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N. Hamilton municipalities unite to hire lobbyist

Several Hamilton County municipalities, including Soddy-Daisy, Red Bank and Lakesite, feel they need an advocate at the state level.

Local veteran Cecil Smith recalls difficult past, pride in present

It’s evident that Chattanooga is a city that is proud of its veterans. After the July 16 shootings, local citizens stood guard outside the reserve center where five servicemen lost their lives, and this past Veterans Day, as usual, there were numerous events throughout the region espousing love, pride and support for active and nonactive veterans.

Hixson students benefit from Girl Talk program

Being a teenager can be tough, but having a mentor to guide you can make dealing with these difficult years a little easier.

Red Bank farmers market undeterred by cold

While the weather outside may be getting frightful, Lookout Farmers Market isn’t letting that stop its vendors from offering up some of Chattanooga’s finest produce, homemade artisanal bread and other delectable delights for sale each Monday at Red Bank Methodist Church.

Riverside Wine marks 15 years, moves with changing times

Regulars at Riverside Wine and Spirits may have noticed some changes recently.

Red Bank awards grant funding to bankroll projects in city schools

Red Bank commissioners voted 4-1 at their Nov. 3 meeting to award nearly $50,000 in what the board is calling “education grants” to schools within the city’s limits.

Soddy-Daisy church hosting Jason Crabb in concert Dec. 4

Freedom Worship Center is hosting well-known Christian artist Jason Crabb for the second year in a row Friday, Dec. 4. Attendance was so high last year that church officials say they are being careful to limit the number of tickets sold for this year’s show.

City postpones Frazier bike lane project

The city of Chattanooga is postponing the expansion of its protected-bike-lane network to Frazier Avenue. Initially scheduled for this fall, the project has been moved to the summer of 2016, City Transportation Director Blythe Bailey told a packed room at the third North Chattanooga Summit held recently at the Business Development Center.

Rotarians focus on ending waterborne illness in Haiti

Nearly 12 years after the Chattanooga Breakfast Club branch of the Rotary Club first became involved in mission projects in Haiti, the group’s work continues to grow with its latest project. The chapter is now working in conjunction with the Hamilton Place Rotary Club and the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti to build latrines in remote villages.

‘Game of Thrones’ sword maker hails from Red Bank

Chris Beasley was “into ‘Game of Thrones’ before it was cool.” Now he is bringing a piece of the story to its millions of fans from a storefront on Dayton Boulevard.

North Shore slated for more apartments

Chattanooga developer John Wise believes the apartment pipeline may be getting full.

WW II veteran Johnson recalls war

Ninety-two-year-old Kenneth Johnson can still recall where he was and what he was doing Nov. 20-23, 1943. He was earning his first Purple Heart.

Residents show concern about switch to form-based codes

At the third North Chattanooga Summit sponsored by the North Chattanooga Chamber Council and Chattanooga City Councilmen Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell, several area residents expressed concern about the transition to form-based codes.

Hixson’s Jason Greer is ‘Humanitarian Hero’

American Red Cross Southeast Chapter Humanitarian Hero Award recipient Jason Greer, of Hixson, accepted his award at the Chattanoogan Hotel during the CHI Memorial Heroes Luncheon recently.

Red Bank resident focuses on good bread, period

After living in China for six months, Red Bank resident Alex Whitman had a serious craving for bread. About four years ago, upon arriving in the Chattanooga area, where the Seattle native moved for the rock climbing, Whitman decided on a whim to bake his own bread.