Shane Foley (Reporter)

Phone: (423) 756-6506
Shane Foley is a staff writer for community news at the Times Free Press.

Massage Envy hosts open house, showcases new treatments

Published Aug. 23 2017

Massage Envy in Hixson has some brand-new therapy and beautification techniques, and franchise owner Brooke Goodyear is eager to share...

Middle Valley Elementary works to build new history

Published Aug. 23 2017

One year after Ganns Middle Valley Elementary and Falling Water Elementary merged to form Middle Valley Elementary School, Principal Allyson...

Policy update for Catoosa recreational facilities planned

Published Aug. 23 2017

New recreation policies could be implemented in Catoosa County at the county commission meeting Sept. 5.

Sweet Melissa's offers good billiards, good food

Published Aug. 16 2017

After over two decades in the billiards scene, Soddy-Daisy resident Melissa Smith decided it was high time she opened a...

White Oak United Methodist opens new playground to community

Published Aug. 16 2017

Red Bank families will have a new place for their children to play when White Oak United Methodist Church officially...

Nonprofit partnership leads to homeless community eating better

Published Aug. 16 2017

I Love Juice Bar operator Asa Swift hated the waste his juice bars had at the end of every business...

Walker County announces plans for property tax increase, budget cuts

Published Aug. 16 2017

Walker County officials have announced three public hearings to discuss a proposed property tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year,...

Proposed Catoosa budget sees minor increase, no property tax hike

Published Aug. 9 2017

Catoosa County is looking at minimal changes for its 2018 budget compared to the previous year, meaning no property tax...

Residents' donation enables new playground, art program at Soddy Elementary

Published Aug. 9 2017

What could be more fun for an elementary school student than a new playground? Try three of them.

Education a top concern for Walker County Democrats

Published Aug. 9 2017

Over a dozen individuals showed up for a Walker County Democrats meeting July 27 to discuss the state of public...

Cara's Beauty Clinic closes; owner moves to Magic Mirror in Red Bank [photos]

Published Aug. 2 2017

Long before the area was known as the North Shore, Cara Duffy started styling hair at a small salon on...

Rivermont Elementary officials thank community for outpouring of support

Published Aug. 2 2017

When Rivermont Elementary Principal Nikki Bailey announced her plans to petition members of the community for support and assistance in...


North Georgia on alert after rash of rabies cases

Published Aug. 2 2017

A series of unrelated rabies incidents across North Georgia has public health officials recommending citizens call in any reports of...

Finding the right notes: Local high school band directors and students share their experiences

Published Aug. 1 2017

How does a high school band director get the best possible performance from his or her musicians? The answer is...

The new wave of paddling

Published Aug. 1 2017

The canoe has been around for millennia, and ever since the first animal skin was stretched over a wooden frame,...

Mountain fishing and where to go

Published Aug. 1 2017

With the magic that is the Tennessee Valley Authority keeping most dammed water levels consistent and therefore fishable, it's tempting...

Choosing the bike seat that's right for you

Published Aug. 1 2017

In the 1980s and early '90s, a bike seat was just a bike seat, with only a few styles from...

The 411 on purifying water

Published Aug. 1 2017

That babbling brook you set up camp next to looks clean, right? That clear, running water has to be safe...

Cara's Beauty Clinic closes after decades on North Shore [photos]

Published Jul. 28 2017

For decades, Nelsie Long traveled from Lookout Mountain down to Cara Duffy at Cara's Beauty Clinic on Market Street to...

Kids' Day returns to Catoosa County in August

Published Jul. 26 2017

The Catoosa County Family Collaborative is bringing back Kids' Day after a year of hiatus.