North Hamilton

Superintendent advocates for tax increase

Smith turns to Hixson for support

Many Hixson residents, including District 3 school board representative Dr. Greg Martin, are questioning whether the tax increase that Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith’s proposed budget will require is the right way to fund his plan to make Chattanooga the “smartest city in the South” by 2025.

Green Door Toys opening on Frazier Avenue May 8

Green Door Toys is moving from Hixson to the North Shore, and it’s bringing all its “geeky” merchandise with it.

HHS football team raising money for uniforms

The Hixson High School football team has been wearing the same uniforms since the New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21, back in the 2005 Super Bowl.

Citywide book drive for youth

Even a much-loved book deserves a second chance at life.

Trail to link Stringer’s Ridge, White Oak parks

Area skateboarders may be disappointed to hear that Red Bank commissioners have decided against following through with the city’s previous plan to use $29,000 donated to the city last year by the Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy Charitable Foundation toward the construction of a skate park at White Oak Park.

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Signal Mtn

Car burglary suspect apprehended

After a two-week rash of car burglaries in the Old Town and Carriage Hill neighborhoods, Signal Mountain police officers are celebrating a victory.

Tight-knit family opens quilt shop on Signal

April Hilton’s home-based quilting business has outgrown her Signal Mountain residence, and in March she opened a storefront on Taft Highway, The Quilt Shop on Signal.

Hill fundraiser a huge success

Thanks to an outpouring of support from community members and organizations, former Signal Mountain police officer Gregg Hill and his wife Pam now have $10,000 to help cover their expenses, which have been mounting since Pam’s cancer diagnosis.

Meet the Signal Hemlock Conservation Task Force

While the Hemlock Conservation Task Force is technically a subcommittee of the Tree Board, its importance to the town’s tree canopy should not be minimized.

Citywide book drive for youth

Even a much-loved book deserves a second chance at life.

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Walker

Audia plant in Noble now hiring

With the completion of the Audia International plant on the horizon, the Georgia Department of Labor is helping the plastics manufacturer hire about 60 workers during a recruitment event next week.

Crane seeks to anchor help for local veterans

Serving in the U.S. Navy from 2004-2012, Erin Crane was trained to profile terrorists. She tracked financial patterns, habits and behaviors to try to anticipate any attacks both Stateside and in Italy, where she was stationed in Naples.

Paws Pet Supplies in Noble aims for purr-fect service

Iguanas hang upside-down in cages gazing into the eyes of prospective buyers. Fish swim in tanks along the walls. And dwarf hamsters nibble on food. It’s not a scene from “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” it’s Paws Pet Supplies in Noble. All creatures large and small can be serviced through the store’s selection of food and supplies.

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East Hamilton

Residents continue push for Davidson Road repair

City officials will hold a meeting of East Brainerd community members at East Brainerd Church of Christ Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. to find out what can be done about Davidson Road, which residents say they have had issues with for years.

VFW holds annual flea market to benefit local nonprofit

Come rain or shine, the Ooltewah Veterans of Foreign Wars post want to see you at their annual spring flea market Sunday, May 17.

Citywide book drive for youth

Even a much-loved book deserves a second chance at life.

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Catoosa

North Georgia tourism is on the rise

Tourism is rebounding in the state of Georgia. And 6th Cavalry Museum Executive Director Chris McKeever hopes to hop on board — and expand on it locally.

New owner putting mark on All Things Personalized

All Things Personalized in Fort Oglethorpe has a new owner. And he is already busy screen printing ball team uniforms by the hundreds.

Georgia Winery blowing the lid off renovations

In 32 years in business, Georgia Winery’s Tasting Room has seen a lot of use.

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Metro

Open Spaces on the move, and the rise

It’s a good news/bad news situation for the Open Spaces program, which aims to put eye-catching art in empty storefronts around downtown.

East Ridge Middle solves problems for TVA exec

Standing behind a large projector, several sixth-grade girls pitched their ideas to Kathy Black, senior vice president of human resources for TVA. It may not have been the first time the girls at East Ridge Middle School made a presentation, but the audience was pretty high-brow.

Mayor recognizes Alton Park resident Hester for years of public service

“The city of Chattanooga has benefited by having you,” Mayor Andy Berke told Alton Park resident Lizzie Hester last Wednesday as he presented her with a proclamation acknowledging her volunteer work and dedication to the children of Alton Park, education and political activism in the city.

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