Walker County News

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Chickamauga planning road improvements

The city of Chickamauga plans to repave 3,000 feet of roadway in the city for an estimated $55,000.

LaFayette seeks more funding for community events

The city of LaFayette is banking on an increase to its hotel tax to help fund some of its community events.

Shockley to speak at annual FCA Banquet March 3

While playing football at the University of Georgia, DJ Shockley found support through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Phibbs Sports Bar hosting a benefit for Fort Oglethorpe’s Eli McNew

Rock Spring’s Phibbs Sports Bar and Grill is rolling out the red carpet for Fort Oglethorpe’s Eli McNew, 10. A benefit for Eli is being hosted at Phibbs Saturday, Feb. 28 starting at 7 p.m. The Brody Johnson Band will take the stage at 9 p.m. All $5 entry fees will be donated to Eli for medical care.

Gordon Lee High students give sneak peak at prom fashions

The flash of cameras wasn’t the only link between journalism and fashion at a local fashion show. Gordon Lee Memorial High School recently hosted a prom fashion show to benefit its journalism program.

County mulls old tax assessor’s property

With the county’s purchase of the Stearns Bank Building in Rock Spring almost final, Walker County will soon move the tax assessor’s and several other government offices out of the downtown LaFayette building in which they currently reside.

GLHS plans to announce new football coach this week

Gordon Lee High School Athletic Director Shonn Weldon is interviewing potential football coaches. He plans to make the official announcement some time this week on who the new coach will be.

Bobcats cheerleaders headed to national competition

For the first time ever, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is heading to nationals. The Bobcats Cheerleaders squad qualified for the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance National Championship coming up April 8-12 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Chickamauga’s Veazey goes live on Jett Radio Show

Tommy Jett’s manager Craig Tyndall is promoting the Tommy Jett Radio Show in Ringgold, and he is looking for local talented musicians like Chickamauga’s own guitarist/vocalist Kyle Veazey, who recently performed on the show live, to be on the show in 2015.

Georgia Girl Guides takes people to the center of the earth

Christine “Pebbles” Rose and Amy “Tiny” Ward are ready to take people on local caving adventures. The pair started Georgia Girl Guides after working together for the Georgia State Park Service.

Walker, Catoosa sheriffs host blood drive

The Walker and Catoosa county sheriff’s offices are battling it out in blood drives this month.

LaFayette’s Mullinax Farm for sale

Six or 7 miles south of LaFayette, on Old Highway 27, sits the 114-acre Mullinax Farm. Three homes sit on the picturesque property.

RSES Robo Rockets Lego Robotics team gaining awards

Rock Spring Elementary School’s Robo Rockets advanced to the Lego Robotics First Lego League state competition in late January.

Cedar Grove Community Center bid approved

One of Walker County’s most outlying communities is getting a community center to call its own.

Ridgeland coach Mariakis retiring, joining FCA staff

Coach Mark Mariakis is known for praying on the football field. Now it will be a focal point of his role as the new Fellowship of Christian Athletes relationship coach.