Soddy-Daisy City Manager Hardie Stulce announced his resignation at the City Commission’s July 17 meeting. Mayor Janice Cagle also announced her resignation and Vice Mayor Rick Nunley was named mayor.
Fans of Pretty Nails at the foot of the mountain will be pleased to learn that the owner of that nail salon’s son, Wayne Huynh, and his girlfriend Jeanny Khinsavath have opened The Nail Bar in the former Three Black Sheep space on Signal Mountain.
For those looking for a career as a certified nursing assistant, Soddy-Daisy Healthcare offers a free CNA education program to the community.
Bonny Oaks area resident Tiki Finlayson, co-founder of local nonprofit 1N3, wants to change the sobering statistic that one in three people is affected by drunk driving.
Every Saturday until Aug. 23, representatives from Signal Mountain Church of Christ will be available to pray with passing motorists who don’t even need to leave their vehicle.
It’s been a great year for Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band, which Signal Mountain Weekly has been covering since the group was formed back in 2008 during lunch breaks at Signal Mountain Middle/High School.
For the fourth year, volunteers from the Alive in You summer program are spending several summer days doing repairs and cleaning at the MACC.
The Signal Mountain Farmers Market is moving from Bachman Community Center to the parking lot at Pruett’s Signal Mountain Market. The market day and times will remain the same — Thursdays from 4-6 p.m.
“Lunch money” will be a term of the past for students at 47 Hamilton County schools this fall, thanks to a federal program that covers the cost of all students’ breakfasts and lunches in select schools, regardless of family incomes.
An upcoming estate sale in Old Town affords the rare opportunity to purchase a Picasso piece right here on Signal Mountain.
St. Augustine Catholic Church will be putting its new education wing to good use this fall with the opening of St. Augustine Learning Center, a curriculum-based preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds.
Everyone knows that shopping locally puts money back into the community. But one store on Signal Mountain is taking that a step further by putting every cent spent there back into the community.
Nathan Rogers is the type of man who has always served others. The Chattanooga police officer is a combat veteran who spent two years in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The roadwork at U.S. Highway 27 and Manufacturers Road is slightly ahead of schedule, with a completion date scheduled for February 2015, said Jennifer Flynn, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Ivy Academy is busy preparing to move to its new home this fall, located across the street from the trailers the charter school has occupied on rented land since it was founded in 2009.
Meet the Holmes family, July’s Newcomers of the Month. They moved to Signal Mountain in January of last year from Athens, Tenn., for Gregory Holmes’ office management job.
Local woodworker Farrell Eaves just finished the biggest project of his lifetime.
Former Signal Mountain resident Zach Laliberte, who spends most of his time in the Los Angeles area, also works occasionally with the Atlanta Workshop Players.
Curious about native plants or how best to incorporate them into your own landscape? A relatively new local nonprofit nursery can help.
The city of Red Bank is continuing its efforts to improve the city’s infrastructure by paving the city’s back roads.
Every summer from June through October, Red Bank Neighborhood Pride Association typically names a Home of the Month. After the group’s long hiatus, the recipient for June was Brenda Harker, who lives at 4812 Appian Way.
A new weekly farmers market is happening in Soddy-Daisy Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, and the six pavilions located in front of Poe’s Tavern are available for citizens to use for free to sell homegrown and handmade items during the market.
The city of Soddy-Daisy made a deal to purchase 285 acres of land surrounded by Cumberland Trail State Park known as the Big Soddy Creek Gulf. Valued at more than $3 million, the city purchased the land from Signal Mountain residents Steven and Tiffany Quarfordt for $1,150,000, which will be paid over a four-year period.
One of Signal Mountain’s most charming traditions takes little planning and requires no volunteers. It is absolutely free and takes very little time, but it brings the community together and always brings a smile to the faces of those who participate as well as those who simply observe.
The Signal Mountain Green Giants won their final home meet of the season against the Ooltewah Tidal Waves June 25, bringing their record this season to an impressive 5-1.
Over There is a little off the beaten path in North Chattanooga, so much so that you could easily miss it.
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The grandchildren of Carolyn Fairbanks have chosen two recipients for the Carolyn Fairbanks Memorial Scholarship this year, the fourth in which the scholarship has been awarded.
The Signal Mountain Playhouse presents its 43rd summer production, “The King and I,” this July. Performances will be held July 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 with curtain at 8 p.m. each night.
At Home Interiors Market owner Suzanne Jones Whatley specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind items both old and new. Her main focus is upscale consignment furniture, but she also carries an eclectic mix of home, garden and gift items such as scarves, jewelry and candle lines.
Thursday, July 3, volunteers from the Signal Mountain Lions Club will start cooking 1,200 pounds of pork butts. All night long they will smoke the meat in preparation for the club’s annual Fourth of July barbecue, being held at Althaus Park (behind the Signal Mountain Golf & Country Club) Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For 34 years, Soddy-Daisy High Spanish teacher Cathy Brainerd dreamed of taking her students to Spain. Finally, this summer she and nine of her students had the opportunity to experience a life-changing trip to Spain and Morocco.
The newly reformed Mountain Business Association is holding more community events, the next being a shrimp boil at Siren’s Seafood and Steak Market Tuesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m.
After taking a break to be a stay-at-home mom, Signal Mountain resident Andrea Sarvis is getting back into the pottery business. Sarvis owned The Pottery Playhouse, a paint-your-own-pottery studio in Dalton, Ga., that offered parties, art camp and personalized pottery, until 2005.
Quintin Perry, also known as Chef Q, has opened a second location of his popular Off the Grill restaurant in Walden in the former Gin Gin’s space.
The city of Red Bank finalized its budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 on second reading June 18. The general fund budget amounts to $6,585,869, much greater than last year’s budget of $4,909,661.
Adam Noll’s alter-ego, That Outdoor Guy, will be appearing at the Chattanooga Times Free Press’ first-ever Man Xpo at First Tennessee Pavilion and Finley Stadium Saturday, June 28 at noon.
Hixson resident Pam Johnson, a former chemistry teacher at Soddy-Daisy and Tyner high schools, is using her knowledge of chemistry while baking for her new business, Cottage Hearth and Home.
There’s something so satisfying about cracking open a fresh page-turner with the sand between your toes. It’s even more satisfying when you take the time to find your perfect beach read.
Signal Mountain resident Karen Smith is a recent recipient of the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts Outstanding Teacher Award.
Refueling the car isn’t exactly the most pleasant task, but at least you can feel like you’ve done a good deed when you pull in to Midnight Oil’s new Signal Mountain Middle/High School spirit pump.
For many people, the opportunity to learn to play a woodwind instrument is limited to middle or high school band. Now, 10-year-olds through adults can learn to play the clarinet, saxophone or flute in a week through the MACC’s new summer woodwinds boot camps.
The city of Soddy-Daisy is considering restricting the use of e-cigarettes inside city buildings.
Five years after opening upscale Southern restaurant Public House downtown, restaurateur Nathan Lindley has opened neighborhood Italian restaurant Primo in his own community of Riverview.
As its annual project, the Cloverdale Neighborhood Association worked with the city of Chattanooga to install three entrance signs in the Hixson neighborhood.
The Nelsen family of Dunlap, Tenn., have been farming as a hobby for a long time. When Fred and Ana Nelsen’s son Joshua returned last year from a 14-year stint teaching English as a second language in South Korea, they decided to turn their farm, The Healthy Kitchen, into a business.
Cody Harvey, 21, continues to wow audiences as the banjo player in Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band, which he helped found in 2008 while still a student at Signal Mountain High School.
Soddy-Daisy’s Poe’s Tavern Pioneer Days celebration was a great success, especially for its first year, said Soddy-Daisy Vice Mayor Rick Nunley.
Jennifer Wilson first became interested in natural products when her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2005. When Wilson went with her to the neurologist, she paid a lot of attention to the things people with Alzheimer’s should avoid, such as deodorant and traditional candles, she said.
Red Bank commissioners are having a difficult time making decisions without a fifth commissioner to break ties — including appointing a fifth commissioner, to represent District 3.