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.
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.
Newnan, GA – Axiom Laboratories, a subsidiary of Axiom Nutraceuticals, announced it has acquired Metaugus, Inc., a supplement manufacturing facility located in Cedartown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Pygmie Pawlooza comes to Ringgold, July 13, with the Velcro Pygmies rocking the stage to benefit Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care (CCAC). The benefit will be at the Davis Cattle Company at 1242 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road.
The Bank of LaFayette awarded their annual scholarships to four LaFayette High School students. From left: Clayton Underwood, Dylan Queen and Derrik Chamlee. Presenting the checks is Jane Grinnell loan officer of The Bank of LaFayette. Not pictured is Sarah Turner.
In an effort to celebrate 1,000 Facebook likes, Pray Chiropractic in Ringgold used crowd sourcing tactics within their Facebook community to nominate local charities to be considered for a $1,000 donation gift. Pray’s Facebook community chose Children’s Advocacy Center – Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit as the gift recipient, from six finalists.
Coming soon, local station UCTV will have a new on-air look. Station officials said UCTV has always been dedicated to providing north Georgia with quality local programming and starting July 1 that will become even more evident.
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe welcomed Guinness Book of World Record holder Ben Friberg as the speaker for its June 13 meeting. Program chair Jim Coltrin introduced Friberg who spoke on paddle boarding and other experiences he has had on the water. He shared pictures with the group of his adventures, including his paddle-boarding trip on the Yukon River crossing 238 miles in 24 hours. He also spoke about the planning involved in the trip he took from Key West to Cuba where he became the first person to successfully make the crossing.
Every year in May, letter carriers across the nation collect donations made by postal customers who participate in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. On May 10, postal employees at the Chickamauga Post Office collected over 6,400 lbs. of food, donated by their customers. All food collected was then donated to the local community food bank.
Battlefield Farmers Market will host special days this summer. The market is at 10052 Hwy 27 North at the Walker County Agricultural Center, one mile north of Rock Spring and three miles south of Chickamauga Battlefield Park right behind the Civic Center. The market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., rain of shine.
Catoosa County Farm Bureau has awarded the $1,000 scholarship for agriculture to Cassandra Katelyn Flowers, a former senior at LFO High School, who plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall. Flowers plans to pursue a major in animal science with transition to the school of veterinary.
The Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invite the public to attend the sixth annual National Park Night with the Lookouts, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. The AT&T field is at 201 Power Alley in downtown Chattanooga, Tenn.