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County loosens beer location restrictions

Hamilton County commissioners’ vote to allow beer sales closer to churches in the county’s unincorporated areas will have a positive impact on at least one local business.

Central High takes hands-on approach to learning, with rockets

For Central High School teacher Chip Strickland, teaching kids teamwork and critical thinking skills is of the utmost importance.

Run for the Wall picks ups riders in East Brainerd

Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 Tennessee President Kenney Hensley is leading a pack of 12 of the chapter’s 50 members on a tribute motorcycle ride to Washington, D.C.

Kiwanis Club celebrates anniversary by giving back

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ooltewah-Collegedale Kiwanis Club and the 100th anniversary of the International Kiwanis Club, local members focused, as always, on their mission of giving back.

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.

A long road ahead

Businesses brace for construction impact

Businesses along East Brainerd Road say they are having to adjust to big changes in their traffic patterns — and profits — caused by the long-awaited road widening project.

Time capsule discovered in church’s cornerstone

A fender bender seven months ago led to Tyner United Methodist Church’s discovery of a church cornerstone with a time capsule dating back to 1923.

Late Roy McDonald inducted into Central High Hall of Fame

Roy Exum is keeping the memory of his late grandfather, founder of the Chattanooga Free Press Roy McDonald, alive.

Locally made pet treat business gains customers across the South

A year ago, when 23-year-old Noah Falkie, then a college senior, was reading an article on pet food, he realized how simple it could be to make his own treats for his dog, Fanny.

Residents seeking signatures to petition for Davidson Road repair

It was standing-room-only at a meeting last Thursday night to discuss the disrepair of Davidson Road.

Residents continue push for Davidson Road repair

City officials will hold a meeting of East Brainerd community members at East Brainerd Church of Christ Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. to find out what can be done about Davidson Road, which residents say they have had issues with for years.

VFW holds annual flea market to benefit local nonprofit

Come rain or shine, the Ooltewah Veterans of Foreign Wars post want to see you at their annual spring flea market Sunday, May 17.

Citywide book drive for youth

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

Mountain Shadows in need of sponsors for playground renovations

Mountain Shadows community members are calling for a new playground with updated and handicap-accessible equipment.

Details for Collegedale Commons unveiled

Collegedale Commons, even in the form of a scaled-down model, is exciting to the community — as evidenced by the buzz generated during the recent unveiling.

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