Lifestyles

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…

Thanksgiving is a holiday to give thanks and share special moments with family and friends. While the original Thanksgiving might have taken place during a time when food was sparse, nowadays Thanksgiving often involves excessive amounts of food, with more food ending up in the garbage than …

Volunteers and actors/actresses are needed for Candlelight Tours, “Christmas 1880 at the Marsh House.” Volunteers are invited to attend a planning meeting on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Marsh House in Chickamauga. Volunteers can pick the desired role and choose which nights to work: De…

When it comes to ages of adoptees, the pet world has a sad parallel with the human world: Overwhelmingly, people want babies.

You could run out to big box stores or sit at your computer and shop online for holiday gifts, but here’s a better idea. Go to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School on Thursday, Dec. 6, and buy a one-of-a-kind item made just minutes from your home by a young person who is your neighbor. It do…

The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age tale. The Lion King will be featured at the Ridgeland High School thearter in Rossville this weekend, Sat…

Rossville and the Rossville Public Library are hosting a community Trick-or-Treat on McFarland Avenue Wednesday from 5 to 7 for families looking for a safe location for their children to show off their costumes and collect sweet treats.

Halloween is definitely filled with fun, festivities and a rich history filled with diverse traditions.

National Make A Difference Day is an annual community service event which is held on the fourth Saturday in October.

Abby, the service dog of LaFayette resident Frank Morris, takes a break from all the Halloween excitement. / Contributed photo

For most of human history, no one knew what the temperature was. Early on, humans had to resort to “Ugh” for warm, “Ugh-Ugh” for hot and “Argh” for cold. These terms evolved to “freezing,” “balmy,” “blister-ing” and “hotter than a pepper sprout.” Finally, in the early 17oos, a gentleman by t…

If your church or community is planning a Trunk or Treat for Halloween, please let us know and we will be glad to post your Trunk or Treat on our calendar, run it in the newspaper, and post it on our Facebook page. Simply write up your announcement or information and email to catoosacountyne…

Ringgold’s Nicholas Hickman received the $1,000 Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship from the Share America Foundation at a recent SingAkadamie performance in Chattanooga. Hickman, a Ringgold High School graduate, is now a student at Dalton State College studying communications. He was selecte…

Eleven members of Seniors and Friends of Fort Oglethorpe (SAFFO) put on their sea legs recently and boarded the Southern Belle Riverboat for a three-hour tour (everyone sing it again: a three-hour tour).

Christians United for Israel (CUFI), along with churches in North Georgia, North Alabama, and Southeast Tennessee, invites the community to a “Night to Honor Israel” on Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, in Ringgold, Georgia 30736.

Last year, a teen group at the Catoosa County Library made a short movie called “Death Undone.” The kids wrote, directed and acted in the movie themselves, with some guidance from the library’s Teen/Tween Coordinator Erica Tuggle.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, "On the Case with Paula Zahn," a documentary news magazine on the Investigation Discovery channel, will air an episode dedicated to a 28-year-old Walker County murder of Nikia Kay Gilbreath Sunday night, Oct. 14, at 10 p.m.

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