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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.

Village Market to host Gluten Free Fest

The term “gluten-free” can be found on a variety of products, but while it has become almost a catchphrase, many consumers may not know what that truly means. Officials at The Village Market say they hope to educate consumers on the benefits of a gluten-free diet. So the store is hosting Gluten Free Fest Thursday, Oct. 23 from 4-6:30 p.m.

Meet your candidates

Phil Smartt, Hamilton County Commission District 7

This is the second in a series of candidate profiles for the Hamilton County Commission partisan primaries. Each candidate was sent a questionnaire designed to help voters learn more about those running in their district.

A game plan for traffic fixes?

The area around Hamilton Place Mall has enjoyed tremendous growth over the last 20 years, bringing jobs and a lucrative real estate and construction market. And traffic.

Collegedale’s finances looking good

Halfway through the fiscal year, Collegedale City Manager Ted Rogers said the city is in good shape, financially speaking.

The Vapor Pub opens to help address smoking habit

Highway’s 58 The Vapor Pub isn’t a smoke shop — it’s an electronic-cigarette shop committed to helping smokers quit.

Spring Art Expo comes to Art Creations

What better time to brush up your artistic side than the beginning of spring?

Dusk ‘til Dawn Adventure Race ups the ante

Ever try starting a fire in the dark? Ever try starting a fire in the dark, scaling a rock wall and leaping from a telephone pole into the dark abyss all in one night?

Kiwanis Club raises funds through Sounds of Footsteps

If the Kiwanis Club of Ooltewah-Collegedale can double the participation in this year’s 12th annual Sounds of Footsteps 5k, that’d mean double the amount of money raised. And that’d be good news for the race’s benefactor, the Chattanooga Speech and Hearing Center, said race organizer and club member Roger Qualey.

Meet Jim Jarvis, new principal at OHS

Jim Jarvis started his career at Ooltewah High School more than 40 years ago when he was leading the Owls football team.

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