Mental Health Forum Offered On Wednesday

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The AIM Center, Chattanooga Depression Bipolar Support Alliance ( DBSA), National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Chattanooga Affiliate and Summit for Soldiers organizations are sponsoring a Mental Health Awareness Forum in observance of Mental Health Awareness Week this week. The title of the event is "What is the Face of Mental Illness?  A Mental Health Awareness Forum". 
The public is invited to attend at the Mental Health Awareness Forum scheduled for Wednesday at The Camp House, 1427 Williams Street, Chattanooga, from 7-8:30 p.
m. The goal of the forum is to increase awareness in the community of area providers and decrease the stigma associated with mental health challenges. This event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. 

Low Vision Expo To Be Held April 6

The Low Vision Network will host an expo on Friday, April 6, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Dr. in Hixson. The free low vision expo will feature the latest technology and optical magnifiers for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Over 20 vendors and service providers will be on hand with 200 attendees expected to attend.  ... (click for more)

Legislation To Lower Health Insurance Premiums Proposed For Omnibus Spending Bill

Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) Monday proposed legislation that would lower individual health insurance premiums in the individual market up to 40 percent and said that it should be included in the Omnibus spending bill Congress will ... (click for more)

City May Make It Easier For Food Trucks To Operate In Chattanooga

The City Council is considering action that would make it easier for food trucks to operate in Chattanooga.  City Attorney Wade Hinton said cities like Austin and Portland have thriving food truck operations and Chattanooga is studying those models. He said, "It's truly an industry there." He said a 2013 food truck ordinance was limited and did not allow food trucks on ... (click for more)

Magistrate Says She Was Fired Because Philyaw Did Not Want To Be Seen With Someone Openly Gay

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court said she was fired because Judge Rob Philyaw and Court Administrator Sam Mairs "wanted me gone because I was openly gay." County Attorney Rheubin Taylor said Elizabeth Gentzler was not the only gay at Juvenile Court and Hamilton County government, indicating that may be part of the county's defense. Attorney Stuart James, representing Ms. ... (click for more)

The Panhandling "Tax" On Gunbarrel

I’ve been reading about the panhandling problem in downtown; it is a huge problem in the Gunbarrel area, too.  It’s commonplace to be accosted by panhandlers when walking from your parked car into a commercial establishment.  And often they are aggressive.  I look carefully around my car before getting out, but sometimes someone will be lurking in between cars and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

Jim Hammond will talk to members of the Hamilton County School Board on Thursday afternoon and, just like any police officer in the United States, he will request that everybody “stay in their own lane.” Some school board members tend to believe they need to help decide the best methods of protecting our children. They believe this is one of the things they were elected to do in ... (click for more)