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The Clayton Bell Scholarship Program of the Marsh House Museum (308 N. Main St., LaFayette) offers rising seniors (those who have completed the junior year) at any of the three Walker County high schools the opportunity to complete an internship of 50 hours in historic preservation at the Ma…

Knox Carbine turned 6 years old on March 6. He is the son of Leslie and Tony Carbine and brother to Khloe Carbine. His grandparents are Lisa and Keith Wilder of LaFayette, Lamar Carbine of Fort Oglethorpe, and Cora and Ric Summers of Chattanooga. Rose Dukes is his great-grandmother.

The Knights of Columbus No. 7416 of St. Gerard Catholic Church continued their support of the 6th Cavalry Museum with their annual gift of a new American flag that flies over the museum’s memorial brick garden at the former Army Post at Fort Oglethorpe (1902-47) on Barnhardt Circle. The Knig…

There’s a meme currently circulating on social media among equestrians. It’s got a photo of a guy who just oozes “horse guru” — clean cut, crisp polo shirt and hat, freshly groomed horse in the background. He’s facing the camera with tented hands, and the quote says something like, “One does…

The 6th Cavalry Museum received an $860 donation from the Chattanooga Track Club. The Fort Oglethorpe 5K was held on Nov. 14, 2020, with 172 runners. 2020 marks the fifth year the museum has received a $5 donation per 5K runner from CTC for a five-year total donation of $7,040. The Fort Ogle…

I feel blessed, really, that at fifty years of age I am not on any medication of any kind, not even for blood pressure. I have put a lot of work into that; I have lifted weights for more than nine years now, I run and walk, I only drink water or unsweetened tea, and for the most part, I eat …

The Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe welcomed new club members Kristy Lawson, Cindy Garland and Penny Mahon at its Feb. 19 meeting. The three new members were sponsored by Amy Jackson and Darlene Cutler. Kiwanis is a global organization whose mission is to “improve the world one child and one…

Rock City in Lookout Mountain, Ga., is expecting lots o’ luck in March as it opens the 13th annual Irish festival Shamrock City. All things green return, even the waterfall, Saturdays and Sundays March 13, 14, 20 and 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

It’s been almost a full year since I began writing “Collective Ink,” and I find myself reflecting on the unique aspects of this experience. Having been involved with newspapers since my early 20s, my byline has appeared above quite a few news stories and features.

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The Walker County Historical Society will be meet Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. on Zoom. In recognition of African-American History Month, the program will be a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of integration by alumni of Hill High School and other segregated schools. The discussi…

Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term health benefits — from lowering your heart rate and blood pressure within minutes to adding years to your life expectancy. As a way to help people quit smoking and improve their health, CHI Memorial is offering a free eight-week Freedom From Smoki…

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On Saturday, April 17, at 8 a.m., the Walker County Republican Party will convene precinct (or other political subdivision) caucuses (formerly mass meetings) to elect delegates and alternates to the Walker County Republican Party Convention.

The recent winter break from school snuck up on me, and the result was some unchoreographed free time. We’ve been experiencing the kind of Georgia winter that makes it hard to spend time outside with small children — relentless misting rain, which occasionally gives way to actual storms.

Khloe Carbine from Chickamauga will turn 11 on Feb. 19. She is the daughter of Leslie and Tony Carbine. Her grandparents are Lamar Carbine of Fort Oglethorpe, Lisa and Keith Wilder of LaFayette, and Cora and Ric Summers of Chattanooga. Rose Dukes is her great-grandmother.

I blush as I write this (well, not really) but things are going well at the University of Georgia, the nation’s oldest state-chartered university, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South. UGA President Jere Morehead’s State of the University address notes among other positives that …

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, March 1. Sign up online or come to open house at 1:30 p.m. to regis…

Recently I was honored to deliver the eulogy for my uncle, Owen Norris of Ider, Alabama. He was a child of the Great Depression. He learned how to build and fix things out of necessity, he served our country in a MASH unit in Korea, and he started his own business. He raised a great family, …

My column suggesting to Republicans that, like it or not, the presidential elections are over and for those crying ‘foul’ they might want to take out their anger on the Democrats and not each other brought some interesting and some predictable responses.