Lifestyles

Traditionally you have had larger computers called servers that your organizations did most of their computer work on and the data was stored on them. These servers were in the computer room at your organizations. The organization had to buy powerful enough machines to handle things at the h…

Ringgold resident Maggie Torrisi watched and took pictures of the Catoosa County July 4 fireworks from a neighbor’s back yard near the Colonnade. Like many Americans, Torrisi loves her country and was deeply moved by the celebration of its independence, but she has some extra connections to …

Despite the sadness, uncertainty and disruption to millions of people's lives, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has provided some silver linings. One such positive side effect of people being asked to spend more time at home is the opportunity for individuals and families to open their abodes …

As I write this, it has been 113 days since the first COVID-19 case was identified in my home county. Within an hour, the school system announced schools would be closed for two weeks in order to give classrooms a thorough scrubbing. Little did we know.

CHATTANOOGA – The Frank Lloyd Wright Initiative, the nonprofit organization dedicated to the reconstruction and restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, is pleased to announce a once in a lifetime fundraising tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Seamour and Gerte Shavin house in Ch…

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga’s next session of obedience, rally, agility, and canine good citizen classes for puppies and dogs will begin Monday, July 20. Sign up online or come to open house at 1:30 p.m. to register on Sunday, July 19, and orientation for classes from 2-3 p.m. Bring yo…

The Georgia Archives Conservation Department together with the Big River Bindery are excited to re-open registration for the three previously postponed three-day workshops on the conservation and preservation of books and paper artifacts: 

If you are still watching television news (I rarely do these days), you will notice that the protests across the country seem to be as much generational as racial. There are a lot of young white kids marching with blacks. That tells me these protests are going to be with us awhile. What youn…

Situated in south India is a place called Sanctuary Home. It’s home and school to around 100 children, most of them from the lower castes of society in India, children who are considered “untouchables.”

A lot has been made of facial recognition in the last few years. It has been used in various ways to spot people in crowds, to identify users of phones to let them in the phone, to determine who people are in pictures on Facebook, etc.

Dear America, happy birthday! If I may be so forward as to say so, you are the prettiest 244-year-old I have ever seen. Now, don’t blush at that; you deserve it. I know you probably aren’t hearing that very often these days, but I say it unashamedly.

The United States of America turns 244 years old this July Fourth. We have our problems, to be sure — just like every other country on the face of the earth. We are made up of human beings, flawed all.

Fort Oglethorpe city pool (Above) opened Friday morning, June 26. It will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. Pool rentals will be available Tuesday through Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Pool rates are: $2 per person per session for non-membe…

My daughter loves to poke around in the wet weather creek that runs under our driveway, and on a recent trip to the mailbox, I found myself waiting for her with my son in his stroller. I let her get her fill of the microcosm that any body of water, even a drying one, presents.

In case you haven’t heard, there is a big stink permeating the offices of the New York Times. Let me ask the question for you: Why should you care? Let me answer the question for you: We may be entering an era where opposing viewpoints are no longer acceptable. That bothers me. I hope it bot…

As we prepare to celebrate July 4th in this year of 2020, we do so as a people in turmoil. Everyone can see that. The only question is, who is at fault and what are we to do about it?

The Boynton Lions Club of Ringgold, Ringgold United Methodist Church and Boynton United Methodist Church distributed boxes of fresh produce from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers to Family Food Box Distribution for Catoosa County residents Friday afternoon, June 19, at Ringgold Unit…

Growing up today can be tough. “Suicide, depression, anxiety, isolation and self-destructive behavior are all on the rise,” says the latest newsletter produced by LIFT, an up-and-coming youth center focused on making a positive difference in the lives of local young people. “Without support,…

While doing some research on an upcoming book project, I was looking through some 1930s era newspapers. One theater proudly advertised, “Coming Distractions!” I don’t know if that was a typo, or if they were indeed offering people “distractions” from the Great Depression.

The Georgia Senate Thursday, June 18 jump-started a measure aimed at exempting ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft from the state’s sales tax by charging them a flat fee for ride-hailing services that would be dedicated to public transit.

The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia donated $29,200 in 2020 to date to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to support its work to fight hunger in Northwest Georgia. The gift will provide three mobile pantries in Whitfield County and additional hunger relief in Catoosa, Chattooga, Fannin…

WDEF-TV announced June 16 that it is moving frequencies July 2 at 11 a.m. EDT, and viewers who watch TV for free with an over the air antenna must rescan their TVs to continue watching the station. Rescanning is when a TV finds all of the available channels in an area.

Quartermaster 3rd Class Dalton Mayfield from Ringgold charts a course on a map in the pilot house aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman returned to Norfolk Naval Station, Va., after a seven-month deployment in support of maritime security operations an…

Let us pause a moment from the endless angst and anguish over racial issues, the uncertainty of the status of COVID-19, faulty voting machines and who is to blame, political campaigns that seem to have no end, a hemorrhaging state budget and no Major League baseball. Sunday, June 21, is Fath…

Sarah Denson and Seth Weaver, both from LaFayette High School, have been accepted into the Clayton Bell Scholarship/Internship program for the academic year 2020-21. The screening committee included retired educators Connie Forester and Jane Shelton, as well as Don Coleman. There were a numb…