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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.

Stronghold Gaming opens in LaFayette

Extreme Gaming may have powered down, but Stronghold Gaming has taken its place, opening in downtown LaFayette. Business co-owners James Thompson and Marcus Waters bought the stock from Extreme Gaming that recently closed its doors.

Candidate qualifying dates approaching

The qualifying dates for city elections in Walker County is approaching.

Gordon Lee Memorial High renovations depend on state

After several community meetings, Chickamauga City School officials have decided to request state funding to rebuild the school’s main building.

Hutcheson may be on chopping block soon

As the drama surrounding Hutcheson Medical Center continues to grow, more problems continue to come into light. A court-appointed ombudsman for Hutcheson’s bankruptcy case cited concerns about the staff of the hospital, as Guy Gebhardt, an U.S. Trustee, asked a judge to terminate the hospital’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Alhambra Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show is Aug. 29

Alhambra Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show is featuring “Salad and Silhouettes” Saturday, Aug. 29.

Mountain Cove Farm sheds restaurant, citing loss

As Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell inches toward a potential tax increase, the county is turning to other cost-saving measures to ease the pain of a $10 million debt due by the end of the year.

Friends, neighbors and officials donate blood in Clopton’s name

Chickamauga’s Denise Clopton is a fighter.

Walker County Schools welcomes new technology, coordinator

Technology in daily life, including in the classroom, is now the norm. Though what to expect in regards seems to constantly be changing as new products and platforms are released.

Sunset on the Pond returns with Splash N Play Aug. 29

Rossville Downtown Development Authority is hosting Sunset on the Pond “Splash N Play” Saturday, Aug. 29 from 6-9 p.m. DDA event coordinator Andie Sellers plans to rent a big dolphin water slide and bouncy house combination for children to play on in front of the pond.

Chickamauga to see utility rates increase

Tennessee Valley Authority is announcing a power increase that will affect the city of Chickamauga.

Walker tax increase not decided

With mounting debt and a lack of revenue, Walker County’s financial future is hanging in the balance.

CVMS welcomes new principal Wade Breeden

Chattanooga Valley Middle School’s new principal Wade Breeden is ready to start the school year.

Two Chickamauga businesses transitioning

Galleries on Gordon closed July 31 after 12 years in operation in downtown Chickamauga.

Lookout Mountain, Ga., plans new city park, gateway

Lookout Mountain, Ga., is in the planning stages to create a new entryway to its town center, at the intersection of Lula Lake Road and Red Riding Hood Lane.