East Brainerd


Scott scores soccer scholarship

When Aneshia Scott tried out for her middle school soccer team, she didn’t make the cut.

Holidays a tasty tradition at the Bread Basket

Bunnies are popping up at local bakery the Bread Basket this week. The approaching Easter holiday means both a cuddly shaped cookie and a boost in sales for owner Anson Hyde.

New Ooltewah Elementary on schedule

If everything goes according to schedule, this week will be the last time Ooltewah Elementary students and teachers start a new semester at the Lee Highway school.

Get involved with the new year

The new year is here. Here are several opportunities for locals to try something new and different in light of the New Year’s tradition of setting self-improvement goals.

OHS teacher honored for outstanding work

Local teacher Beverly Hollingsworth recently accepted the Little Debbie Classroom Hero award amid a standing ovation in her Ooltewah High School classroom.

Beloved teacher honored with 5k race and fun run

Sandy Erickson was a teacher known for always having a smile on her face, genuinely being everyone’s best friend and giving her all to a classroom full of first-graders at A.W. Spalding Elementary School, said Erickson’s colleague and best friend Marcia Haluska, a second-grade teacher at Spalding.

Tres Amigos brings more Mexican fare to Ooltewah

Stepping inside Ooltewah’s newest Mexican restaurant, Tres Amigos, is like stepping into another world. Located at 9219 Lee Hwy. in a building that was formerly a Blockbuster, the brightly painted walls and decor feel more like fine dining than a video store. The restaurant’s new location has been open for several months and is focused on bringing Ooltewah fresh, tasty Mexican food, a great atmosphere and good service.

Clement creates affordable custom framing options

East Brainerd resident Diane Clement knows how hard it can be to find affordable custom framing. She used to take her own items to a local mom and pop shop in the area, but it has since closed.

Herb’s Yard Barns brings local solution to outdoor storage

Apison resident Herb Goronzy is tired of seeing “crummy” storage buildings on people’s property, saying he doesn’t like seeing ugly metal buildings that have been bolted together.

Audubon Acres brings local legends to life

For decades there have been rumors of buried treasure left behind at Audubon Acres in East Brainerd by Spanish explorers and stories of suspicious sounds from the woods at night.

Continued growth expected for East Hamilton schools

It’s not over yet. That was Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith’s overarching message for schools in East Hamilton County regarding growth, building and rezoning during his recent annual “State of the Schools” address.

Funding delays CARTA expansion

Local funding is the biggest roadblock in expanding Chattanooga’s public transportation offerings, according to Chattanooga Area Regional Transport Authority Executive Director Tom Dugan.

Collegedale American Legion chapter honors military mothers

From their own service and the stories of those they support through the organization, members of Collegedale’s American Legion Desmond T. Doss Post 257 know both first- and secondhand some of the struggles military families face.

Rite Aid approved for beer sales

The Collegedale Beer Board recently approved Rite Aid’s beer permit request that will allow the retailer to sell beer at its 9413 Apison Pike location.

Apison Trading Post to open June 4

Downtown Apison along First Street once was a bustling area with a gas station, grocery store and antique store. Now children ride their bicycles along the street not knowing what once was, but one family wants to change that.