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Thursday 08/14/2014
Walker Chamber celebrating members with county fair appreciation event
Posted: August 14, 2014

The Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host a county fair themed membership appreciation luncheon on Friday, Sept. 12 at the Walker County Agricultural Center from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Temporary trail closures on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Posted: August 13, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the public that portions of the Lookout Mountain trails will be temporarily closed on Monday, Aug. 18, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. In case of inclement weather, work will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 19. During this closure the park will replace a chain-link fence at the base of the Ochs Museum inside Point Park.

Sunday 08/10/2014
Local Lions Club members attend district cabinet meeting
Posted: August 10, 2014

On Saturday, August 2, the Chattanooga Valley Lions Club attended the district cabinet meeting for Georgia’s District 18-L. Eleven members traveled to Cartersville, Ga., for the meeting, participating in a public relations training, along with several other breakout sessions for officers and leaders.

Thursday 07/31/2014
Georgia labor department to host job training recruitment in Dalton Aug. 5
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 11:24 am

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a special recruitment for job seekers who qualify for OJT, a federal “on-the-job” training program to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force. The recruitment will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dalton Career Center, 1460 Chattanooga Ave. in Dalton, Ga.

Saturday 07/26/2014
Fort Oglethorpe council recognizes LFO high school decathlon team
Posted: July 26, 2014

The Fort Oglethorpe City Council recognized the L.F.O. High School academic decathlon team. The 2013-2014 team competed in 10 events with all nine members participating in every event. They won the Div. II state championship and the overall state championship in Atlanta on March and competed in the national championship in Honolulu in April.

United Way volunteer center requests day of local proposals
Posted: July 26, 2014

If you represent a nonprofit organization in Catoosa, Dade or Walker Counties, please consider submitting a project proposal for the United Way Volunteer Center’s 25th Annual Day of Caring.

North Georgia Electric seeks “Operation Round Up” grant applicants
Posted: July 26, 2014

North Georgia Electric Membership (NGEMC) Foundation announced that nonprofit charitable and civic organizations that serve the seven counties in the NGEMC service area may apply online for Operation Round Up grants through August 31.

Friday 07/18/2014
Applications now being accepted for 2014-15 Walker County Chamber adult leadership class
Posted: July 18, 2014

The Walker County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Adult Leadership Walker County Class.

Thursday 07/17/2014
Walker leadership alumni dinner scheduled for Aug. 21
Posted: July 17, 2014

The Adult Leadership Walker County Task Force invites the public to attend the 2014 Adult Leadership Walker County Alumni Dinner featuring keynote speaker Mark Butler, Georgia commissioner of labor, at the Walker County Civic Center on Thursday, August 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Battlefield Farmer’s Market in LaFayette to host fundraiser Aug. 9
Posted: July 17, 2014

Tickets are on sell for the Battlefield Farmer’s Market’s second annual “Farm to Table” fundraiser dinner at the Walker County Agricultural Center, which will be on August 9 at 7 p.m.

Local winery hosts Luau Wine Fest to raise funds for Ringgold Rotary Club
Posted: July 17, 2014

The Georgia Winery would like to thank everyone who attended the second annual Luau Wine Fest on June 28. With an attendance of 300 people they raised $830 to donate to the Ringgold Rotary Club. The donation will go toward helping the Ringgold community. They would also like to thank those who helped make this event a success, Catering by Alan, Joe Nabors, Energemata Poi, Chattanooga Acroyoga, Moon Haven Studio, Milele Roots, Hooper’s Bazaar, King of Pops, Track 29 and the Ringgold Rotary Club. For more information about the Ringgold Rotary Club or to donate, visit rotary.org.

Tuesday 07/15/2014
Axiom Laboratories acquires Metaugus Inc. in Cedartown
Updated: July 15, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Newnan, GA –  Axiom Laboratories, a subsidiary of Axiom Nutraceuticals, announced it has acquired Metaugus, Inc., a supplement manufacturing facility located in Cedartown.

Saturday 07/12/2014
Bluff Trail reopens on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Posted: July 12, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising a portion of the Bluff Trail that was closed February 10, is now open for public use. The park,in partnership with Wild Trails, developed a project to repair a washout of the trail that formed approximately three fourths of a mile north of Sunset Rock.

Local Dodge dealership to host fundraiser with Heritage High School boosters
Posted: July 12, 2014

Heritage High School will host a Dodge booster club fundraiser as part of the band preview night being held in the school parking lot at 3960 Poplar Springs Road on Thursday, July 31.

Wednesday 07/09/2014
Edward Jones Fort Oglethorpe branch supports back to school donation drive
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in basic school supply items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours through August 11. All items will be divided and delivered to Catoosa County public schools.

Monday 07/07/2014
ALDI to hold hiring event for local employment July 11
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 12:30 pm

ALDI, a national low-price grocery leader, will host a hiring event for its Chattanooga-area stores on Friday, July 11. This will also include Cleveland and Hixson, Tenn., as well as Dalton and Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. locations. Opportunities within ALDI include store associate and shift manager positions.

Sunday 07/06/2014
Snodgrass of Walker chamber completes leadership training
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Stephanie Snodgrass, president, of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce, completed her first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership-training program at Midwest Institute in Madison, Wis.

Saturday 07/05/2014
Georgia Bankers Association honors director for 50 years of service
Posted: July 05, 2014

In June, the Georgia Bankers Association honored Wesley Smith, past president and CEO and current director at Northwest Georgia Bank for 50 years of banking. He was presented with a certificate in recognition of distinguished service to the Georgia Banking industry.

Rob Looney Edward Jones hosts grand opening and ribbon cutting
Posted: July 05, 2014

Rob Looney Edward Jones celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, June 26, 2014. From left, front row: Keith Barclift, NWGJDA; Bobby Teems, Teems & Teems Agency; Jeff Mullis, Georgia state senator; Stephanie Henze, Edward Jones Investments; Kelly Looney; Rob Looney, Edward Jones Investments; Michael Haney, City of Chickamauga; Steve Tarvin, Georgia state representative; P.R. Cook, Shop-Rite; Gretchen Neal, Cohutta Banking Company; Stephanie Snodgrass, Walker County Chamber of Commerce; (Back Row) Cindy Scoggins, The Bank of LaFayette; Jason Long, State Farm Insurance; Laura Forrester, Laura Lou’s Bake Shop; Roy Parrish; Joy Abbott, J. A. Barber; Fanci Moore, City of Chickamauga; Delane Hill; Shelia Thompson, Chief Magistrate Judge; Shannon McConnell, Roper Corporation; Evitte Parrish, Capital Bank. Rob Looney Edward Jones is on 119 Gordon Street, in Chickamauga. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. For more information please call 706-375-4727 or visit their website at edwardjones.com.

Heritage Healthcare of Fort Oglethorpe now PruittHealth-Fort Oglethorpe
Posted: July 05, 2014

After 45 years in the health care industry, UHS-Pruitt Corporation has changed its name to PruittHealth, as well as the names of its family of providers, and modified company branding to achieve a more unified image for its vast array of health care services.

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