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Former Birchwood Elementary brings community together in new way

When Jason Wright heard that the school he had grown up attending was set to be torn down, he knew it was time to take action.

Alhambra Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show is Aug. 29

Alhambra Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show is featuring “Salad and Silhouettes” Saturday, Aug. 29.

Tri-State Military Vehicle Club hosts Swap Meet Sept. 4-5

The senior member of the Tri-State Military Vehicle Club, 93-year-old Chattanooga resident James Gribble, spent his years in the Air Force in a dangerous position. He flew 20 missions as a ball turret gunner, crouched in a small pod on the underbelly of a B-24 bomber in Europe during World War II.

A most unusual anniversary

A lot can happen in 163 years. Slavery can be abolished. Women can gain voting rights. Men can walk on the moon. Thirty presidents complete their in office while nearly seven generations enter the world.

New restaurant bringing Cuban flair to Ooltewah

Two years ago, Ceniza Lounge was simply an idea, a chance Daniel and Brittany Alcala decided to take on a new neighborhood in Ooltewah. Today, construction is nearly complete on the two-story building that will house the Cuban restaurant and cigar bar and the couple is looking at fall for their opening date.

Bi-Lo begins change to Food City

Your local Bi-Lo supermarket is closing.

Long-awaited new elementary opens its doors

As schools across the county reopened their doors to students last week, the much-awaited East Brainerd Elementary School propped its doors open for the first time — to more than 900 new students.

Collegedale native spearheads new performing arts nonprofit

Collegedale native Laura Sage has been busy since she moved back from Los Angeles in 2014.

Rabbit meat gaining in popularity at local markets

Rabbit meat is gaining in popularity among shoppers at local farmers markets, according to Amanda Abair, owner of Three Barns South, a farm in Whitwell, Tenn., which has been selling rabbit at local markets since March.

Morning Pointe resident uses talent to help local shelter

As a proud matriarch with two daughters, four granddaughters and one great-granddaughter, Lillian Samuel has sewn more than a few dresses for her brood.

$40 million in improvements headed for mall area

Relief is in sight for the 76,000-84,000 motorists who travel the Shallowford Road area daily.

Caines steps down at Covenant Presbyterian

First meeting Dr. Render Caines can feel slightly intimidating, from his lingering Jersey boy accent and no-nonsense straight talk to his confidence and piercing gaze. But those who know him know the exterior holds a man of deep passion, commitment and love for others.

Stop the Madness Adult Prom swings back into town Aug. 29

For some, prom night was the pinnacle of teenage life, though many others didn’t go to their prom, maybe because they couldn’t afford it or because they didn’t think it was cool.

Thrifty MedPlus celebrates anniversary

Thrifty MedPlus Pharmacy welcomed about 300 customers to its 10-year anniversary celebration Aug. 4.

Grant forges new teaching relationships in Guatemala

What began as a grant-funded trip to Guatemala has turned into a lasting experience for five Apison Elementary School teachers, as well as plans for a long-term partnership.

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