It’s the classic conundrum of a short-term Band-Aid versus a long-term solution. In the case of those who find themselves homeless, it’s the difference between a place to sleep at night and rehabilitation programs. It’s “fixing” versus preparing.
This is the third in a series of District 7 candidate profiles for the Hamilton County Commission Partisan primaries. Refer to previous coverage at community.timesfreepress.com/news/ooltewah-collegedale.
This is the second in a series of District 8 candidate profiles for the Hamilton County Commission partisan primaries. Refer to previous coverage at community.timesfreepress.com/news/ooltewah-collegedale.
After a successful first year, the Ooltewah Farmers Market, hosted by the Ooltewah Nursery, is adding new components to the weekly event and switching over to longer summer hours.
While most families fill Easter baskets full of eggs, Dynamic Church is hoping to fill the shelves of the Salvation Army’s food pantry with food.
When Central High School needs a helping hand, the Harrison Ruritan Club is there. The group supports the school with scholarships for seniors and organizes community service activities with the Ruriteens, the high school version of the civic organization.
A flute, violin and guitar may sound like the makings of an ensemble — and they are — but they’re also part of a concerted effort to put instruments in the hands of local children.
They’re going into a safety deposit box.
For St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, Lent is a season of love and giving. For proof, just look to the boxes of shoes and socks piled in the foyer of the church in the name of Michael, the late son of beloved local priest Buckley Robbins.
After five years on the Southside, Body Martial Arts has found a new home in East Brainerd.
Providence Baptist Church has been a part of the Ooltewah community since the late 1800s, and the church has had a history of community outreach. Now, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has taken notice.
Hamilton County Commission District 8
This is the first in a series of District 8 candidate profiles for the Hamilton County Commission partisan primaries, for which early voting runs April 16-May 1. Each candidate was sent a questionnaire designed to help voters learn more about those running in their district. We will run one per district each week.
Eight months ago, Chattanooga City Council members rejected an out-of-town developer’s plan to build a 260-apartment complex in East Brainerd after neighbors complained it would add to Gunbarrel Road’s congestion.
Phil Smartt, Hamilton County Commission District 7
This is the second in a series of candidate profiles for the Hamilton County Commission partisan primaries. Each candidate was sent a questionnaire designed to help voters learn more about those running in their district.
When Chattanooga high school seniors walked across the stage and received their diplomas last year, 75 percent were unready for college-level math courses.