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100-acre development gets approval

One hundred acres along Apison Pike, just in front of the Summit sports complex, are now clear to house commercial, retail and residential areas, including a grocery store, big box retailer and hotel.

VW line worker wows plant with T-shirt design

When East Ridge resident Jerome Foster isn’t installing sun roofs or door seals on brand-new Volkswagen Passats, he likes to paint. And recently, his talent brought him some notoriety among his fellow 2,400 Volkswagen employees, as well as funds for United Way.

Good comes from bad situation for Waters

The women of the Waters family are closer than most.

Collegedale Tomorrow works to revive the past

About 130 years ago, the Edgemon family bought a piece of property from the Tallant family in what is now Ooltewah, and on it they built a small springhouse.

‘Day of Play’ comes to Hamilton Place

With innovations in technology, the definition of the word “play” has changed dramatically over the last decade. When you tell a kid to go play, they might pull out their video game controller or sit on the couch with their iPhone.

TDEC talks about future of Harrison Bay State Park

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is in the midst of holding public hearings with each state park, and recently it held one at Harrison Bay State Park.

Enclave plans move forward

Apartments nixed from plans

Plans are being finalized for the proposed Enclave development at the corner of East Brainerd and Ooltewah-Ringgold roads.

Ooltewah UMC hosts Senior Health Fair Sept. 25

Ooltewah United Methodist Church is again inviting all area seniors age 50 and up to its Senior Health Fair, being held Thursday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bark in the Park scheduled for Oct. 11

Volunteers still needed

Bark in the Park is coming back to Heritage Park Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the eighth annual pet-centered event is in need of volunteers.

Harrison’s Smith sews up specialty gifts

At the age of 5, Wanda Smith sewed her first garment.

The Egg and I serves breakfast and lunch on Gunbarrel

The Egg and I is bustling with business on Gunbarrel Road, serving up its specialty — eggs — in 41 different fashions.

Collegedale plans new Imagination Station

Nearly 20 people — parents and children — showed up to share their dreams for the new Imagination Station during a planning meeting last week. Local playground equipment company PlayCore supplied multiple catalogs of slides, rope swings and climbing gyms for the community and Collegedale city officials to flip through.

Teachers honored for life-saving skills

Teaching middle school is already stressful. Keeping pre-teens happy and busy during P.E. classes can be exhausting.

Three wheels, multiple benefits: trike club takes off

There’s a new biker gang taking over in Collegedale.

Dickerson keeps vintage craft alive

Ever notice the hand-painted signs in Buehler’s Food Market on Market Street downtown?