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As Erlanger officials make plans to sell Hutcheson Medical Center’s property to the highest bidder to try to recoup $20.5 million it loaned the North Georgia hospital, Hutcheson and Catoosa County officials are arguing over Hutcheson’s failure to produce financial audits.
Sunnyside Baptist Church may have burned down in early October, but the church is still thriving and meets Sundays in the former Don Lolo’s Mexican Restaurant building on North Main Street in LaFayette.
Chickamauga’s Crystal Springs Smokehouse is celebrating its 11th year in business under current owners Lamar and Donna Jones and preparing for its biggest week of the year: Thanksgiving.
GeorgiaBEST, a Georgia Department of Labor initiative, is now being implemented in the Adult Education Program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. BEST stands for Business Ethics Student Training, and is a series of classes that teaches workplace soft skills and concepts.
Caribou Run Farm owners Rachel and Robert Stultz, of LaFayette, first traveled to Alaska seven years ago.
LaFayette residents in search of a good book now have one more place to look — and it’s free and sponsored by the city.
The new and improved Chickamauga Senior Center was supposed to be move-in ready by the first of the year. But discovering asbestos in the building, built in the 1940s and which formerly housed the American Legion, meant the city had to put the plans on hold as officials tried to find emergency funding for the construction.
Walker County Schools’ Ombudsman program is gaining momentum in graduation success rates.
Bids taken by Walker County to rebuild a fire station and community center at Cedar Grove were rejected last Thursday by Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell.
Creighton’s Flower Shop is celebrating 72 years of business in Rossville. The shop opened in 1942 under the ownership of Bill and Gladys Creighton.
Lying in a hospital bed at Memorial Hospital after a heart attack three years ago, Dale Forrester, of Chickamauga, reassessed his life.
William Venable’s mom has battled breast cancer three times. To help find a cure, the Ringgold resident, with Great South Wrestling Federation based out of Rockwood and Dunlap, Tenn., recently put on a Making Strides wrestling event for the American Cancer Society at the LaFayette Recreation Center.
Gordon Lee High School Marching Band drum line instructor J.P. Gill says his bass line this year is the best ever.
After finalizing Walker County’s 2015 budget, Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell said she is going to do what it takes to manage the county’s finances better.
Ringgold’s Georgia Winery is celebrating 31 years of Grape Stomping action Saturday, Oct. 4 from noon to 5:30 p.m.