The pedestrian bridge next to the Ringgold Depot may have solved one safety problem, but it is now at the center of another, officials say.
Walker County Sheriff’s Office’s first-ever Battle of the Badges blood drive drew lots of participants — enough to secure a comfortable win over the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office in the friendly competition.
The Gatsby Gala was this year’s signature Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce event. A committee of seven Chamber members planned out the affair which boasted 250 in attendance.
Before opening his first taekwondo studio in LaFayette 12 years ago, Lee’s Taekwondo and Martial Arts master instructor Jung K. Lee said he got lost in Walker County one day and realized the area did not have martial arts on offer. Now he is opening his third studio in LaFayette.
New Heights Baptist Church members are hosting a benefit for Ringgold native Chuck Waters March 6 with a gospel singing and barbecue dinner.
Catoosa County Saddle Club is saddling up again with horseback riding lessons and horse shows.
Barbara Moore, 80, remembers when the city of Rossville had a Rossville Junior High School, a North Rossville Elementary School, a South Rossville Elementary School and a Rossville High School all in the city limits.
El Pueblito Mexican Grill is now open in Ringgold’s ShopRite Center, and the restaurant is already thriving with events like taco nights.
The local Bel Aires 60’s Show Band croons for causes. And birthday parties. And other special events.
The city of Chickamauga plans to repave 3,000 feet of roadway in the city for an estimated $55,000.
Steps 2 Hope Executive Director/Founder Mark Wilson says Jason Smith may have lost both legs and suffered significant damage to both arms and hands, but his spirit is still intact. So, the local nonprofit organization is going to help him rebuild his future through the upcoming Jason’s Journey Benefit being held at the Ringgold Depot.
While playing football at the University of Georgia, DJ Shockley found support through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The flash of cameras wasn’t the only link between journalism and fashion at a local fashion show. Gordon Lee Memorial High School recently hosted a prom fashion show to benefit its journalism program.
Rock Spring’s Phibbs Sports Bar and Grill is rolling out the red carpet for Fort Oglethorpe’s Eli McNew, 10. A benefit for Eli is being hosted at Phibbs Saturday, Feb. 28 starting at 7 p.m. The Brody Johnson Band will take the stage at 9 p.m. All $5 entry fees will be donated to Eli for medical care.
The Ringgold Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is partnering with the Ringgold Downtown Development Authority.
Gordon Lee High School Athletic Director Shonn Weldon is interviewing potential football coaches. He plans to make the official announcement some time this week on who the new coach will be.
Tommy Jett’s manager Craig Tyndall is promoting the Tommy Jett Radio Show in Ringgold, and he is looking for local talented musicians like Chickamauga’s own guitarist/vocalist Kyle Veazey, who recently performed on the show live, to be on the show in 2015.
Last week, several community members gave blood for the first time, and some for the first time in years.
Those looking to get healthy this year will find a resource at Fort Oglethorpe’s H and M Herbs.
Christine “Pebbles” Rose and Amy “Tiny” Ward are ready to take people on local caving adventures. The pair started Georgia Girl Guides after working together for the Georgia State Park Service.
For the first time ever, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is heading to nationals. The Bobcats Cheerleaders squad qualified for the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance National Championship coming up April 8-12 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Walker and Catoosa county sheriff’s offices are battling it out in blood drives this month.
The Fort Oglethorpe Downtown Development Authority is looking for ways to get the word out about all the good things going on in the city.
It may be cold outside, but things are heating up at Legendairy Ice Cream and Coffee now open in downtown Ringgold.
Rock Spring Elementary School’s Robo Rockets advanced to the Lego Robotics First Lego League state competition in late January.
Six or 7 miles south of LaFayette, on Old Highway 27, sits the 114-acre Mullinax Farm. Three homes sit on the picturesque property.
Zach Morris, 17, can bench press 435 pounds, squat 500 pounds and power clean 300 pounds. That’s not only helped him as a powerhouse defensive end and tackle player on Ringgold High School’s football team, it also helped him land a spot at Duke University.
Even following the most recent vote, Ringgold Mayor Joe Barger is still a little puzzled over the digital-sign debacle in downtown Ringgold. And the saga might not be over yet.
Go Georgia Arts Ringgold Center is taking over 5,000 square feet in downtown Ringgold.
Coach Mark Mariakis is known for praying on the football field. Now it will be a focal point of his role as the new Fellowship of Christian Athletes relationship coach.
Ridgeland High School is known for its legendary football team. With head football coach Mark Mariakis stepping down, Wesley Tankersley will be taking over.
Ringgold’s Rock Bridge Church is collecting blankets, coats, scarves, gloves and hats for the homeless population now through the end of February.
Cards signed “We Care,” with a number of signatures beneath, are one of the many things the local homeless receive from DeFoor siblings, Zoey, 9, Tristan, 8, Jaden, 7, and Talan, 6.
Fort Oglethorpe Councilwoman Paula Stinnett is delving into the sometimes complicated world of teenagers with her new “Solutions of Success” TV show airing Thursdays at 7 p.m. on UCTV Comcast Channel 265. The show also airs on Charter Channel 198 and streams live online.
Everybody knows your name at Wanda’s Restaurant in Rock Spring where regulars come in to dine on home-cooking.
Award-winning former Rossville High School football coach Lynn H. Murdock celebrated his 80th birthday Jan. 27. And just before that date, he got a special birthday surprise.
Growing up, Kyle Veazey’s mother told him, “If God calls you to dig ditches, then be the best ditch digger.” But no one would hire the 29-year-old, to dig ditches or otherwise.
Where Rock Spring intersects with LaFayette along Cordell Road, 20 Boer goats roam the 16.5-acre Bramlett Farm. Charles W. Bramlett sounds off a goat call noise and they come charging toward him.
In operation for 15 years, Classie Dawg Grooming continues to grow and add new services.
Wearing a ring on each finger and signing autographs, his eyes sparkle even behind his big sunglasses. DJ Tommy Jett, of Flintstone, is a 6’2” rock star.
Driving a hot-red Ferrari at 110 miles per hour is a day in the life of Ringgold actor Zach Sale.
Terry Davis, pastor of Movement Church in Hixson, is known for his outreach ministries.
Patients receive the royal treatment at Hutcheson Medical Center free of charge.
The much-debated digital sign in downtown Ringgold will be removed within one year and a digital sign committee will be appointed to raise the funding to relocate it — if Ringold City Council’s vote is acceptable.
Every Friday night for the last 10 years, Oakwood Baptist Church’s Chickamauga campus has welcomed people with “hurts, habits and hangups,” said area Celebrate Recovery ministry leader Marvin Morrison.
Fort Oglethorpe Police Department and Fort Oglethorpe City Hall recently celebrated National Law Enforcement Day.
Pink Out nights honor breast cancer survivors and keep the memory alive of those who have lost their lives to the disease.
Above the Ridge owners Brandon Shirey and his wife Nina Shirey are settling into their new home in Ringgold after moving from Virginia Beach this fall.
The actors are real. Their emotions are real. The props are … cardboard. Jim Chandler’s believable performance in a just-under-25-minute YouTube film, “Cardboard Warfare 2,” led to him landing a part in an upcoming movie theater release. Through that role he met Olan Rogers, a filmmaker and comedian, who has 650,000 subscribers to his YouTube Channel, the local actor said.
The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce is launching the Catoosa Women’s Network.