Heritage High School senior band member David Yun is one of 125 marching band and color guard members countrywide to be selected for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. In addition to “the highest honor a high school marching band student can receive,” Yun will receive an all-expenses paid trip to San Antonio, Texas, to rehearse for and perform in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl’s halftime Jan. 3, 2015.
North Georgia Animal League volunteer Lonnie Henderson, of LaFayette, wants to help homeless cats.
Ringgold Councilman Nick Millwood says the young competitive swimmers in the city need a local indoor pool to practice. Swimmers like Ringgold resident Charles Lancaster’s son travel to Dalton, Baylor School, McCallie School and Ooltewah to practice swimming in the winter.
Catoosa Citizens’ and Veterans’ Memorial Foundation Board has presented its annual awards to veterans and other patriotic citizens.
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 is celebrating its 11th year in business under current owners Lamar and Donna Jones and preparing for its biggest week of the year: Thanksgiving.
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.
Showcase Catoosa 2014 hosted numerous businesses inside the Colonnade in Ringgold.
Don Sharp Sr. has been buying and selling merchandise for 25 years, so he recently opened The One Store at Gateway Mall.
Former county manager Jim Callaway says the intersection of Chapman Road and Highway 41 is a safety concern.
Northwest Georgia is rich with military history, and the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe is a testament to that. The museum draws many visitors from far and wide — and from the surrounding area — to its exhibits and re-enactments.
Caribou Run Farm owners Rachel and Robert Stultz, of LaFayette, first traveled to Alaska seven years ago.
Walker County Schools’ Ombudsman program is gaining momentum in graduation success rates.
Will help students afford preschool
Just as “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” the first five years of a child’s life are said to be the most important in terms of development.
Electrolysis and Associates in Fort Oglethorpe owners Dee Jeffreys and her daughter Annie Massey specialize in permanent hair removal.
Rolling Thunder educates people about prisoners of war and those missing in action.
The city of Ringgold needs help installing flags downtown for Veterans Day.
Crossroads Unity Family Park playground is supposed to be a place where wounded military veterans and children of all abilities can play regardless of wheelchairs or crutches.
Tiger Creek Elementary School is being recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as a Title 1 High-Progress School Reward School.
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.
Lying in a hospital bed at Memorial Hospital after a heart attack three years ago, Dale Forrester, of Chickamauga, reassessed his life.
World War II veteran Jackson Campbell, 90, of Chickamauga, is one of several veterans who will be recognized at “Remembering Our Heroes” Oct. 24-25 during a re-enactment and celebration benefiting the 6th Cavalry Museum.
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.
Gordon Lee High School Marching Band drum line instructor J.P. Gill says his bass line this year is the best ever.
Ringgold’s Georgia Winery is celebrating 31 years of Grape Stomping action Saturday, Oct. 4 from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Men wearing button-downs and top hats and women wearing hoop skirts will welcome people to Heritage Day at the Marsh House Saturday, Oct. 4.
LaFayette Elks Lodge No. 2018 is reopening the Rossville Bingo Hall Saturday, Oct. 4.
Thanks to Local Option Sales Tax the city of Chickamauga will continue its zero millage rate.
It is anticipated that 1,800 students from Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties will attend the third annual UR Choice/UR Destiny Teen Maze.
Alhambra Shrine is presenting a “Hee Haw” show Saturday, Oct. 4 by the Shrine Ladies Helping Hands.
Chambers Jewelers and Gemologist has moved from Chickamauga to Fort Oglethorpe.
It’s been 125 years since Union and Confederate soldiers reunited on the grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion in friendship. In true Southern fashion, food was involved — barbecue.
After 50 years without a fair, the Walker County Fair is making a comeback.
Fort Oglethorpe’s Casa Amigos is offering lots of specials to bring in the community.
Even more nature could be in store for the Richard Taylor Nature Trail in Ringgold.
After publicly wondering over the status of the long-ongoing pedestrian bridge in downtown Ringgold, the City Council has good news. (Refer to previous coverage at community.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/aug/20/ringgold-city-council-seeks-answers-pedestrian-bri)
Servers and officials — like Sheriff Gary Sisk — will don hard hats, crisp white shirts and bow ties and serve meals to guests at the upcoming “Hard Hats and High Heels” fundraiser.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. For 78-year-old Charles Cornelison and his wife Becky, who’s one year his junior, it’s more like 135 apple … trees.
Though Susan Wells is retired from teaching, she still has a heart for children and families. In addition to serving as Walker County School Board chairwoman, she works as the Coordinator for Walker County Family Connection.
Rachel Cannon, a student at LaFayette High School, has cerebral palsy. But that isn’t slowing her down, especially when it comes to preparing for a job after high school.
Megan Kibble, 15, is known for her sky leaps, according to her dance instructor, Starmaker owner/Director Melissa Hall.
Rosewood Assisted Living, in Fort Oglethorpe, is celebrating National Assisted Living Week with community events.
With Lyndhurst Foundation’s most recent donation of $23,000, the city of Ringgold has all the money it needs for its Dragging Canoe launch project along South Chickamauga Creek at the city municipal park.
New Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Brad Bennett is happy to be at what he deems “the best park of them all.”
West 10th Street, which connects Crittenden Avenue to downtown Chickamauga, is cracking.
Catlett community’s Wyatt’s Cafe is serving up Southern hospitality and good food in a western style setting.
A childhood trade ended up turning into a lifetime passion for Jim Miller. And a one-year — and counting — business venture.
When Ringgold couple Lisa and Jimmy McClure lost their son, they managed to find comfort through singing.
Just as students are returning to school, 14 locals are celebrating their August graduation from the Advancing Education Center in Chickamauga.
Downtown Ringgold will soon take shape with the streetscape project on Highway 41.