Walker County News

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Survivors ask others to join fight against cancer

Rock Spring Elementary School principal Kandy Gilstrap donned a superhero outfit a month ago to reward students for good grades. As the school gears up for the county’s superhero-themed Relay for Life cancer benefit, she is again calling on her superhero powers.

Local Empire Wrestling ready to take on more

A large black wrestling ring towers above the crowd of 450 cheering fans.

WCBOE purchases 5 new buses

Walker County Schools is adding five new Blue Bird buses to its fleet soon.

‘Walk the Line’ is first of LaFayette’s Movies in the Park

Johnny Cash played in a benefit to help LaFayette High School in 1970.

County plans property tax hike for 2015

When the property tax bill comes in October 2015, Walker County, Ga., residents are going to owe more than they do this year.

Angie’s Gifts in Rossville helps area children

Click, shop, help. Every purchase made through Angie’s Gifts in Rossville helps local children.

McTeacher Night fundraiser benefits Relay for Life

LaFayette McDonald’s Relay for Life McNight of Hope brought out the superhero in local school administrators and teachers.

CVMS student wins state VFW Patriot Pen Essay Contest, ranks 21st in nation

What does a $1,350 prize-winning essay look like? A local Chattanooga Valley Middle School student knows, because he wrote one.

LaFayette High students paint van for April 5 Art Car Parade

Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue … and yellow, purple, lime green, orange and red.

LaFayette looks to business sector for inspiration

When it comes to the city of LaFayette’s operations, leaders want to see it run more like a business than a typical municipality.

Shepherd saves student from choking

While sitting in the North LaFayette Elementary School cafeteria, 8-year-old Skye Smith began choking on nachos.

Walker County BOE approves almost $124,000 in new technology

When Rossville Middle School students return from spring break, they will have access to three mobile computer labs of 30 iPad Minis each; one lab for each grade.

Walker deputies honored

Three lives could’ve easily been lost. Instead, three are being honored.

Gateway to Chickamauga goes green

Historic Southern cities like Savannah and Charleston greet entering motorists, cyclists and pedestrians with beautiful trees, flowers and plants. Chickamauga City Manager Micheal Haney plans to create a similar look for the approximate 100-yard entrance to historic Chickamauga.

RMS welcomes TVA’s Lego Robotics program

Rossville Middle School is launching a TVA-sponsored Lego Robotics program this month. TVA officials visited RMS this week to donate money and supplies to help kickstart the program.