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County residents protest tax hike

One public hearing remains

Catoosa County, Ga.’s, proposed property tax increase had several taxpayers asking for a tightening of the government’s belt in a public hearing last Thursday night that boiled down to political ethics over dollars.

E. Hamilton road projects held up in government

Most of the time, no news is good news. But to the dozens of East Hamilton residents anticipating the widening of East Brainerd Road, no update on behalf of the Tennessee Department of Transportation was bad news at the recent District 4 Summit.

Riverwalk extension to St. Elmo en route

By mid-September, dirt should be moving on the latest Tennessee Riverwalk extension that will connect St. Elmo to the rest of the system, which stretches all the way to the Chickamauga Dam.

Final piece in puzzle secured for Ringgold canoe launch

With Lyndhurst Foundation’s most recent donation of $23,000, the city of Ringgold has all the money it needs for its Dragging Canoe launch project along South Chickamauga Creek at the city municipal park.

Bennett settles in at battlefield, plans upcoming events

New Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Brad Bennett is happy to be at what he deems “the best park of them all.”

Fort O Rare Coins celebrates one-year anniversary

A childhood trade ended up turning into a lifetime passion for Jim Miller. And a one-year — and counting — business venture.

Franks releases ‘Encouragers I: Finding the Light’

Randall Franks has met a lot of people in his life — a lot of the kinds of people that most would consider themselves lucky to have met even just one of. Like movie stars and music legends.

Sacrifice Anniversary Singing brings 11 acts to Ringgold Depot

When Ringgold couple Lisa and Jimmy McClure lost their son, they managed to find comfort through singing.

Imagination Station improvements center around community

Imagination Station will remain open, for now. Though scheduled to be closed for renovations beginning Sept. 2, community outcry has pushed the project back — and sent it back to the drawing board.

Richard promises repairs done right first time

This May, Brian Richard was on his way to work after a long weekend when he turned around and drove back home to Ooltewah.

Floral Design Symposium culminates with flower show

“Balance, rhythm, proportion.”

Mane Event Salon gains new name, gives back

Five years and a name change later, Gina Johnson is ready to do some good for the community with her St. Elmo salon. Previously named Gina’s Hair Galleria, the new name, Mane Event Salon, is catchier, she said.

A different kind of reading companion visits CGLA

In a small classroom at Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, a student jumped on her desk as others sunk backward into the walls. A miniature Vietnamese pot-bellied pig named Lola was waddling student to student, receiving pets and treats.

Chattanooga Music Club keeps tradition alive

A musician’s legacy often lives on much longer than the musician themself.

Local artist Olga de Klein paints with yarn

As Olga de Klein lined up for her UTC graduation ceremony in 2011, she looked like most of her peers clad in black robes and wearing square hats.

City of Red Bank reports on debt, expenditures

The city of Red Bank recently reported on its debt obligation.

MCR Foundation plans walk, prepares for new leadership

Sometimes it’s listed as malnutrition. Other times a heart attack or another type of organ failure.

Bullington does it all in North Chattanooga

Larry Bullington doesn’t do anything halfway, but he sure does a lot. He’s self-described as the best-kept secret in town.

Morning Pointe calls for acts for Senior Idol Talent Show

Ann Lewis started plucking the chords of a piano when she was as young as 6, and she played for a gospel quartet by the age of 15.

Hipster Vibes mellows Hixson Pike

Tie-dye, peace signs and a generally groovy atmosphere — a step inside Hixson Pike’s new Hipster Vibes is like walking right back into the 1960s.


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