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Kelsie Bowman

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Car burglary suspect apprehended

After a two-week rash of car burglaries in the Old Town and Carriage Hill neighborhoods, Signal Mountain police officers are celebrating a victory.

Green Door Toys opening on Frazier Avenue May 8

Green Door Toys is moving from Hixson to the North Shore, and it’s bringing all its “geeky” merchandise with it.

Superintendent rallies support on mountain

When mountaintop residents asked Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith how they could support his plan to make Chattanooga the “smartest city in the South” by 2025, he told them to spread the word.

Signal Mountain police reports to be posted online

Signal Mountain citizens can soon access monthly reports of police activity on the town’s website.

Red Bank swim coaches share long friendship

Ken Buchanan and Megan Grass have been co-coaching the Red Bank Gators swim team at the Red Bank Community Pool for the past 14 seasons, but their friendship began long before that.

Signal talks S.R. 8 and needed repairs

Though State Route 8, also known as Signal Mountain Boulevard, is slated for improvements by the year 2020, some Signal Mountain Town Council members are wondering if the current roadway will last that long.

One Accord buddies up to provide help to kids with special needs

When Deejay Haas first started attending One Accord Community Church with her family a year and a half ago, her daughter Maecie, who has autism, was nonverbal and not social.

Sale Creek High sees first mock DUI crash presentation

Sale Creek High School sophomores, juniors and seniors gathered last week on the school’s front lawn to witness a tragic scene.

Pumpkin Patch rehab gets rolling

The initiative to rehabilitate the Pumpkin Patch playground is gaining momentum.

Two Frazier businesses celebrate birthdays with events

Frazier Avenue consistently sees changes in the businesses that line its street, but two are gearing up to celebrate a measure of longevity and success in their North Shore locations.

Sale Creek High sees first mock DUI crash presentation

Sale Creek High School sophomores, juniors and seniors gathered last week on the school’s front lawn to witness a tragic scene. A car was mangled against a nearby tree, with three bleeding teenagers still inside. Another was lying on the ground a few yards ahead of the car, unconscious.

One Accord buddies up to provide help to kids with special needs

When Deejay Haas first started attending One Accord Community Church with her family a year and a half ago, her daughter Maecie, who has autism, was nonverbal and not social.

Signal DRC to review sign regulations

Changes could be coming to the town of Signal Mountain’s sign regulations, potentially making it easier for businesses to get signs approved.

SDHS’s Fuller wins Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher award

Everyone remembers their favorite teacher from high school. Soddy-Daisy High School sophomore Chris Lee’s is English teacher Trevor Fuller, and thanks to Barnes & Noble, he’s gotten Fuller some serious recognition.

Bright School hosts International Night

Students, parents and teachers of Bright School learned about the cultures of 21 different countries at the school’s recent International Night event.

Walden citizens committee working to make the McCoy property fit for picnic

A temporary Walden citizens committee is working to make the McCoy property fit to open to the public by May 25 — specifically for a Memorial Day picnic.

Kids and seniors combine for Kindermusik at Morning Pointe of Hixson

Kindermusik of First Baptist Church in downtown Chattanooga and Morning Pointe of Hixson are proving that music can have an impact on any age group.

Hixson pastor and illusionist Hartley to perform last local show

When Ken Hartley isn’t at Abba’s House fulfilling his role as executive pastor of worship, he can often be found performing illusions around the world.

Brooks Memorial UMC hosting celebration March 28

Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church is hosting its first Spring Break Celebration Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Damage to SMMHS fields will take months to repair

The recent damage done to fields at Signal Mountain Middle/High School will take months to repair, according to officials, leaving some students without field space to practice on.

SDHS inducts nine into Hall of Fame

Students and community members filled the Soddy Daisy High School gym to honor the 2015 inductees of the school’s seventh annual Hall of Fame ceremony.

Kids and seniors combine for Kindermusik at Morning Pointe of Hixson

Kindermusik of First Baptist Church in downtown Chattanooga and Morning Pointe of Hixson are proving that music can have an impact on any age group.

Professional organizer to help community with spring cleaning

The air is warming, the birds are singing — and that means it’s time for spring cleaning. Fortunately for Chattanoogans, local Goodwill stores are offering help to declutter and destress with The Big Spring Clean event March 20-30.

Speed bump conversation continues on Signal

The Signal Mountain Town Council asked for a straight answer from the Municipal Technical Advisory Service regarding the speed bumps in the Hidden Brook neighborhood, but didn’t get one.

Thousands of dragons flying to River Street

East Brainerd resident Barbara Newton’s dying wish was for someone to take over her extensive dragon collection, expand it and relocate it to downtown Chattanooga.

Bahá’í Center holds children’s festival

The Bahá’í Center, at 2405 Hamill Road in Hixson, hosted its annual Bahá’í Calendar Festival called Ayyam-i-ha.

Council still questions conservation easement

The conservation easement agreement between the town of Signal Mountain and the Land Trust for Tennessee may have been signed into effect, but the debate continues.

Bassett takes over dental practice on Hixson Pike

Big Ridge native Elizabeth Bassett grew up making regular visits to Dr. Howard L. Rowe’s dentist office on Hixson Pike.

Walden citizens gather to discuss McCoy

Proposal coming March 10

Citizens of Walden recently led a forum about the future of the McCoy property, resulting in two basic sentiments: proceed slowly and get the property open to the public as is.

Soddy outreach receives $20,000 to help needy in community

Last year, the St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry of Soddy-Daisy’s Holy Spirit Catholic Church gave away $15,000 worth of food and rent money to residents in need.

Businesses on Frazier switch it up

A quick drive down Frazier Avenue reveals some changes to the street’s retail stores.

Citizens of Walden ask for a McCoy committee

Walden officials are considering getting citizens involved with the McCoy property in a more official way.

Signal discusses relocating rec facilities

For years, Signal Mountain youth sports leagues have warred over field space, and now town officials say they are stepping in the right direction.

Local couple reminisces about 60-plus years of marriage

In 1952, Kenneth Beattie sent his sweetheart Eileen a diamond ring through the mail from his post at the Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, La.

The Big Table turns 10

After 10 years in business, The Big Table on the NorthShore is still operating under the same home-cooked mission and, largely, with the same menu.

Hixson High tennis courts in need of repair

Playing tennis on the Hixson High School courts isn’t ideal.

Forum on McCoy’s future slated for Feb. 17

Concerned Walden citizens are hosting a forum to discuss what they want for the future of the McCoy property Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain Opry.

Citizen group forming to rehabilitate Pumpkin Patch

Twenty years ago, a group of enthusiastic Walden residents gathered and constructed the Pumpkin Patch playground in a matter of five days. And now, they want to do it again.

SMPD looks for new officer

The Signal Mountain Police Department is again down a patrol officer, but new Police Chief Mike Williams said he’s not concerned.

Lady Trojans introduce Big Sis Mentoring Program

At a recent Lady Trojans’ basketball game, some of the teammates seemed a little too young to be in high school.

Signal sees changes in town boards

With the election of new council members in Signal Mountain has come changes in the town’s commissions and boards.

OPA now offers catering to parties of any size

Since it opened in 2013, OPA Restaurant on River Street has quickly become a popular spot for truly authentic and delicious Greek food.

We Clip U Save brings coupon deals to Hixson residents

Hixson resident Lorri Love is a couponer. Actually, her mom, Flo Simon, calls her a magician because Love is so good at finding the best deals. If Love is standing behind you in the grocery store check-out line, she’ll likely help you save too, Simon laughed.

Dallas Bay Baptist charters new American Heritage Girls troop

When Monya Alsept moved her family from St. Louis, Mo., to Chattanooga last year, she looked for an American Heritage Girls troop to get her three daughters involved in.

Walden mulls traffic circle at top of W Road

The town of Walden is looking for a way to slow traffic at the intersection at the top of the W Road. At the recent town meeting, Mayor Bill Trohanis asked Volkert representative Jim Floyd to introduce the idea of a traffic circle.

Meet Signal’s new police chief: Mike Williams

Signal Mountain has a new police chief, and his name is Mike Williams.

Danbury decision deferred until February

A decision on the proposed Danbury subdivision was again deferred at Thursday night’s Signal Mountain Planning Commission meeting.

Stuart Heights to host Night to Shine prom for special needs

Needs local businesses or vendors as partners

In honor of its five-year anniversary, the Tim Tebow Foundation sought 50 churches nationwide to host its annual Night to Shine Prom for people with special needs — and Stuart Heights Baptist is one of them.

Bell resigns as Walden mayor

Ken Bell has resigned as Walden’s mayor.

Signal looks ahead to capital projects in 2015

Three capital projects will be on the forefront of Signal Mountain officials’ minds in 2015 – a new fire substation, the rehabilitation of James Boulevard and a new public works building.

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