North Hamilton

Red Bank officials deny officers tablet computers

Nine Red Bank police officers will go without in-car tablets after the City Commission voted down a resolution authorizing a $38,268 contract to purchase the computers at its Oct. 7 meeting.

Meet the North Hamilton candidates

There are several seats up for grabs in North Hamilton County, including Red Bank commissioner at large, Red Bank District 1 commissioner and Red Bank District 3 commissioner, as well as three seats on the Lakesite City Commission and two on the Soddy-Daisy City Commission.

Loftis receives grant from Dollar General

Loftis Middle School is the recent recipient of a $2,000 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which the school is using to purchase leveled texts, said Curriculum Coach Jessie Beaumont Schmid.

Women’s health expo comes to North River Civic Center Oct. 21

The North River Civic Center is teaming up with Memorial Hospital in Hixson to give local women of all ages a night of health education and pampering before the holiday season sets in.

4th edition of Hixson family genealogy released

When Linda Hixon was a little girl, she loved to crack open the family genealogy book and rifle through the pages until she found her name.

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Signal Mtn

Subdivision off of James Blvd. proposed

More than 100 people have signed a letter of concern against a newly proposed 20-lot subdivision off of James Boulevard.

Meet the candidates for Signal Mountain Town Council

Listed on the ballot for the Signal Mountain Town Council are incumbents Annette Allen, Dick Gee and Susan Robertson, and newcomers Chris Howley and Bob Spalding. Each candidate was asked two questions:

Learn to make spooky cake pops at the MACC

Want to impress your friends and neighbors this Halloween? B’s Sweets owner Brianne Hager is offering a cake-pop class at the MACC Monday, Oct. 20.

Bachman Fall Festival a success

After years of serving as a fundraiser for the MACC, Hodgepodge was discontinued this year. Meanwhile, Bachman Community Center brought back its Fall Festival, which has not been held for several years.

Bachman to hold fall wreath classes soon

Locals can kick off the new season by learning a new craft at Bachman Community Center’s new fall wreath-making classes. There will be three: Wednesdays, Oct. 22 and 29 and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

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Walker

Cedar Grove Fire Station to be rebid

Bids taken by Walker County to rebuild a fire station and community center at Cedar Grove were rejected last Thursday by Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell.

Creighton’s Flowers celebrates 72 years

Creighton’s Flower Shop is celebrating 72 years of business in Rossville. The shop opened in 1942 under the ownership of Bill and Gladys Creighton.

Author takes people on trip to ‘Dime Stores and Dirt Roads’

Lying in a hospital bed at Memorial Hospital after a heart attack three years ago, Dale Forrester, of Chickamauga, reassessed his life.

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East Hamilton

Public meeting planned for interstate improvement Oct. 16

State highway officials are calling on residents for input as they go through an environmental assessment of changes to Tennessee’s interstate gateway. But construction on the proposed $89 million retooling of the Interstate 75/I-24 interchange is not likely to start this year.

Bus stop on busy road made safer for students

In an effort to keep area children safe, Shepherd community residents joined with their neighborhood association to build a bus shelter on the corner of Talladega Avenue, in the 6100 block.

Softball growing in Collegedale

Collegedale City Commissioner Larry Hanson said he’s happy softball is such a popular sport in Collegedale, but he’s worried that all the residential growth could keep players on the bench.

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Catoosa

Commission to vote on library’s financial future

The Catoosa County Library is looking for more control over its own purse strings. But first, the Catoosa County Commission, which approves library spending, will have to vote on it.

Tiger Creek named a Reward School

Tiger Creek Elementary School is being recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as a Title 1 High-Progress School Reward School.

Phase 6 of Fort Oglethorpe's West Chick Trail OK’d

Fort Oglethorpe is getting closer to completing the West Chickamauga Creek Multi-Use Trail.

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Metro

Public meeting planned for interstate improvement

State highway officials are calling on residents for input as they go through an environmental assessment of changes to Tennessee’s interstate gateway. But construction on the proposed $89 million retooling of the Interstate 75/I-24 interchange is not likely to start this year.

Three vie for East Ridge mayor

There are three candidates vying for East Ridge mayor.

5612 Art Expo is Oct. 18

At first glance, a dentist’s office is a strange place for an art show. But Greater Brainerd Dental won’t let that stop its annual 5612 Art Expo, being held this year Saturday, Oct. 18.

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