Lifestyles

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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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.

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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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.

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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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.

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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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…

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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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.

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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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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Every October the quiet, peaceful area around Prater's Mill hosts the annual Prater's Mill Country Fair. Situated on the banks of the Coahulla Creek, it is the perfect place to host the fair's 46th anniversary, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15.

When Kellie Taylor Hall became a high school media specialist/librarian, she never dreamed that one day there would be a book on the shelf of the Ringgold High School Media Center that would be written by her. For the eleven years that she was teaching her English students to write essays an…

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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Catoosa County resident Zach Drennan was looking forward to watching the eclipse on August 21, but when he got ready to buy the special glasses made for safe viewing, he discovered they were all gone locally. They could still be purchased online – at a price.

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Back Alley Productions is proud to present "Lost In Yonkers," a family comedy from Neil Simon. Limited performances are set for Friday and Saturday evenings of Aug. 18, 19, Sept. 1, 2 at 8 p.m., with a special matinee on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchase online at www.BA…

Labor Day at The Post returns to Fort Oglethorpe’s Polo Field at Barnhardt Circle. Scheduled for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4, the event runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes great food, arts and crafts vendors, activities for the kids and musical entertainment.

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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Jevon Brown has worked at Tractor Supply since he was 16 years old. Now, at the ripe old age of 21, he’s a manager at the Fort Oglethorpe store.

The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball announces changes to the 2017 schedule to include four dates that will be played at the Chattanooga RiverPark in addition to the five dates played on the Polo Field in Fort Oglethorpe.

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