The Walker County Board of Education’s recently approved budget for fiscal year 2015/16, while only approximately $5,000 more than last year’s, includes $10,000 more for the Cherokee Regional Library System.
For those looking for unique reclaimed items, a trip to Grumpy’s Antique Mall is like a trip to Santa’s workshop.
While some people look forward to the arrival of fall, organizers of the Catoosa and Walker County Stocking Full of Love programs are looking even farther down the calendar.
LaFayette City Councilman Ben Bradford is interested in seeing the city offer single-use permits for those wishing to serve beer and wine at special events.
The city of Ringgold is pulling Georgia Department of Transportation traffic counts for the intersection of Akins Road and Highway 2-A/Battlefield Parkway, in between the RaceTrac and former Bar-B-Q Corral.
Eighty vehicles from Catoosa and Walker counties, waving American flags, rode in memory of the fallen soldiers who were casualties of the recent shootings in Chattanooga.
Skidmore completes catalogue of those interred at LaFayette city cemetery, officials recognize effort
For her efforts in recording all the graves in the LaFayette city cemetery, local officials recently recognized Nancy Skidmore.
Walker County Board of Education recently approved a series of facility updates.
Mountain Cove Farms Resort Wilderness Disc Golf Course is now open in Chickamauga’s McLemore Cove area.
Walker County’s Demetrius Jermaine Jackson Food Bank is celebrates 17 years in operation this month.
Rossville Recreation Scenic City Youth Football and cheerleading sign ups will be Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rossville Athletic Center, 301 Williams St. in Rossville.
A new wedding venue in Rock Spring is now open at Five Dollar Farm, a 70-acre functioning cattle farm.
Chickamauga City Council is installing video cameras at the Chickamauga Senior Center and at Lee and Gordon’s Mills.
Barger Bridge in Ringgold is officially opening this week.
The Guinness Book of World Records calls the ghost pepper the world’s hottest pepper, but that does not deter Ringgold resident Ruby Hardin from growing them in her backyard to use in her homemade salsa.
Pediatric Dentistry is expanding with a new location in Ringgold. The local practice already has locations in Ooltewah and Cleveland, Tenn.
With 4,000 square feet covered in black lights, glow-in-the-dark wall art and peek holes, the two-story fort-like area of Winner’s Circle in Fort Oglethorpe is a dark adventure land of laser tag. Youth at can pull on a laser pack, grab a laser gun and run into the fun.
Catoosa County School System professional learning specialist Ingrid Jones is currently enrolling teachers in the upcoming Catoosa County Public Schools Elementary Instructional Fair, a half-day conference for teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals.
Project includes wider turning lane at Heritage High entrance
The Catoosa County School System is entering into an intergovernmental agreement with Catoosa County government for a project to improve the traffic flow at the intersection of Poplar Springs and Three Notch roads by adding wider turn lanes.
When Catoosa County’s elementary school students return in the fall, they will be a little bit safer at school, says the district’s Director of Operations Doug Suits.
Senior Community Service Employment Program is looking for senior citizens in Northwest Georgia seeking employment.
Ringgold Vice Mayor Nick Millwood would like to see more momentum on the city’s Nature Trail, but the matter has been tabled until after Passpointe Engineering’s Jan Pass attends the July 13 City Council meeting.
Third-generation Fort Oglethorpe business owner Ryan Cook is hosting the grand-opening for his combination business CPR Cell Phone Repair and Smart Spark Vapor Wednesday, July 8, next door to Marshall’s. The public is invited to attend the festivities, but many have already utilized the business’ services.
Shabby Chic Boutique in downtown Ringgold is celebrating seven months of business. Store owner Tammy Roberson opened her store two weeks into the downtown streetscape process and said she’s looking forward to her awning and black wrought iron that will go up at the completion of the project.
Ever since a new LaFayette High School was built, there have been questions regarding the use of the old high school’s football stadium. Especially since thousands of local alumni have memories of their high school days in this area.
For Trey Deck, food is an experience. Eating something as simple as a roast beef sandwich can bring back fond memories.
Camp New Dawn welcomes campers weekly throughout the summer for a variety of camps.
Though only in his 20s, local author Mitch Klondike has already published two books. A lifelong resident of the Walker County side of Rossville, he assumed that pen name and first started writing in 2012. His book “Element Fifty-Five” was released this summer. So far reception has been good, he said.
The $5,000 the Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club is spending to assist in Fort Oglethorpe Recreation Department ball field upgrades could have a big payoff for the city.
After receiving complaints on how some city of Chickamauga employees drive, the city is partnering with Fleetmatics Inc. to manage employees’ driving habits.
When the tornadoes swept through in 2011, it wounded the roof of a local veteran. Even after paying a contractor working in the area after the storm, there was still much work to be done.
To those who knew him, Howard German lived the Lions’ motto: “We serve.”
Chickamauga Lions Club Golf Tournament raises money for Georgia Lions Lighthouse
The Chickamauga Lions Club Golf Tournament welcomed 21 golfers to Battlefield Golf Course for a day of fun that raised funds for the pediatric hearing aid program at Georgia Lions Lighthouse in Atlanta.
After seeing a need for local school children and families to have convenient access to health care, Primary Health Care Center began opening school-based health clinics across Northwest Georgia.
Ringgold is on the path to have 10 new libraries — Little Free Libraries.
Southern style is meeting French flair in Rock Spring at the newly opened Lytle Barn.
Ringgold Tiger Sharks’ 118-member swim team has a new head coach in Jackson Parker.
Local business owners Wes and Kelia Williams work in low-income housing, trailer parks, apartments and car dealerships. They noticed the children around them needed things, so they started collecting coats, shoes and school supplies.
Rossville metal artist Ron Fillers prefers the title “inventor.” Using a welding helmet, face shield and gloves, he cuts out his creations with a MIG Welder and a Hobart plasma cutter, turning steel into art.
In May 2014, Flintstone’s April O’Shields took an antibiotic prescribed for her sinus infection. Then, her organs started shutting down.
The city of Rossville is vying for a Community Development Block Grant to repair city sewers.
Walker County Schools also delivers free meals in the summertime. Lunches are served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. throughout the week at more than 20 standing sites and more than 30 temporary sites.
Apple Barrel Antiques and More now offers quality, affordable, re-purposed antiques, says co-owner Mary Hensley, though the Fort Oglethorpe store still sells tomatoes for the local citizens who used to frequent the store when it was a produce place.
The North Georgia YMCA has big summer plans. In addition to serving more than 20,000 meals through its Y Without Walls program, the Y is launching Mobile Fit in conjunction with its popular summer feeding program, which serves about 500 meals a day.
Ringgold City Council originally earmarked $150,000 to spend on renovating Patriot Hall. However, it has been determined that more money is needed.
One day shy of the bill’s final due date, Comcast paid the city of Chickamauga $13,583 in back pole fees.
Wi-Fi is being installed along Nashville Street by Ringgold Telephone Company.
A desire for cleaner energy is fueling a new kind of gas station in Ringgold.
Armed with machetes, pistols and electronic measuring devices, Campbell Surveying’s crew might be mistaken for a military platoon. But it’s briars, kudzu and tree limbs the surveyors fight their way through in order to properly mark property lines and survey land.
While serving as a lawyer for 23 years, Hamilton County Clerk and Master Robin Miller realized she needed a mentor outside of the office to look up to. She now touts the importance of mentoring in local speeches.