Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Walker County Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by the Walker County Chamber of Commerce, which will be presented Saturday, Oct. 22, during the Walker County Gala at the Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club.
Furry Friends Farm Zone is a new ministry in the making, designed as a sensory-friendly farm experience for the whole family, with a focus on special needs. It is being developed as a fun therapeutic environment. The first phase of the farm will include six sensory-friendly zones where families can interact and learn in a safe environment. This will include a Pet Zone, Plant Zone, Paint Zone, Picnic Zone, Perception Zone, and a Peaceful Zone.
There are now five fitness centers in Fort Oglethorpe, but Absolute Fit is likely the only one where sledge hammers are part of the exercise routine. Or where you’ll do tandem sit-ups holding a log. Or two-person push-ups outdoors.
Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted food service inspections at the following 21 establishments where food is served during the first two weeks of August 2016.
The Northwest Georgia-Greater Chattanooga Christians United for Israel (CUFI) planning team invites area North Georgia spiritual leaders to attend a pastors’ luncheon Wednesday, Aug. 24, at noon at the Dalton Golf & Country Club. Another luncheon will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, at noon at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Embassy Suites in Chattanooga to encourage Chattanooga area pastors.
Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted food service inspections at the following six establishments where food is served during the last two weeks of July 2016.
As blood donations run dangerously low throughout the summer months, Blood Assurance, the local non-profit blood donor center, is launching the “New Blood in North Georgia” campaign during the month of August. The campaign aims to recruit first-time blood donors in Catoosa and Walker Counties while encouraging existing donors to continue giving blood.
Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted food service inspections at the following 16 establishments where food is served during the first two weeks of July 2016.
Tax incentives, proximity to major markets and business-friendly state and local officials were big factors in Washington Penn Plastics’ decision to invest more than $50 million in its Walker County plastics plant.
Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) members who grow Bermuda grass hay are encouraged to enter the 2016 GFB Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia Testing Lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.
The Riverfront Nights music series will carry the theme of Chattanooga Remembers during the series opener on July 16. It will be a continuation of the day of remembrance that Mayor Andy Berke and the city of Chattanooga will present on July 16 at 9:45 a.m. The Riverfront Nights memorial ceremony is in honor of Chattanooga's Fallen Five. Before the opening headliner at 7 p.m., Riverfront Nights will remember the five servicemen with a Manning of the Rail, Presentation of Colors, and the Star Spangled Banner.
Just inside the door of True Life Chiropractic in Fort Oglethorpe hangs a chalk board. Fancy red, white and blue letters invite patients to share the ways that chiropractic treatment has freed them to enjoy life more.
Karen Thompson was appointed the new assistant manager at the LaFayette-Walker County Public Library. This is a new position for the facility, which has expanded its services since its December 2014 renovation.
In honor of the five U.S. servicemen who lost their lives in Chattanooga, Tenn., July 16, 2015, Blood Assurance will be hosting a blood drive beginning Monday, July 11, through Saturday, July 16, at donor centers across the region. The local area location is at 2720 Lafayette Road, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
Catoosa County Environmental Health, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, conducted food service inspections at the following four establishments where food is served during the first two weeks of June 2016.
The YMCA Without Walls program offered a tour of its Fort Oglethorpe site Friday, June 17, to thank supporters and partners of the organization. The north Georgia YMCA is at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church.
Five years ago, Chickamauga resident Randy Hallman bored a hole through a log and wired it to make a primitive lamp. After making one for each of his grown children, he got to thinking the lamps would sell. But they didn’t do so well.
Joanna Jackson of RE/MAX Real Estate Center, broker for the Fort Oglethorpe and LaFayette offices, graduated from the two-part CARES Coaching Certification workshop Wednesday, May 18, in Atlanta. The new program is offered exclusively to RE/MAX brokers.
Residents living in and around the Chickamauga area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.
Twelve years ago, Nathan Cravatt and Wes Williams set up a tent in a trailer park on Karen Drive in Catoosa County. They’d brought along food, crafts, games — and a message: Poverty ends where love begins. Thirty-five children showed up that first day.