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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.

Collegedale Tomorrow moves forward in mission to preserve past

Members of the Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation have transformed the land surrounding an old spring house at the corner of Tallant and Edgemon roads, and say they hope to make it the area’s first historic pocket park enjoyable for public use.

Summit native gains approval for Summit Pointe apartments

Bobby Joe Adamson has spent his whole life in the Summit community. His father, the late Charlie D. Adamson, sharecropped land there, land that Bobby Joe bought in 1982.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church celebrates 75 years

In the midst of spanakopita, bouzouki playing and dancing, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church celebrated its 75th year in Chattanooga late last month. Members of the Greek Orthodox Church, along with friends and family, gathered for a revival of the church’s ever-popular “Greek Night.”

Residential phase for Cambridge Square planned

Cambridge Square developers say retail success has led them to unveil the first phase of residential development in the vacant area behind the commercial property.

Flower club invites public to attend event

Hickory Valley Flower Club members want the public to know they are much more than “a bunch of old ladies in white gloves that have tea.”

Hughes reacts to being honored with Principal of the Year award

Apison Elementary Principal Ron Hughes may have accepted the Principal of the Year award for the state of Tennessee, but if you ask him, he’ll give the credit to the teachers, students and other principals across the state.

Tyner Middle School mourns passing of principal

A photo of Tyner Middle Academy Principal Mark Smith — who died suddenly of a heart attack last Sunday — shows him jumping rope with students and is displayed prominently in the entrance of the school, along with notes and signatures from each student.

Collegedale leaders hope design standards bring better development

Collegedale officials say their low property tax rate combined with their recently adopted new design standards will entice quality developers to build in the area.

Grant allows teachers to invest in interactive classroom learning

Two teachers at Wallace A. Smith Elementary hope to inspire a passion for learning in their students with interactive class concepts made possible by grants from the Junior League of Chattanooga.

Donated land will feature 10 miles of new trails

In the eastern part of the county, the fastest-growing region, vacant land can fetch a pretty penny from developers, which could make the McKee family’s recent donation of more than 250 acres invaluable to area residents.

Brainerd Presbyterian celebrates groundbreaking, new expansion

With new building construction underway at Brainerd Presbyterian Church, officials say their growing congregation is not the only thing they have in mind.

JL grants provide DNA fingerprinting technology, chemistry equipment

Central High School students will get to use DNA fingerprinting equipment and perform chemistry experiments thanks to grants from the Junior League of Chattanooga.

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