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Municipalities considering sales tax battle

The towns of Signal Mountain and Walden stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars a year if Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger’s request for a portion of state-shared sales taxes is approved in the state Legislature.

Musikgarten arrives at MACC

The MACC is now offering Musikgarten Family Music for Preschoolers, a class for children ages 16 months to 4 years and their caregivers that explores music and movement.

Meet the Altizers, our Newcomers of the Month

For the past 13 years, the Altizer family lived in Knoxville, where Scott Altizer worked for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s football department under coaches Phillip Fulmer, Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley and Butch Jones.

Lions hold annual Labor Day barbecue

The Signal Mountain Lions Club is busy preparing for its Labor Day barbecue, an annual tradition that has continued for more than a half a century. This year’s event is being held at Althaus Park Monday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hearing on McCoy’s future set for Sept. 4

The town of Walden is holding a public hearing on the future of the McCoy property Friday, Sept. 4 beginning at 3 p.m. Also to be discussed is the lease with the Bachman Center Council.

N. Hamilton cities oppose sales tax redistribution

The mayors of several municipalities in North Hamilton County are expressing opposition to County Mayor Jim Coppinger’s ongoing efforts to get state legislators to give the county a portion of the state-shared sales tax.

Hixson resident opens Blue Bridge Dog Training

In 2009, after adopting a dog from a shelter, Jeff Leavitt learned DVDs put out by a well-known trainer, and enjoyed doing it so much, he turned it into a part-time business.

Proposed Miller Park District will ‘activate’ area

Authenticity, diversity and inclusivity were the buzzwords in a public forum last Thursday concerning the creation of a proposed Miller Park District to cover Miller Park and the Patten Parkway area.

Nickels for Nepal volunteers return to help

Nickels for Nepal, a nonprofit that raises money to provide schools in remote Nepalese villages with school supplies, uniforms, curriculum materials and faculty support, has been doing what it can since 2009, when Chattanooga-area teachers founded the organization. But the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal this past spring undid a lot of their good, destroying homes and schools in the remote Mijar village.

Parent seeks to educate about Kawasaki disease

Kayak racing event slated for Sept. 12

When the pediatrician mentioned “Kawasaki disease,” Mike and Mindy Quinn had to grab their smartphones to look up what the words meant.

FIVE brings new food concepts to Chattanooga

Along with its unique menu concept featuring five rotating items, new North Shore restaurant FIVE is also bringing its mobile soup kitchen concept to the Scenic City.

Coastal Carolina coach Ellis to host D9 fundraiser

By August 2016, Ooltewah Harrison Education Foundation leaders want to put a $10,000 check in the hands of each elementary school principal in the area. To do that, they have recruited the help of Coastal Carolina University coach Cliff Ellis.

All sewn up

Group keeps embroidery arts alive

For the past 13 years, members of the Riverbend Smocking and Embroidery Guild have been gathering to share their skills and support the embroidery arts.

Children’s store celebrates 40th anniversary

When Tim Allen found a summer job at Children’s Fair on Lee Highway, he never knew how far it would take him.

Church invites public to participate in month-long hat contest

Many Savannah United Methodist Church members recall the days of big hats and intricate up-dos, and they want you to as well.

Summit speaks of progress

Since Chattanooga City Councilwoman Carol Berz’s last summit meeting in February, more than 1,500 jobs have been created in District 6, she said. Property crimes have decreased by 10 percent this year; the nonprofit grassRoots midTown has launched and is working to revitalize the area; and the long-awaited Family Justice Center in Eastgate is operational in its temporary home.

Collegedale Veterans Park honoring slain servicemen

The Veterans Memorial Park of Collegedale will honor the five fallen servicemen from the July 16 attacks with a permanent memorial.

2015 election qualifying ends today

Today is the last day to qualify for the 2015 municipal elections in Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold. Candidates for the open seats must return qualifying papers to their appropriate offices by 4:30 p.m. today to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Get In On the Action

Tri-State Military Vehicle Club hosts Swap Meet Sept. 4-5

The senior member of the Tri-State Military Vehicle Club, 93-year-old Chattanooga resident James Gribble, spent his years in the Air Force in a dangerous position. He flew 20 missions as a ball turret gunner, crouched in a small pod on the underbelly of a B-24 bomber in Europe during World War II.

Walker County organizations showcased at Georgia On My Mind Day

Several Walker County entities showed up to show off what the county has to offer at the recent Georgia On My Mind Day.


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