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Bebe Heiskell considers sale of Mountain Cove

Looks for revenue streams to offset tax increase

With a tax increase imminent, Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell is looking for revenue streams to offset the burden on taxpayers.

GNTC Automotive Technology’s Peco trains future mechanics

It wasn’t too long ago — about twice the time it takes to complete an associate’s degree — that Trevor Gant completed the GNTC automotive program. Now he is training other GNTC automotive students. At age 23, the Ringgold resident is already the shop foreman at Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Richardson accepts GaDER Gold Award

Kevin Richardson’s job is like a big puzzle. A really big puzzle. He’s the school system transportation supervisor for Walker — the largest county in the state.

Rossville Library cuts continue to spur debate

The numbers battle concerning the Rossville Library contines to wage on.

City of Rossville passes budget

The city of Rossville is “headed in the right direction” when it comes to its finances, says Mayor Teddy Harris.

Heiskell OKs grant application for Silver Comet extension

It doesn’t have to be the Tour de France.

‘Crossroads dog’ a testament to life

At the crossroads intersection of Highways 193 and 136 a small orange and white dog has been surviving on his own for seven years.

The Cottage has new director, same needs

Linda Brooks is used to begging.

Chickamauga Council plans for senior center asbestos cleanup

Asbestos has been discovered in Chickamauga Senior Center, which is undergoing renovations.

LaFayette’s Twin Lakes Nursery yields blueberries, raspberries

Twin Lakes Nursery in LaFayette is all about berries.

Veterinarian Ben Benson makes house calls

In the middle of the country with no surrounding businesses, Villanow Animal Clinic sits in an old fire hall building.

Charles Lusk battles Lou Gehrig’s disease

Mingling with former classmates at his recent Rossville High School Class of 1959 reunion, Rossville’s Charles Lusk was optimistic.

WCBOE bans e-cigs from school campuses

Walker County Board of Education is banning the use of electronic or vapor cigarettes from school campuses within its jurisdiction.

Arms Around Chickamauga returns to help community

The second annual Arms Around Chickamauga event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Twenty-four serving teams of 270 volunteers will pray and then fan out in the community.

Rossville DDA loses paid director position

The Rossville Downtown Development Authority will no longer have a paid director, said Mayor Teddy Harris.

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