

Walker County Farm/City Tour a hit

Walker County Extension Agent Norman Edwards wants to show visitors how diverse agriculture is in Walker County and the technology and methods used in today’s agricultural production.

Judge halts Hutcheson foreclosure for now

A federal judge has halted Erlanger Health System’s attempts to foreclose on Hutcheson Medical Center, saying the dueling hospitals first must have their day in court.

Rossville center offers free Christmas dinner Dec. 14

Those in need of a meal are invited to partake in turkey, dressing, green beans, potatoes, dessert, rolls and sweet tea at the Rossville Athletic Center Sunday, Dec. 14 from 2-5 p.m.

Sexual Assault Center changes name

Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia may have shortened its name to simply Sexual Assault Center, but the services offered are still the same — and are still needed, according to Executive Director Kathie Logan.

Final shows of ‘Season of Light’ are Dec. 14, 16

Smith Planetarium, which draws crowds from all over North Georgia and as far as Chattanooga, is presenting the “Season of Light” program this holiday season.

Rock Spring’s Raulston Acres Christmas Tree Farm ready for holidays

The joy of finding the perfect Christmas tree is something Dan Raulston gets to experience nearly every day during the Christmas season. As the owner of Raulston Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Rock Spring, that’s what he and his staff do this time of year.

Two Walker County schools receive ‘Reward School’ designation

The signs reading “Reward School” posted at Chickamauga Elementary and Chattanooga Valley Middle schools don’t just refer to the benefits of learning. They refer to the status of learning taking place at those schools.

Maryland Fried Chicken reopens in LaFayette

Those who were disappointed by the closing of Maryland Fried Chicken in LaFayette are sure to be thankful for the Thanksgiving week reopening of the restaurant.

Local offers free firewood for anyone in need

To many in the area, Chickamauga native Michael A. McClendon is known as a gentle man with a warm, giving heart. He gives out free firewood all over the Chattanooga area. Some of the people in need live in local homeless camps, while others don’t have enough money to heat their home through gas or electric means.

Foreclosure of Hutcheson postponed

Public hearings approach

As Erlanger officials make plans to sell Hutcheson Medical Center’s property to the highest bidder to try to recoup $20.5 million it loaned the North Georgia hospital, Hutcheson and Catoosa County officials are arguing over Hutcheson’s failure to produce financial audits.