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McCoy Farm opens gates to public

The gates of Walden’s McCoy property, now called the McCoy Farm by a board-appointed citizens committee, were officially flung open for the first time on Memorial Day, inviting locals inside for a picnic.

Signal resident named 2015 National Mother of Achievement

Signal Mountain’s Elaine Hill was recently named a 2015 National Mother of Achievement by American Mothers, an organization co-founded by Eleanor Roosevelt during the Depression era dedicated to reducing violence and improving the lives of mothers and families.

Nolan students practice persuasive writing

As part of the standard third-grade writing curriculum, Nolan Elementary students recently spent time honing their skills writing opinion essays.

MEF camp makes manners fun in June

Local etiquette education expert Dawn Jumper is bringing her popular Everyday Etiquette camp to Signal Mountain High School Monday-Thursday, June 8-11 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

SMYBL’s Home Run Derby a huge success

The Signal Mountain Youth Baseball League’s annual Home Run Derby fundraiser was nearly twice as successful this year than last, raising around $7,000 for the league, according to Heath Giles, league president.

Construction begins on new school

Several North Hamilton County area schools are either in the process of or about to receive much-needed capital improvements.

Log House Produce sells fresh fruits, veggies on Signal Mountain Road

The former Crocker Produce location on Signal Mountain Road is again full of vibrant fruits and vegetables — watermelon, tomatoes, pole beans, peaches, apples, honeybell oranges, potatoes, squash and more.

Inaugural Lakesite Fishing Rodeo June 6

The city of Lakesite is holding its inaugural Lakesite Fishing Rodeo at Little Chickie in Lakesite City Park Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Construction of trails connecting White Oak, Stringer’s Ridge parks to begin this summer

Red Bank commissioners voted May 19 to enter into an agreement with the Trust for Public Land to develop two trails that will connect Stringer’s Ridge and White Oak parks.

Officials seek input for Pedestrian Action Plan

Chattanooga Department of Transportation officials want to emphasize safety for pedestrians in urban areas by improving sidewalk quality and putting new sidewalks in locations that need them the most.

Nonprofit focuses on end of life care for terminally ill

Before accepting her award as Southern Adventist University’s “Social Work Graduate of the Year,” Sherry Campbell was up for more than 48 hours with a terminally ill resident.

County loosens beer location restrictions

Hamilton County commissioners’ vote to allow beer sales closer to churches in the county’s unincorporated areas will have a positive impact on at least one local business.

Central High takes hands-on approach to learning, with rockets

For Central High School teacher Chip Strickland, teaching kids teamwork and critical thinking skills is of the utmost importance.

Run for the Wall picks ups riders in East Brainerd

Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 Tennessee President Kenney Hensley is leading a pack of 12 of the chapter’s 50 members on a tribute motorcycle ride to Washington, D.C.

Kiwanis Club celebrates anniversary by giving back

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ooltewah-Collegedale Kiwanis Club and the 100th anniversary of the International Kiwanis Club, local members focused, as always, on their mission of giving back.

Budget talks begin

When county Mayor Jim Coppinger and his staff sit down with commissioners June 2 to go over the budget, he’ll have a daunting task: to whittle down the nearly $39 million in budget increases requested this year.

Signal to vote on FY 2015/2016 budget June 8

Signal Mountain officials are closing in on a finished budget for fiscal year 2015/2016, with another work session dedicated to it May 22.

Midweek on the Mountain back at Signal Mountain Bible Church

Signal Mountain Bible Church’s seasonal Midweek on the Mountain series is returning to the church sanctuary Wednesday, May 27 with a Gospel Music Night featuring the Gaston family. John Rowell will lead the congregational singing, which will be followed by a dessert social.

Revamped MEF fundraiser a runaway hit

The Mountain Education Foundation plans to continue its Dash and Bash in coming years thanks to the huge success of the recent inaugural event.

MBA holds fundraiser to support the arts

The Mountain Business Association is holding a Bluegrass and Barbecue fundraiser for the MACC and Signal Mountain Playhouse at Pruett’s Saturday, May 23 from 6-9 p.m.

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