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SMPD returns to full strength

Signal Mountain Police Department officials say the town’s police force has returned to full strength after being understaffed since officer Heath Gunter transitioned into the school resource officer position for Signal Mountain Middle/High School Aug. 13.

Boys, bribes and driverless cars

Several years ago, I made a bold offer.

Local artist creates ‘Celebration of Signal Mountain’ series

Signal Mountain artist Val Gibson’s collection of 10 scenes from Signal Mountain, “A Celebration of Signal Mountain,” is now available at Cutting Corners Framing in 5-by-7-inch prints as well as in note card form.

Angels await at 517 Subs on Signal

In an effort to make giving to children in need through The Salvation Army more convenient for mountain residents, 517 Subs has hosted an Angel Tree for the organization for the past six years.

McCoy Farm hosts inaugural Christmas market

Following the success of the McCoy Farm’s Memorial Day event, the community group working to upgrade the property into a true town centerpiece is holding a Christmas market at the farm Sunday, Nov. 29 from 2-5:30 p.m.

N. Hamilton municipalities unite to hire lobbyist

Several Hamilton County municipalities, including Soddy-Daisy, Red Bank and Lakesite, feel they need an advocate at the state level.

Local veteran Cecil Smith recalls difficult past, pride in present

It’s evident that Chattanooga is a city that is proud of its veterans. After the July 16 shootings, local citizens stood guard outside the reserve center where five servicemen lost their lives, and this past Veterans Day, as usual, there were numerous events throughout the region espousing love, pride and support for active and nonactive veterans.

Hixson students benefit from Girl Talk program

Being a teenager can be tough, but having a mentor to guide you can make dealing with these difficult years a little easier.

Red Bank farmers market undeterred by cold

While the weather outside may be getting frightful, Lookout Farmers Market isn’t letting that stop its vendors from offering up some of Chattanooga’s finest produce, homemade artisanal bread and other delectable delights for sale each Monday at Red Bank Methodist Church.

Riverside Wine marks 15 years, moves with changing times

Regulars at Riverside Wine and Spirits may have noticed some changes recently.

Red Bank awards grant funding to bankroll projects in city schools

Red Bank commissioners voted 4-1 at their Nov. 3 meeting to award nearly $50,000 in what the board is calling “education grants” to schools within the city’s limits.

Soddy-Daisy church hosting Jason Crabb in concert Dec. 4

Freedom Worship Center is hosting well-known Christian artist Jason Crabb for the second year in a row Friday, Dec. 4. Attendance was so high last year that church officials say they are being careful to limit the number of tickets sold for this year’s show.

County jail switches to video visits

Last week, the Hamilton County Jail switched from face-to-face visitation to video visitation, and from now on, family and friends will visit inmates through video chats.

Café on the Corner kicks off reopening with fundraiser for firefighters

Ruth Oehmig and Café on the Corner are primed and ready for their big comeback, and it’s kicking off with a fundraiser to benefit Lookout Mountain volunteer firefighters Monday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.

EHMHS one step closer to funding athletic facility bathrooms

Sports fans at East Hamilton Middle/High may not have to use Porta Potties come next football season thanks to a trade between District 5 Commissioner Greg Beck and District 7 Commissioner Sabrena Smedley.

‘My Fair Lady’ offers opportunity, education in a makeover

When 24-year-old Julie Estes came to the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults with her four children in tow, she knew her life would change.

Macaroni Grill closes on Gunbarrel

After nearly two decades in Chattanooga, Romano’s Macaroni Grill has closed its doors for the final time.

Collegedale Commons fundraising kicks off with Christmas event

Following many months of planning and discussion, the Collegedale Commons vision is set to become a reality — once the necessary $5.4 million to create it is raised.

McCoy Board applying for nonprofit status

The group of citizens taking on the task of updating and reimagining Walden’s historic McCoy property for public use has made steady progress, with significant work being accomplished on the trail surrounding the house and on the property itself.

Whatever happend to ‘sticks and stones’?

When I was growing up, being an over-protective parent was considered a no-no. So-called “sheltered” kids were thought to be ill-prepared for a life filled with hard knocks.


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