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Catoosa County Republican ballot contains school questions

Should Catoosa County school board races be partisan and held in November? And should the school superintendent be elected directly by voters — instead of hired by the school board?

Donations fund projects in Red Bank, Soddy-Daisy

Funded through the sale of a hospital built jointly by Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy, the Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy Foundation recently made $29,000 donations to the two cities.

TAW to pass costs on to customers

In 2011, Tennessee American raised customers’ rates 14.8 percent. In 2012, the utility raised rates 12.72 percent.

Catoosa County hosts rabies clinics April 26, May 3

Catoosa County residents can bring their pets for cheap rabies shots Saturday, April 26 and May 3.

Catoosa mourns Probate Judge Gene Lowery’s passing

Catoosa County Probate Judge Gene Lowery died last week at a hospital in Calhoun from melanoma, a type of skin cancer that started on his foot and had spread throughout his body.

LMS and Rosewood play Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny found his way to children at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and Children’s Home/Chambliss Shelter thanks to the help of Lakeview Middle School students and residents of Rosewood Assisted Living in Fort Oglethorpe.

Spring in bloom at the Flower Cart in Fort Oglethorpe

Working as a floral designer for the past 25 years, the Flower Cart manager Charlotte Hickman has seen her share of happiness. And sadness.

Environmental Summit welcomes two Heritage students

Heritage High School junior Dinah Carlton and sophomore Jared Burns are two of 12 students selected to attend the third annual Environmental Summit April 28-29 being hosted by Rock City, Ruby Falls and Chattanooga Coca-Cola.

Meet Your Candidates — Tim Boyd

This is the third and final entry in a series of District 8 candidate profiles for the Hamilton County Commission partisan primaries. Refer to previous coverage at

Local MS patient rallies troops for cause

For Wendy Crump, “OMG” takes on a whole different meeting.

Gospel singing to benefit local in need of kidney transplant

In 2011, Charles Adamson was told he was on a three-year waiting list for a much-needed kidney transplant. Today, he’s closer than ever to the surgery, but there are still funds to raise.

Christ UMC reaches out with Fun-Day Sunday

Some people have “Sunday Funday,” but Christ United Methodist Church believes in Fun-Day Sunday. It’s definitely not your normal Sunday service, said David Hall, minister of evangelism.

Tennessee Temple move hinges on traffic study

It all comes down to traffic.

Red Bank seeks citizen input

If you could make the city of Red Bank take any shape you wanted, what would it look like? Have you been to a charming small town recently whose features you wanted to incorporate into your own?

Free arthritis tai chi offered in Red Bank

Affecting one in five adults, arthritis is the second most frequently reported chronic condition in the U.S., according to the Arthritis Foundation website. A more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and a serious threat to the quality of life of millions of people.

Fresh Pot Cafe adds fresh option to Highway 153

The newly opened Fresh Pot Cafe adds a casual option for fresh food — with a gourmet twist — on Highway 153.

Javadi opens second Mattress Center location

When A.J. Javadi opened the first Mattress Center in the Ooltewah/Collegedale area about five years ago, he started out selling big-name brands such as Sealy and Tempur-Pedic.

Trader Dave’s focuses on customer service

Trader Dave’s Gun and Swap Shop is a local, family-owned business that prides itself on customer service, said owner Dave Norman.

NRCC offers oil painting classes for seniors through grant

Judi Hostetter was a young newlywed when she first began painting.

Gear Closet hosts Gear for Beer

Signal Mountain-based Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance and TenneSEA are asking area residents to recycle their used gear for a good cause in honor of Earth Day. The two organizations’ thrift and consignment store in North Chattanooga, The Gear Closet, is hosting a Gear for Beer drive Saturday, April 26 starting at 2 p.m.


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