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The USA observes Mother’s Day and National Preservation Month in May. Also, May is the month that we celebrate preservation of our historical treasures. Furthermore, May is National Military Appreciation Month, a month when citizens are encouraged to celebrate the unity of the citizens of ou…

On Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m., Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites you to participate in a virtual program examining the food Civil War soldiers were issued and ate, while then looking at how the country transitioned into mass food production to contend with the growi…

If one wanted to climb from earth to the moon, one theoretical way to do it would be to stack seven columns of $1 bills side by side and then climb that column from here to there. Mind you, I am not pulling those figures out of thin air; they accurately represent the thickness and height of …

Dozens of people gathered Thursday, May 6, at noon on the Catoosa County Courthouse lawn in downtown Ringgold to take part in the county’s National Day of Prayer event.

There are certain days you will never forget. Members of the “Greatest Generation” could tell you exactly where they were when they heard about Pearl Harbor and the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church (PHUMC) and LaFayette Housing Authority (LHA) have formed a partnership with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to address food shortages for the residents of LHA and surrounding areas.

On a recent clear, mid-spring morning, clouds scudded across a robin’s egg sky, and sunlight dappled the chert driveway, overhung with hardwoods, that runs alongside my riding arena. I didn’t think there could be a more perfect opportunity to spend time with my horses and let the moments soo…

Newly elected District 1 state Rep. Mike Cameron addressed the Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe and gave a legislative update on his first session. Cameron serves on the agriculture and budget and fiscal affairs committees. He spoke about his campaign success, how the state is handling COVID …

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Feral swine have become increasingly detrimental in Georgia, causing significant damage to agricultural crops and natural resources throughout the state. To combat the problem, the Coosa River Conservation District purchased a Boar Buster Trapping System in October 2019 to assist landowners …

When video first emerged of former officer Derrick Chauvin kneeling on the back of George Floyd’s neck until he died, I said both in print (See my column “On Riots And Righteousness”) and from the pulpit that it was murder, and I stand by that evaluation. A jury has now determined that to be…

Following strict pandemic safety protocols, the Obedience Club of Chattanooga’s next session of Obedience, Rally, Agility, Scent Work (a new class), and Canine Good Citizen classes for puppies and dogs will begin on Monday, May 3. Sign up online or come to open house at 1:30 p.m. to register…

Are you interested in taking a leisurely kayak tour on historic Lookout Creek? Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park would like to invite you to participate in a free, two-hour, kayak tour with a ranger on Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m.

I would like to thank former President Trump, and those who worked under him, for their efforts in establishing Operation Warp Speed. They are to be commended for making safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines available in a remarkably short period of time.

From time to time, a stereotypical rumor will get started concerning some preacher somewhere, namely that he is running around with his secretary or piano player. In my case, this is entirely true, and I hope that it will continue to be so for a very long time since I am married to the amazi…

Following strict pandemic safety protocols, the Obedience Club of Chattanooga’s next session of Obedience, Rally, Agility, Scent Work (a new class), and Canine Good Citizen classes for puppies and dogs will begin on Monday, May 3. Sign up online or come to open house at 1:30 p.m. to register…

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LIFT Youth Center Inc., in conjunction with the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 30, at 9 a.m. at 7197 Nashville St. in Ringgold. An open house will immediately follow until noon for those who wish to take a tour and meet the LIFT staff…

The Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe welcomed Catoosa County Fire Chief Randy Camp to its April 2 meeting to update the club on the COVID vaccination program. Program Chair PR Cook introduced Chief Camp, who outlined the three-county vaccination effort taking place at the Colonnade for Catoos…