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.
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 Tiger Sharks’ 118-member swim team has a new head coach in Jackson Parker.
To those who knew him, Howard German lived the Lions’ motto: “We serve.”
Southern style is meeting French flair in Rock Spring at the newly opened Lytle Barn.
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.
Ringgold is on the path to have 10 new libraries — Little Free Libraries.
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.
Wi-Fi is being installed along Nashville Street by Ringgold Telephone Company.
One day shy of the bill’s final due date, Comcast paid the city of Chickamauga $13,583 in back pole fees.
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.
Ringgold vocalist Aimee Garner still recalls her first performance. At age 10, she sang “Amazing Grace” onstage at Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church. She remembers the standing ovation.
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.
The city of Chickamauga is again welcoming citizens to attend free Movies in the Park.
Last June, Walker County Sheriff’s Office lost its K-9 officer, Tanja, to a bulletwound. This June, a collection of local organizations is working to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
In his lifetime, LaFayette’s Jeremy Wallin, 37, has rescued people via Black Hawk helicopter in the U.S. Army, a fire truck with the Walker County Fire Department, police vehicles and most recently as an EMT.
On a trip to Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Bill Chambers, of Rock Spring, was inspired to begin creating replicas out of matchsticks.
The Marsh House grows richer in local history.
Chickamauga Woman’s Club and fellow volunteers spent 55.9 hours picking up litter in Chickamauga recently.
Milk and Honey Farm creates sheep milk soap, body and lip balms inside a special facility on the Catoosa County farm.
Author Lora Lindy’s imagination is running wild, and it’s hard for her pen to keep up. But the Ringgold author has published five books — and her first trilogy is top-rated on Amazon. The crime series includes “Eleven Days: An Unexpected Love,” “Thirty Days: The Hunt for Angelina Marquit” and “Four Days: The Revenge.”
The seventh annual Rossville High School Alumni Association Golf Tournament welcomed 25 four-man select shot teams.
The city of Chickamauga is bringing 34 properties into its limits.
The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce welcomed 80 antique and hot rod style cars to the Catoosa Cruzin’ Car Show May 30.
They say home is where the heart is. After calling an RV home, the Tomaszewskis now have a house to call home, and to call their own. Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County just wrapped up helping them build a house on Habitat Way.
Reese Enterprises is celebrating 21 years in business this summer. The home-based operation is located in the Graysville area and sells promotional products on which companies can put their logos, from clothing to mugs to license plates to stress relievers.
Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 Tennessee President Kenney Hensley is leading a pack of 12 of the chapter’s 50 members on a tribute motorcycle ride to Washington, D.C.
Roy Exum is keeping the memory of his late grandfather, founder of the Chattanooga Free Press Roy McDonald, alive.
Tourism is rebounding in the state of Georgia. And 6th Cavalry Museum Executive Director Chris McKeever hopes to hop on board — and expand on it locally.
All Things Personalized in Fort Oglethorpe has a new owner. And he is already busy screen printing ball team uniforms by the hundreds.
Serving in the U.S. Navy from 2004-2012, Erin Crane was trained to profile terrorists. She tracked financial patterns, habits and behaviors to try to anticipate any attacks both Stateside and in Italy, where she was stationed in Naples.
In 32 years in business, Georgia Winery’s Tasting Room has seen a lot of use.
Ringgold High School Band Director Robin Christian is the top band director in the state of Georgia. Georgia Music Educators Association recognized him for “outstanding merit in teaching by music educators whose service to students, the community and the profession is exemplary.”
Belinda Crisman served as principal of Boynton Elementary School for 15 years. Now, she is the coordinator for teacher’s leadership effectiveness and student enrollment for Catoosa County Schools. She also uses her expertise in school administration to help train school teachers in Haiti.
Iguanas hang upside-down in cages gazing into the eyes of prospective buyers. Fish swim in tanks along the walls. And dwarf hamsters nibble on food. It’s not a scene from “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” it’s Paws Pet Supplies in Noble. All creatures large and small can be serviced through the store’s selection of food and supplies.
Rossville Reads Director Kelli Campbell is sorting books into clear plastic bins inside New Covenant Baptist Church.
Walker County Schools boasts 22 LEGO Robotics teams, but Rock Spring Elementary School’s and Rossville Middle School’s stand out from the pack with recent big wins.
The Ringgold Police Department is asking for help in solving an issue of a different kind.
Starting off his music career 15 years ago, songwriter/musician Channing Wilson, of LaFayette, is recording with famous musicians in Nashville regularly now.
Civil War mini balls made out of mud sit atop the desk as spectators walk in. Civil War photographs in intricate cases sit beside the ammunition.