Children of all ages are invited to enjoy the city of Summerville's annual Christmas In The Park at Dowdy Park Friday, Dec. 9, from 6-9 p.m. Santa will arrive at the Summerville Depot at 6:30 p.m. to visit and offer free photos with children. The official lighting of the tree ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m.
"How would you feel," asked Chickamauga Battlefield education coordinator Chris Young during a recent presentation about the Cherokee Land Lottery of Georgia, "if you came home one day to find your family gone and your house taken over by strangers?"
The Martin Davis House Foundation announces that the Martin Davis House, the home of Frank Clements "Bug" Shaw Jr., will be open to visitors for tours on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 1-4 p.m.
A Catoosa County sign language interpreter had a pretty eventful weekend after she auditioned for a small role on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and was then featured in a digital sketch that aired Saturday night, Dec. 3.
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School's Open Studio invites the public to attend and shop at its annual Holiday Bazaar Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the atrium of the new gym. LFO is at 1850 Battlefield Parkway, in Fort Oglethorpe.
A member of Ringgold's city staff will be partnering up with a City Council member from Fort Oglethorpe to combat Alzheimer's disease come January, as the duo is slated to compete together in the annual Dancing Stars of North Georgia event.
Get into the spirit of the holidays by joining Back Alley Productions in the classic tale "It's A Wonderful Life," to be performed at the Mars Theater Fridays and Saturdays from Dec. 2-18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
"Painting For a Purpose," the fund-raising paint party to benefit the 6th Cavalry Museum was held Thursday, Nov. 10, with museum board president Durinda Cheek as the instructor. This was the fifth class offered in 2016 and featured a fall landscape and the iconic "Rock City" tourism message.
Lynn Long was standing beside his car just after showing a piece of property to a client on Battlefield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe when his leg gave out. Days later a doctor told him he had multiple sclerosis.
Wandering through the pristine Chickamauga Battlefield today, it’s almost impossible to picture the battle and its aftermath that took place there 153 years ago. But it’s because of that bloody confrontation that we refer to the area as sacred ground.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, the "Pinta" and the "Nina," replicas of Columbus' ships will open in Chattanooga, Tenn. They will be docked at Chattanooga Pier, next to the Tennessee Aquarium, 100 Riverfront Parkway, until their departure early Monday morning, Nov. 28. They will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.
Army Chaplain Col. John Wesley Brinsfield, retired, will present highlights from his new book "Summon Only the Brave: Commanders, Soldiers and Chaplains at Gettysburg" at Dalton’s Civil War Roundtable Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 pm.
Walker County Farm Bureau held its annual farmer membership meeting Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Walker County Ag Center with close to 100 farmer and family members present. Along with a delicious meal, the members conducted business of the county farm bureau.
Christians United for Israel (CUFI), along with churches in North Georgia and the Greater Chattanooga area, invite the community to a "Night to Honor Israel" Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, in Ringgold, Ga.
Dress as royalty, fairies, pirates and peasants while you enjoy live entertainment, shopping, art, games and a feast fit for a king. The Summerville Renaissance Festival will return Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Admission is free.
On October 20, thousands of Ringgold students, from kindergartners to seniors, gathered at Don Patterson Field to kick off a year-long campaign to bring more good into the world. Dex and Moe of US101 Radio emceed, Ringgold Mayor Nick Millwood and UTC basketball coach Matt McCall spoke, choruses from six schools pulled together and performed as one choir, bands played, and cheerleaders led a "wave of good."
Fort Oglethorpe's historic 6th Cavalry Museum on Barnhardt Circle had a lot of wide-eyed visitors last week when area students visited the museum as part of the annual "Remembering Our Heroes School Days" program.
The city of LaFayette will partner again with the Downtown Development Authority to make Christmas memories come true for underprivileged kids in the area at the fifth annual Reindeer Run Saturday, Dec. 3.
A successful life and career in a tech field in the Tennessee Valley inspires the family of Tommy Wilson to give back in a way that would have made him proud. An initial gift from Wilson's family will be the foundation of the Tommy Wilson Tool Scholarship Fund benefitting Georgia Northwestern Technical College's (GNTC) Industrial Technology students.
Gracie and Lily made an 800-mile trip recently, from Catoosa County to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They’re settled now in a new home where they’re loved and pampered and have their own fuzzy little igloo.
Anthony and Patti Emanuel of Back Country Horsemen of Northwest Georgia take the care and trail maintenance of Crockford-Pigeon Mountain very seriously as they volunteer their time to making the trails along the mountain more accessible.
Ringgold’s annual Haunted Depot will kick off Friday night, Oct. 14, and is prepared to terrorize the community for three straight weekends in October. This year’s Haunted Depot will be Ringgold’s 10th installment of the event, which is designed and orchestrated by city staff and volunteers.
It was six months into her pregnancy that Lisa Shook and her husband Brian learned their little girl had a cranial problem, though doctors weren’t sure what it was. One thing they did know was that surgery would be necessary after the baby was born and that natural birth was out of the question. To monitor the situation, Shook had 175 ultrasounds during the remainder of her pregnancy.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in living history programs and tours commemorating the 153rd Anniversary of the Siege of Chattanooga Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, in Point Park, on Lookout Mountain, and in Chattanooga’s Renaissance Park.
This fall, Rock City offers family fun, beautiful foliage and a German-themed festival at Rocktoberfest, every Saturday and Sunday during October (1st-30th). This 11th annual event is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features live German bands, food, polka and lots of fun entertainment!
Logan Cash, U.S Army, daughter of Darren Cash, Robbie Brown and sister Riley Cash, of Chickamauga, Ga., is stationed in Ft. Riley, Kansas. She is a graduate of Gordon Lee High School where she was a cheerleader.
The 45th annual Prater’s Mill Country Fair, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, offers mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits and the handmade crafts and original art of 185 talented artists and artisans. Craft demonstrations include blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, rug hooking, woodcarving and hand tufting, a cottage industry that evolved into the tufted carpet industry centered in Dalton, Ga.
Ringgold High School seniors Christopher L. Beatty and Jack A. Gillispie were named Commended Students by the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. RHS Principal J.R. Jones will present them with a letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.
Anyone in this area who is a history buff or a Chickamauga Battlefield enthusiast has probably met Jim Ogden, the National Military Park’s encyclopedic historian. To coin a phrase, if he doesn’t know it, it probably can’t be known — at least when it comes to Civil War and local history.
There’s a superstition that if you name an animal it becomes yours. That’s why when Dave and Anita Mayo found Gertie they called her “girlie” — not a real name. Twelve years later, she is Gertrude Maybelline, or Gertie May. She followed the Catoosa County couple home one day and has been with them since.