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‘Payday lender’ ordinance passes with support

City officials say there was widespread community support for the “payday lender” ordinance passed by the Chattanooga City Council Feb. 17.

Celebrate Recovery seeks to make local impact

East Brainerd’s Shelter Church is partnering with community members and pastors to create a Celebrate Recovery program and reach out to those in need.

Community rallies to rebuild local bakery following arson

What began as a labor of love for Southern Adventist University student and baker Steven Shaffer turned into a moment of terror when someone broke into his new business and stabbed him, then set the place on fire on Valentine’s Day.

New business offers medical transportation services

With more than 20 years of experience in the medical field, new business owner Robin Davis said helping others is something she has always been passionate about.

Summit focuses on developing educated workforce

Education and workforce development will be the focus of the BOOST Summit Friday, Feb. 27.

WSMC offers new online radio station Oasis

For more than 50 years, listeners of the classical WSMC radio station have asked for a secondary station — a request that has finally been granted thanks to donor funding.

College fair offers answers for anxious students, families

Ooltewah High School is hosting the second annual College Fair Thursday, Feb. 26 for East Hamilton-area students and families to gather information and prepare for post-graduation plans.

Pet-icure focuses on quality pet care

When Susan Barker first opened her pet grooming business Pet-icure in 2007, she never imagined it would grow as quickly as it has.

Collegedale gets curb recycling

Collegedale city commissioners approved the addition of curbside recycling for Collegedale residents during a recent commission meeting. The commission first considered a recycling program for the city during a work session in late January.

Wal-Mart coming to Hwy. 58

Jon Springer, retail editor at Supermarket News, says retailers generally like to have a presence in areas where the population is growing.

Home-schooler ministry finds support, eager students

What began as chitchat between moms while watching their children’s softball game has grown to a home-schooler ministry program with more than 100 students.

Upcoming major film release has local roots

Award-winning director Rik Swartzwelder’s film “Old Fashioned” will debut Valentine’s Day weekend in select theaters across the country, including Carmike East Ridge 18.

Lenders could be restricted on Hwy. 58

A new ordinance targeting “payday lenders” aims to limit those and other types of alternative financial services in areas where city of Chattanooga officials say they are densely populated and detrimental to development — including Highway 58.

Officers to get body cameras

Collegedale city officials say body cameras for police officers are positive for everyone involved in any police interaction.

Share the Love Crossfit event scheduled for Feb. 7

Sometimes all a helping hand needs is a little friendly competition.

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