Got a young artist residing in your home? Be sure to encourage them to enter the 18th annual Wildlife Forever state-fish art contest, open to kids in grades K-12. Deadline for entries is Thursday, March 31.
With spring just around the corner, many Georgians are beginning to think ahead to warmer weather and weekend escapes. The newly published “2016 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” is a handy resource for planning a spring break, summer vacation or family reunion. The free booklet is filled with tips on the best hiking trails, fishing spots, wedding venues and accommodations. It also includes new accommodations, such as yurts at Sweetwater Creek State Park near Atlanta and sportsman’s cabins at Laura S. Walker State Park near Waycross.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, takes the No. 1 spot in a newly released study from American Bible Society ranking the nation’s most Bible-minded cities. After ranking No. 1 in 2014, Chattanooga lost its lead to Birmingham, Alabama, in 2015 but has reclaimed the title this year. Chattanoogans expressed a strong belief in the Bible’s accuracy and reported high levels of regular Bible reading. Two other Tennessee areas, Tri-Cities (5) and Knoxville (8), ranked in the top 10 as well, making it the state with the most high-ranking cities.
The Chattooga County Beekeepers will present an “Introduction to Beekeeping” seminar Saturday, Jan. 16, at the agriculture building, 32 Middle School Road, in Summerville, Ga., just off Highway 100. The seminar will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to enjoy the City of Summerville’s annual Christmas In The Park. Dowdy Park will come to life this Friday, December 11, 2015, as holiday cheer is offered free to the public from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Santa and friends will arrive at the Summerville Depot at 5:30 p.m. to visit and offer free photos with children. There is no fear of the Grinch spoiling this occasion, since he has been captured by the Summerville Police and is currently being held behind bars.
In what has become a traditional service project for the Chattanooga State Registered Nursing students in classes taught by Hennie Gunter and Dr. Cheryl Miller, a Wellness Fair for the homeless was organized by the students and held at the Community Day Center adjacent to the Community Kitchen.
Victorian Christmas will be celebrated this weekend on the streets of Summerville, Georgia. Over 13 window displays depicting the Victorian Era will come alive with narrators sharing the story of days past.
ChattState continues its 50thaAnniversary with a three-day reunion celebration beginning in the Sculpture Garden at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 featuring, “Carols, Candy Canes, Cookies and Hot Cocoa.”
Bradley Carter and his wife, Ann, were excited to be visiting his cousin in Chatsworth recently. The Carter’s are from Terre Haute, Ind., and had heard exciting things concerning paranormal activity at the Resaca Confederate Cemetery.
As a child Luanne Swanson remembers waking up Saturday mornings to the sound of a hand held mixer and her mother singing hymns as she prepared a cake for the weekend. “I grew up watching my mother cook everything from scratch,” Swanson said.
The continuing education department at Chattanooga State is gearing up to help make gift-giving easier this holiday season with a series of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects for all ages taught by area craftsmen.
The ministry of multi-award winning singer Carman will visit the ICCM (International Congress of Churches and Ministers) Theater with his "No Plan B" Tour to 6425 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, Tenn., Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.
“It all started for me when I was putting on my makeup one day. I looked in mirror, I was completely bald, I had no eyebrows, no eyelashes and my makeup bottle says ‘blend to hairline’,” Kathy Honey Murphy remembers.
The Calhoun and Gordon County community has proven time after time that it is a community full of people who support each other. From clothing and food drives for those less fortunate and fundraisers for families experiencing medical or financial difficulties, to helping clean up and rebuild after storms or house fires, the people of Gordon County always pull together in an hour of need. This has been proven again in the case of Jacota Howington, a 14-year-old 8th grader at Sonoraville High School who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.
For some women, finding comfort in their skin, and in their clothing, after the treatment and surgeries related to a breast cancer diagnosis can be difficult. Pansy Dorling dedicated her life to serving the needs of these women, and left behind a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.
‘Dividing the Estate’ by the late acclaimed playwright, Horton Foote, comes to the Ratner Theater presented by the Calhoun Little Theatre in the Harris Arts Center on Oct.30 and 31, Nov.6 and 7, at 7 p.m. and on Nov. 1 at 3 p.m.
Furniture of Dalton, in the Carpets of Dalton complex proudly hosted a signing of the New York Times bestselling book “Factory Man” on Monday, Sept. 28. The book is based on one man’s battle to save hundreds of jobs and for the success of the furniture industry during the era of globalization, when many industries sank.
Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, the Catoosa County 4-H Club, the Lafayette High School marine biology club and Georgia Rivers Alive are putting on a volunteer stream cleanup event as part of an effort to improve the South Chickamauga Creek Watershed.
“When will the leaves change?” is the question park rangers hear most often once cooler temperatures arrive. Only Mother Nature knows for sure, but peak color in Georgia is usually toward the end of October or early November. To help leaf peepers find the best scenery, Georgia’s State Parks offer an online “Leaf Watch” travel planner, found at GeorgiaStateParks.org/leafwatch.
Back Alley Productions presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved American classic “The Great Gatsby,” coming to vivid life at the Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium.
No matter if you spend a lot of time outdoors or are brand new to such recreational activities, you will most certainly enjoy any of the many free celebratory events scheduled for National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 26, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Georgia nominatied approximately 40 Georgia heroes for consideration for induction into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame (GMVHOF). Nominations for the class of 2015 ended Aug. 28. An independent board will announce those selected by early October 2015. Those not selected their first year of eligibility will be automatically considered for two additional years (2016 and 2017).
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites all fourth grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new “Every Kid in a Park” program. Fourth grade students may go to everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.
On Thursday, August 20, many members of the community, including the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Jimmy Palmer and representatives from many local businesses, attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Calhoun’s newest locally owned restaurant, On the Bayou. The restaurant, located at 165 Outlet Center Drive, Suite 5, in what was formerly The Dawg Pound, is an authentic Louisiana Cajun restaurant, serving items such as gumbo, po’ boys, étouffée and jambalaya. On the Bayou will also offer some seafood and a special chicken cordon bleu.