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Noble meeting introduces Audia company

With the scheduled Aug. 1 opening of the Audia International Plant in Noble, several citizens of the community are concerned with the construction and the impact the plastics manufacturer could have on the community.

City of Chickamauga plans to begin monitoring city drivers

After receiving complaints on how some city of Chickamauga employees drive, the city is partnering with Fleetmatics Inc. to manage employees’ driving habits.

Swinging Into Action

Chickamauga Lions Club Golf Tournament raises money for Georgia Lions Lighthouse

The Chickamauga Lions Club Golf Tournament welcomed 21 golfers to Battlefield Golf Course for a day of fun that raised funds for the pediatric hearing aid program at Georgia Lions Lighthouse in Atlanta.

PHC school-based clinic coming to Gilbert Elementary

After seeing a need for local school children and families to have convenient access to health care, Primary Health Care Center began opening school-based health clinics across Northwest Georgia.

Rossville Lions present award to the late Howard German

To those who knew him, Howard German lived the Lions’ motto: “We serve.”

The Lytle Barn boutique opens in Rock Spring

Southern style is meeting French flair in Rock Spring at the newly opened Lytle Barn.

Young America Ministries reaches out to area youth

Local business owners Wes and Kelia Williams work in low-income housing, trailer parks, apartments and car dealerships. They noticed the children around them needed things, so they started collecting coats, shoes and school supplies.

Rossville artist Ron Fillers creates metal art and more

Rossville metal artist Ron Fillers prefers the title “inventor.” Using a welding helmet, face shield and gloves, he cuts out his creations with a MIG Welder and a Hobart plasma cutter, turning steel into art.

April O’Shields — at the heart of hope

In May 2014, Flintstone’s April O’Shields took an antibiotic prescribed for her sinus infection. Then, her organs started shutting down.

Rossville now applying for a CDBG for sewers

The city of Rossville is vying for a Community Development Block Grant to repair city sewers.

Walker County Schools feeding children at about 60 sites this summer

Walker County Schools also delivers free meals in the summertime. Lunches are served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. throughout the week at more than 20 standing sites and more than 30 temporary sites.

Walker County seeks Strategic Waivers System

Walker County Schools will pursue a Strategic Waivers System governance structure, Superintendent Damon Raines announced at last week’s school board meeting.

Local Y launches Mobile Fit with summer feeding program

The North Georgia YMCA has big summer plans. In addition to serving more than 20,000 meals through its Y Without Walls program, the Y is launching Mobile Fit in conjunction with its popular summer feeding program, which serves about 500 meals a day.

Walker County Schools raise lunch prices

The price of lunch for Walker County public school students is going up again.

Walker K-9 officer Rocky receives vest

Last June, Walker County Sheriff’s Office lost its K-9 officer, Tanja, to a bulletwound. This June, a collection of local organizations is working to make sure that doesn’t happen again.