News for Monday, December 22, 2014



Trousdale students bring Christmas cheer to Ooltewah

Kiwanis Club of Ooltewah-Collegedale members hosted student carolers from Cleveland’s Trousdale School for their annual holiday dinner.

New Walden board’s first meeting packed

At its first regular meeting since the election, the Walden Board of Mayor and Aldermen addressed a packed agenda in front of a full house at Town Hall.

Meet the Vaughns, our Newcomers of the Month

Our last Newcomers of the Month for 2014 are Jim, Michelle, Ridley and Watson Vaughn.

SMMHS introduces Teacher of the Month program

Signal Mountain Middle/High School is implementing a Teacher of the Month initiative to recognize one middle school teacher and one high school teacher each month.

Gunter back in Signal Mountain Middle/High

Former town of Signal Mountain Youth and Community Relations Officer Heath Gunter is back at Signal Mountain Middle/High School full time until the end of the school year.

Give back to local charities this Christmas

Since last December, the Soddy-Daisy Food Bank’s clients have increased by 26 percent, said Director of Operations Ray Woodall.

SDMS hosts community at Academic Night

Soddy Daisy Middle School was brimming over with teachers, students and parents at its fall semester Academic Night.

Hixson company makes using recycled rainwater look good

This is a busy time of year for John Crider.

Mike Newsom opens own furniture shop

Every piece of furniture in Mike Newsom’s home has a story. The specialty foreman does custom furniture and woodwork.

Parker recognized for public speaking

When Jillyn Parker decided to join her work’s Toastmasters International Club to hone her public speaking techniques three years ago, she had no idea how far she would go.

Years later, couple rekindles romance

Frank and Joey Chamberlain began their romance as high school sweethearts in the 1940s — and until a few years ago, they thought that was also where it ended.

Local organizations join forces to help family in need

Eight-year-old William Joel is especially thankful this holiday season for something many people take for granted — a personal bathroom.

Happy Tails Kennel offers quality pet care and home atmosphere

For dog lovers Jeff and Sharon Martin, Happy Tails Country Club was always the place they could trust to bring their family pets while travelling.

Artist requests donations to fund outdoor mural project

Collegedale resident Alex Loza is eager to make an artistic contribution to the city — and is asking for the community’s help to do so. Loza recently received approval from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to paint three murals on several of the city’s bridge walls.

A Village Project — Chattanooga needs help addressing ‘drama’

Kellie Carter is on a mission to give back to the community. She calls it A Village Project - Chattanooga, and with the support of the community, she wants to make a difference.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio moves to Main Street spot

Fred Astaire Chattanooga has taught Chattanoogans how to dance since 1991, and has held lessons at several locations throughout the years.

Local company offers free holiday taxi service

What if you could save six lives in four days?

Southside forum focuses on future, connectivity

Leaders of Chattanooga’s Southside joined together to discuss the future of the area in an economic discussion forum.