Lifestyles

Chris Buckley of LaFayette is a volunteer at The Haven and a motivational speaker. Once a member of the KKK and a drug addict, he is now 18 months clean and sober. He now speaks out against hate crime and tirelessly works every day to help those who are abusing substances to improve their lives.

David Bolt of Chickamauga is an artist who makes knives, walking staffs, bowls, wood turnings, furniture, and other stunning and exotic art pieces. Upon visiting Bolt's home, one might see a variety of art pieces -- tables, bowls, boxes, and other pieces of art and furniture that can take fo…

{p class=”PhotoCutlinect”}Included in the homeless clutter that most us struggle with daily is what I call IPODs — Important Piles of Decisions. These IPODS are in strategic places throughout your home where you chronically dump your indecision. They are piles of miscellaneous items that you…

The tricolor flag. A pint of Guinness. Bagpipes. Each of these things are symbols of St. Patrick’s Day, which celebrates the patron saint of Ireland every year on March 17.

Perhaps because the day celebrating him is so widely associated with revelry, St. Patrick is arguably among the world’s most popular saints. But as much as people may look forward to St. Patrick’s Day, few celebrants may know the story of St. Patrick.

What citizens of Walker County now know and cherish as the Chickamauga Battlefield was also a training facility for soldiers during the Spanish American War.

Actor/entertainer Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” is bringing The Hollywood Hillbilly Jamboree 75th anniversary performance to Ringgold for the Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County Blue Jeans, Bluegrass Americana and Blueprints at the Colonnade, …

Here’s a deal you can’t beat. You can now use your Walker County Library card to visit the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe free of charge. and a library card is free, too.

Katie Smith was studying to be a medical assistant when her son Levi was a year old, so she knew something was wrong. He had a weak grip and could not sit up or crawl, but doctors were failing to take her concerns seriously. She finally told a doctor she was not leaving his office until he f…

Many community members may be wondering where they can find opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community. There are several options available for those who wish to get involved.

Mary Sam Kinder of Fort Oglethorpe and Capt. Charles Bowers of Massachusetts were united in marriage at the Renaissance Center on Jan. 18, 2019. Mr. and Mrs. Bowers will have a extended honeymoon in New England and reside in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. / Contributed

A Southern gospel legacy continues with the Weston Hinson Family from Hendersonville, Tenn., in concert on Sunday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m. at Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church, 202 South Cherry St. This will be a free evening of worship and everyone is invited. For more information, call 706-673-2085.

Chickamauga native Wade Goodson was honored by his family and friends with a 90th birthday party at the Fire Point Farmhouse restaurant in Chickamauga. / Contributed

Anyone who is paying attention knows that people name their children some unusual things — Mac Truck, Furious, Doctor and Captain, for instance. Sometimes they just spell names in new or different ways. Take the name Megan — not an uncommon name but spelled many ways: Megan, Meagan, Meghan, …

Two months after closing out its 2018 season in late September, The Ringgold Playhouse has announced its lineup for 2019, which will be filled with comedy, drama, farce, stand-up, and improvisation.

The 2018 Marsh House Candlelight Tours will reenact scenes of “Christmas 1880: At Home with the Marsh-Warthen Family,” on Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. each day. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children. Local volunteers will act out scenes of the family members who lived in the …

The Christmas in North Georgia Craft Show at the Colonnade in Ringgold on Nov. 17 was a feast for the senses. Craftsmanship at its best was on display as were twinkling lights and savory holiday scents, from cinnamon and flowery wax melts to a mix of smells from homemade foods like cheese st…

On Nov. 17 the Catoosa County Library was bustling with holiday spirit. Children were coloring and creating crafts and munching on snacks, the front of the library was full of folks cuddling cats and petting dogs, and Santa ... Santa was wandering around without his suit, hoping no one would…

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