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Phil Smartt, Hamilton County Commission District 7

This is the second in a series of candidate profiles for the Hamilton County Commission partisan primaries. Each candidate was sent a questionnaire designed to help voters learn more about those running in their district.

A game plan for traffic fixes?

The area around Hamilton Place Mall has enjoyed tremendous growth over the last 20 years, bringing jobs and a lucrative real estate and construction market. And traffic.

Collegedale’s finances looking good

Halfway through the fiscal year, Collegedale City Manager Ted Rogers said the city is in good shape, financially speaking.

The Vapor Pub opens to help address smoking habit

Highway’s 58 The Vapor Pub isn’t a smoke shop — it’s an electronic-cigarette shop committed to helping smokers quit.

Spring Art Expo comes to Art Creations

What better time to brush up your artistic side than the beginning of spring?

Dusk ‘til Dawn Adventure Race ups the ante

Ever try starting a fire in the dark? Ever try starting a fire in the dark, scaling a rock wall and leaping from a telephone pole into the dark abyss all in one night?

Kiwanis Club raises funds through Sounds of Footsteps

If the Kiwanis Club of Ooltewah-Collegedale can double the participation in this year’s 12th annual Sounds of Footsteps 5k, that’d mean double the amount of money raised. And that’d be good news for the race’s benefactor, the Chattanooga Speech and Hearing Center, said race organizer and club member Roger Qualey.

Meet Jim Jarvis, new principal at OHS

Jim Jarvis started his career at Ooltewah High School more than 40 years ago when he was leading the Owls football team.

Team Austin fundraisers every Wednesday at Taziki’s

Team Austin is partnering with Steps2Hope and Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe to raise funds to build a carport for Austin Whitten, of LaFayette. The LaFayette High School junior was tragically injured in a diving accident last year and is still undergoing physical rehabilitation.

Lightning strike costs Collegedale around $50,000

The city of Collegedale is currently dealing with around $50,000 in damages after an electric surge from a nearby lightning strike devastated equipment at City Hall.

Goodwin extension waits on City Council

When the new East Brainerd Elementary opens next fall, parents are supposed to drop off students at the school’s entrance on Goodwin Road, but that entrance hasn’t been constructed yet — and neither has the road.

Citizens oppose annexation

Despite opposition from potential residents, the Collegedale City Commission approved the annexation of more than 50 new parcels of land into the city at its most recent meeting.

Apartment complex slated for McCutcheon Road

A new 250-unit apartment complex to be located at 6839 McCutcheon Road, off of Lee Highway near its intersection with Shallowford Road, was approved by Hamilton County Planning Commission at its most recent meeting.

Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee lives in Harrison

Harrison resident Bliss Welch is a lot of things. She’s a wife, a mother of a 17-month-old little girl and an accounting graduate student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Land a prize by sighting birds

First-ever local Birdathon is April 1-21

Avian admirers take note: Your prowess for bird watching could yield some cool prizes in April.

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