Lifestyles

When you have upcoming community, church, school and family events (fall festivals, homecomings, revivals, yard sales, and other special activities, please let us know. We will be glad to post them on our calendar, run them in the paper, and post them on our Facebook page.

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson was keynote speaker at the meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe on Friday, Sept. 21, at Park Place Restaurant. From left: Kiwanis President Dan Nichols, Wilson, and Kiwanis Program Chair Doris White. / Contributed

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The second annual Walker County Ag Festival is Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Walker County Ag Center on U.S. Highway 27 (just behind the Walker County Civic Center), just north of Rock Spring.

1493 Christopher Columbus embarks on his 2nd expedition to the New World, setting sail with a fleet of 17 ships

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On the evening of Sept. 18, the public was invited to a special exhibit on the second floor of the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe. Lining the walls was a series of panels depicting World War II photographs from the private collection of SSgt. Hubert “Hubo” Lee Fisher, a WWII soldier a…

The Battle of Chickamauga had began in earnest the previous day. While fighting had been heavy, neither side had gained an advantage. But with the arrival of native Georgian James Longstreet and his corps, Confederate General Braxton Bragg planned a new attack on this day. He ordered the rig…

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Ambrose Bierce, one of the most popular authors of the late 19th cen-tury, known for his short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” political satire pamphlet “The Devil's Dictionary,” and for his mysterious disappearance in Mexico in 1913. He served with the Union army in the western t…

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Award-winning author Raymond L. Atkins recently released the new novel “Set List,” and author and historian Lisa M. Russell recently released her new book “Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia.”

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Ringgold resident Greg Jackson started painting when he was a cadet at West Point. “I used acrylics,” he says, “because they dried fast and I could throw my painting into a drawer and have my room in order for a surprise inspection.”

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On Saturday, Sept. 29, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Fort Oglethorpe will host special, 30-minute artillery demonstrations on Chickamauga Battlefield at10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. These programs will be presented near the Chickamauga Ba…

Jeff Wilson and Mista Wilson-Gallmon of Ringgold announce the engagement of their daughter Shelby Wilson to Dakota Moore, son of John and Tonya Moore of Ringgold. Shelby and Cody both attend Dalton State College. / Contributed

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For thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers, their hopes hinge on controlling Chattanooga — the “gate­way” to the Confederacy. Yet, in mid-September, they meet in the peaceful farm fields of North Georgia, along a tranquil creek named Chickamauga. The Battle of Chickamauga in North Georg…

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The inaugural Rome Hot Air Balloon Festival may ride on winds that stretch to Northwest Georgia from Hurricane Florence. Organizers are pressing forward with last minute plans while keeping an eye on the Atlantic and Hurricane Florence.

Area residents can get up close and personal with (and even take a flight aboard) the 1937-build DC-3 “Flagship Detroit” when it anchors this year's Fly-in Saturday, Sept.22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LaFayette Airport, 141 Gasque Drive, in LaFayette. / Special

Magnolia Kyle Williams was born Aug 24, 2018, and weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce. She is the daughter of Ethan and Brittany Williams. Ethan is a Ringgold High School alumni, and Brittany is a Ridgeland High school alumni. Magnolia’s grandparents are Kenny and Lisa Williams of Ringgold, John and L…

From right, Indiana Martin portrays Ahsoka from the Star Wars series, while her sister, Willow Martin, lurks in the background as a Pennywise from the movie It while at Dragon Con in Atlanta Aug. 30. Both, along with their father, Devin Martin, a Ringgold, Ga., physician's assistant, were am…

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If you’re struggling to make ends meet, you might wonder just what is considered a living wage. Enter the Living Wage Calculator on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology website, which lists estimates for every county in the United States.

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To begin with, the headline should read: “Are you a good resident?” To put it in the words of Wikipedia, “Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a legal member of a sovereign state or belonging to a nation.”

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To begin with, the headline should read: “Are you a good resident?” To put it in the words of Wikipedia, “Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a legal member of a sovereign state or belonging to a nation.”

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Go back to the 1960s, because this is a story of how things were done before the digital age. Now imagine you’re 50, 75, 100 feet up in the air on a platform hanging by ropes slung over an interstate billboard. You’re juggling multiple buckets of paint, brushes and other equipment, and you’r…

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In spite of her dark sense of humor, or maybe because of it, Jillian Alexander-Hollis has found herself able to weather the down side of human nature in both her career and her volunteer work in animal rescue.

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Visit Catoosa.com/911 and you’ll find a link that says “Praise & Preparedness.” It’s a Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security program designed to help places of worship equip themselves as safe havens for their communities in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

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