Walker County kicked off construction of its new K-8 school by finally giving it a name: Saddle Ridge.
The name was announced this afternoon at a groundbreaking ceremony that drew about 50 people to the 100-acre construction site between Highway 27 and Arnold Road near Rock Spring, Ga.
Saddle Ridge doesn’t refer to any nearby geographical feature.
“It’s just something brand new,” district Spokeswoman Elaine Womack said.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press. Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California. Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township¹s government in northern Michigan. A native of Michigan, ...