Edward McVeety from Gilbert Elementary creates artistic painting during the 2018-19 school year.

Cannon Cordle and Rachel Peace, VEX competition students from Gilbert Elementary during the 2018-2019 school year.

Mr. Ben Cherry, the STEAM teacher at Gilbert Elementary with two students in the school’s hydroponics lab during the 2018-2019 school year.

From left: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation trustees Linda Case and Doris White, with new GNTC President Heidi Popham. A meet-and-greet reception was held Thursday, July 18, at GNTC’s Walker County Campus to introduce Popham to the community.

On Thursday, July 11, Walker County Schools Superintendent Damon Raines agreed to discuss the process for approving the school board’s proposed new fiscal year budget and the planned hike in millage (property tax) rate needed to fund the budget.

July 20 marks 50 years since man first stepped on the moon. Chickamauga resident Bonnie Falkenberry remembers it well. She was living in West Point, Ga., and was pregnant with her third child and busy chasing after her two other youngsters.

Public health officials have confirmed 37 cases of hepatitis A among Catoosa County residents since June 2018 and are urging vaccination against the highly contagious liver infection for people most at risk of the vaccine-preventable disease, especially illicit (injection and non-injection) …

For those thinking about homeschooling or looking for education supplements for their children or classrooms, the annual Homeschool Expo at Camp Jordan in East Ridge is a go-to place. The expo takes place this year on July 19 and 20.

A 57-year-old Rossville man has been arrested and booked at the Walker County Detention Facility on three child sex abuse charges, according to Sheriff Steve Wilson.

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