There Will Be No CARTA Service On Thanksgiving

Monday, November 25, 2013

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, there will be no CARTA bus service or Downtown Shuttle service on Thursday, Nov. 28.  CARTA Care-a-van service will be operating on a holiday schedule, providing dialysis trips only.


All CARTA bus services will resume regular weekday schedules on Friday, Nov. 29, with the exception of the Mocs Express.


Additional information on CARTA’s routes, schedules and services may be obtained by calling the CARTA Information Line at 629-1473, TDD users 624-4534.


HCSO Safe Journey Conducts Child Safety Seat Check Today

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Safe Journey personnel will be conducting a child safety seat check at the Chuck E. Cheese, 22 Northgate Park in Hixson, Tuesday from 2-4 p.m.   During this time, families may stop by the parking lot and Safe Journey personnel will help install, review, and/or check to ensure their child safety restraints are properly installed.   ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Community Meeting Scheduled For Monday

Hamilton county District 7 Commissioner Sabrena Smedley along with City Commissioner Larry Grohn will be sponsoring a community meeting on Monday July 13 at Christ United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.   County Commissioner Tim Boyd, State Rep. Marc Gravitt, State Rep. Mike Carter, Sheriff Jim Hammond, Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher and Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes ... (click for more)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Establishes Chattanooga Facility To Support Volkswagen

Automotive interior parts manufacturer  Yanfeng Automotive Interiors  will locate a new manufacturing facility in Chattanooga to support Volkswagen. This represents an investment of  $55  million. The company will create 325 jobs by the time it starts production in late 2016. The company will supply interior components, including floor consoles, instrument ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Rejects 10-Cent Tax Rise For Lake Forest MS; Firefighters Get $3,000 Raise

With a small crowd of demonstrators sitting in the back of the room with signs that read, “Vote no on property tax increase,” the Bradley County Commission on Monday night finally rejected a proposed 10-cent property tax increase that would have added funds to the construction of a new academic building at Lake Forest Middle School.   Funding for renovations at ... (click for more)

Why Chattanooga Should Stop Granting Apartment Complex PILOTs

A new report indicates why Chattanooga and Hamilton County officials do not need to extend PILOTs to apartment complex developers. Demand is high, therefore developers will continue to build to meet the demand without PILOTs. What is truly needed in the Chattanooga metroplex is low-income affordable housing. “Homeownership Drops to Lowest Level in Decades” ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Gun Control? Accuracy!

When President Barack Obama responded to the tragic killing of nine people who were worshiping at their beloved Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last month, he immediately blamed the gun, saying, “We don't have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hand on ... (click for more)