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SMPD returns to full strength

Signal Mountain Police Department officials say the town’s police force has returned to full strength after being understaffed since officer Heath Gunter transitioned into the school resource officer position for Signal Mountain Middle/High School Aug. 13.

Boys, bribes and driverless cars

Several years ago, I made a bold offer.

Local artist creates ‘Celebration of Signal Mountain’ series

Signal Mountain artist Val Gibson’s collection of 10 scenes from Signal Mountain, “A Celebration of Signal Mountain,” is now available at Cutting Corners Framing in 5-by-7-inch prints as well as in note card form.

Angels await at 517 Subs on Signal

In an effort to make giving to children in need through The Salvation Army more convenient for mountain residents, 517 Subs has hosted an Angel Tree for the organization for the past six years.

McCoy Farm hosts inaugural Christmas market

Following the success of the McCoy Farm’s Memorial Day event, the community group working to upgrade the property into a true town centerpiece is holding a Christmas market at the farm Sunday, Nov. 29 from 2-5:30 p.m.

McCoy Board applying for nonprofit status

The group of citizens taking on the task of updating and reimagining Walden’s historic McCoy property for public use has made steady progress, with significant work being accomplished on the trail surrounding the house and on the property itself.

Whatever happend to ‘sticks and stones’?

When I was growing up, being an over-protective parent was considered a no-no. So-called “sheltered” kids were thought to be ill-prepared for a life filled with hard knocks.

Big spirit of Davis Guthrie shines on Big Orange Saturday

Justin Guthrie remembers the “big” day exactly.

Last call for MOST’s Christmas tree delivery orders

The Men of St. Timothy’s group from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church is preparing to make the drive to Boone, N.C., to pick up trees for its seventh annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale.

Signal revisits sales tax discussion

With state Sen. Bo Watson now pushing in the Legislature the proposal to reconfigure the way state-shared sales tax is distributed, local municipalities are again considering their options.

10 things I won’t miss about kids

Sometimes, I get sad thinking about about my kids growing up. So, I try to think of things about them I won’t miss.

Signal Santas preparing for annual event

If you’re a woman living on the mountain, do not be surprised if you get a call from a stranger in the next few weeks. The Signal Santas, a group of women who have gathered in one another’s homes during the holidays since 1992, are continuing to recruit new blood to keep the longstanding tradition alive.

Alexian Village recognizes veterans

The community is encouraged to attend a Veterans Day program at the Alexian Village Town Hall Wednesday, Nov. 11 starting at 1 p.m.

Women start business from the yoga mat up

Everybody needs reminders, sometimes even to breathe. Also to forgive and to stay in the present moment, among other life-propelling affirmations.

Mountain merchants host annual holiday shopping event

Signal Mountain merchants are busy preparing for the community’s annual holiday shopping event, Saturday and Sunday on Signal, to be held Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 15 from 1-6 p.m. Organized by the merchants, the event is also sponsored by the Mountain Business Association and Lookout Mountain Investment Company.