Lifestyles

The 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe is excited to bring Bricks 4 Kidz back in 2018 for summer camp. Together, the museum and Bricks 4 Kidz is bringing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programming to Fort Oglethorpe offering Summer Builders camp, June 4-8 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Why should the kids have all the LEGO building fun? The 6th Cavalry Museum is partnering with Bricks For Kidz to host the area’s first-ever, grown-ups only LEGO night, Friday, April 13, from 7-10 pm.

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Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. But that’s okay, says William Mathew. "When one door closes, another one opens. There’s always a reason for things," says the 25-year-old man who works for the Catoosa Prevention Initiative as a project coordinator, helping young people avoid the pitfall…

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You’ve probably had a document notarized at some point in your life. But do you know the exact purpose of notarization?

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November 1959 – There were three Shop-Rites in the area: one in Ringgold, one in Fort Oglethorpe and one in Trenton. You could buy 25 pounds of flour for $1.49 and five pounds of sugar for 49 cents. Fleetwood Coffee was 63 cents a pound and a can of Nancy Hank Pie Cherries was 19 cents.

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From the very beginning of our country, U.S. presidents have been declaring a public day of Thanksgiving. Here are excerpts from some of their declarations.*

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When a child in foster care turns 18, his or her life can take a dramatic new course, and all too often it’s not for the better. Rossville foster parents Dave and Dana Williams are doing something about it.

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It's been just over a month since the curtain closed its 2017 season, but The Ringgold Playhouse (TRP) has already announced its 2018 season lineup that'll be filled with comedy, drama, farce, and a new original play.

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To say that Bill Clark – Dr. William Henry Harrison Clark, to be more specific – has lived a whirlwind of a life would be an understatement of some proportion.

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Not long before the Trail of Tears, when the Cherokee Indians of Northwest Georgia and surrounding areas were forced to leave their homes and move west, an unusual school was established where Eastgate Towne Center now stands in Chattanooga.

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Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care (CCAC) has gone through many changes since it was founded 24 years ago. The organization began with a newspaper article inviting citizens to come together to help abandoned animals. They worked with the county to raise funds to build a shelter and were involv…

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The story of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Oglethorpe comes in two parts. There’s the building itself and there’s the congregation that now owns it. Perhaps the best person to share the stories is Herman McConathy, one of the early elders of the congregation and a collector of its history.

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Fort Oglethorpe resident Gloria Stafford recently noticed two stray cats roaming her neighborhood. "One was pregnant," says Stafford, "and the other one looked like he was starving, his sides were so sunken in."

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