In February 1945, hundreds of America’s highly skilled and educated women, many from the Southeast, shipped out to Europe for the opportunity of a lifetime. The U.S. Army’s 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only all-female, all-African American unit to serve overseas during W…
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If you or someone you know is looking for a temporary job that pays great, you may want to consider a position with the U.S. 2020 Census.
Whether you support Donald Trump or think he is guilty of nefarious deeds regarding Ukraine, he is not going to be removed from office unless Republicans have a death wish. This, despite ponderous pontifications by liberals that at least 10 Republican senators will turn on him and provide a …
In arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Back Alley Productions invites you to audition for George Orwell's timely and relevant dystopia drama “1984.”
Catoosa County Parks and Recreation has announced the unification of Boynton Youth Sports Association and Ringgold Youth Sports Association. The two groups are now one, run by CCPR, with an advisory committee that has members from both formerly individual associations, says Caitlin Conduff, …
This summer, Oliver and I traveled to Maine for vacation, but when you are in real estate, you are never far away from your work. In our industry, we are always a phone call, text or email away. As some have said, today’s cell phones can be a blessing or a curse. You can work from anywhere n…
This week marks six years since I began writing a weekly column, although for those of you who have been with me since the beginning, I know it only feels like a decade.
During the LaFayette City Council meeting Monday, Jan. 13, the Women’s Club handed out commemorative reindeer ornaments and certificates to the sponsors for the 2019 Reindeer Run, as well as to presenting a check for $6,000 to the Shop With a Cop/Fireman program.
Fascinating people can be found in all sorts of places. Take 18-year-old Jacob Hays, who can be found at the Catoosa County Library shelving books and helping patrons or sitting in class at the University of Tennessee or riding the mountain bike he constructed from parts he bought on eBay or…
Another session of the General Assembly is upon us. This is an election year and there will be more posturing under the Gold Dome than a prima ballerina in a performance of “Swan Lake.”
On Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m., Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special 45-minute program at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District focusing on how the Cherokee felt under the influence of English trade and, ultimately, the real cost of that trade.
On Monday, Jan. 13, at the LaFayette City Council meeting Mayor Pro Tem Chris Davis and the LaFayette Woman’s Club presented a check for $6,000 to the Shop with a Cop program.
Award-winning documentary highlights the only all-African American, all-female unit to deploy overseas during World War II. Producers and promoters are looking for descendants of 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion veterans from the greater Chattanooga region.
My late grandmother, Yvonne Nuhrah, was an Avon lady extraordinaire. She perfected what we kids and grandkids dubbed “the Avon walk.” Though standing only a bit over five feet tall, when she started around the neighborhood with any of us in tow, her feet seemed to take on a Roadrunner whirli…
The National Future Farmers of America is planning activities in February to encourage more Chickamauga students to flock to careers in agriculture.
Each January, Americans honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. Born in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 15, 1929, King would grow up to become one of the most influential people of the 21st century.
New year’s “resolutions and goals” have been set, if you set them. Now what? Did you start them? Did you continue for the first two weeks of the year, but find yourself already falling short in your goal if not a total failure already?
Lynn Long of Fort Oglethorpe quit smoking when he had a heart attack at the age of 59. “I had just run to the convenience store,” he says, “and bought a carton of Viceroys. I lit one up before I got home and I walked in the door feeling sick.”
Every now and then, someone will treat me like I’m a big deal. Now, you and I both know I am not a big deal. But, because I’m on TV in my town, it’s not unusual for someone to make a fuss. I always thank them, because I appreciate the kind words.
Catoosa County Animal Control will be open extra hours during the week and a half day on Saturdays beginning Jan. 6.
Back Alley Productions invites the local community to enroll their homeschoolers in a local homeschool acting showcase at the Mars Theatre in LaFayette throughout the winter and early spring. The classes will be taught by executive producer Kaylee Smith.
Join in as volunteers from across the country take part in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge, 2300 Lightfoot Mill Road, Chattanooga, to sign in for the…
Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Jakob Morgan from Rossville stands watch as a phone talker on the port bridge wing of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) as the ship conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS John…
Catoosa County officials have approved a contract change order that will knock nearly $64,000 off the total cost of its annual resurfacing project.
Back Alley Productions invites you to its first 2020 auditions as the production company brings the famous Frank Capra comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” to life on stage.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over the four-year period of 2013-2016, 48.4% of Americans were using prescription drugs. Of those, 24% were using three or more and 12.6% were using five or more.
I had a unicorn in church today. Not a four-legged, mythical kind of unicorn, mind you, but a two-legged unicorn in a pretty pink dress. She came twirling up onto the platform to greet me as she, and most of our other young kids in church, do each week. She had a unicorn headband on, with a …
Back Alley Productions is excited to announce its 10th season lineup. All performances will be held at the historic Mars Theatre at 117 N. Chattanooga Ave. in LaFayette.
McFarland United Methodist Church opened its doors in Rossville in the 1920s, moving from its location just over the line in Tennessee, where it had been since the late 1800s, to land donated by the McFarland family.
Natural disasters can strike at any time. People in the path of such disasters can have their lives turned upside down in a matter of moments. Knowing what to do, including who to call, when a natural disaster strikes can help people get back on their feet.
In the event of an emergency, particularly weather-related disasters with high winds like hurricanes, safety officials urge homeowners to take shelter in the safest room in their homes.
I came across this recently, which I wrote six years ago. The only thing I will add is that it doesn’t matter what the movement or activity is. Whether walking, running, swimming or cycling, I find the connections with God, friends and the community of people I “move” with. In each activity,…
Bissell Pet Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant to North Georgia Animal Alliance on Dec. 11, 2019, to promote the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs in Catoosa and Walker counties.
If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate you: Nearly one-third, or 29 percent, of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January.
Gadzooks! Can it really be 2020? That sounds more like what I wish my vision was than an actual year. Wasn’t it only yesterday when we sat holding our breath awaiting Y2K and wondering if all the computers in the world would go crazy and die? The only thing that happened was that a bunch of …
Catoosa County Farm Bureau recently donated $250 to the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA) during the statewide Harvest for All campaign coordinated by the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.