East Brainerd Features


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.

Team Austin fundraisers every Wednesday at Taziki’s

Team Austin is partnering with Steps2Hope and Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe to raise funds to build a carport for Austin Whitten, of LaFayette. The LaFayette High School junior was tragically injured in a diving accident last year and is still undergoing physical rehabilitation.

Lightning strike costs Collegedale around $50,000

The city of Collegedale is currently dealing with around $50,000 in damages after an electric surge from a nearby lightning strike devastated equipment at City Hall.

Goodwin extension waits on City Council

When the new East Brainerd Elementary opens next fall, parents are supposed to drop off students at the school’s entrance on Goodwin Road, but that entrance hasn’t been constructed yet — and neither has the road.

Citizens oppose annexation

Despite opposition from potential residents, the Collegedale City Commission approved the annexation of more than 50 new parcels of land into the city at its most recent meeting.

Apartment complex slated for McCutcheon Road

A new 250-unit apartment complex to be located at 6839 McCutcheon Road, off of Lee Highway near its intersection with Shallowford Road, was approved by Hamilton County Planning Commission at its most recent meeting.

Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee lives in Harrison

Harrison resident Bliss Welch is a lot of things. She’s a wife, a mother of a 17-month-old little girl and an accounting graduate student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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.