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.
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.
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.
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.
The 6th Cavalry Museum in cooperation with Georgia Humanities announces the last day to tour “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition is Saturday, June 18.
On Tuesday, June 14, Blood Assurance, including the Fort Oglethorpe location, will celebrate World Blood Donor Day, a globally recognized day to encourage blood donations and raise awareness for the constant need for blood donors. The organization is asking 600 community members to make a blood donation on World Blood Donor Day to help replenish the blood supply used by local hospitals so far this summer.
Tractor Supply Company, 1785 Battlefield Road, in Fort Oglethorpe, will host local animal groups during an event Saturday, June 11, to encourage pet adoptions and support families raising pets and livestock.
Non-profit regional blood center Blood Assurance is offering community members an entry to win one of 18 Riverbend Music Festival wristbands when donating blood between Monday, May 30, until Saturday, June 4, at a local donor center or bloodmobile. Presently, Blood Assurance is in critical need of types O negative, O positive, B negative and A negative blood as well as A positive and B positive plasma.
Walker County Farm Bureau held an educator workshop and farm tour Thursday, May 5, at the Agriculture Center in Rock Spring, Ga. President Mike Bunn opened the event by welcoming the 29 Walker school teachers and giving an overview of the day’s activities.
The Walker County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join the 2015-2016 Leadership Walker County participants as they celebrate their graduation at the May membership luncheon Tuesday, May 24, at the Walker County Civic Center.
Juniors from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (LFO) High School in Catoosa County had the honor of being the first to tour the brand new Catoosa County Campus (CCC) of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Thursday, May 19.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free program exploring the life of John Brown Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. along the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trail on Moccasin Bend.
It’s been a long time coming, but local theatre company Back Alley Productions (BAP) finally has a place to call home as it’s set to re-open the historic Mars Theatre in LaFayette Friday, May 13, with the classic play “Death of a Salesman.”
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park, invites the public to participate in a free 1.5 hour walk of the Chickamauga Battlefield led by author and historian Robert Carter Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. The 1.8 mile walk will explore the ground where Gen. James Longstreet’s troops broke through the Federal line Sept. 20, 1863.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) awarded a grant to Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care so the group can send one of its members to the Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., May 11-14.
LaFayette High School senior Ben Ownby was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation’s (NGEMC) 2016 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Walker County. Ownby, who will attend University of Georgia, is one of seven Baker Scholarship recipients.
Heritage High School senior Hannah Mathis was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation’s (NGEMC) 2016 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Catoosa County. Mathis, who will attend University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is one of seven Baker Scholarship recipients.
Clay Tracy, environmental health manager for both the Walker County Health Department and the Dade County Health Department, was honored at the Georgia Public Health Association 87th annual meeting and conference in Atlanta. Tracy received the association’s Environmental Health Innovations Award.
We expect our emergency services to operate all the time, in any weather, under any circumstances. In disasters, emergency resources are spread too thin to answer every call for help in a normal time span. In Catoosa County (as well as Dade, Walker and Whitfield counties) emergency services support the “minutemen” of Community Emergency Response Teams.
Catoosa County Farm Bureau (CCFB) members Bernard and Janet Sims (pictured), along with other Georgia Farm Bureau members and members of Georgia’s ag community, attended a gala for the GFB Foundation for Agriculture at the Crowe Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta Saturday, April 16.
Larry Schumacher, named Chief Operating Officer of CHI Memorial in January, will be the keynote speaker at the Walker County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon Tuesday, April 26, at the Walker County Civic Center.
The Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club heard from author Gerald Hannah, Ph.D. about his book the “Art of Control: Developing Your Intelligent Emotions and Managing Your Life.” Dr. Hannah believes the more control we have of our thoughts, feelings and behavior, will lead us to overcome everyday difficulties and lead a fuller life
Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, Ringgold Parks and Recreation and the Catoosa County 4H Club collaborated on a volunteer tree planting event as part of an effort to improve South Chickamauga Creek Watershed and the area along the nature trail in late January.
The Walker County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the pre-grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of Southern Hanger Boutique as they partnered with Southern Bliss Bakery to have a joint ribbon cutting Friday, April 1, at 4 p.m. at 1411 N. Main Street, in LaFayette. The boutique offers clothing and fashions for all your needs. Southern Bliss Bakery is an independent bakers/sandwich shop serving LaFayette.
Blood Assurance, is calling on community members to consider donating platelets to help save patients’ lives across the region. Platelets are tiny cells that prevent bleeding; however, people with certain blood disorders may not be able to produce healthy platelets of their own. Platelet donations are needed most by patients who have received transplants or experienced trauma, bleeding during surgery, aplastic anemia or cancer.
To mark April’s child abuse prevention month, Walker County Division of Family and Children Services will be planting a pinwheel garden at the DFCS sign at 10056 N. U.S. Highway 27, in Rock Spring at 9 a.m. Monday, April 18.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Walker, Chattooga, Dade and Catoosa County Farm Service Agency (FSA) county executive director, Nathan T. Hice announced that Catoosa, Chattooga and Walker Counties are approved for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) due to flooding that caused damage to farmland beginning Dec. 21-31, 2015.
Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Neuromuscular Therapy program participated in an Oncology Massage Therapy Clinic to provide safe, effective treatment to cancer patients and people with cancer histories.