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Foreclosure of Hutcheson postponed

Public hearings approach

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 hosting Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 9

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 preps for Thanksgiving rush

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.

GNTC offers GeorgiaBest

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.

LaFayette’s Caribou Run Farm selling pumpkins

Caribou Run Farm owners Rachel and Robert Stultz, of LaFayette, first traveled to Alaska seven years ago.

Little Free Library lands in LaFayette

LaFayette residents in search of a good book now have one more place to look — and it’s free and sponsored by the city.

Chickamauga Senior Center gets boost from local organization

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.

WCBOE Ombudsman program shows success

Walker County Schools’ Ombudsman program is gaining momentum in graduation success rates.

Cedar Grove Fire Station to be rebid

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 Flowers celebrates 72 years

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.

Author takes people on trip to ‘Dime Stores and Dirt Roads’

Lying in a hospital bed at Memorial Hospital after a heart attack three years ago, Dale Forrester, of Chickamauga, reassessed his life.

Making Strides Wrestling is a success

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.

GLHS Band bass line marching to a new beat

Gordon Lee High School Marching Band drum line instructor J.P. Gill says his bass line this year is the best ever.

Walker County finalizes budget; rethinks Cedar Grove improvements

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.

Grape Stomp returns to Georgia Winery Oct. 4

Ringgold’s Georgia Winery is celebrating 31 years of Grape Stomping action Saturday, Oct. 4 from noon to 5:30 p.m.