North Hamilton

Commission OKs liquor store despite protest

Despite protests from nearby residents, the city of Soddy-Daisy has issued a Certificate of Compliance to Ashish Chaudhari, who plans to open a liquor store in the Green Pond neighborhood.

Skyuka Hall experiences growth, improvements

Dr. Josh Yother, who became principal of Skyuka Hall this past August, is breathing new life into the small school designed for children who learn differently.

Soddy outreach receives $20,000 to help needy in community

Last year, the St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry of Soddy-Daisy’s Holy Spirit Catholic Church gave away $15,000 worth of food and rent money to residents in need.

Businesses on Frazier switch it up

A quick drive down Frazier Avenue reveals some changes to the street’s retail stores.

Grocery store vote expected next week

Traffic may not be as big an issue as opponents think

The construction of the new Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School, which will be complete in time for the school to open August 2015, should only improve traffic patterns surrounding the proposed development at Thrasher Pike and Middle Valley Road, according to District 3 School Board Representative Greg Martin.

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Signal Mtn

Walden citizens gather to discuss McCoy

Proposal coming March 10

Citizens of Walden recently led a forum about the future of the McCoy property, resulting in two basic sentiments: proceed slowly and get the property open to the public as is.

Create a gnome at the MACC

The MACC is holding a pottery gnome workshop for parents and children with instructor Lolly Durant Friday, March 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, March 4.

Signal resident assists African farmers

Signal Mountain resident Charlene Nash uses her knowledge of soil and agriculture to help small farmers in Africa increase their production, and therefore their quality of life, through her nonprofit organization, Soil Resources Initiative.

Signal couple offers handyman repairs

As Signal Mountain resident Sandy Croft approached a half century in age, the chemical distribution company she had worked at most of her life, where she’d met her husband Robert, laid her off.

Adams Automotive adds performance parts

Adams Automotive and Performance is expanding its offerings to include performance parts.

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Walker

Chickamauga planning road improvements

The city of Chickamauga plans to repave 3,000 feet of roadway in the city for an estimated $55,000.

LaFayette seeks more funding for community events

The city of LaFayette is banking on an increase to its hotel tax to help fund some of its community events.

Shockley to speak at annual FCA Banquet March 3

While playing football at the University of Georgia, DJ Shockley found support through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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East Hamilton

‘Payday lender’ ordinance passes with support

City officials say there was widespread community support for the “payday lender” ordinance passed by the Chattanooga City Council Feb. 17.

Celebrate Recovery seeks to make local impact

East Brainerd’s Shelter Church is partnering with community members and pastors to create a Celebrate Recovery program and reach out to those in need.

Community rallies to rebuild local bakery following arson

What began as a labor of love for Southern Adventist University student and baker Steven Shaffer turned into a moment of terror when someone broke into his new business and stabbed him, then set the place on fire on Valentine’s Day.

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Catoosa

Catoosa County officials mull unified codes

Catoosa County officials are looking to revamp city ordinances that control development within the county.

Steps 2 Hope steps up again to help local veteran

Steps 2 Hope Executive Director/Founder Mark Wilson says Jason Smith may have lost both legs and suffered significant damage to both arms and hands, but his spirit is still intact. So, the local nonprofit organization is going to help him rebuild his future through the upcoming Jason’s Journey Benefit being held at the Ringgold Depot.

Shockley to speak at annual FCA Banquet March 3

While playing football at the University of Georgia, DJ Shockley found support through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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Metro

Summit marks growth, new Family Justice Center

District 6 Chattanooga City Councilwoman Carol Berz commended business owners and nonprofit officials alike during her recent annual summit meeting at Wilson Air Center.

Artist Swanger creates likeness of area family

When Collegedale’s Theodora Sayne saw the portrait, she “almost fell over.”

New business offers medical transportation services

With more than 20 years of experience in the medical field, new business owner Robin Davis said helping others is something she has always been passionate about.

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