Westbound Curb Lane Of McCallie To Be Closed For 3 Weeks

Monday, October 28, 2013

The westbound curb lane of the 900 block of McCallie Avenue is scheduled for temporary closure in order to repair a stone retaining wall.

The closure will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day, beginning on Monday.  This project is scheduled for 20 work days and should be completed on Friday, Nov. 22.


Whitfield County Government Offices Holiday Schedule

Whitfield County government offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday for Christmas holidays and will reopen Monday.  The offices will also be closed Thursday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. (click for more)

Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP Jubilee Day To Be Jan. 1

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP will host their annual Jubilee Day celebration on Thursday, Jan. 1. Jubilee Day affords African-Americans and the at-large community the opportunity to come together once a year to celebrate freedom from slavery.  It is a time when the history of suffering endured under slavery is remembered; the experience of segregation is recounted; ... (click for more)

Dallas Bay Firefighters Save Home From Burning On Christmas Eve

Dallas Bay firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a house fire and save the Christmas tree and presents. At  5:30 a.m. , the Rankin family awoke to their smoke alarm alerting them throughout the house. The homeowner got up and found smoke and fire in the living room. They immediately evacuated the house and called 911. The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department ... (click for more)

Burglar Strikes Home Of County Paramedic; Takes Son's Presents

A burglar struck at the home of a county paramedic on Tuesday morning, taking his son's Christmas presents among many other items. Paramedic Michael Chaigne discovered that his home had been burglarized while he was at work. Police said, "The burglar(s) stole everything he owns, including his 11-year-old son’s belongings and Christmas gifts." An account has been set ... (click for more)

It's Time For Everyone To Breathe

All across the nation, the trust gap between police and many of our communities of color has reached a crisis state. In Ferguson, Mo., a police officer shoots unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown. In New York, unarmed, 43-year-old Eric Garner dies as a result of a struggle with police. Cleveland police officers shoot and kill 12-year-old Tamir Rice who is armed with a toy gun. The ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Merry Christmas, Bela!

On a day reserved for miracles, I want you to get a mental picture of Santa Claus zooming across the sky, with Donner and Blitzen and the other reindeer kicking their hooves through the air with all their might. Rudolph’s nose, as you might guess, was on high beam, because last night Santa was not alone. On the seat right beside him, a healthy German shepherd – one that was doomed ... (click for more)