East Brainerd


Grace student aims to buy iPods for seniors

Alzheimer’s patients deserve more music therapy opportunities, high school senior says

For seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s, music therapy can make a big difference. And, although iPods may not be the first gift to come to mind for the senior community, the musical device is exactly what many Morning Pointe residents would love to have, said volunteer Tori Heyworth.

Bark in the Park raising funds for dog park improvements

Animal lovers across Chattanooga are invited to the eighth annual Bark in the Park event to raise funds to support the off-leash dog park at Heritage Park.

CHI Memorial offers free smoking cessation course

With nearly 400,000 deaths a year linked to tobacco, it is the leading cause of preventable death, according to the American Lung Association.

Highway 58 sidewalk project sees progress

By the end of the year, walking and biking down a busy, seven-lane stretch of Highway 58 will be more practical — and safe.

Broken guitar strings turn into business

While performing on the Walnut Street Bridge, Rossville, Ga., resident Jeff Anderson never imagined where his three broken guitar strings would take him.

Goodwill ‘HELPs’ distribute medical supplies

It’s bad enough to incur hospital bills in a time of medical ailment, but the subsequent prescriptions, equipment and medical care can lead to surmounting costs. Luckily, that’s where Goodwill comes in.

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.