North Hamilton

Donations fund projects in Red Bank, Soddy-Daisy

Funded through the sale of a hospital built jointly by Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy, the Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy Foundation recently made $29,000 donations to the two cities.

Red Bank seeks citizen input

If you could make the city of Red Bank take any shape you wanted, what would it look like? Have you been to a charming small town recently whose features you wanted to incorporate into your own?

Free arthritis tai chi offered in Red Bank

Affecting one in five adults, arthritis is the second most frequently reported chronic condition in the U.S., according to the Arthritis Foundation website. A more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and a serious threat to the quality of life of millions of people.

Fresh Pot Cafe adds fresh option to Highway 153

The newly opened Fresh Pot Cafe adds a casual option for fresh food — with a gourmet twist — on Highway 153.

Javadi opens second Mattress Center location

When A.J. Javadi opened the first Mattress Center in the Ooltewah/Collegedale area about five years ago, he started out selling big-name brands such as Sealy and Tempur-Pedic.

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Signal Mtn

TAW to pass costs on to customers

In 2011, Tennessee American raised customers’ rates 14.8 percent. In 2012, the utility raised rates 12.72 percent.

David Viens Memorial Blood Drive sets goal of 700 donors for 7th year

For the seventh annual David Viens Memorial Blood Drive, organizers are shooting for 700 donors over the seven-year period. At the close of last year’s drive, it was determined that 649 people had donated blood through the drive over six years. With 56 people donating last year, organizers figured 700 would be a reasonable goal, said Elaine Viens.

‘Have a Heart, Be a Star’ at the MACC

As its culminating project, the MACC’s Acting for Kids class is presenting “Have a Heart, Be a Star.” Shows are Thursday and Friday, April 24-25 at 7 p.m. both days; Saturday, April 26 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m., all at the MACC.

MACC offers ‘Mommy and Me’ pottery class

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and the MACC is offering a “Mommy and Me” pottery class that would make the perfect gift for mothers, or just provide a fun experience for mother (or father) and child. The class is held in the pottery studio Friday, April 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Fire Station Feasibility Study calls for new station

The town of Signal Mountain needs a second fire station.

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Walker

Kids 4 Christ is looking for a new home

Kids 4 Christ leaders and children feel like they are wandering through the desert looking for an oasis to call home, similar to Abraham’s call to pack up and move, as told in Genesis 13, said K4C founder/Director Gail Marks.

LHS’ Henry lands a spot at Environmental Summit

LaFayette High School senior Caleb Henry may have a solution to the continuing struggle over the Tennessee River’s water.

3rd annual Whitfield Oil Trojan Run recruits runners

More than 170 runners are expected to enter the third annual Whitfield Oil Trojan Run Saturday, April 26.

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East Hamilton

Meet Your Candidates — Tim Boyd

This is the third and final entry in a series of District 8 candidate profiles for the Hamilton County Commission partisan primaries. Refer to previous coverage at community.timesfreepress.com/news/ooltewah-collegedale.

Local MS patient rallies troops for cause

For Wendy Crump, “OMG” takes on a whole different meeting.

Gospel singing to benefit local in need of kidney transplant

In 2011, Charles Adamson was told he was on a three-year waiting list for a much-needed kidney transplant. Today, he’s closer than ever to the surgery, but there are still funds to raise.

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Catoosa

Catoosa County Republican ballot contains school questions

Should Catoosa County school board races be partisan and held in November? And should the school superintendent be elected directly by voters — instead of hired by the school board?

Catoosa County hosts rabies clinics April 26, May 3

Catoosa County residents can bring their pets for cheap rabies shots Saturday, April 26 and May 3.

Catoosa mourns Probate Judge Gene Lowery’s passing

Catoosa County Probate Judge Gene Lowery died last week at a hospital in Calhoun from melanoma, a type of skin cancer that started on his foot and had spread throughout his body.

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Metro

New festival showcases South Chattanooga resources

If you spend time with the Bethlehem Center’s staff, it doesn’t take long to learn about the surrounding neighborhood’s challenges.

El Macho Taco opens on Market Street

If you’re craving a slice of Southern California life — the sunshine, the colors or the tacos — look no further than El Macho Taco.

Saint Paul’s celebrates GreenFaith Sunday

Hold the potluck dishes — this is a different kind of Sunday celebration.

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