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Waterside to expand

Upscale apartments, a fitness center and a sporting goods store could be in the works for the Waterside property off Interstate 75 at Gunbarrel Road.

Ooltewah family hosts Kidsave siblings

As the saying goes, kids will be kids. Though Dylan Ahern can’t speak Spanish, he’s still communicating with a Colombian brother and sister who are staying with his family.

Snow Hill Elementary preschool class gains ‘sensory corner’

A brightly colored classroom can look like a child’s paradise. But for small preschool students with disabilities, bright oranges and greens aren’t always calming when they’re upset. It can be hard to find a place to take a few minutes and breathe when surrounded by shapes and distracting items.

Beka’s Back Porch BBQ opens in Ooltewah

The back porch is Rebekah Seiber’s favorite part of the house. But while she pulls pork and makes potato salad from her new barbecue restaurant in Ooltewah, that beloved spot seems far away.

Reporter’s Notebook

Just after the return to the school year, two local schools sustained damage and one is set to get upgraded.

Leaping Liz’s Laptops now open in Rossville

Rossville’s newly opened Leaping Liz’s Laptops was hopping with business for the recent tax-free weekend.

District 4 forum slated for Aug. 18

Chattanooga City Councilman Larry Grohn is gearing up for another District 4 forum and encourages East Hamilton residents to mark their calendars for the Aug. 18 event.

InSpirit Men’s Chorus to perform at St. Francis Episcopal

For members of the InSpirit Men’s Chorus, work may be hard and stressful, but there’s always another performance or rehearsal to look forward to.

Truth@Work enlightens business leaders

Terry Massey likes to tell his four sons, “God gave Adam a job before he gave him a wife.”

Simply Southern styles Snow Hill Road

When Carolyn Monger opened up a beauty shop at 7021 Snow Hill Road 45 years ago, there wasn’t much around but farmland. But still, the people came, and the salon operated for years out of a small house.

Community speaks out against Imagination Station upgrade

Twenty-two years ago, more than 100 volunteers from Collegedale dedicated themselves and four days to building something special for the community.

Committee forms to work with Enclave developers

Developers may have organized the meeting, but they were asked to keep out during the first half.

Chattanooga Pipe Band riding a winning streak

Forget the luck of the Irish. These Scottish culture enthusiasts have their own talent and dedication to thank for four straight wins at recent competitions.

Garden Plaza Watermelon Fest puts spotlight on health

Donning an apron and a grin, James Igani takes a long, thin knife and dexterously slices a large watermelon in half. As the audience — residents of Garden Plaza at Greenbrier Cove — ooh and ahh, he swiftly cuts slits into each side. Like carving a pumpkin, he separates the flesh of the juicy pink fruit from the rind, and with a flair crosshatches the surface.

Choo Choo Rooter seeks to educate and serve

With 20-plus years of plumbing experience under their belts, Soddy-Daisy resident Phillip Bean and Harrison resident Jeremy Palmer decided to start their own business from scratch.

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