North Hamilton

N. Chattanooga replaces zoning with form-based codes system

What do you want to see in your community? That’s what a team of city planners recently asked residents around the Chattanooga area.

Red Bank math teacher flips classroom

At Red Bank Middle School, sixth-grade math teacher Terri Holmes is flipping her classroom.

Furniture is in the family for Red Bank resident

Mango’s Decor and Co. owner Kristy Steele’s whole family, including her grandfather, father and sister, has always been in the furniture business. She helped her sister open Mango’s in Nashville in April.

Red Bank Church of Christ serves free meals

Red Bank Church of Christ sees serving a free meal as fulfilling the purpose of serving needs in the community, like Jesus did.

Freedom Worship Center, Wimpies team up for free Thanksgiving dinner

Freedom Worship Center and Wimpies Restaurant are teaming up to ensure that locals in need get a hearty turkey dinner this Thanksgiving.

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Signal Mtn

Pruett’s to sell wine

Pruett’s Signal Mountain Market is looking forward to July 1, 2016.

Thanksgiving Hymn Fest brings churces together

Signal Mountain Baptist Church and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church are coming together to hold the community’s first Thanksgiving Hymn Fest Sunday, Nov. 23, with a hymn service from 4-5 p.m. and dinner starting at 5.

Signal’s Daisy Elliott focuses on skin care

Signal Mountain resident Daisy Elliott recently opened her own space, Signal Skin Care, where she offers facials, targeted treatments and brow and lash tinting and waxing. Elliott previously worked out of J. Smith Salon for the past six months.

New council members talk importance of SRO at high school

The Signal Mountain Town Council, with new members now in place, has some figuring to do to get a school resource officer in Signal Mountain Middle/High School.

MEF announces new director

Signal Mountain resident Katie Hanners is replacing Mike Taylor as the new executive director of the Mountain Education Foundation.

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Walker

Foreclosure of Hutcheson postponed

Public hearings approach

As Erlanger officials make plans to sell Hutcheson Medical Center’s property to the highest bidder to try to recoup $20.5 million it loaned the North Georgia hospital, Hutcheson and Catoosa County officials are arguing over Hutcheson’s failure to produce financial audits.

Sunnyside Baptist Church hosting Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 9

Sunnyside Baptist Church may have burned down in early October, but the church is still thriving and meets Sundays in the former Don Lolo’s Mexican Restaurant building on North Main Street in LaFayette.

Chickamauga’s Crystal Springs Smokehouse preps for Thanksgiving rush

Chickamauga’s Crystal Springs Smokehouse is celebrating its 11th year in business under current owners Lamar and Donna Jones and preparing for its biggest week of the year: Thanksgiving.

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East Hamilton

Government officials invite public to area summit Nov. 24

County Commissioner Sabrena Smedley and City Councilman Larry Grohn are teaming up for a public meeting Monday, Nov. 24 to discuss the growth and development coming to the area.

Program challenges students to ‘start a chain reaction of kindness’

Before Rachel Scott was killed in the Columbine shooting, she hoped to make an impact on the world around her. Now, her message has found its way to the students of Central High School.

Community celebrates veteran’s 90th birthday

Bob Medearis walks down the hallway slowly, but with purpose.

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Catoosa

Hutcheson forum raises questions, but few answers

At the first of three court-mandated public forums for the Hutcheson Medical Center, what started as people sharing heartfelt stories turned into accusations against the hospital board members for not having a plan to save the hospital going forward.

U.S. Army All-American Bowl welcomes Heritage High musician David Yun

Heritage High School senior band member David Yun is one of 125 marching band and color guard members countrywide to be selected for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. In addition to “the highest honor a high school marching band student can receive,” Yun will receive an all-expenses paid trip to San Antonio, Texas, to rehearse for and perform in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl’s halftime Jan. 3, 2015.

Gaming for Kitties fundraiser offers 24 hours of video games

North Georgia Animal League volunteer Lonnie Henderson, of LaFayette, wants to help homeless cats.

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Metro

Brainerd Market extends double SNAP benefits

What began as a temporary sponsorship to help local community members have access to healthy food will not have to end with the year, thanks to the support of a local church.

Interscholastic Climbing League introduces teens to climbing

After the books are closed and the school bell has rung, a team of students from Brainerd High School hurries to practice. But instead of padding up for football or lacing up cleats for soccer, they are heading to Little Rock City or to a local climbing gym to practice their belaying skills.

LMC helps Howard students land opportunities

When Robyn Carlton agreed to host student volunteers from a local school, she never imagined the impact the Lookout Mountain Conservancy would have on their futures.

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