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Imagine That!

Local business turns kids’ dreams into realities

Rossville-based business Imagine That! Playhouses LLC ships fun creations all over the United States to clients.

Big Fat Fundraiser Oct. 15 benefits local missions

United Methodist Women of LaFayette UMC invite local women and their best friends to its Big Fat Fundraiser.

Phibbs Bar hosts Back Road Riders sight benefit Oct. 10

The Back Road Riders invite the community to come out to Phibbs Bar and Grill in Rock Spring Oct. 10 for a benefit to help restore Lisa “Peanut” Lovelady’s eyesight. The event runs from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., during which time people can make a donation to the Lovelady family.

Empty Bowls for RMS to help feed local students in need

Ridgeland High School art students, local teachers and volunteers are creating 150 ceramic bowls to sell at the Empty Bowls for Rossville Middle School fundraiser.

Chickamauga passes ordinances to regulate local pawnbrokers

The Chickamauga City Council recently adopted two ordinances to regulate pawn broker transactions in the city.

LaFayette, Rossville OK budgets without tax increases

The cities of LaFayette and Rossville began fiscal year 2015/16, which started Oct. 1, with increased budgets, but no tax increases. LaFayette

Broken guitar strings turn into business

While performing on the Walnut Street Bridge, Rossville, Ga., resident Jeff Anderson never imagined where his three broken guitar strings would take him.

FBC of Chickamauga to break ground on $1 million student center

First Baptist Church of Chickamauga is in the planning stages of its “Wide Open Build the Future, Today” project.

LaFayette prepares for Homecoming

The LaFayette High School Homecoming parade is set for Oct. 1, with the football game, Oct. 2. The parade is set to begin at 5:15 p.m.

Chattanooga Pony Club building riding arena in Chickamauga

Chickamauga City Council is rezoning the Carlton property on Lee and Gordon Mill Road to make way for the Chattanooga Pony Club to build an arena and cross country course for training young horseback riders in the city limits.

Williams leaving LaFayette DDA post

Matthew Williams says the city of LaFayette is strong when it comes to events.

Walker County Fair Draws a Crowd

Though final numbers aren’t yet in, Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell said the second annual Walker County Fair was bigger and better for all intents and purposes.

Teams, sponsors needed for FCA Robert Hitchcox Memorial Golf Classic Oct. 13

Robert Hitchcox was best known for starting to grow a white beard in June and then visiting schools in the fall dressed as Santa Claus with a Coca-Cola bottle in hand. (Hitchcox served as the business development manager for Chattanooga’s Coca-Cola Bottling Company.)

Commemorating the Life of Theresa Parker

Family Crisis Center hosts Tea and Trends fundraiser Oct. 10 in Rock Spring

Georgia is ranked ninth in the nation for domestic violence, according to local Family Crisis Center Director Kristy Lawson.

Get In On the Action

Tri-State Military Vehicle Club hosts Swap Meet Sept. 4-5

The senior member of the Tri-State Military Vehicle Club, 93-year-old Chattanooga resident James Gribble, spent his years in the Air Force in a dangerous position. He flew 20 missions as a ball turret gunner, crouched in a small pod on the underbelly of a B-24 bomber in Europe during World War II.