North Hamilton

Lakesite promotes government transparency

City documents are now much easier to find in Lakesite, which recently purchased ClerkBase, an online records program. Every word in the documents is indexed and fully searchable, said City Recorder Jodi LaCroix.

Whedbee returns to White Oak UMC

White Oak United Methodist Church is holding its 87th Homecoming event Sunday, Sept. 28. The worship service will begin at 10:45 a.m., though attendees are welcome to come earlier for Sunday school and breakfast goodies. Everyone is invited.

Rivermont celebrates ‘The Star Spangled Banner’

Rivermont Elementary holds a celebration in honor of the bicentennial of the writing of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Principal Marthel Young gave the students a history of the anthem, and students waved American flags as they stood to sing it together.

Baylor English teacher starts his own Little Free Library

As an avid reader, an English teacher at Baylor School for more than 30 years and the father of two boys, North Chattanooga resident Jim Stover has collected a massive amount of books over the years.

Soddy-Daisy holds Punkin Fest and Great Punkin Chase

The city of Soddy-Daisy and Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 942 are holding the annual Soddy-Daisy Punkin Festival and Great Punkin Chase 5k and fun run at Soddy-Daisy North Park Saturday, Oct. 4. The run and walk will start at 10 a.m., along with the festival, which will last all day.

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Signal Mtn

Alexian to give $50,000 toward James Boulevard rehabilitation

Plans to rehabilitate James Boulevard continue, now with the aid of Alexian Village.

Improvements in Sarah Montgomery Lewis Wilhite Memorial Hall continue

Progress is being made on the hallway at the MACC memorializing Sarah Montgomery Lewis Wilhite.

Explore nature with mommy-and-me workshops

Amy Graves, who spent more than a decade as a senior educator at the Tennessee Aquarium, is offering several mommy-and-me workshops at the MACC Thursday, Oct. 16.

Signal resident helps rhythm bones increase in popularity

Signal Mountain resident Steve Wixson doesn’t strum the guitar, craft beautiful medleys on the piano or play the trombone. He plays bones.

Alexian holds annual Fall Festival in October

Alexian’s Fall Festival will be bigger and better than usual this year, said activities co-director Samantha Parker. Alexian did not hold its annual Bluegrass Festival this past June, so its budget was combined with the Fall Festival, she said.

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Walker

County to vote on property tax increase Sept. 11

One public hearing remains

A Sept. 11 public hearing will be the last chance for Walker County citizens to have their voices heard on the county’s proposed property tax increase.

125th anniversary Blue and Gray BBQ Arts/Crafts Festival and BBQ Cook Off Sept. 20

It’s been 125 years since Union and Confederate soldiers reunited on the grounds of the Gordon-Lee Mansion in friendship. In true Southern fashion, food was involved — barbecue.

LaFayette paving project hits snags

The paving of Foster Mill Drive that was to be completed this fall will have to be pushed back to spring 2015.

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East Hamilton

100-acre development gets approval

One hundred acres along Apison Pike, just in front of the Summit sports complex, are now clear to house commercial, retail and residential areas, including a grocery store, big box retailer and hotel.

VW line worker wows plant with T-shirt design

When East Ridge resident Jerome Foster isn’t installing sun roofs or door seals on brand-new Volkswagen Passats, he likes to paint. And recently, his talent brought him some notoriety among his fellow 2,400 Volkswagen employees, as well as funds for United Way.

Good comes from bad situation for Waters

The women of the Waters family are closer than most.

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Catoosa

County library seeking funding for upgrades

The Catoosa County Library has applied for money to improve the building.

‘Hee Haw’ skit sure to bring laughs to Alhambra Shrine

Alhambra Shrine is presenting a “Hee Haw” show Saturday, Oct. 4 by the Shrine Ladies Helping Hands.

Chambers Jewelers and Gemologist moves to Fort Oglethorpe

Chambers Jewelers and Gemologist has moved from Chickamauga to Fort Oglethorpe.

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Metro

Chattanooga gets grant for light-rail study

The rusty rails that rest throughout the heart of Chattanooga may be revitalized if a new federally funded study shows a proposed light-rail route is feasible for the Choo Choo city.

Community Festival to bring neighborhoods together Sept. 27

East Chattanooga neighborhoods may be close together, but they are distinct and rich with their own histories.

Brainerd community enjoys midTown Celebrates!

As a part of a large community revitalization, grassRoots midTown sponsored its first community festival last week called midTown Celebrates!

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