North Hamilton

Red Bank plans for transportation improvements

The Red Bank City Commission is entering into three agreements with Wiser Consultants to conduct engineering studies, all of which will be paid for with 80-20 matching grants awarded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Cajun restaurant franchise coming to Hixson soon

A Hixson couple is opening a J. Gumbo’s restaurant on Hixson Pike at the end of the month.

Leading expert on infant, pediatric massage offers classes

Tina Allen, an internationally recognized expert in the field of infant and pediatric massage therapy, is coming to Beyond Technique in Chattanooga to lead two certification courses for therapists as well as a free class for families.

Cat Clinic’s Alice Fund gets nonprofit status

Cat Clinic of Chattanooga’s Dr. Marcia Toumayan recalls several times when her clients were reduced to tears. They couldn’t pay for the care their sick or injured cat needed.

Environmental concerns stall plans for old RBMS property

Redevelopment of the former Red Bank Middle School property is being delayed because of environmental concerns at the site. Red Bank City Attorney Arnold Stulce informed city commissioners at their July 7 work session that the second phase of the environmental report on the property recently provided to the city by the Hamilton County Department of Education was inconclusive.

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Signal Mtn

WRES looks for land to build station

The daughter of the late Martha McCoy has publicly stated that she does not want to see a fire station built on the McCoy property.

Signal residents rally volunteers for Ironman Chattanooga

Even if you are not quite in shape to swim 2.4 miles, bike two loops on a 56-mile course and run two and a half loops of a 26.2 mile course, you can still be a part of the excitement when the 11th race in the U.S. Ironman series takes place in Chattanooga Sept. 27.

SMMHS students earn national engineering ranking

The gang from “The Big Bang Theory” has nothing on these left-brained phenoms.

‘Fat Shirley’s’ opens at the MACC

Bluegrass musical comedy “Fat Shirley’s: A Trailer Park Opera” is showing at the MACC July 31 and Aug. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 2 at 2 p.m.

The Signal Mountain Art Academy blends faith, healing with creativity

Signal Mountain native Sherry Thompson is opening The Signal Mountain Art Academy, a faith-based art ministry offering classes in technique for the serious-minded student, as well as art activities and parties for children and adults.

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Walker

Walker school board approves $90 million budget

The Walker County Board of Education’s recently approved budget for fiscal year 2015/16, while only approximately $5,000 more than last year’s, includes $10,000 more for the Cherokee Regional Library System.

LaFayette mulling special event beer, wine permits

LaFayette City Councilman Ben Bradford is interested in seeing the city offer single-use permits for those wishing to serve beer and wine at special events.

Parade pays tribute to lives lost

Eighty vehicles from Catoosa and Walker counties, waving American flags, rode in memory of the fallen soldiers who were casualties of the recent shootings in Chattanooga.

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East Hamilton

Businesses, residents search for new normal after tragedy

Since the moment the last shot was fired at the Lee Highway U.S. Army Recruitment Office the morning of July 16, the strip mall’s parking lot has become a place of recovery and reconciliation.

Tornow recalls changing century on 102nd birthday

Alice Tornow remembers the end of World War I. She recalls riding a horse to a one-room schoolhouse each day, living frugally during the Great Depression, celebrating women’s suffrage success and seeing the army boys off for WWII.

Ooltewah resident opens business in Ringgold

Although Kathy Graham moved from Maryland to Tennessee after retiring, she wasn’t interested in quitting working altogether.

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Catoosa

County manager position advertised

The job for Catoosa’s new permanent county manager has been posted, but what the candidate will be paid is still up in the air.

Parade pays tribute to lives lost

Eighty vehicles from Catoosa and Walker counties, waving American flags, rode in memory of the fallen soldiers who were casualties of the recent shootings in Chattanooga.

Sheriffs Sisk and Wilson accept SFOL donations

While some people look forward to the arrival of fall, organizers of the Catoosa and Walker County Stocking Full of Love programs are looking even farther down the calendar.

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Metro

Live downtown

River City Company launches online housing tool

It’s now a little easier to live downtown — or find a place, at least.

Pray for Me Campaign helps children of all ages

Sometimes, ministry at church just isn’t enough for youth these days, in Chattanooga Youth Network Executive Director Tony Souder’s experience. Children are overlooked, or even generalized in terms of needs and wants, and often don’t have more than a superficial connection to ministry, he says.

Bike park proposed under downtown bridge

In a few years, mountain bikers may play underneath the Olgiati Bridge.

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