North Hamilton

Baylor students win $5,000 technology grant

Baylor School students are taking the lead locally in participating in Lead2Feed, a service-learning program based on the David Novak book “Taking People with You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen.”

OPA now offers catering to parties of any size

Since it opened in 2013, OPA Restaurant on River Street has quickly become a popular spot for truly authentic and delicious Greek food.

Movement Church reaches out to the homeless

Terry Davis, pastor of Movement Church in Hixson, is known for his outreach ministries.

Soddy-Daisy concentrates on codes enforcement

The city of Soddy-Daisy now has a dedicated codes enforcement officer on staff and city officials say the goal is to clean up the city.

Books & Brews a success

Attendees packed into Heaven & Ale for the Southern Literature Alliance’s recent Books & Brews event, in which local readers brought a favorite book to trade while enjoying craft beer.

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Signal Mtn

Town addresses Recycle Center issues

Over the past few weeks, citizens may have noticed the Signal Mountain Recycle Center’s bins have been especially full, and in some cases, the center has been forced to close early.

Signal sees changes in town boards

With the election of new council members in Signal Mountain has come changes in the town’s commissions and boards.

Signal resident Kazlaskia to open Double Barrel BBQ truck in March

Since the closing of Waycrazy’s and Poppy’s Smokehouse, Signal Mountain has experienced a barbecue drought. While there is no new brick-and-mortar barbecue restaurant in the works, Signal resident Ray Kazlaskia is preparing to open Double Barrel BBQ, a food truck and catering company, March 1.

Signal resident offers gun repairs, customization

After Signal Mountain resident Alan Wooden took a nasty fall four years ago, he was unable to return to his job in construction and was in need of a new occupation.

Teuscher art exhibit, workshop at MACC

Black Creek resident June Teuscher’s work will be shown at GALLERY 5 at the MACC during the month of February, with an opening scheduled for Friday, Feb. 6 from 5-7 p.m.

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Walker

Walker County looking at debt solutions

When Catoosa County decided to pay off some of the debt incurred by Hutcheson Medical Center that Catoosa had backed, that put Walker County officials in a pickle.

Winning RHS coach Murdock honored for legacy

Award-winning former Rossville High School football coach Lynn H. Murdock celebrated his 80th birthday Jan. 27. And just before that date, he got a special birthday surprise.

Kaiser drives home patient care at Hutcheson

Patients receive the royal treatment at Hutcheson Medical Center free of charge.

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East Hamilton

Development to bring growing pains, officials say

“Tremendous growth and tremendous growing pain” are what East Hamilton residents should expect in the next few years in terms of construction and roadwork, according to officials.

Sigler’s celebrates successful first year

When Pat and Brandon Sigler opened Sigler’s Craft Beer and Cigars last year, they aimed to bring the downtown beer scene to East Hamilton with their own twist. Now, celebrating their one-year anniversary, it’s clear they have successfully done just that.

Westview Elementary gets special stars and stripes

Students at Westview Elementary School received a much-needed gift from two local politicians last week.

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Catoosa

Courthouse renovation bill increases by $50,000

Catoosa County will spend an extra $50,000 on its courthouse renovations.

Fort Oglethorpe officials seek less costly intersection improvement

Fort Oglethorpe officials are looking to mitigate traffic woes at the intersection of Cross Street and Cloud Springs Road.

Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Fort Oglethorpe

The Jan. 19 open house for the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Fort Oglethorpe was packed with employees and their family, friends and city officials. The store opened for business Jan. 21.

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Metro

Street Store brings shopping to homeless

For the homeless, going shopping for what you need is typically a non-existent concept. Southern Adventist University and the local Salvation Army are aiming to change that.

Lookout Valley bus driver pens book

When Lookout Valley resident Anthony Baker started driving buses nearly 15 years ago, he never would have thought the students on the bus would teach him something. But they did.

Bella Vita opens in old Niko’s building

Bella Vita restaurant, occupying the former Niko’s location, is now open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. The menu has a Mediterranean focus with a Southern twist, said general manager Rick Georgeson.

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