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Log House Produce sells fresh fruits, veggies on Signal Mountain Road

The former Crocker Produce location on Signal Mountain Road is again full of vibrant fruits and vegetables — watermelon, tomatoes, pole beans, peaches, apples, honeybell oranges, potatoes, squash and more.

Inaugural Lakesite Fishing Rodeo June 6

The city of Lakesite is holding its inaugural Lakesite Fishing Rodeo at Little Chickie in Lakesite City Park Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Construction of trails connecting White Oak, Stringer’s Ridge parks to begin this summer

Red Bank commissioners voted May 19 to enter into an agreement with the Trust for Public Land to develop two trails that will connect Stringer’s Ridge and White Oak parks.

Budget talks begin

When county Mayor Jim Coppinger and his staff sit down with commissioners June 2 to go over the budget, he’ll have a daunting task: to whittle down the nearly $39 million in budget increases requested this year.

Smith presents proposed budget in Soddy-Daisy

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith was at Soddy-Daisy High School May 12 for the 11th and final stop of his countywide tour to drum up public support for a $34 million annual increase to the public school system’s budget.

1st kindergartners graduate from Middle Valley Academy

At Middle Valley Academy, six kindergartners are eagerly awaiting their graduation day on May 22. They even have small white graduation caps and gowns to show for it.

North Chatt resident offers indigo-dyeing workshop

North Chattanooga resident and owner of Moss + Elm, Sara Salyer is leading an upcoming workshop titled “Introduction to Indigo Dyeing” through The Chattery, a local nonprofit which promotes community collaboration and education through low-cost classes. The workshop will be held at Riverview Park, 1857 Riverview Road, Saturday, May 30 from 1-3:30 p.m.

Hixson woman trying to drum up support for Nepal relief effort

“We got lucky again,” Hixson’s Hedi Lee-Hesse said after talking to her daughter.

Soddy-Daisy changes longtime garbage collector

Soddy-Daisy is switching to a new garbage collection service despite several loyal residents’ pleas to keep their current provider, “Mr. Jason” of Waste Connections.

Superintendent advocates for tax increase

Smith turns to Hixson for support

Many Hixson residents, including District 3 school board representative Dr. Greg Martin, are questioning whether the tax increase that Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith’s proposed budget will require is the right way to fund his plan to make Chattanooga the “smartest city in the South” by 2025.

Green Door Toys opening on Frazier Avenue May 8

Green Door Toys is moving from Hixson to the North Shore, and it’s bringing all its “geeky” merchandise with it.

HHS football team raising money for uniforms

The Hixson High School football team has been wearing the same uniforms since the New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21, back in the 2005 Super Bowl.

Citywide book drive for youth

Even a much-loved book deserves a second chance at life.

Trail to link Stringer’s Ridge, White Oak parks

Area skateboarders may be disappointed to hear that Red Bank commissioners have decided against following through with the city’s previous plan to use $29,000 donated to the city last year by the Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy Charitable Foundation toward the construction of a skate park at White Oak Park.

Red Bank swim coaches share long friendship

Ken Buchanan and Megan Grass have been co-coaching the Red Bank Gators swim team at the Red Bank Community Pool for the past 14 seasons, but their friendship began long before that.

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