Emily Crisman

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Tight-knit family opens quilt shop on Signal

April Hilton’s home-based quilting business has outgrown her Signal Mountain residence, and in March she opened a storefront on Taft Highway, The Quilt Shop on Signal.

Hill fundraiser a huge success

Thanks to an outpouring of support from community members and organizations, former Signal Mountain police officer Gregg Hill and his wife Pam now have $10,000 to help cover their expenses, which have been mounting since Pam’s cancer diagnosis.

Meet the Signal Hemlock Conservation Task Force

While the Hemlock Conservation Task Force is technically a subcommittee of the Tree Board, its importance to the town’s tree canopy should not be minimized.

Superintendent advocates for tax increase

Smith turns to Hixson for support

Many Hixson residents, including District 3 school board representative Dr. Greg Martin, are questioning whether the tax increase that Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith’s proposed budget will require is the right way to fund his plan to make Chattanooga the “smartest city in the South” by 2025.

HHS football team raising money for uniforms

The Hixson High School football team has been wearing the same uniforms since the New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21, back in the 2005 Super Bowl.

Guild names Woman of the Year

Angie Bandy is the Signal Mountain Community Guild and Newcomers’ 2015 Woman of the Year, which was announced recently at the annual Dogwood Luncheon held at Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club.

Signal student Lockhart needs kidney donor

When Signal Mountain native Jessica Lockhart, 22, started her senior year at Wakeforest University, she was undergoing chemo dialysis several times a day at the university’s hospital. Doctors had no idea what was wrong with her, and her body was not responding well to the treatment, which made her “deathly sick.”

Mount Carmel raises funds for Lockhart and donor

Mount Carmel Baptist Church is holding a cruise-in Saturday, May 9 to raise money for the medical expenses of Jessica Lockhart, as well as for her kidney donor.

Trail to link Stringer’s Ridge, White Oak parks

Area skateboarders may be disappointed to hear that Red Bank commissioners have decided against following through with the city’s previous plan to use $29,000 donated to the city last year by the Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy Charitable Foundation toward the construction of a skate park at White Oak Park.

Drink rum for clean water at May 1 event

Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance, a Signal Mountain-based organization focused on teaching kids in the Caribbean about clean water, as well as the local arm, TenneSEA, which helps children tackle water-quality issues in our own backyard, is adding more of a Caribbean twist to its annual Save Water, Drink Wine fundraiser.

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