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Free breakfast, lunches come to select East Hamilton schools

You can mark “lunchbox” off your back-to-school supplies list if your child attends one of the nine schools in the East Hamilton area that will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students — regardless of income — next school year.

Extra fee added to traffic violations in Collegedale

Tickets for traffic violations in Collegedale just got more expensive, but only by $5.

Ooltewah-Harrison Education Foundation officially kicks off

Sponsors sought; events planned

A combination parade, outdoor movie and community picnic will be the first of many community “traditions” for the Ooltewah-Harrison Education Foundation, which aims to support local schools through community funding, said Executive Director Miranda Perez.

1 million pencils, 10 years, 1 man: Newman leaves his mark

Bige Newman has been leaving his mark in schools across the region.

Ooltewah conductor Pearson spends summer in fellowships

One month, Ooltewah resident Sarah Pearson is in Texas. The next, she’s flying to the Czech Republic.

Chattanooga Dance and Performing Arts Center sees success in 1st year

After winning seven national championships in the Encore Grand Finals at the end of June, the competitive troupe of dancers from Chattanooga Dance and Performing Arts Center wasted no time getting back to competing. They’re hoping to add to their 20 national titles in Myrtle Beach this month, studio Director Nisa Hooper said in a phone interview while en route to the next competition.

Local soap box racers head to Ohio for world competition

Three local soap box derby champions are representing Chattanooga at the annual All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio, July 20-26.

A day in the life of a home-school family

Don’t worry about waking up too early, because school doesn’t really start until 9 a.m. or a little after.

Grocery store, more could replace YMCA pool, courts

The rundown tennis courts and mildew-filled YMCA pool on Shallowford Road could soon be replaced with a 34,000-square-foot retail space and four proposed one-story office buildings.

Choo-Choo City ballroom dance group moves to new location

This year has held change for the Choo-Choo City Chapter of USA Dance, but the nonprofit is still dancing on.

Ooltewah Baptist begins work on expansion

Barbecues, planning meetings and fundraisers galore have finally paid off.

Ritz Boutique opens on East Brainerd Road

After more than 20 years on Highway 58, a popular upscale consignment shop has a new owner, new name and new digs.

Trooper’s Treasures adopts out rescued pups

Ruth Smith knew she had room for only 25 foster puppies in the network of her rescue group Trooper’s Treasures. But when the Ooltewah resident went to Bradley County after the recent seizure of hoarded puppies, she held her breath and went out on her faith.

School Board candidates — District 9

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories about contested races in the August county general election. Check upcoming editions of East Hamilton Weekly for a roundup of other area candidates. Early voting runs July 18-Aug. 2. The last day to register to vote was July 8.

Collegedale city manager, employees get raises

A 2 percent raise for Collegedale employees and a 4 percent raise for City Manager Ted Rogers are in the works.