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Erlanger East to become ‘healthy lifestyle center’

Erlanger East is undergoing a transformation into a full-service hospital. But more than that, the hospital’s ongoing renovations will turn it into a true asset for the community, officials say.

Special guests slated for Collegedale’s 10th Independence Day celebration

Collegedale invites the general community to celebrate Independence Day early for the 10th year in a row. The town is hosting its 10th anniversary celebration of the Fourth on Thursday, July 2.

Zounds encourages earplugs for noisy Fourth of July activities

Fourth of July is a time for celebration. And since it is synonymous with fireworks, Zounds Hearing of Chattanooga says it’s also a time for earplugs.

‘Pencil Man’ hoping to create more, donate more as he rebuilds

Bige Newman may have lost nearly everything when his home of 45 years burned to the ground on Memorial Day, but he isn’t letting that halt his mission to provide for area students.

East Brainerd woman celebrates centennial birthday

Ask Dorothy Foote about her centennial birthday celebration and she’ll recall three things: her dearly loved family who surprised her, the cake and the cold coffee she drank that morning.

Imagination Station construction to begin soon

Collegedale’s new Imagination Station will have kids crawling all over it by springtime. The Collegedale City Commission has approved the bid for the playground’s reconstruction, to be done by GameTime for $409,990.

Toyland brings holiday cheer to those in need

When Billie Brickey left her North Carolina home suddenly for Harrison to care for her father last month, she had to leave with little money and not much else. Worried about what the children would think when Christmas came, she told her 10-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter presents would not be an option this year.

Program encourages students to think beyond the classroom

Volunteers with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce recently spent the day at East Hamilton High School stressing to students the importance of thinking beyond the classroom.

Therapy dogs help students de-stress

Southern Adventist University students got a little help from some furry friends to de-stress from final exams this holiday season.

Local company offers free holiday taxi service

What if you could save six lives in four days? That’s what local company Bradford Health Services is aiming to help do this holiday season — by offering free cab rides for those who have been drinking or are under the influence of any other substances.

Public meeting planned for interstate improvement Oct. 16

State highway officials are calling on residents for input as they go through an environmental assessment of changes to Tennessee’s interstate gateway. But construction on the proposed $89 million retooling of the Interstate 75/I-24 interchange is not likely to start this year.

Bus stop on busy road made safer for students

In an effort to keep area children safe, Shepherd community residents joined with their neighborhood association to build a bus shelter on the corner of Talladega Avenue, in the 6100 block.

Softball growing in Collegedale

Collegedale City Commissioner Larry Hanson said he’s happy softball is such a popular sport in Collegedale, but he’s worried that all the residential growth could keep players on the bench.

Silverdale Baptist celebrates anniversary with charitable donation

Members of Silverdale Baptist Church are celebrating the congregation’s 125th anniversary by giving back to the community, as they believe the 13 original members would have done.

Teamster Union Hall offers weekly dancing, ’50s nostalgia

Anyone yearning for the days of slow country, line dancing and ’50s-style rock can visit the Teamster Union Hall any Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. to dance the night away with The Country Connection Band.

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