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LaFayette High School student Levi Pettigrew won the Area 1 Senior Lawnmower Operation CDE and LaFayette Middle School student Michael Hamilton won the Area 1 Lawnmower Operation CDE Junior Division. They will both be representing LaFayette at the state Future Farmers of America (FFA) compet…

Food City store managers present Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson (center) with a $2,000 check for the Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love. The Walker County charity is in the 31st year of providing toys and gifts to less fortunate Walker County children. Donations are accepted year-…

Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Jakob Morgan from Rossville uses a brush to clean the barrel of the mark 45 5 inch gun on the forecastle of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69). Milius is underway conducting operations in the Indo-Pacific region while assigned to Dest…

On Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a Christmas open house at the Cravens House, located on Lookout Mountain.

For many people the little pop-up notifications that appear in the bottom right of the Windows screen (by the date and time) are irritating. For others the pop-ups are great as reminders of things or alerting them to new updates on events, programs etc.

The bright yellow linen tablecloth was adorned with festive orange linen napkins. The fine china dishes were covered with turkey, dressing, gravy, mac and cheese, potato salad, deserts, and much more. It was in our lovely fellowship hall this past Sunday afternoon, and while one might expect…

True confession: I wrote this column thinking for sure that Thanksgiving was this week. I never even looked at the calendar. It just seems like it’s time, you know? Then my wife mentioned that the holiday was “late” this year, on Nov. 28. I said, “Too bad, I already wrote the column.” That’s…

Allan Chesser did not want to say “hasta la vista, baby” to Walker County when he and some of his Terminator-inspired creations moved to Ringgold.

State Sen. Jeff Mullis, a Republican from Chickamauga, has been appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on Georgia’s Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Advisory Commission, composed of leaders and industry experts in the public and private sectors who will work to enhance Georgia’s entertai…

For the fourth year in a row, NHC Healthcare of Fort Oglethorpe donated money -- through The Foundation for Geriatric Education, a nonprofit started by NHC founder Dr. Carl Adams -- to the health occupations programs of each of Catoosa County’s three high schools based on specific requests f…

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jonathan Burden, a Ringgold native and an aircraft framer with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, is set to participate in MAGTF Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 1-20 in Twentynine Palms, Calif. MWX is set to be the largest exercise …

Larry Williams was elected as GACD’s (Georgia Association of Conservation Districts) Group 1 vice president at their meeting Oct. 24 in Acworth. As Group 1 vice president, Williams represents the Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout Northwest Georgia.

Usually when you are asked to create a password, they want you to make a secure password. Secure passwords are hard to break by brute force (simply guessing) or by dictionary attacks where they guess words in the dictionary. In addition, it is strongly suggested you use different passwords f…

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Gary Sisk, was declared by Blood Assurance as the winner in the Battle of the Badges 2019 blood drive competition between Sheriff Steve Wilson and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Gary Sisk of the Catoosa Coun…

The Martin Davis House Foundation announces that the Martin Davis House, the home of Frank Clements “Bug” Shaw Jr., will host a Christmas open house on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1-4 p.m.

The Boynton Lions Club of Ringgold recently provided 750 flags to Boynton Elementary School for students to use in their Veterans Day program. The club provides the flags annually to encourage the youth in their patriotic spirit. Recently, North Georgia Electric Membership Foundation partner…

Former NBC and CBS actor Randall Franks of Ringgold recently completed work with director Veronica Robledo filming his role as “Dr. J.A. Anderson” in the upcoming film “The Crickets Dance” based on the novel by Deborah Robillard. “It’s a wonderful ensemble cast bringing this story to life,” …

The Friends of the LaFayette-Walker County Library presented a framed Johnny Cash poster, signed by the son of the singer, on Nov. 6 to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson. The poster will hang in the Ralph Jones Training Center on Probasco Street in LaFayette.

The Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds Georgia veterans and active military personnel of special licensing and testing services dedicated to them year-round.

A flu shot shortage may force older patients to check multiple locations for vaccine availability.

Workers were busy the afternoon of Nov. 1 digging up Gilbert-Stephenson Playground and installing stormwater drainage pipes in preparation for new play equipment, building on work they began Sept. 4.

It seems that “buzz” does not begin to adequately describe what has been generated by the profession of faith in Christ from Kanye West. But what I have found a bit perplexing are the questions from some as to whether or not someone like him could actually be genuinely born again.

LaFayette’s traditional Halloween celebration, “Scare on the Square,” was held Thursday evening, Oct. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The city has been holding this event each Halloween for more than 30 years. Local business owners fill the downtown street and give out candy to all the children…