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Bennett settles in at battlefield, plans upcoming events

New Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Brad Bennett is happy to be at what he deems “the best park of them all.”

Chickamauga plans to pave main thoroughfare

West 10th Street, which connects Crittenden Avenue to downtown Chickamauga, is cracking.

Wyatt’s Cafe opens in former Chow House

Catlett community’s Wyatt’s Cafe is serving up Southern hospitality and good food in a western style setting.

Ombudsman graduates students

Just as students are returning to school, 14 locals are celebrating their August graduation from the Advancing Education Center in Chickamauga.

County eyes tax hike

Walker County Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell is proposing a 59 percent increase on the county portion of property tax millage rates to generate money she says is needed to keep pace with increasing expenses and state requirements.

Bebe Heiskell considers sale of Mountain Cove

Looks for revenue streams to offset tax increase

With a tax increase imminent, Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell is looking for revenue streams to offset the burden on taxpayers.

GNTC Automotive Technology’s Peco trains future mechanics

It wasn’t too long ago — about twice the time it takes to complete an associate’s degree — that Trevor Gant completed the GNTC automotive program. Now he is training other GNTC automotive students. At age 23, the Ringgold resident is already the shop foreman at Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Richardson accepts GaDER Gold Award

Kevin Richardson’s job is like a big puzzle. A really big puzzle. He’s the school system transportation supervisor for Walker — the largest county in the state.

Rossville Library cuts continue to spur debate

The numbers battle concerning the Rossville Library contines to wage on.

City of Rossville passes budget

The city of Rossville is “headed in the right direction” when it comes to its finances, says Mayor Teddy Harris.

Heiskell OKs grant application for Silver Comet extension

It doesn’t have to be the Tour de France.

‘Crossroads dog’ a testament to life

At the crossroads intersection of Highways 193 and 136 a small orange and white dog has been surviving on his own for seven years.

The Cottage has new director, same needs

Linda Brooks is used to begging.

Chickamauga Council plans for senior center asbestos cleanup

Asbestos has been discovered in Chickamauga Senior Center, which is undergoing renovations.

LaFayette’s Twin Lakes Nursery yields blueberries, raspberries

Twin Lakes Nursery in LaFayette is all about berries.

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